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Grade 4 Planetary Motion
How many days does it take for the Earth to make one revolution around the sun?
  1. 31 days
  2. 1 day
  3. 250 days
  4. 365 days
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The Earth moves in a path around the sun, creating an Earth year.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The earth's rotation result in day and night.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What causes the sun to rise and set every day?
  1. the orbit of the Earth
  2. the rotation of the Earth
  3. the revolution of the Earth
  4. the apparent movement of the Earth
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
One year on Earth is defined by
  1. the time it takes the sun to revolve around the Earth.
  2. the time it takes the Earth to revolve around the moon.
  3. the time it takes for the Earth to revolve around the sun.
  4. the time it takes for the moon to revolve around the Earth.
Grade 4 Outer Planets
Which of the following are NOT gas planets?
  1. Earth
  2. Jupiter
  3. Neptune
  4. Mercury
  5. Saturn
Grade 4 The Moon
For approximately two weeks after a full moon, you can expect the moon to
  1. appear smaller each night
  2. stay the same size
  3. appear larger each night
  4. have a green-ish glow
Grade 4 Outer Planets
What two planets have visible rings around them?
  1. Saturn and Mercury
  2. Saturn and Mars
  3. Saturn and Uranus
  4. Saturn and Earth
Grade 4 Inner Planets
If the Earth had more mass, its gravity would be stronger and we would have trouble moving around.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 The Moon
How long does it take the Moon to go around the Earth?
  1. 3 years
  2. 29 days and 5 hours
  3. 31 days
  4. 27 days and 7 hours
Grade 4 Solar System
Select all that are characteristics of a planet.
  1. It's made completely of rock.
  2. It's large enough to have its own gravity.
  3. It orbits a sun.
  4. It has moons.
  5. It is spherical- shaped.
Grade 4 The Moon
The moon reflects light emitted from the sun.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 The Moon
During which phase does the moon appear to be a bright, round circle in the sky?
  1. first quarter
  2. new moon
  3. last quarter
  4. full moon
Grade 4 Sun
The Sun is highest in the sky. Daytime is the longest. Which season am I?
  1. Fall
  2. Winter
  3. Spring
  4. Summer
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The sun rotates around the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Solar System
Which two early astronomers were supporters of the geocentric, or Earth-centered model of the solar system?
  1. Aristotle and Galileo
  2. Galileo and Copernicus
  3. Aristotle and Ptolemy
  4. Copernicus and Ptolemy
Grade 4 Solar System
How do the sun, Earth, and moon compare in their ability to support life?
  1. Life exists on the Earth and sun, but not on the moon.
  2. Life exists on the sun, Earth, and moon.
  3. Life exists on Earth, but not on the sun or moon.
  4. Life exists on the Earth and moon, but not on the sun.
Grade 4 Universe
Studying the stars & planets can help people to do which things? Select all correct answers.
  1. Make calendars
  2. Tell time
  3. Know what food to eat
  4. Tell if a storm is coming
  5. Show directions like a compass
Grade 4 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A meteorite is a piece of space debris, like an asteroid (or piece of an asteroid), that reaches the Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What orbits the Earth?
  1. the Sun
  2. the Moon
  3. the stars
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