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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Astronomy Questions

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Grade 5 Planetary Motion
This force keeps the planets in orbit.
  1. electrical energy
  2. nuclear force
  3. gravitational pull
  4. air resistance
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
This word means to spin on an axis.
  1. rotation
  2. revolution
  3. orbit
  4. gravity
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Balls of ice, dust, rocks, and gases form these.
  1. asteroids
  2. meteors
  3. meteorites
  4. comets
Grade 5 Sun
How many stars are in our solar system?
  1. millions
  2. billions
  3. three
  4. one
Grade 5 Inner Planets
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
One evening as it is getting dark, Alex sits on the front porch and watches the sun slowly disappear behind the neighbor's house across the street. Which explains this observation?
  1. The sun's light is reflected by the clouds.
  2. The sun's light is refracted by the atmosphere.
  3. The sun moves from west to east each day.
  4. The sun appears to move due to Earth's rotation.
Grade 5 Inner Planets
The four inner planets are, in order from the sun:
  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
  2. Mercury, Earth, Venus, Neptune
  3. Mars, Earth, Venus, Mercury
  4. Mars, Venus, Earth, Saturn
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The constellations seem to move as the seasons on Earth change. What causes this?
  1. Like the moon, the stars move around Earth.
  2. As Earth revolves around the sun, we have a different view of the stars.
  3. As the Earth rotates on its axis, we see different parts of the sky.
  4. Just as the seasons on Earth change, so do the seasons on stars.
Grade 5 Sun
What type of star is our sun?
  1. a blue star
  2. a yellow star
  3. a red star
  4. a green star
Grade 5 Sun
Our sun is made of
  1. mainly the gases hydrogen and helium
  2. hydrogen, water and carbon dioxide
  3. red, blue and yellow coronas
  4. sunspots and flares
Grade 5 Outer Planets
Which planets have rings?
  1. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  2. Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Venus
  3. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  4. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Venus
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteorite?
  1. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's atmosphere
  2. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  3. a piece of a meteor that lands on earth after passing through the atmosphere
  4. a group of stars that appear to make a pattern
Grade 5 The Moon
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