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Grade 5 The Moon
The moon's gravity causes                .
  1. tides
  2. phases
  3. lunar eclipses
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Change of season is mainly due to the revolution of earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sun
The closest star to Earth is
  1. Orion
  2. Sun
  3. Moon
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The moon casts a shadow on Earth during a(n)
  1. lunar eclipse
  2. new moon
  3. phase
  4. solar eclipse
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
When the North Pole is tilted toward the Sun, it is
  1. summer in the Northern Hemisphere
  2. winter in the Northern Hemisphere
  3. daytime in the Northern Hemisphere
Grade 5 Outer Planets
The planets farthest from the sun are called the:
  1. Outer Planets
  2. Inner Planets
  3. Asteroid Belt
Grade 5 The Moon
Which of the following BEST explains why there are more craters on the moon than on the Earth?
  1. Earth has an atmosphere.
  2. The moon is smaller than the Earth.
  3. Earth has rarely been struck by meteorites.
  4. The moon has a weaker gravitational force.
Grade 5 The Moon
When Earth's shadow blocks the moon, it is called a
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
  3. axis
  4. phase
Grade 5 Sun
The Earth is              93 million              miles away from the sun.
Grade 5 Stars
Group of stars that forms a pattern in the sky that looks like a familiar object or character.                 Constellation                
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Sir Isaac Newton's work in the late 1600 convinced people that the sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe. What scientific term describes this idea?
  1. chaotic universe
  2. geocentric universe
  3. spontaneous universe
  4. heliocentric universe
Grade 5 Sun
The sun the largest body in the solar system.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Space Exploration
The competition between the United States and the Soviet Union (Russia) to get to space first was called the:
  1. Space Race
  2. Blast Off
  3. Cold War
Grade 5 The Moon
Craters on the moon were created by
  1. satellites
  2. meteoroids
  3. comets
  4. equipment from human exploration of the moon
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Asteroids are rocky objects that revolve around the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Outer Planets
Which is a difference between the outer planets and the inner planets?
  1. the outer planets have many moons
  2. the outer planets orbit in a different direction
  3. the outer planets have a higher density
  4. the outer planets have a smaller diameter
Grade 5 The Moon
The tides are cause by
  1. Gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon
  2. Gravitational pull of the Sun and Earth
  3. Gravitational pull of the other planets
Grade 5 Solar System
How are the two categories of planets grouped?

Group A: Mercury, Earth, Mars
Group B: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
  1. Shape
  2. Color
  3. Size
  4. Inner and outer positions from sun
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon has weathering and erosion.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Inner Planets
This is the second planet from the sun and is known as Earth's twin.
Planet Venus - Small
  1. Earth
  2. Mercury
  3. Mars
  4. Venus
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