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Grade 8 Planetary Motion

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Which statement best describes tides experienced on Earth when the sun, moon, and Earth are positioned as shown in the diagram?
Spring Tide
  1. very high, high tides; very low, low tides
  2. very high, high tides; average low tides
  3. average high tides; very low, low tides
  4. average high tides; average low tides
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
What object is at the center of a geocentric solar system?
  1. the Earth
  2. the moon
  3. the sun
  4. a black hole
Grade 8 Space Exploration
A building containing one or more telescopes is referred to as a/an
  1. Astrobuilding
  2. Observatory
  3. Observation House
  4. Star Deck
Grade 8 Universe
A light year is a measurement of
  1. time
  2. distance
  3. temperature
  4. star brightness
Grade 8 Universe
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
Grade 8 Stars
The apparent magnitude of a star is a measure of its
  1. surface temperature and composition
  2. distance from earth
  3. brightness as it appears from the earth
  4. position on the H-R diagram
Grade 8 Sun
The outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere is the
  1. corona
  2. chromosphere
  3. photosphere
  4. convection zone
Grade 8 Stars

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The process in which smaller atomic nuclei combine into large atomic nuclei is known as
  1. gravitational attraction
  2. parallax
  3. nuclear fusion
  4. the Doppler effect
Grade 8 Stars
What is a spectroscope used for?
  1. Analyze what elements a star contains
  2. Measure the distance to star
  3. Measure a star's temperature
  4. Make distant objects appear closer.
Grade 8 Planetary Motion
During a lunar eclipse
  1. Earth casts a shadow on the moon
  2. the moon casts a shadow on the Earth
Grade 8 Inner Planets
What is the Earth's tilt on its axis?
  1. 23.4 degrees
  2. 60.7 degrees
  3. 26.6 degrees
  4. 80.4 degrees
Grade 8 Space Exploration
Grade 8 The Moon
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