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Second Grade (Grade 2) Planetary Motion Questions

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Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The path the Earth takes around the sun.
  1. Rotation
  2. Orbit
  3. Day
  4. Axis
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
It takes the Earth one day or 24 hours to rotate.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The first day of summer, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurs between June 20 - 22. It is called the summer equinox.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
What is the imaginary line that goes from the Earth's north pole to the south pole?
  1. equator
  2. axis
  3. pole
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Do the planets orbit the sun?
  1. yes
  2. no
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The Earth orbits the sun.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
It is summer when our part of Earth is tilted away from the sun.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
How long does it take Earth to rotate around its axis?
  1. 1 month
  2. 1 day
  3. 1 year
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
How will a shadow change from 9 A.M to 12 P.M (noon)?
  1. It will be shorter.
  2. It will not change.
  3. It will be longer.
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Because the Earth rotates on its axis,                          .
  1. the seasons change.
  2. we have day and night.
  3. we see phases of the moon.
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Which of these things helps to cause the seasons?
  1. other planets
  2. the Earth's tilt
  3. the distance from the sun
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Earth rotates on its own               .
  1. axis
  2. line
  3. segment
  4. ruler
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
               is when Earth spins on its own axis.
  1. Imaginary line
  2. Movement
  3. Rotation
  4. Line
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The path Earth makes around the Sun is called the                  .
  1. axis
  2. rotation
  3. counter clockwise
  4. orbit
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Which way does Earth rotate?
  1. clockwise
  2. to the left
  3. to the right
  4. counter clockwise
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The rotational period on earth is 24 hours.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
Each planet travels on a path called a(n):
  1. Orbit
  2. Axis
  3. Revolve
  4. None of the above.
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The Earth rotates on its                .
  1. bottom
  2. axis
  3. orbit
  4. Other
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
The seasons depend only on the distance the Earth is from the sun.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 2 Planetary Motion
How long does it take the Earth to orbit around the Sun?
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