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Grade 3 Planetary Motion
To move in a circle around an object is to                
  1. shadow
  2. eclipse
  3. rotate
  4. revolve
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Earth rotates on its       axis       .
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The spinning of an object around its axis is called            rotation           .
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During a solar              eclipse               the moon blocks light from the sun.
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The word solar best relates to the word              sun              .
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The moon's              shadow               falls on the Earth during a solar eclipse.
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Which of these words is the name for the imaginary line in which the Earth rotates?
  1. sun
  2. axis
  3. model
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The              moon               is much closer to the Earth than the sun.
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Even through the sun is much larger than the moon, from              Earth               they appear to be the same size.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
The path an object takes as it revolves around another object in space is called               .
  1. rotation
  2. revolution
  3. orbit
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
Does the Earth revolve or rotate around the sun?
  1. revolve
  2. rotate
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
The part of the Earth that is tilted away from the sun                        
  1. gets more direct sun
  2. gets less direct sun
  3. gets no direct sun
  4. gets sun 24 hours a day
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
What keeps planets in their orbits?
  1. light
  2. gravity
  3. electricity
  4. magnetism
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
When are you most likely to see a shadow?
  1. when the sun has set
  2. when the sun has risen
  3. when the sun is the lowest
  4. when the sun in the highest
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
        Orbit         when plants revolve in a nearly circular path
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
All the planets follow an         orbit         as they           revolve           around the sun.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
         Rotate          to turn
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
The Earth revolves around                
  1. the Sun
  2. the Moon
  3. its axis
  4. the equator
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
How long does it take the Earth to orbit the Sun?
  1. 88 days
  2. 365 days
  3. 12 years
  4. 29.5 years
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