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Grade 4 Planetary Motion
How many days does it take for the Earth to make one revolution around the sun?
  1. 31 days
  2. 1 day
  3. 250 days
  4. 365 days
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The Earth moves in a path around the sun, creating an Earth year.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The earth's rotation result in day and night.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What causes the sun to rise and set every day?
  1. the orbit of the Earth
  2. the rotation of the Earth
  3. the revolution of the Earth
  4. the apparent movement of the Earth
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
One year on Earth is defined by
  1. the time it takes the sun to revolve around the Earth.
  2. the time it takes the Earth to revolve around the moon.
  3. the time it takes for the Earth to revolve around the sun.
  4. the time it takes for the moon to revolve around the Earth.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The sun rotates around the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What orbits the Earth?
  1. the Sun
  2. the Moon
  3. the stars
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The sun orbits around the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The length of daylight and darkness varies depending on the
  1. weather
  2. precipitation
  3. climate
  4. season
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Nicolaus Copernicus, put forth a model which suggested that the sun was at the center of the universe and everything revolved around it. This model was called:
  1. heliocentric
  2. satellite
  3. geocentric
  4. mesenteric
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which of the following units are used by humans to organize time based on natural motions of the earth?
  1. weeks
  2. minutes
  3. seconds
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The Earth's tilt on its axis causes the seasons.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The Earth's rotation causes day and night.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The Earth                 on its axis.
  1. rotates
  2. revolves
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth's        orbit         is the path it takes during its revolution.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth's movement through space causes day, night, and the seasons.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The tilt of Earth's axis and             Earth's                          revolution              around the Sun cause seasons to change during the year.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which statement below is correct?
  1. The Earth revolves around the Sun & Moon.
  2. The Earth & Moon revolve around the Sun.
  3. The Moon revolves around the Sun, but the Earth does not.
  4. The Sun revolves around the Earth & Moon.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
How long does the Earth take to make one rotation?
  1. one day
  2. one year
  3. one month
  4. one week
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
When an object spins on its axis, it                .
  1. vibrates
  2. revolves
  3. rotates
  4. explodes
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