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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Planetary Motion Questions

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Grade 6 Planetary Motion
What is the correct alignment during a solar eclipse?
  1. Sun, Moon, Earth
  2. Sun, Earth, Moon
  3. Moon, Sun, Earth
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
During a solar eclipse, these are the positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon:
  1. Earth Sun Moon
  2. Sun Earth Moon
  3. Sun Moon Earth
  4. Moon Sun Earth
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
The shortest hours of daylight occurs on the                .
  1. fall equinox
  2. spring equinox
  3. winter solstice
  4. summer solstice
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Which statement about the Earth's rotation and its revolution is correct?
  1. It takes the Earth longer to rotate on its axis than revolve around the sun.
  2. It takes the Earth longer revolve around the sun than to rotate on its axis.
  3. It takes the Earth longer to rotate around the sun than revolve on its axis.
  4. It takes the Earth longer revolve around its axis than to rotate around the sun.
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
The picture shows the daylight side of the Earth. Which best describes why the Earth has day and night?
Planet Earth - Small
  1. The moon rotates on an axis.
  2. The Earth rotates on an axis.
  3. The moon revolves around the Earth.
  4. The Earth revolves around the sun.
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
What happens during a lunar eclipse?
  1. The sun moves between Earth and the moon.
  2. The moon moves between the sun and Earth.
  3. Earth moves between the sun and the moon.
  4. The moon moves to the opposite side of the sun.
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