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Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets Questions - All Grades

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Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Balls of ice, dust, rocks, and gases form these.
  1. asteroids
  2. meteors
  3. meteorites
  4. comets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
How is a moon different than a planet?
  1. A moon is in orbit around a planet.
  2. A moon is smaller than any planet.
  3. A moon is less massive than any planet.
  4. A moon is unable to have an atmosphere.
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteorite?
  1. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's atmosphere
  2. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  3. a piece of a meteor that lands on earth after passing through the atmosphere
  4. a group of stars that appear to make a pattern
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Grade 7 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Meteor showers are named after                .
  1. comets
  2. meteorites
  3. meteoroids
  4. constellations
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Sam watches the Lyrids meteor shower in April. When is the next time he can watch the Lyrids?
  1. In May. Meteor showers repeat every month.
  2. In July. Meteor showers repeat each season.
  3. Next April. Meteor showers repeat each year.
  4. Never. Each meteor shower is a one-time event.
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Finish this sentence correctly:

Halley's comet can be seen with the naked eye-
  1. never.
  2. 76 times a year.
  3. every 78 years.
  4. every 76 years.
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