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Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Asteroids are rocky objects that revolve around the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
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 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Which is a large rock that revolves around the sun?
  1. asteroid
  2. meteor
  3. meteorite
  4. meteoroid
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is between the inner and outer planets?
  1. asteroid belt
  2. meteorites
  3. nothing but space
  4. stars
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteor?
  1. a small piece of rock and metal that travels in space around the sun
  2. all of space
  3. oval-shaped, like flattened circle
  4. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's 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
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A crater is a hole on the surface of a moon or planet made by a meteorite hitting its surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Pluto is classified as a                 planet
  1. secondary
  2. miniature
  3. dwarf
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What shape is most like Comet 67P's orbit around the sun?
  1. oval
  2. circle
  3. square
  4. triangle
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Asteroids are metallic, rocky bodies that orbit the sun but are too                 to be classified as a planet.
  1. large
  2. uninhabitable
  3. small
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
           Asteroid            is a small, rocky object that orbits the Sun.
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Pluto was once called a planet. In 2006 it was reclassified with other nearly round bodies whose objects cross the orbits of other bodies. What term describes Pluto?
  1. meteor
  2. dwarf planet
  3. asteroid
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
        Comet         is a small orbiting body made of dust, ice, and frozen gases.
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Planets are classified as either inner planets or outer planets. What is found between the inner planets and the outer planets?
  1. asteroids
  2. moons
  3. comets
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Pluto is a dwarf planet.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A frozen chunk of ice dust whose orbit around the sun is elliptical is called a                  .
  1. comet
  2. meteoroid
  3. asteroid
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is the glowing ball of gases and dust that form around a comet called?
  1. coma
  2. comment
  3. energy
  4. ball of gas
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A          meteor          is a chunk of matter that enters Earth's atmosphere and is heated by friction with the air.
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
When meteoroids land on earth, their name changes to                 .
  1. satellites
  2. meteorites
  3. comets
  4. None of the above
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
             Meteorites              are chunks of meteor matter that fall to the ground.
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