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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets Questions

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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 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.
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is the name for the area in between Mars and Jupiter?
  1. The Kuiper Belt
  2. The Asteroid Belt
  3. Nebula
  4. Ceres
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
The name given to an area between Mars and Jupiter is
  1. The Solar System
  2. The Asteroid Belt
  3. The Kuiper Belt
  4. The Gas Giant
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is the biggest moon in the solar system?
  1. Deimos
  2. Luna
  3. Ganymede
  4. Phobos
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Large pieces of space rock with irregular shapes are called
  1. asteroids
  2. comets
  3. meteors
  4. dwarf planets
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