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Third Grade (Grade 3) Solar System Questions

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Grade 3 Solar System

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Our sun and all of the planets that travel around it are called the         solar         system.
Grade 3 Solar System

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Our Solar System has      8     planets revolving around the sun.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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Earth rotates on its       axis       .
Grade 3 Outer Planets

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The largest planet in our solar system is           Jupiter          .
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The spinning of an object around its axis is called            rotation           .
Grade 3 Sun

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The sun pulls on the Earth with a force called           gravity          .
Grade 3 Inner Planets

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The Earth has one        moon        that revolves around it.
Grade 3 Outer Planets

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The four planets farthest from the sun are called the                 outer planets                .
Grade 3 Outer Planets

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The names of the outer planets are           Jupiter          , Saturn,          Uranus         , and Neptune.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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During a solar              eclipse               the moon blocks light from the sun.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The word solar best relates to the word              sun              .
Grade 3 Sun
Even though the sun is far away, it provides Earth with         light         and heat.
Grade 3 Sun
The sun is a        star        at the center of our solar system.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The moon's              shadow               falls on the Earth during a solar eclipse.
Grade 3 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A rocky object that orbits the sun
  1. Comet
  2. Meteor
  3. Star
  4. Asteroid
Grade 3 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What comes between the inner and outer planets?
  1. an asteroid belt
  2. the Milky Way
  3. the Sun
  4. Titan
Grade 3 Inner Planets
The second closest planet to the sun,         Venus        , is also the hottest.
Grade 3 Sun
What is the closest star to Earth?
  1. Mars
  2. Mercury
  3. Earth
  4. Venus
  5. Sun
  6. None of the above
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
Which of these words is the name for the imaginary line in which the Earth rotates?
  1. sun
  2. axis
  3. model
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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Even through the sun is much larger than the moon, from              Earth               they appear to be the same size.
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