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Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The word solar best relates to the word              sun              .
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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Even through the sun is much larger than the moon, from              Earth               they appear to be the same size.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The              moon               is much closer to the Earth than the sun.
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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 Inner Planets
Mercury is NOT the hottest planet in the solar system.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Outer Planets
What is the 5th planet from the sun?
  1. Earth
  2. Mars
  3. Jupiter
  4. Mercury
  5. Neptune
Grade 3 Inner Planets
If the Earth were closer to the sun
  1. the temperature would be much hotter.
  2. the oceans would dry up.
  3. we could not survive.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 3 Inner Planets
The Earth is the                 planet from the sun.
  1. first
  2. second
  3. third
  4. fourth
Grade 3 Solar System
The solar system consists of                 known planets.
  1. 7
  2. 8
  3. 9
  4. 6
Grade 3 Inner Planets
Which planet is closest to the sun?
  1. Earth
  2. Venus
  3. Mars
  4. Mercury
Grade 3 Solar System
Uranus is the coldest object in the solar system.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Outer Planets
Uranus and Neptune both have gas clouds made of crystals of methane gas.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Which of these is not a planet?
  1. Venus
  2. Pluto
  3. Mars
Grade 3 Sun
The sun is                .
  1. a star
  2. a moon
  3. a planet
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