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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Solar System Questions

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Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
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 The Moon
Grade 5 The Moon
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
This force keeps the planets in orbit.
  1. electrical energy
  2. nuclear force
  3. gravitational pull
  4. air resistance
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
This word means to spin on an axis.
  1. rotation
  2. revolution
  3. orbit
  4. gravity
Grade 5 Sun
How many stars are in our solar system?
  1. millions
  2. billions
  3. three
  4. one
Grade 5 Inner Planets
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
One evening as it is getting dark, Alex sits on the front porch and watches the sun slowly disappear behind the neighbor's house across the street. Which explains this observation?
  1. The sun's light is reflected by the clouds.
  2. The sun's light is refracted by the atmosphere.
  3. The sun moves from west to east each day.
  4. The sun appears to move due to Earth's rotation.
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 Inner Planets
The four inner planets are, in order from the sun:
  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
  2. Mercury, Earth, Venus, Neptune
  3. Mars, Earth, Venus, Mercury
  4. Mars, Venus, Earth, Saturn
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