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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Solar System Questions

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Grade 5 :: The Moon by InezHayes
Which of the following BEST explains why there are more craters on the moon than on the earth?
  1. Earth has an atmosphere.
  2. The moon is smaller than the earth
  3. Earth has rarely been struck by meteors
  4. The moon has a weaker gravitational force
Grade 5 :: The Moon by rolaharb
The moon revolves around the Earth, this causes the
  1. Earth to be warmer at night
  2. Earth to rotate more rapidly.
  3. Moon to shine more brightly than other objects in the sky
  4. Moon to appear as different shapes during the month
Grade 5 :: Sun by InezHayes
The Sun is the                 to the Earth.
  1. closest planet
  2. closest star
  3. farthest star
  4. farthest planet
Grade 5 :: Sun by InezHayes
Sunspots may erupt into
  1. solar flares
  2. volcanoes
  3. firestorms
  4. earthquakes
Grade 5 :: Planetary Motion by rolaharb
The Earth takes 365.25 days to orbit the Sun. Which of the following is a consequence of this fact?
  1. An extra day every four years
  2. February has 28 days instead of 30
  3. The calendar has 365 days every year
  4. An extra week is added every four years
Grade 5 :: Outer Planets by kim43
Grade 5 :: Inner Planets by kim43
Grade 5 :: Outer Planets by MrFradella
What is Jupiter's surface made of?
  1. Rocks
  2. Calcium
  3. Minerals
  4. No surface
Grade 5 :: The Moon by HomeSchooler1001
Grade 5 :: Planetary Motion by skidadesert
One year on Earth lasts 365 days.
Which of these definitions could be used for one year?
  1. The time it takes for Earth to go around the sun once.
  2. The time it takes for the moon to go around Earth 12 times.
  3. The time for Earth to spin once on its axis.
  4. The time for the moon to complete all of its phases.
Grade 5 :: Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets by knappers
What is a meteorite?
  1. a bright streak of light that passes through Earths 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 :: Solar System by Reach521
Grade 5 :: Planetary Motion by SGC315
The position of the sun, the earth and the moon determine
  1. seasons and moon phases
  2. lunar and solar eclipse
  3. high and low tide
  4. all of the above
  5. none of the above
Grade 5 :: The Moon by SGC315
Craters on the moon were created by...
  1. satellites
  2. meteoroids
  3. comets
  4. equipment from human exploration of the moon
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