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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Solar System Questions

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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
Grade 5 Outer Planets
Which planets have rings?
  1. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  2. Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Venus
  3. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  4. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Venus
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteorite?
  1. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's 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 The Moon
Grade 5 Sun
Which best explains why the sun appears brighter in the day than the stars appear at night?
  1. the sun is much larger than the Earth
  2. the sun is much larger than the other stars
  3. the sun is much hotter than the other stars
  4. the sun is much closer to Earth than the other stars
Grade 5 Solar System
Which of these objects do NOT orbit the sun?
  1. Earth
  2. Asteroids
  3. Comets
  4. All of these orbit the sun
Grade 5 Sun
The closest star to Earth is?
  1. Orion
  2. Sun
  3. constellation
  4. moon
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The moon casts a shadow on Earth during a(n)?
  1. lunar eclipse
  2. new moon
  3. phase
  4. solar eclipe
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
When the North Pole is tilted toward the Sun, it is?
  1. summer in the Northern Hemisphere
  2. winter in the Northern Hemisphere
  3. daytime in the Northern Hemisphere
Grade 5 Inner Planets
Which of these characteristics relate to the inner planets?
  1. The inner planets have a higher density.
  2. The inner planets have many moons.
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