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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Solar System Questions

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Grade 5 The Moon
The moon's gravity causes                .
  1. tides
  2. phases
  3. lunar eclipses
Grade 5 Inner Planets
The                 inner planets                 are the four planets of the solar system that are closest to the sun - Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Change of season is mainly due to the revolution of earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Large bodies that revolve around the sun are called             planets             .
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
           Asteroid            is a small, rocky object that orbits the sun.
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
An imaginary line that goes through the North Pole and the South Pole of Earth:
       AXIS       
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The path the Earth takes as it moves around the sun in space:            orbit            
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The movement of the Earth around the Sun approximately every 365 days:
             revolution             
Grade 5 Outer Planets
The                 outer planets                 are the four planets of the solar system farthest from the sun - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Grade 5 Inner Planets
The inner planet closes to the Sun is                .
  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
Grade 5 Solar System
The sun and all bodies that revolve around it make up the                solar system               .
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The spinning of the Earth on its axis approximately every 24 hours:
           rotation           
Grade 5 Outer Planets
The planets farthest from the sun are called the:
  1. Outer Planets
  2. Inner Planets
  3. Asteroid Belt
Grade 5 Sun
The closest star to Earth is
  1. Orion
  2. Sun
  3. Moon
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The moon casts a shadow on Earth during a(n)
  1. lunar eclipse
  2. new moon
  3. phase
  4. solar eclipse
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 Sun
The Earth is              93 million              miles away from the sun.
Grade 5 Sun
The sun is the only            star             in our solar system.
Grade 5 The Moon
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 meteorites.
  4. The moon has a weaker gravitational force.
Grade 5 The Moon
When Earth's shadow blocks the moon, it is called a
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
  3. axis
  4. phase
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