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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Solar System Questions

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Grade 6 Planetary Motion
What is the correct alignment during a solar eclipse?
  1. Sun, Moon, Earth
  2. Sun, Earth, Moon
  3. Moon, Sun, Earth
Grade 6 The Moon
The moon is visible to us because the moon
  1. reflects light from Sun.
  2. reflects light from Earth.
  3. produces light through fusion.
  4. produces light through combustion.
Grade 6 Outer Planets
What two gases mostly make up Saturn?
  1. oxygen and helium
  2. oxygen and nitrogen
  3. hydrogen and helium
  4. hydrogen and nitrogen
Grade 6 The Moon
Between which moon phases is the moon waxing? Select TWO answers.
  1. full moon and third quarter moon
  2. first quarter moon and full moon
  3. new moon and first quarter moon
  4. third quarter moon and new moon
Grade 6 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
How is a moon different than a planet?
  1. A moon is in orbit around a planet.
  2. A moon is smaller than any planet.
  3. A moon is less massive than any planet.
  4. A moon is unable to have an atmosphere.
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
The shortest hours of daylight occurs on the                .
  1. fall equinox
  2. spring equinox
  3. winter solstice
  4. summer solstice
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
During a solar eclipse, these are the positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon:
  1. Earth Sun Moon
  2. Sun Earth Moon
  3. Sun Moon Earth
  4. Moon Sun Earth
Grade 6 Sun
Which of these is NOT true of sunspots?
  1. They follow an eleven year cycle.
  2. They appear lighter than the Sun's surface.
  3. They are cooler than surrounding areas of the Sun.
  4. They move across the Sun's surface as the Sun rotates.
Grade 6 Outer Planets
Grade 6 The Moon
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Which statement about the Earth's rotation and its revolution is correct?
  1. It takes the Earth longer to rotate on its axis than revolve around the sun.
  2. It takes the Earth longer revolve around the sun than to rotate on its axis.
  3. It takes the Earth longer to rotate around the sun than revolve on its axis.
  4. It takes the Earth longer revolve around its axis than to rotate around the sun.
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
The picture shows the daylight side of the Earth. Which best describes why the Earth has day and night?
Planet Earth - Small
  1. The moon rotates on an axis.
  2. The Earth rotates on an axis.
  3. The moon revolves around the Earth.
  4. The Earth revolves around the sun.
Grade 6 Solar System
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