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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Space Exploration Questions

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Grade 6 Space Exploration
Grade 6 Space Exploration
Grade 6 Space Exploration
What is the difference between refracting and reflecting telescopes?
  1. A refracting telescope uses a convex lens to magnify an image, and a reflecting telescope uses a mirror.
  2. A refracting telescope uses a mirror, and a reflecting telescope uses a concave lens to magnify an image.
  3. A reflecting telescope uses a convex lens to magnify an image, and a refracting telescope uses a mirror
  4. There is no difference.
Grade 6 Space Exploration
Telescopes that bend light to make objects seem larger are
  1. refracting telescopes
  2. reflecting telescopes
  3. radio telescopes
  4. spectroscopes
Grade 6 Space Exploration
A modern application for a satellite is for                                          .
  1. gathering scientific data
  2. gathering pictures of Earth's surface
  3. transmitting radio and television signals
  4. all answers are correct
Grade 6 Space Exploration
Which U.S. project was the first to land a human on the Moon?
  1. Project Surveyor
  2. Project Apollo
  3. Project Gemini
  4. Project Mercury
Grade 6 Space Exploration
Which country was able to put the first human in space?
  1. Japan
  2. China
  3. Soviet Union
  4. United States
Grade 6 Space Exploration
Space probes, unlike satellites, are able to                               .
  1. gather data
  2. travel out of the solar system
  3. go into orbit
  4. be retrieved
Grade 6 Space Exploration
Why are rockets ideal for exploring space?
  1. They can gather lots data.
  2. They don't need air.
  3. They are retrievable.
  4. They are inexpensive.
Grade 6 Space Exploration
How are satellites used?
  1. to gather military information
  2. to transmit television signals
  3. to monitor weather
  4. all of the above
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