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Grade 5 Stars
Group of stars that forms a pattern in the sky that looks like a familiar object or character.                 Constellation                
Grade 5 Stars
A nebulae is
  1. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  2. a mostly spherical object that orbits past Neptune and has other objects orbiting in its path, a type of dwarf planet
  3. oval-shaped, like a flattened circle
  4. the distance light travels in 365 days
Grade 5 Stars
What is huge group of stars that are fairly close to each other in space?
  1. Universe
  2. Galaxy
  3. Planet
  4. Model
Grade 5 Stars
A group of stars in the sky form a
  1. light year
  2. galaxy
  3. constellation
Grade 5 Stars
Star A and Star B are identical. However, Star A looks dimmer than Star B. Which statement may explain why Star A seems dimmer than Star B?
  1. Star A is closer to the observer than Star B
  2. Star B is closer to the observer than Star A
Grade 5 Stars
Why can we see the stars in the night sky?
  1. they produce their own light
  2. they reflect light from the sun
Grade 5 Stars
The table shows examples of constellations that are best seen from the Northern Hemisphere by season.


Which statement explains why different constellations are visible as the seasons change?
  1. Earth spins on its axis.
  2. Earth is tilted on its axis.
  3. Earth has a magnetic field.
  4. Earth revolves around the sun.
Grade 5 Stars
All stars are the same distance from the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
True or False: The stars came from the Big Bang.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
Sirius is 8.7 miles from the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
The motion of the stars is                 motion.
  1. mixed
  2. apparent
  3. real
  4. circular
Grade 5 Stars
Why do stars in the night sky look like tiny points of light, even though they are much larger than Earth?
  1. They are moving very fast.
  2. The atmosphere blocks most of their light.
  3. The stars visible at night are very far from Earth.
  4. Most of the light from stars is absorbed by galaxies, so it does not reach Earth.
Grade 5 Stars
Our sun is one of many stars that exist in the universe.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
Which of the following statements about stars is true?
  1. Smaller stars are always brighter.
  2. Two stars that are the same temperature are the same color.
  3. The smaller a star appears, the closer it is to Earth.
  4. Stars that are the same color are usually the same size.
Grade 5 Stars
How many constellations are officially recognized by astronomers today?
  1. 48
  2. 88
  3. 68
  4. 38
Grade 5 Stars
Because other stars are so far away, they appear larger than our sun.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
A             protostar             is the first stage in the formation of a star.
Grade 5 Stars
A giant sphere of glowing gases is called a        star       .
Grade 5 Stars
How many constellations did the ancient astronomer Ptolemy describe?
  1. 88
  2. 98
  3. 48
  4. 108
Grade 5 Stars
What is a constellation made up of?
  1. a group of stars that appear to make a pattern
  2. a large mainly round object that orbits the sun and doesn't have any object orbiting in its path
  3. a group of stars that are fairly close to each other in space
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