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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Stars Questions

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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
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
Grade 5 Stars
A group of stars in the sky form a
  1. light year
  2. galaxy
  3. constellation
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
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
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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