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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Stars Questions

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Grade 6 Stars
It is a hot ball of glowing gases. What is it?
  1. a star
  2. a galaxy
  3. a planet
  4. a universe
Grade 6 Stars
What is a group of stars that make up a pattern in the sky called?
  1. galaxy
  2. cluster
  3. constellation
  4. solar system
Grade 6 Stars
Grade 6 Stars
The Earth and our solar system are moving around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Distant stars that make up constellations are also moving through space. Since the stars are so far away from Earth, we do not notice changes in star positions from night to night.

Which conclusion about constellations can be drawn from this passage?
  1. Constellation star patterns never change.
  2. Constellation star patterns change very slowly.
  3. Constellation star patterns changed in the past, but are no longer changing.
  4. Constellation star patterns did not change in the past, but will change in the future.
Grade 6 Stars
Which sentence best describes the distances of the stars in a constellation?
  1. The stars in a constellation are located near each other in space.
  2. The stars in a constellation are located about the same distance from Earth.
  3. The stars in a constellation are located both near each other and the same distance from Earth.
  4. The stars in a constellation are located neither near each other nor the same distance from Earth.
Grade 6 Stars
Grade 6 Stars
The brightness of a star is called its
  1. redshift
  2. parallax
  3. variableness
  4. magnitude
Grade 6 Stars
What is a nebula?
  1. A group of five or more stars in a galaxy
  2. A cloud of gas and dust in which stars form
  3. A place stars go to die
  4. A cloud of small rocks in which stars form
Grade 6 Stars
Why did ancient civilizations use the stars?
  1. Planting Crops
  2. Navigation
  3. Calendars
  4. All the above
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