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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Sun Questions

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Grade 5 Sun
How many stars are in our solar system?
  1. millions
  2. billions
  3. three
  4. one
Grade 5 Sun
What type of star is our sun?
  1. a blue star
  2. a yellow star
  3. a red star
  4. a green star
Grade 5 Sun
Our sun is made of
  1. mainly the gases hydrogen and helium
  2. hydrogen, water and carbon dioxide
  3. red, blue and yellow coronas
  4. sunspots and flares
Grade 5 Sun
Which best explains why the sun appears brighter in the day than the stars appear at night?
  1. the sun is much larger than the Earth
  2. the sun is much larger than the other stars
  3. the sun is much hotter than the other stars
  4. the sun is much closer to Earth than the other stars
Grade 5 Sun
The closest star to Earth is?
  1. Orion
  2. Sun
  3. constellation
  4. moon
Grade 5 Sun
The Sun is a star.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sun
What makes the sun more important than other stars?
  1. Unlike other stars, the sun is very large.
  2. When compared to other stars, the sun is the hottest.
  3. Unlike other stars, the sun is the right color for living things.
  4. When compared to other stars, the sun is very close to Earth.
Grade 5 Sun
What object produces its own light energy?
  1. moon
  2. star
  3. satellite
  4. asteroid
Grade 5 Sun
The Sun is the                 to the Earth.
  1. closest planet
  2. closest star
  3. farthest star
  4. farthest planet
Grade 5 Sun
The sun is made up of two very light gases:
  1. helium and hydrogen
  2. helium and oxygen
  3. helium and carbon
  4. carbon and hydrogen
Grade 5 Sun
Sunspots may erupt into
  1. solar flares
  2. volcanoes
  3. firestorms
  4. earthquakes
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