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Grade 5 Sun
The closest star to Earth is
  1. Orion
  2. Sun
  3. Moon
Grade 5 Sun
The Earth is              93 million              miles away from the sun.
Grade 5 Sun
The sun the largest body in the solar system.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sun
Strong explosions from the sun that send out giant streams of heat and light are known as
  1. satellites
  2. flares
  3. coronas
  4. solar cells
Grade 5 Sun
The sun is located in center of our solar system.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sun
How many stars are in our solar system?
  1. millions
  2. billions
  3. three
  4. one
Grade 5 Sun
The sun is in the center of the solar system and what all the planets orbit.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sun
The sun looks so bright because it is located much                 the Earth than other stars.
  1. closer to
  2. farther from
Grade 5 Sun
Areas on the Sun's surface that are cooler and less bright than surrounding ares, are caused by the Sun's magnetic field, and occur in cycles            Sunspots           
Grade 5 Sun
Layer of Sun's atmosphere above the photosphere is the                chromosphere               .
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 of the following words best describes the Sun?
  1. comet
  2. star
  3. moon
  4. planet
Grade 5 Sun
The sun is                 star in our solar system.
  1. the only
  2. one of many
  3. not
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
Alpha Centauri is the next closest star system to our solar system. Imagine that you are able to travel to the Alpha Centauri system. From there you look back at our sun.

Which statement describes how the sun looks from your new location compared to how it looks from Earth?
  1. the sun looks larger and brighter
  2. the sun looks smaller and brighter
  3. the sun looks larger and less bright
  4. the sun looks smaller and less bright
Grade 5 Sun
The sun is a                -sized star.
  1. small
  2. medium
  3. large
Grade 5 Sun
What size star is the sun?
  1. It is a small star.
  2. It is the largest star in the universe.
  3. It is an average-size star.
Grade 5 Sun
It is safe to look directly at the sun as long as you are wearing sunglasses.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sun
The Sun is a star.
  1. True
  2. False
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