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Grade 5 The Moon
The moon's gravity causes                .
  1. tides
  2. phases
  3. lunar eclipses
Grade 5 The Moon
Which of the following BEST explains why there are more craters on the moon than on the Earth?
  1. Earth has an atmosphere.
  2. The moon is smaller than the Earth.
  3. Earth has rarely been struck by meteorites.
  4. The moon has a weaker gravitational force.
Grade 5 The Moon
When Earth's shadow blocks the moon, it is called a
  1. solar eclipse
  2. lunar eclipse
  3. axis
  4. phase
Grade 5 The Moon
Craters on the moon were created by
  1. satellites
  2. meteoroids
  3. comets
  4. equipment from human exploration of the moon
Grade 5 The Moon
The tides are cause by
  1. Gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon
  2. Gravitational pull of the Sun and Earth
  3. Gravitational pull of the other planets
Grade 5 The Moon
Gravity on Earth is about       six       times stronger than gravity on the moon.
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon has weathering and erosion.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon's surface
  1. has lakes and volcanoes
  2. is dry and dusty
Grade 5 The Moon
Which is the better estimate of how long it takes the moon to orbit the Earth?
  1. 1 day
  2. 1 month
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon has craters.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
Angela watched the moon from her bedroom window for one week. She noticed that, at first, it was round and fully lit. At the end of the week, the moon was lit on the left side and looked like it had been cut in half. How do scientists describe this stage of the moon phase cycle?
  1. waning
  2. wasting
  3. waxing
  4. warming
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon revolves around Earth clockwise every 29.5 days.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon revolves around the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
Mercury is the closest planet to the               .
  1. Moon
  2. Sun
  3. constellations
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon rotates around the Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
The changing views of the moon are called
  1. phases
  2. seasons
  3. reflections
Grade 5 The Moon
The                is a satellite of the Earth.
  1. Moon
  2. Sun
  3. sky
Grade 5 The Moon
Earth has one moon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
Another name for a moon is:
  1. luna
  2. satellite
  3. crater
  4. night light
Grade 5 The Moon
The moon
  1. orbits around Earth
  2. is orbited by the Earth
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