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Solar System Objects (Grade 6)

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Solar System Objects

1. 
How many confirmed planets are there in our solar system?
  1. 7
  2. 8
  3. 9
  4. 10
2. 
The diagram below shows the layers of                .
Diagram - Sun With Text Labels
  1. the sun
  2. a comet
  3. the Earth
  4. the moon
3. 
Which of the following distinguishes a planet from a dwarf planet?
  1. orbits the sun
  2. large enough to form a round shape
  3. cleared similar objects from its orbit
  4. has gravity
4. 
Object "F" is a(n)                .
Solar System
  1. star
  2. comet
  3. planet
  4. asteroid
5. 
Pluto, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris are all located in the                .
  1. Kuiper Belt
  2. Asteroid Belt
  3. Oort Cloud
6. 
The largest object in the solar system is:
  1. Jupiter.
  2. the sun.
  3. the moon.
  4. asteroids.
7. 
What is a loose collection of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, typically with a long, narrow orbit?
  1. comet
  2. asteroid
  3. meteor
  4. meteorite
8. 
Two planets are shown.
Planet Jupiter - SmallPlanet Mercury - Small
Which statement is true for the two planets?
  1. Both planets are inner planets.
  2. Both planets are outer planets.
  3. The first planet is an inner planet and the second planet is an outer planet.
  4. The first planet is an outer planet and the second planet is an inner planet.
9. 
Where is the asteroid belt located?
  1. between Venus and Earth
  2. between Earth and Mars
  3. between Mars and Jupiter
  4. between Jupiter and Saturn
10. 
A table of objects found in the solar system and their definitions is shown.
ObjectDefinition
sunstar at the center of our solar system
cometmostly round body that orbits the sun and has not cleared its region of objects
moonnatural satellite that orbits a planet
planetmostly round body that orbits the sun and cleared its region of objects
asteroidsmall rocky object - often contains metals
dwarf planeticy rocky body that forms two long tails of dust when it nears the sun

Two objects have been placed next to incorrect definitions. Which two solar system objects should be switched to make the table correct?
  1. comet and moon
  2. asteroid and sun
  3. planet and dwarf planet
  4. dwarf planet and comet

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