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Grade 5 The Moon
Gravity on the Moon is                 the gravity on Earth.
  1. less than
  2. greater than
  3. the same as
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Every object revolves around the Sun in a path called a(n)                .
  1. ellipse
  2. orbit
  3. revolution
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Change of season is mainly due to the revolution of Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
What Earth does every 24 hours on its axis.
  1. orbit
  2. revolution
  3. rotate
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
What is Earth's complete path of travel around the Sun?
  1. hemisphere
  2. revolution
  3. rotate
Grade 5 Outer Planets
               is the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.
  1. Uranus
  2. Saturn
  3. Jupiter
Grade 5 Inner Planets
                is the only planet known to have living things on it.
  1. Earth
  2. Mars
  3. Jupiter
Grade 5 Sun
The Sun is a star.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
One year on Earth lasts 365 days.
Which of these definitions could be used for one year?
  1. The time it takes for Earth to go around the Sun once.
  2. The time it takes for the Moon to go around Earth 12 times.
  3. The time for Earth to spin once on its axis.
  4. The time for the Moon to complete all of its phases.
Grade 5 Sun
The center of our solar system is                .
  1. the Milky Way
  2. the Sun
  3. Earth
Grade 5 Outer Planets
What planet is famous for its big red spot?
  1. Uranus
  2. Neptune
  3. Mars
  4. Jupiter
Grade 5 The Moon
Earth has one moon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
A group of stars in the sky form a                .
  1. light year
  2. galaxy
  3. constellation
Grade 5 Inner Planets
List the four inner planets in order from the Sun.
  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
  2. Mercury, Earth, Venus, Neptune
  3. Mars, Earth, Venus, Mercury
  4. Mars, Venus, Earth, Saturn
Grade 5 Sun
                  is located at the center of our solar system.
  1. Earth
  2. The Sun
  3. The Moon
  4. The asteroid belt
Grade 5 Inner Planets
Mars is the                planet from the Sun.
  1. second
  2. third
  3. fourth
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 Outer Planets
Which planets have rings?
  1. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  2. Saturn, Mars, Neptune, and Venus
  3. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
  4. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Venus
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
This word means to spin on an axis.
  1. rotation
  2. revolution
  3. orbit
  4. gravity
Grade 5 Solar System
Outer planets are known as                 planets while inner planets are known as                 planets.
  1. rocky, gaseous
  2. smooth, rocky
  3. gaseous, rocky
  4. rocky, smooth
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