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Grade 5 The Moon
The moon's gravity causes                .
  1. tides
  2. phases
  3. lunar eclipses
Grade 5 Inner Planets
The                 inner planets                 are the four planets of the solar system that are closest to the sun - Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Change of season is mainly due to the revolution of earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Large bodies that revolve around the sun are called             planets             .
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
           Asteroid            is a small, rocky object that orbits the sun.
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The path the Earth takes as it moves around the sun in space:            orbit            
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
An imaginary line that goes through the North Pole and the South Pole of Earth:
       AXIS       
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The movement of the Earth around the Sun approximately every 365 days:
             revolution             
Grade 5 Outer Planets
The                 outer planets                 are the four planets of the solar system farthest from the sun - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Grade 5 Inner Planets
The inner planet closes to the Sun is                .
  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
Grade 5 Solar System
The sun and all bodies that revolve around it make up the                solar system               .
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The spinning of the Earth on its axis approximately every 24 hours:
           rotation           
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Arden observes a star in the night sky. She looks at the star every hour for five hours and notices that it has moved. Which reason best explains Arden's observation?
  1. The star is rotating on its axis.
  2. The Earth is rotating on its axis.
  3. The Earth is revolving around the sun.
  4. The star is revolving around the Earth.
Grade 5 Sun
The sun provides us with heat and light.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
An asteroid has a tail.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A comet has an orbit.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Universe
          gravity          is the force that pulls all objects in the universe toward one another.
Grade 5 Sun
The sun is called a         dwarf         star.
Grade 5 Outer Planets
The planets farthest from the sun are called the:
  1. Outer Planets
  2. Inner Planets
  3. Asteroid Belt
Grade 5 Sun
The closest star to Earth is
  1. Orion
  2. Sun
  3. Moon
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