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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 Outer Planets
Which is a difference between the outer planets and the inner planets?
  1. the outer planets have many moons
  2. the outer planets orbit in a different direction
  3. the outer planets have a higher density
  4. the outer planets have a smaller diameter
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A(n)                 is a small, solid rock traveling through the atmosphere.
  1. meteor
  2. comet
  3. star
  4. asteroid
Grade 5 Inner Planets
Which planet is the hottest planet in the solar system?
  1. Venus
  2. Mars
  3. Jupiter
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
When the North Pole is tilted toward the Sun, it is                 in the Northern Hemisphere.
  1. summer
  2. winter
  3. spring
  4. fall
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon's gravity causes                .
  1. tides
  2. phases
  3. lunar eclipses
Grade 5 Inner Planets
Which planet has only one moon?
  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
Grade 5 The Moon
Which is the better estimate of how long it takes the Moon to orbit Earth?
  1. 1 day
  2. 1 month
Grade 5 Stars
The color                 of a star means it is the hottest.
  1. red
  2. black
  3. blue
Grade 5 Sun
Which star is closest to Earth?
  1. Orion
  2. the Sun
  3. the Moon
Grade 5 The Moon
This has (virtually) no atmosphere because its gravity is too weak to hold on to atmosphere over time.
  1. Earth
  2. Moon
  3. Sun
  4. Jupiter
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
The Moon casts a shadow on Earth during a(n)
  1. lunar eclipse.
  2. new moon.
  3. phase.
  4. solar eclipse.
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
               is the spinning of a planet on its axis.
  1. Revolution
  2. Rotation
  3. Orbit
Grade 5 The Moon
The                 is a satellite of Earth.
  1. Moon
  2. Sun
  3. Sky
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 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Balls of ice, dust, rocks, and gases form these.
  1. asteroids
  2. meteors
  3. meteorites
  4. comets
Grade 5 Solar System
What is a system of objects around the Sun called?
  1. Sun System
  2. Satellites
  3. Solar System
  4. Planets
Grade 5 Outer Planets
The largest planet in our solar system is                .
  1. Venus
  2. Saturn
  3. Earth
  4. Jupiter
Grade 5 Planetary Motion
Large bodies that revolve around the Sun are called             planets             .
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