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Grade 6 The Moon
The Moon is visible to us because it                                  .
  1. reflects light from Sun
  2. reflects light from Earth
  3. produces light through fusion
  4. produces light through combustion
Grade 6 Sun
The chemical makeup of the Sun is mainly                              .
  1. hydrogen and oxygen
  2. oxygen and helium
  3. hydrogen and helium
  4. hydrogen, helium, and sulfate
Grade 6 The Moon
What is the correct alignment during a lunar eclipse?
  1. Sun, Moon, Earth
  2. Moon, Sun, Earth
  3. Sun, Earth, Moon
  4. Earth, Sun, Moon
Grade 6 Planetary Motion

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Grade 6 The Moon
Which is the closest object to Earth?
  1. Jupiter
  2. Moon
  3. Sun
  4. Pluto
Grade 6 The Moon
Identify the moon phase in the picture.
Moon Phase - First Quarter
  1. third quarter
  2. first quarter
  3. full moon
  4. new moon
Grade 6 Outer Planets
Grade 6 Inner Planets
Grade 6 Inner Planets
Which of the following statements about Earth is true?
  1. It is the only planet in the solar system that rotates on an axis.
  2. It is the only planet in the solar system with a moon.
  3. It is the only planet in the solar system with an atmosphere.
  4. It is the only planet in the solar system known to support life.
Grade 6 Outer Planets
What two gases mostly make up Saturn?
  1. oxygen and helium
  2. oxygen and nitrogen
  3. hydrogen and helium
  4. hydrogen and nitrogen
Grade 6 The Moon
When the people on Earth cannot see a Moon, which phase is the Moon in?
  1. Full Moon
  2. Waxing Crescent
  3. New Moon
  4. Waxing Gibbous
Grade 6 Planetary Motion
Grade 6 The Moon
A half moon is also referred to as a                .
  1. new moon
  2. full moon
  3. first quarter
  4. waxing crescent
Grade 6 Outer Planets
What are the outer planets?
  1. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
  2. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Grade 6 Sun
Grade 6 Sun
The Sun is a star.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 6 Space Exploration
Telescopes that bend light to make objects seem larger are                      .
  1. refracting telescopes
  2. reflecting telescopes
  3. radio telescopes
  4. spectroscopes
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