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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Astronomy Questions

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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 Inner Planets
Grade 6 Outer 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
What is the last Moon phase before the new moon?
  1. full moon
  2. waning crescent
  3. waxing gibbous
  4. none of the above
Grade 6 Inner Planets
Grade 6 Sun
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 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 Sun
The Sun is a star.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 6 The Moon
In this diagram, what phase of the Moon (C) would be seen from Earth (B)?
Spring Tide 2
  1. new moon
  2. full moon
  3. first quarter
  4. third quarter
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