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Grade 3 Planetary Motion
Does Earth revolve or rotate around the Sun?
  1. revolve
  2. rotate
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
How long does it take Earth to orbit the Sun?
  1. 88 days
  2. 365 days
  3. 12 years
  4. 29.5 years
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
Earth revolves around                .
  1. the Sun
  2. the Moon
  3. its axis
  4. the equator
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
Earth rotates around                .
  1. the Sun
  2. the Moon
  3. its axis
  4. its equator
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
The part of Earth that is tilted away from the Sun
  1. gets more direct sunlight.
  2. gets less direct sunlight.
  3. gets no direct sunlight.
  4. gets sunlight 24 hours a day.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
When a planet moves around the Sun, this is called a
  1. rotation.
  2. revolution.
  3. spin.
  4. do si do.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
To move in a circle around an object is to                .
  1. shadow
  2. eclipse
  3. rotate
  4. revolve
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The word solar best relates to the word              Sun              .
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The              Moon               is much closer to Earth than the Sun.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
The planets           revolve           around the Sun.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
It takes Earth 24 hours to rotate/spin all the way around.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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During a solar              eclipse               the Moon blocks light from the Sun.
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Earth rotates on its       axis       .
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth is placed directly between the Sun and the Moon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
All the planets follow an         orbit         as they           revolve           around the Sun.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion

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The Moon's              shadow               falls on Earth during a solar eclipse.
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The spinning of an object around its axis is called            rotation           .
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Even through the Sun is much larger than the Moon, from              Earth               they appear to be the same size.
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
When are you most likely to see a shadow?
  1. when the Sun has set
  2. when the Sun is the lowest
  3. when the Sun is the highest
Grade 3 Planetary Motion
Which of these words is the name for the imaginary line in which the Earth rotates?
  1. sun
  2. axis
  3. model
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