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Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth moves in a path around the Sun, creating an Earth year.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
How many days does it take for Earth to make one revolution around the Sun?
  1. 31 days
  2. 1 day
  3. 250 days
  4. 365 days
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The Sun rotates around Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth's rotation results in day and night.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What causes the Sun to rise and set every day?
  1. the orbit of Earth
  2. the rotation of Earth
  3. the revolution of Earth
  4. the apparent movement of Earth
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which statement below is correct?
  1. Earth revolves around the Sun and the Moon.
  2. Earth and the Moon revolve around the Sun.
  3. The Moon revolves around the Sun, but Earth does not.
  4. The Sun revolves around Earth and the Moon.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
How long does Earth take to make one rotation?
  1. one day
  2. one year
  3. one month
  4. one week
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
One year on Earth is defined by
  1. the time it takes the Sun to revolve around Earth.
  2. the time it takes Earth to revolve around the Moon.
  3. the time it takes for Earth to revolve around the Sun.
  4. the time it takes for the Moon to revolve around Earth.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which motion causes Earth to have day and night?
  1. Earth rotates on its axis.
  2. The Moon blocks the Sun at night.
  3. The revolution of Earth around the Sun.
  4. The Sun orbiting Earth.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth                 on its axis.
  1. rotates
  2. revolves
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth spins on its axis. What does the term axis mean?
  1. A metal bar that connects the North and South Pole.
  2. The path that Earth takes as it revolves around the Sun.
  3. An imaginary line around the middle of Earth.
  4. An imaginary line which runs through the center of Earth.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What orbits Earth?
  1. the Sun
  2. the Moon
  3. the Stars
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth's rotation causes day and night.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Which of the following units are used by humans to organize time based on natural motions of Earth?
  1. weeks
  2. minutes
  3. seconds
  4. all of the above
Grade 4 Planetary Motion

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It takes Earth       365       days to orbit the Sun.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
In the Northern Hemisphere, what month would the days be the longest, with the Sun rising early and setting late?
  1. March
  2. January
  3. December
  4. June
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What is an orbit?
  1. gravity pulling asteroids toward Earth
  2. a type of celestial object
  3. the curved path one object travels around another
  4. how fast a planet circles around the Sun
Grade 4 Planetary Motion

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The tilt of Earth's axis and              revolution              around the Sun cause seasons to change during the year.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is aligned perfectly as it passes directly between the Sun and Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
The imaginary line running through Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole is called the axis.
  1. True
  2. False
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