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Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
           Asteroid            is a small, rocky object that orbits the Sun.
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteorite?
  1. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's atmosphere
  2. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  3. a piece of a meteor that lands on Earth after passing through the atmosphere
  4. a group of stars that appear to make a pattern
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Which is a small piece of rock and metal that travels in space around the Sun?
  1. Nebulae
  2. Meteorite
  3. Meteoroid
  4. Planet
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Which is a large rock that revolves around the Sun?
  1. asteroid
  2. meteor
  3. meteorite
  4. meteoroid
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A frozen chunk of ice dust whose orbit around the Sun is elliptical is called a                  .
  1. comet
  2. meteoroid
  3. asteroid
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Asteroids are rocky objects that revolve around Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Asteroids are metallic, rocky bodies that orbit the Sun, but are too                 to be classified as a planet.
  1. large
  2. small
  3. habitable
  4. uninhabitable
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What shape is most like Comet 67P's orbit around the Sun?
  1. oval
  2. circle
  3. square
  4. triangle
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A comet has an orbit.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
An asteroid has a tail.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
How long does it take Pluto to orbit the Sun?
  1. 100 minutes
  2. 16 hours
  3. 2 years
  4. 248 years
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is happening to Comet 67P as it approaches the Sun?
  1. It is crashing into planets.
  2. Ice inside of it boils off into gases.
  3. Its orbit is slowing down.
  4. Dust on its surface is catching fire.
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 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is between the inner and outer planets?
  1. asteroid belt
  2. meteorites
  3. nothing but space
  4. stars
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
What is a meteor?
  1. a small piece of rock and metal that travels in space around the Sun
  2. all of space
  3. oval-shaped, like flattened circle
  4. a bright streak of light that passes through Earth's atmosphere
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
A crater is a hole on the surface of a moon or planet made by a meteorite hitting its surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Pluto is classified as a                 planet
  1. secondary
  2. miniature
  3. dwarf
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Pluto was once called a planet. In 2006 it was reclassified with other nearly round bodies whose objects cross the orbits of other bodies. What term describes Pluto?
  1. meteor
  2. dwarf planet
  3. asteroid
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
        Comet         is a small orbiting body made of dust, ice, and frozen gases.
Grade 5 Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Planets are classified as either inner planets or outer planets. What is found between the inner planets and the outer planets?
  1. asteroids
  2. moons
  3. comets
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