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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Solar System Questions

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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 The Moon
The Moon                 the Sun's light.
  1. hides
  2. reflects
  3. loses
Grade 4 The Moon
About how long does it take the Moon to complete a full lunar cycle?
  1. a year
  2. a month
  3. a week
  4. a day
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 Sun
Which of the following objects is capable of producing its own natural light?
  1. the Sun
  2. our Moon
  3. Earth
  4. a planet
Grade 4 The Moon
It takes the Moon about one month to orbit around Earth. This causes the Moon to appear as different shapes in the night sky. These shapes are called the                 of the Moon.
  1. changes
  2. phases
  3. crescents
  4. views
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 The Moon
When the Moon is 99% illuminated, we can say it is what type of moon?
  1. New Moon
  2. Full Moon
  3. Crescent Moon
  4. Waning Gibbous Moon
Grade 4 The Moon
The Moon has no gravity.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
Earth                 on its axis.
  1. rotates
  2. revolves
Grade 4 The Moon
How long does it take the Moon to go around Earth?
  1. 3 years
  2. 29 days and 5 hours
  3. 31 days
  4. 27 days and 7 hours
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 The Moon
For approximately two weeks after a full moon, you can expect the Moon to
  1. appear smaller each night.
  2. stay the same size each night.
  3. appear larger each night.
  4. have a greenish glow.
Grade 4 Planetary Motion
What orbits Earth?
  1. the Sun
  2. the Moon
  3. the Stars
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