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Grade 5 Stars
A group of stars in the sky form a                .
  1. light year
  2. galaxy
  3. constellation
Grade 5 Stars
The color                 of a star means it is the hottest.
  1. red
  2. black
  3. blue
Grade 5 Stars
What is huge group of stars that are fairly close to each other in space?
  1. Universe
  2. Galaxy
  3. Planet
  4. Model
Grade 5 Stars
What is a constellation?
  1. a group of stars that appear to make a pattern
  2. a large, round object that orbits the Sun and doesn't have any objects orbiting in its path
  3. a group of stars that are fairly close to each other in space
Grade 5 Stars
Different groups of constellations are visible during each of the seasons of the year.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
What is a nebula?
  1. large clouds of gas and dust in space that is the beginning or ending of a star
  2. a mostly spherical object that orbits past Neptune and has other objects orbiting in its path, a type of dwarf planet
  3. oval-shaped path, like a flattened circle
  4. the distance light travels in 365 days
Grade 5 Stars
Why can we see the stars in the night sky?
  1. Stars produce their own light.
  2. Stars reflect light from the Sun.
Grade 5 Stars
Why do stars in the night sky look like tiny points of light, even though they are much larger than Earth?
  1. They are moving very fast.
  2. The atmosphere blocks most of their light.
  3. The stars visible at night are very far from Earth.
  4. Most of the light from stars is absorbed by galaxies, so it does not reach Earth.
Grade 5 Stars
Which of the following statements about stars is true?
  1. Smaller stars are always brighter.
  2. Two stars that are the same temperature are the same color.
  3. The smaller a star appears, the closer it is to Earth.
  4. Stars that are the same color are usually the same size.
Grade 5 Stars
The table shows examples of constellations that are best seen from the Northern Hemisphere by season.


Which statement explains why different constellations are visible as the seasons change?
  1. Earth spins on its axis.
  2. Earth is tilted on its axis.
  3. Earth has a magnetic field.
  4. Earth revolves around the Sun.
Grade 5 Stars
The motion of the stars is                 motion.
  1. mixed
  2. apparent
  3. real
  4. linear
Grade 5 Stars
All stars are the same distance from Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
Star A and Star B are identical. However, Star A looks dimmer than Star B. Which statement may explain why Star A seems dimmer than Star B?
  1. Star A is closer to the observer than Star B.
  2. Star B is closer to the observer than Star A.
Grade 5 Stars
The stars came from the Big Bang.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
How many constellations are officially recognized by astronomers today?
  1. 48
  2. 88
  3. 68
  4. 38
Grade 5 Stars
How many of the stars, visible in the night sky, are closer to Earth than the Sun?
  1. all of them
  2. about 50 of them
  3. only one of them
  4. none of them
Grade 5 Stars
Like the Sun, many constellations appear to rise in the                  sky and set in the                  sky. This is because Earth rotates on its axis.
  1. eastern, eastern
  2. eastern, western
  3. western, western
  4. western, eastern
Grade 5 Stars
Many constellations were identified by ancient Greek and Roman astronomers.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
Our Sun is one of many stars that exist in the universe.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Stars
How many constellations did the ancient astronomer Ptolemy describe?
  1. 88
  2. 98
  3. 48
  4. 108
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