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Grade 5 The Moon
Gravity on the Moon is                 the gravity on Earth.
  1. less than
  2. greater than
  3. the same as
Grade 5 The Moon
Earth has one moon.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
Angela watched the Moon from her bedroom window for one week. She noticed that, at first, it was round and fully lit. At the end of the week, the Moon was lit on the left side and looked like it had been cut in half. How do scientists describe this stage of the moon phase cycle?
  1. waning
  2. wasting
  3. waxing
  4. warming
Grade 5 The Moon
Craters on the Moon were created by
  1. satellites.
  2. meteorites.
  3. comets.
  4. equipment from human exploration of the Moon.
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon's gravity causes                .
  1. tides
  2. phases
  3. lunar eclipses
Grade 5 The Moon
Which is the better estimate of how long it takes the Moon to orbit Earth?
  1. 1 day
  2. 1 month
Grade 5 The Moon
The                 is a satellite of Earth.
  1. Moon
  2. Sun
  3. Sky
Grade 5 The Moon
This has (virtually) no atmosphere because its gravity is too weak to hold on to atmosphere over time.
  1. Earth
  2. Moon
  3. Sun
  4. Jupiter
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon
  1. orbits around Earth.
  2. is orbited by Earth.
Grade 5 The Moon
Which of the following BEST explains why there are more craters on the Moon than on Earth?
  1. Earth has an atmosphere.
  2. The Moon is smaller than Earth.
  3. Earth has rarely been struck by meteorites.
  4. The Moon has a weaker gravitational force.
Grade 5 The Moon
When Earth's shadow blocks the Moon, it is called a(n)
  1. solar eclipse.
  2. lunar eclipse.
  3. axis.
  4. phase.
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon shines because
  1. it is a star.
  2. it reflects light from the Sun.
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon is unlivable compare with Earth because
  1. there is no air to breathe.
  2. there is no water to drink.
  3. the surface temperature can be hotter than boiling water.
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon is a                 of Earth.
  1. luna
  2. satellite
  3. crater
  4. night light
Grade 5 The Moon
Which is NOT a Moon phase?
  1. old moon
  2. first quarter
  3. waning gibbous
  4. new moon
Grade 5 The Moon
The tides are caused by gravitational pull on the oceans by
  1. the Sun and Moon.
  2. the Sun and Earth.
  3. the other planets.
Grade 5 The Moon
The force of gravity on the Moon is about
  1. twice the force of gravity on Earth.
  2. one-sixth the force of gravity on Earth.
  3. one-twentieth the force of gravity on Earth.
  4. one-third the force of gravity on Earth.
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon has weathering and erosion.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon revolves around Earth, this causes
  1. Earth to be warmer at night.
  2. Earth to rotate more rapidly.
  3. the Moon to shine more brightly than other objects in the sky.
  4. the Moon to appear as different shapes during the month.
Grade 5 The Moon
The Moon's surface is
  1. rough and has craters.
  2. smooth and without rocks.
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