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Meteor Showers (Grade 7)

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Meteor Showers

Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere. People often call these shooting stars.
  1. True
  2. False
The difference between a meteor and a meteorite is that a meteorite is a space object that reached Earth's surface.
  1. True
  2. False
Meteor showers only occur at night.
  1. True
  2. False
The Perseid meteor shower occurs in January.
  1. True
  2. False
Meredith is looking forward to watching the Geminid meteor shower. Which would be the best time for her to view the meteor shower?
  1. dawn to noon
  2. noon to sunset
  3. midnight to dawn
  4. It is never visible.
Meteor showers are named after                .
  1. comets
  2. meteorites
  3. meteoroids
  4. constellations
In which atmospheric layer do meteors burn up?
  1. troposphere
  2. stratosphere
  3. mesosphere
  4. thermosphere
We can observe meteor showers when Earth passes through trails of dust and small rocks left from                .
  1. stars
  2. comets
  3. meteorites
  4. meteoroids
Sam watches the Lyrid meteor shower in April. When is the next time he can watch the Lyrids?
  1. In May. Meteor showers repeat every month.
  2. In July. Meteor showers repeat each season.
  3. Next April. Meteor showers repeat each year.
  4. Never. Each meteor shower is a one-time event.
Select the term that best completes the sentence below.

The weather satellite was damaged when a                 collided with it.
  1. meteor
  2. meteorite
  3. meteoroid
  4. constellation
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