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Space Unit Test

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Space Unit Test
6th grade science Unit test over the solar system.

  
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1.  This rocky belt sits between Mars and Jupiter.
 
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2.  A frozen chunk of ice dust "Dirty Snowman" whose orbit around the sun is very elliptical is called
 
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3.  These forces work together to keep planets in orbits?
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4.  How does energy from the sun come (travel)to Earth?
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5.  Inertia means:
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6.  This is a chunk of rock that is orbiting the sun:
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7.  Meteoroids usually come from
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8.  Aliens from other galaxies travel a long way here to fish and swim on this watery planet.
 
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9.  This planet is covered mostly in water and is the only planet known to have life.
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10.  This is the largest planet in our solar system.
 
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11.  I am the red planet. Astronauts have visited me many times. I am the 4th planet from the sun. Which planet am I?
 
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12.  I am the brightest of the planets, 2nd from the sun, & sometimes called the “Evening Star”. Which planet am I?
 
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13.  I am the water planet, 3rd from the sun, and the only planet known to have life. Which planet am I?
 
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14.  My beautiful rings make me popular, I’m the 6th from the sun and I have 18 known moons. Which planet am I?
 
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15.  I am a small, icy "dwarf planet" and scientist are questioning if I am even a real planet. Which planet am I?
 
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16.  Well, I rotate on my side in a tilted way & I’m the 7th from the sun. Which planet am I?
 
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17.  I’m the small, rocky planet, closest to the sun with almost no atmosphere. Which planet am I?
 
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18.  My winds are the fastest in the solar system and I am the 8th planet from the sun. Which planet am I?
 
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19.  Which answer shows the planets listed in the correct order from the sun:
 
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20.  Do planets travel around the sun in an elliptical orbit? (stretched out circles)
 
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21.  Heliocentric means that the sun is in the center of the universe & the planets orbit around the sun.
22.  Meteoroids are small rocky objects that orbit the Sun
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23.  Meteoroids are made up of pieces from the sun
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24.  The time that it takes for a planet to rotate once on its axis is its:
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25.  The image that is rotating around this planet is an example of a:
 
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26.  Which of the planets listed below are called the "Gas Giants"
27.  When parts function as a whole, this is called a:
28.  When meteoroids land on earth, their name changes to:
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29.  The Italian astronomer, Galileo, was the first scientist to do what?
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30.  This _________ in the earth was most likely caused by a _______ crashing into the ground.
 
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