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Ms. Rabess Grade 6 Space Test

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Space Unit Test

  
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1.  A frozen chunk of ice dust "Dirty Snowman" whose orbit around the sun is very elliptical is called  
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2.  Inertia means...
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3.  How does energy from the sun come (travel)to Earth?
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4.  These forces work together to keep planets in orbits?
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5.  This is a chunk of rock that is orbiting the sun:
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6.  Meteoroids usually come from
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7.  This planet is covered mostly in water and is the only planet known to have life
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8.  This is the largest planet in our solar system.
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9.  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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10.  I am the brightest of the planets, 2nd from the sun, & sometimes called the “Evening Star”. Which planet am I?
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11.  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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12.  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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13.  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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14.  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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15.  I’m the small, rocky planet, closest to the sun with almost no atmosphere. Which planet am I?
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16.  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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17.  Which answer shows the planets listed in the correct order from the sun:
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18.  Do planets travel around the sun in an elliptical orbit? (stretched out circles)
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19.  Meteoroids are small rocky objects that orbit the Sun
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20.  The time that it takes for a planet to rotate once on its axis is its:
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21.  Which of the planets listed below are called the "Gas Giants"
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22.  When parts function as a whole, this is called a:
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23.  When meteoroids land on earth, their name changes to:
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24.  This _________ in the earth was most likely caused by a _______ crashing into the ground.
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25.  What is the result of the rotation of Earth?
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26.    Why does the sun appear to rise and fall in the sky each day?
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27.  The outer planets are made of what?
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28.  How many days does it take the earth to travel around the sun?
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29.  In your own words, explain how mass and weight are affected by gravity in our solar system. (You may use pictures, numbers, symbols, and words in your answer.)     
30.  In your own words, explain the difference(s) between a lunar and a solar eclispe.(You may use pictures, numbers, symbols, and words in your answer.)
31.  In your own words, the "birth" of our solar system.  (You may use pictures, numbers, symbols, and words in your answer.)
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