Ms. Rabess Grade 6 Space Test

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 Ms. Rabess Grade 6 Space Test
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  • 1. 

    A frozen chunk of ice dust "Dirty Snowman" whose orbit around the sun is very elliptical is called  
    • A. 

      Comet

    • B. 

      Meteroid

    • C. 

      Asteroid


  • 2. 
    Inertia means...
    • A. 

      If something is moving, it will keep moving until something stops it. If something is not moving, it will just sit there until something comes along to move it.

    • B. 

      The thing that makes you stick to the Earth & keeps us from floating.


  • 3. 
    How does energy from the sun come (travel)to Earth?
    • A. 

      It waits for rain and then the rain brings down the energy

    • B. 

      Gravity and inertia

    • C. 

      Through light and heat from the rays


  • 4. 
    These forces work together to keep planets in orbits?
    • A. 

      Inertia and gravity

    • B. 

      Light and heat

    • C. 

      Up and down


  • 5. 
    This is a chunk of rock that is orbiting the sun:
    • A. 

      Asteroid

    • B. 

      Satellite

    • C. 

      System


  • 6. 
    Meteoroids usually come from
    • A. 

      Strong solar winds

    • B. 

      The sun

    • C. 

      Leftover pieces of comets or asteroids that have collided (crashed)


  • 7. 
    This planet is covered mostly in water and is the only planet known to have life
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Pluto


  • 8. 

    This is the largest planet in our solar system.
    • A. 

      Jupiter

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Mars


  • 9. 

    I am the red planet. Astronauts have visited me many times. I am the 4th planet from the sun. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Mars


  • 10. 

    I am the brightest of the planets, 2nd from the sun, & sometimes called the “Evening Star”. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Jupiter


  • 11. 

    I am the water planet, 3rd from the sun, and the only planet known to have life. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      Jupiter

    • C. 

      Mercury


  • 12. 

    My beautiful rings make me popular, I’m the 6th from the sun and I have 18 known moons. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Saturn


  • 13. 

    I am a small, icy "dwarf planet" and scientist are questioning if I am even a real planet. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Pluto

    • B. 

      Earth

    • C. 

      Jupiter


  • 14. 

    Well, I rotate on my side in a tilted way & I’m the 7th from the sun. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Neptune


  • 15. 

    I’m the small, rocky planet, closest to the sun with almost no atmosphere. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Mercury

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Earth


  • 16. 

    My winds are the fastest in the solar system and I am the 8th planet from the sun. Which planet am I?
    • A. 

      Neptune

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Jupiter


  • 17. 
    Which answer shows the planets listed in the correct order from the sun:
    • A. 

      Sun=Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Earth

    • B. 

      Sun= Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn

    • C. 

      Sun= Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto


  • 18. 

    Do planets travel around the sun in an elliptical orbit? (stretched out circles)
    • A. 

      Yes, they do.

    • B. 

      No, they do not.


  • 19. 
    Meteoroids are small rocky objects that orbit the Sun
    • A. 

      Yes, that is TRUE!

    • B. 

      No, that is FALSE!


  • 20. 
    The time that it takes for a planet to rotate once on its axis is its:
    • A. 

      Rotation period.

    • B. 

      Shuttle period.

    • C. 

      Crater period.


  • 21. 
    Which of the planets listed below are called the "Gas Giants"
    • A. 

      Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

    • B. 

      Pluto, Earth, Mercury, Mars


  • 22. 
    When parts function as a whole, this is called a:
    • A. 

      System

    • B. 

      Meteor

    • C. 

      Thrust


  • 23. 
    When meteoroids land on earth, their name changes to:
    • A. 

      Comet

    • B. 

      Meteorites

    • C. 

      Asteroids


  • 24. 

    This _________ in the earth was most likely caused by a _______ crashing into the ground.
    • A. 

      Volcano/earthquake

    • B. 

      Crater/meteorite

    • C. 

      Comet/star


  • 25. 
    What is the result of the rotation of Earth?
    • A. 

      four seasons

    • B. 

      Day and night

    • C. 

      The calendar year

    • D. 

      The moon's changing size


  • 26. 
     Whydoes the sun appear to rise and fall in the sky each day?
    • A. 

      The sun rotates

    • B. 

      The Earth orbits the sun

    • C. 

      The sun orbits the Earth

    • D. 

      Earth rotates on its axis


  • 27. 
    The outer planets are made of what?
    • A. 

      Gas and helium

    • B. 

      Gas and water

    • C. 

      Gas and rock


  • 28. 
    How many days does it take the earth to travel around the sun?
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      1 month

    • C. 

      365 days


  • 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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