Earth In Time And Space

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Earth In Time And Space

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are closest to the earth?
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Jupiter

    • D. 

      Mars

  • 2. 
    Which is the closest star to the Earth?
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      North Star

    • C. 

      Vega

    • D. 

      Sirius

  • 3. 
    Which three things does the Earth need to support life?
    • A. 

      Water, light, and humans

    • B. 

      Water, atmosphere, and light

    • C. 

      Soil, light, and food

    • D. 

      Atmosphere, transportation, and food

  • 4. 
    Write about the size of the sun, Earth, and Moon compared to one another.
  • 5. 
    A ___________________ is when an object orbits around another object.
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Spin

    • D. 

      Moonwalk

  • 6. 
    The spin of an object is called its _____________________.
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      Rotation

    • C. 

      Spin

    • D. 

      Moonwalk

  • 7. 
    The path the Earth follows is called _________________.
    • A. 

      Revolution

    • B. 

      A rotation

    • C. 

      A trail

    • D. 

      An orbit

  • 8. 
    Write about how the Earth travels to complete a year.
  • 9. 
    The earth "spins" on its ______________________.
    • A. 

      Head

    • B. 

      Tilt

    • C. 

      Axis

    • D. 

      Point

  • 10. 
    Each time the earth "spins" around we experience a _________________.
    • A. 

      Month

    • B. 

      Day

    • C. 

      Week

    • D. 

      Year

  • 11. 
    The side of the Earth facing the sun is experiencing ______________ and the side of the Earth not facing the sun is experiencing _____________.
    • A. 

      Winter, summer

    • B. 

      Night, day

    • C. 

      Fall, spring

    • D. 

      Day, night

  • 12. 
    Explain how the "spin" of the Earth creates day and night.
  • 13. 
    The moon appears to change shape almost daily.  These changes follow a predictable cycle.  Approximately how long does it take for one complete cycle?
    • A. 

      A month

    • B. 

      A year

    • C. 

      A day

    • D. 

      A season

  • 14. 
    Which best describes the motion of the moon around the Earth?
    • A. 

      The moon follows a predictable orbit.

    • B. 

      The moon doesn't orbit the Earth

    • C. 

      The moon changes its direction around the Earth every 28 days.

    • D. 

      The Earth is orbiting around the moon.

  • 15. 
    Which of these is a TRUE statement?
    • A. 

      The moon makes its own light.

    • B. 

      The moon gets bigger and smaller.

    • C. 

      The moon reflects light from the sun.

    • D. 

      The moon is made of cheese.

  • 16. 
    Explain how the visible shape of the moon follows a predictable pattern.
  • 17. 
    The sun appears to move across the sky every day from the ___________ part of the sky to the ___________ part of the sky.
    • A. 

      Northern, southern

    • B. 

      Western, eastern

    • C. 

      Southern, northern

    • D. 

      Eastern, western

  • 18. 
    What is the path of the sun during the summer months?
    • A. 

      Higher in the sky

    • B. 

      Lower in the sky

    • C. 

      The same as the winter

    • D. 

      The path of the sun always appears the same

  • 19. 
    The apparent motion of the sun across the sky is due to:
    • A. 

      The seasons

    • B. 

      The energy

    • C. 

      The Earth's rotation

    • D. 

      The moon

  • 20. 
    Explain how the sun and moon move across the sky through day and night.
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