Science What Is In The Sky?

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  • 1. 

    What is the sun ?

    • A.

      A planet

    • B.

      A star.

    Correct Answer
    B. A star.
    Explanation
    The sun is a star because it is a massive, glowing ball of gas that produces its own light and heat through nuclear fusion. It is the closest star to Earth and is the center of our solar system.

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  • 2. 

    All the planets orbit arund .......

    • A.

      Earth

    • B.

      The sun

    Correct Answer
    B. The sun
    Explanation
    All the planets orbit around the sun. The sun's gravitational pull keeps the planets in their respective orbits. This is known as the heliocentric model, which states that the sun is at the center of the solar system and the planets revolve around it. The sun's immense mass and gravitational force allow it to hold the planets in their orbits, creating a stable system. This understanding of the solar system has been widely accepted since the time of Copernicus and has been supported by extensive scientific evidence.

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  • 3. 

    The sun affects......

    • A.

      The weather.

    • B.

      Our needs.

    Correct Answer
    A. The weather.
    Explanation
    The sun affects the weather by providing heat and light to the Earth. It plays a crucial role in the formation of weather patterns such as temperature, air pressure, and wind. The sun's energy drives the water cycle, causing evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, which are essential components of weather. Additionally, the sun's position in the sky affects the length of daylight and seasons, further influencing weather conditions.

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  • 4. 

    The sun is the center of the.......

    • A.

      Moon.

    • B.

      Solar System.

    Correct Answer
    B. Solar System.
    Explanation
    The sun is the center of the Solar System. This is because the sun is a star that has a gravitational pull strong enough to keep all the planets, including Earth, in orbit around it. The sun also provides heat and light to the planets, making it the central source of energy in our Solar System.

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  • 5. 

    The moon can be seen .....

    • A.

      In the daytime.

    • B.

      In the nighttime.

    Correct Answer
    B. In the nighttime.
    Explanation
    The moon can be seen in the nighttime because it reflects the light of the sun, which is not visible during the night. This allows us to see the moon's illuminated surface against the dark sky. During the daytime, the brightness of the sun makes it difficult to see the moon, although it is still present in the sky.

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  • 6. 

    Stars are balls of

    • A.

      Gas

    • B.

      Clouds

    Correct Answer
    A. Gas
    Explanation
    Stars are made up of gas, primarily hydrogen and helium, which undergo nuclear fusion in their cores. This fusion process releases tremendous amounts of energy in the form of light and heat, causing stars to shine brightly. The gas in stars is held together by gravity, which creates immense pressure and temperature at their cores, allowing fusion to occur. Therefore, the correct answer is gas.

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  • 7. 

    The moon is a......

    • A.

      Planet

    • B.

      Satellite

    Correct Answer
    B. Satellite
    Explanation
    The moon is classified as a satellite because it orbits around a larger celestial body, which in this case is the Earth. Satellites are objects that revolve around planets or other celestial bodies, and the moon fits this definition as it orbits the Earth. It is not considered a planet because it does not meet the criteria to be classified as one, such as clearing its orbit of other objects.

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  • 8. 

    The moon .....

    • A.

      Has its own light.

    • B.

      Reflects the light of the sun.

    Correct Answer
    B. Reflects the light of the sun.
    Explanation
    The moon is not a source of light itself, but rather reflects the light of the sun. This is evident from the fact that the moon appears bright in the night sky, even though it is not producing any light of its own. The sunlight that falls on the moon's surface gets reflected back to the Earth, allowing us to see the moon.

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  • 9. 

    Stars are.....

    • A.

      Far away from Earth.

    • B.

      Close to Earth.

    Correct Answer
    A. Far away from Earth.
    Explanation
    Stars are far away from Earth because they are celestial objects located in outer space. They are massive balls of gas that emit light and heat through nuclear reactions in their cores. The distance between stars and Earth can vary greatly, with the closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, being approximately 4.24 light-years away. Other stars can be even farther, with some being millions or billions of light-years away. This vast distance makes stars appear as tiny points of light in the night sky and explains why they are considered to be far away from Earth.

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  • 10. 

    The sun is.....

    • A.

      Close to Earth.

    • B.

      Far away from Earth.

    Correct Answer
    A. Close to Earth.
    Explanation
    The statement "The sun is close to Earth" suggests that the distance between the sun and Earth is relatively short. This is a commonly known fact, as the sun is located at the center of our solar system and Earth is the third planet from the sun. The proximity of the sun to Earth is essential for providing the necessary light, heat, and energy for life on our planet.

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