Paxton's 4th Grade Science Quiz

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4th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

There are a lot of scientific facts that a fourth grader gets to understand and explore. The Paxton quiz below is designed to help you refresh your memory on some of the topics we have covered throughout the year. Give it a try and keep on revising for your exams.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the closest planet to the sun?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Pluto

  • 2. 
    Select the three correct statements about Rotation and Revolution
    • A. 

      Revolution is a spinning motion; it takes the Earth 24 hours (1 day & 1 night) to Revolve.

    • B. 

      Rotation is a spinning motion; it takes the earth 24 hours (1 day & 1 night) to Rotate

    • C. 

      Revolution is an object moving in a circular motion around another object

    • D. 

      It takes the Earth 365 days (1 year) to revolve around the sun; it takes the moon 28 days (1 month) to revolve around the Earth

  • 3. 
    True or False: Aristotle and Ptolemy believed the Earth was at the center of the universe; Galileo and Copernicus believed the Sun was at the center of the universe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which one is NOT a phase of the moon?
    • A. 

      Waxing Cresent

    • B. 

      Cresent Moon

    • C. 

      Waning Cresent

    • D. 

      Waning Gibbous

  • 5. 
    Which feature is unique to the Earth?
    • A. 

      It's a rocky planet

    • B. 

      There's life on the planet

    • C. 

      It has an atmosphere

  • 6. 
    What's the name of our galaxy?
    • A. 

      The Tootsie Roll

    • B. 

      The Juicy Way

    • C. 

      The Milky Way

  • 7. 
    What is the only star in our solar system?
    • A. 

      Andromeda

    • B. 

      The Sun

    • C. 

      Aldeberon

  • 8. 
    The NASA Apollo space mission helped us learn more about what?
    • A. 

      How to build rockets

    • B. 

      Gravity

    • C. 

      The Moon

  • 9. 
    Select the characteristics of the Moon (choose all that are correct).
    • A. 

      The Moon is a satellite that revolves around the Earth

    • B. 

      The Moon does not produce its own light

    • C. 

      The moon is 1/4 the size of the Earth

    • D. 

      There is no water on the Moon

    • E. 

      The temperature on the Moon can get very hot and very cold at times

  • 10. 
    The Sun is... (choose 4 correct items)
    • A. 

      The largest star in all the universe

    • B. 

      An averaged-sized yellow star

    • C. 

      4.6 billion years old

    • D. 

      Two times as big as the Earth

    • E. 

      Made of gasoline and moldy cheese

    • F. 

      110 times the size of the Earth

    • G. 

      Made of Gas and Helium

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