Post Test For Sun-earth-moon System Quiz- Ngss Standards, 6th-8th Grade Resources, MS-ess1-1.

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Post test to determine if basic information about the Sun-Earth-Moon system is understood. This quiz will be used after the completion of a a lesson where students develop and model theSun-Earth-Moon system, MS-ESS1-1. created by Karen Souza


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many miles is the moon from the Earth? 
  • 2. 
    Did you notice any limitations to that last interactive model where you tried to figure out the relative size of the Earth, Sun, Moon, and Jupiter?If not, you can revisit it now to consider what is missing to help you figure out the last question with certainty. Type your answer into the box provided. What limitations exist? 
  • 3. 
    Phases of the Moon are caused by shadows from the Earth. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Moon goes around the Earth in a single day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The moon is a source of light. It creates moonlight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Moon is only visible at night.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following four diagrams most accurately depicts the shape of Earth's orbit around the Sun?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    Which of the following responses most closely explains why it is hotter in New York in June than it is in December?
    • A. 

      The Sun gives off more heat energy in June.

    • B. 

      Earth is closer to the Sun in June.

    • C. 

      The Sun is higher in the sky and and provides more hours of daylight in June.

    • D. 

      The Northern Hemisphere is closer to the Sun in June.

  • 9. 
    Sometimes the Moon looks like thisAnd sometimes the Moon looks like thisWhat causes the Moon to change its appearance in this way?
    • A. 

      As the Moon orbits Earth, Earth's shadow covers the Moon.

    • B. 

      Clouds block part of the Moon from our view.

    • C. 

      As the Moon orbits Earth, we see different views of the Moon's sunlit side.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following diagrams most closely depicts the distance between Earth and the Moon?
    • A. 

      Diagram A

    • B. 

      Diagram B

    • C. 

      Diagram C

  • 11. 
    The Earth spins, but the Moon does not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What causes the seasons?
    • A. 

      The elliptical movement of the earth around the sun

    • B. 

      The tilt of the earth at various stages of the earth's revolution around the sun

    • C. 

      The solar wind moves the earth at different angles

  • 13. 
    What is the rotation period of the earth?
    • A. 

      365 days

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      29 days

    • D. 

      8 years

  • 14. 
    What is moon light?
    • A. 

      Reflected light from the sun

    • B. 

      The moon produces its own light

    • C. 

      Electrical occurrence on the moon

    • D. 

      The light from nearby planets

  • 15. 
    When is it summer in the northern hemisphere?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 16. 
    Which is the smallest?  ___________________ You may use this interactive tool to help you. Use the scroll bar to determine the relative size and scale of each.To return to the quiz, press the x at the top of the pop up window to return to quiz. 
    • A. 

      A. Earth

    • B. 

      B. Moon

    • C. 

      C. Sun

    • D. 

      D. Jupiter

  • 17. 
       When earth is between the moon and the sun there is a _____moon.
    • A. 

      New

    • B. 

      Full

    • C. 

      Cresent

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    When the moon is between the earth and the sun there is a _____moon.
    • A. 

      New

    • B. 

      Full

    • C. 

      Cresent

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The earth revolves around the__________
    • A. 

      A. moon

    • B. 

      B. sun

    • C. 

      C. asteroid belt

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