4th Grade Science Trivia Quiz On Sun, Moon And Earth!

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4th Grade Science Trivia Quiz On Sun, Moon And Earth!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the picture below, Texas is the area of Earth labeled side A where the X is drawn.  What do you know for sure is happening in Texas?
    • A. 

      It is day in Texas.

    • B. 

      It is summer in Texas.

    • C. 

      It is night in Texas.

    • D. 

      It is winter in Texas.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following causes the seasons?
    • A. 

      The sun's rotation

    • B. 

      The tilt of the Earth's axis

    • C. 

      The rising and setting of the sun

    • D. 

      The summer solstice

  • 3. 
    Which location in the diagram above shows the position of Earth when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      Location A

    • B. 

      Location B

    • C. 

      Location C

    • D. 

      Location D

  • 4. 
    Around which object do all of the planets in our solar system revolve?
    • A. 

      Earth

    • B. 

      The Moon

    • C. 

      The Sun

    • D. 

      The equator

  • 5. 
    When we learn about the planets we cannot see these objects easily because they are far away in outer space.  We can use models to show how the objects look. The picture below shows a model of light shining on earth.  What is the purpose of the flashlight?
    • A. 

      To model the Sun

    • B. 

      To model the Moon

    • C. 

      To model other planets

    • D. 

      To model Earth

  • 6. 
    Why do we only see one side of the Moon from Earth?
    • A. 

      The Moon does not rotate.

    • B. 

      Earth moves around only one side of the Moon.

    • C. 

      The Sun blocks one side of the Moon as it moves.

    • D. 

      The Moon takes the same amount of time to revolve and to rotate.

  • 7. 
    Why is it that the Moon can sometimes be seen during the day as well as at night?
    • A. 

      Earth reflects light from the Moon all the time.

    • B. 

      The Sun goes around the Earth and Moon every day.

    • C. 

      The Moon reflects light from the Sun all the time.

    • D. 

      The Moon goes around the Earth every day.

  • 8. 
    There are day and night on Earth because
    • A. 

      The Sun rotates

    • B. 

      The Moon rotates

    • C. 

      Earth rotates

    • D. 

      The Sun gets dark at night

  • 9. 
    How often can a full moon be seen?
    • A. 

      Once a year

    • B. 

      Once each season of the year

    • C. 

      About once each month

    • D. 

      About once each week

  • 10. 
    Which diagram below BEST represents the position of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth when there is a full moon?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 11. 
    Twenty-four hours is the time it take for one rotation of
    • A. 

      The Sun on its axis

    • B. 

      Earth on its axis

    • C. 

      The Moon on its axis

    • D. 

      The solar system

  • 12. 
    Which picture of the Moon shows the new moon phase?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 13. 
    What is the main cause of tides?
    • A. 

      Magnetic pull of the Earth

    • B. 

      Gravitational pull of the Moon

    • C. 

      Gravitational pull of the Sun

    • D. 

      Magnetic pull of the Moon and the Sun

  • 14. 
    Lesley puts her blanket on the ocean beach at 10:00 in the morning.  At 1:00 in the afternoon, she has to move the blanket or it will get wet.  What caused the change in the water level?
    • A. 

      Tide

    • B. 

      Waves

    • C. 

      Current

    • D. 

      Sea level