Solar System
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  • Question 1
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    What is the solar system?

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    The sun

    The planets

    The sun and planets ONLY

    The sun, planets, and all other objects that orbit the sun

  • Question 2
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    What is the center of our solar system?

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    The sun

    Earth

    Jupiter

    Saturn

  • Question 3
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    Which planet is the closest to our sun?

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    Mars

    Earth

    Mercury

    Venus

  • Question 4
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    Which planet is the farthest away from our sun?

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    Mars

    Jupiter

    Neptune

    Uranus

  • Question 5
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    Why do the planets orbit the sun?

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    They don't, the planets orbit the Earth

    Because Science

    The sun is so massive that it has a very large gravitational pull, which causes objects to orbit it

    Because they want to

  • Question 6
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    Is Pluto still considered a planet?

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    Yes, Pluto is still a planet because it still orbits the sun

    Yes, Pluto is considered a planet because it is big enough to be a planet

    No, pluto is not considered a planet because it is too small, and it its orbit is affected by another star

    No, because pluto does not have any moons.

  • Question 7
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    Our Solar System_________

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    Is an arrangement of 8 planets that are very close together

    Has 8 planets, but is mostly empty space

    Has 9 planets that are very close together

    Has 9 planets and is mostly empty space

  • Question 8
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    One AU stands for Astronomical Unit. An Astronomical Unit (AU) is the distance between The Sun and the Earth, or 150 million meters. If Jupiter is 5 AU away from the Sun, how far way is Jupiter from the sun in Meters?

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    5 million meters away from the sun

    1000 million meters away from the sun

    750 million meters away from the sun

    7500 million meters away from the sun

  • Question 9
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    T/F: the sun is the biggest star in our galaxy

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    True, that is why we have the only solar system

    False, there are much bigger stars than our sun

  • Question 10
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    T/F: The definition for what a planet is has never changed

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    True, what makes a planet a planet has always been the same

    False, the standards for what makes a planet a planet has changed several times

  • Question 11
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    If Earth is 1 AU away from the sun, and Neptune is 30 AU away from the sun, what does this mean?

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    Neptune is 30 years older than the Earth

    Neptune is 30 times larger than Earth

    Neptune is 30 times farther away from the sun than the Earth

  • Question 12
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    Why do scientists use scale to study the Solar System?

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    The solar system is too large to study without using scale

    The solar system is too small to study without using scale

    Scientists don't need to use scale because we have satelites

    All of the above

  • Question 13
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    What is scale?

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    When scientists study objects that are really big or really small

    When scientists study an object that is made bigger or smaller than the real thing, without changing the mathematical proportions of its measurements

    When scientists weigh things

    When scientists study distance

  • Question 14
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    What is the terminator on the moon?

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    The light side of the Moon

    The dark side of the Moon

    the border between light and dark on the Moon

    When the Moon casts a shadow on Earth

  • Question 15
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    What lunar features was Eric Wu asked to photograph for a magazine?

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    Mountains

    Terminator

    Mars

    Craters

  • Question 16
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    Where does the moon get its light from?

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    The moon makes its own light

    The moon gets light from Earth

    The Moon gets light from the sun

    None of the above

  • Question 17
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    Why is making a model of the solar system difficult?

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    Don't have the right materials

    The solar system is so big and the objects in it are so small in comparison

    There are too many parts in a model

    Because the science concepts are too difficult

  • Question 18
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    There's only 10 more days of school until winter break. How are you feeling?

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    Excited

    Nervous

    Don't care

    None of the above

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