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What planet is the smallest in the solar system?
What is the only planet in our solar system that spins on its side?
Pluto is not considered a planet anymore because it is so small and because it ______________.
has an irregular orbit.
has a thin atmosphere.
is so far from the sun.
Which statement correctly describes the size and age of the sun?
The sun is 10 times the diameter of Earth and about 2.5 million years old
The sun is 50 times the diameter of Earth and about 2.5 billion years old.
The sun is 110 times the diameter of Earth and about 4.6 billion years old.
The sun is 150 times the diameter of Earth and about 4.6 million years old.
What does Earth’s protective atmosphere help to block out?
Meteors and asteroids
Enormous atmospheric storms
Damaging rays from the sun
What phase of the moon is shown in the box in this picture?
What causes seasons on Earth?
The rotation of the moon around the Earth.
The Earth's axial tilt as it revolves around the sun.
The tilt of the Earth as it rotates each day.
How long does it take Earth to make a full revolution around the sun?
28 and 1/2 days
365 and 1/4 days
What is this model of the solar system showing? Look at it closely!
what early astronomers believed about our solar system
the correct order of planets in our solar system
the correct sizes of planets in our solar system
what astronomers today believe about our solar system
Which picture best shows the size relationship between Earth and the moon?
Which row in the chart shown best describes the surface conditions of the sun, the moon, and Earth correctly?
Which one of these planets is NOT a gas giant?
Which one of these planets is NOT classified as terrestrial?
All the planets in our solar system revolve around ___________.
What planet is third from the Sun?
What planet is farthest from the Sun?
What planet is closest to the Sun?
Which is the largest planet in our solar system that has colored cloud patterns caused by enormous storms in its atmosphere?
How long does it take Earth to complete one rotation on its axis?
In what image is the arrow pointing at night time?
The visible portion of the moon that we see each night is caused by the ___________.
tidal ranges that are associated with full and new moons
solar eclipses that stop sunlight from reaching Earth’s surface
reflection of sunlight off the moon’s surface
orientation of the sun in our solar system
What is the reason many parts of the Earth have seasons?
The sun’s axial tilt as it revolves around the moon
The moon’s axial tilt as it revolves around the sun
Earth’s axial tilt as it revolves around the sun
The solar system’s axial tilt as it revolves around the moon
Which of the following illustrates a last quarter moon?
What is the relationship between the tides and the phases of the moon?
The phases of the moon are responsible for the changes in tidal range.
High tides are associated with first and last quarter moon phases.
Low tides are associated with full and new moon phases.
The phases of the moon have no impact on tidal ranges.
The Earth rotates on its __________.
What is happening to the tidal ranges where the arrow is pointing?
Remaining the same
Experiencing high tide
Creating new tides
Experiencing low tide
How many high and low tides happen each day?
1 high, 1 low
1 high, 2 low
2 high, 2 low
2 high, 1 low