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5 Matching Questions

  1. Elliptical
  2. Solstice
  3. Mass
  4. Rotation
  5. Neap tides
  1. a tides that are not as high or low as usual caused by the Sun and Moon being at right angles to the Earth; occur when the pull of the Sun and Moon act against each other
  2. b the slightly oval shape of Earth's orbit around the Sun
  3. c spinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation
  4. d either of two days during the year when the tilt of Earth causes the length of day to be the longest or the shortest
  5. e the amount of matter in an object; is the same no matter where the object is located

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the appearance of the Moon that depends on how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth
  2. an instrument that uses a large antenna to gather radio waves emitted from objects (stars and galaxies) in space
    Satellite (man-made) an object place in orbit that contains instruments and/or telescopes to collect information from space
  3. a chunk of rock that moves about within the solar system; called a meteor if it enters a planet's atmosphere; called a meteorite if it impacts the surface of a planet or moon
  4. a mass of frozen gases and rock particles that orbits the Sun
  5. the force of attraction between two masses; a more massive object has greater pull on a less massive object; the closer the objects, the greater the pull

5 True/False Questions

  1. Solar Systema sudden burst of hot gas from the Sun that releases large amounts of energy into space

          

  2. Aurorathe outermost and largest of the layers of the Sun's atmosphere
    Sunspots

          

  3. New moonnone of the lighted side of the Moon faces the Earth

          

  4. Spring tidestides that are not as high or low as usual caused by the Sun and Moon being at right angles to the Earth; occur when the pull of the Sun and Moon act against each other

          

  5. Optical telescopea tool used to collect visible light, then uses lenses or mirrors to focus the light producing larger, brighter images; may be reflecting or refracting

          

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