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5 Matching questions

  1. Lunar eclipse
  2. New moon
  3. Neap tides
  4. Full moon
  5. Tilt of Earth's axis
  1. a when Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the Sun's light so that Earth's shadow is cast over the Moon
  2. b all of the lighted side faces the Earth
  3. c 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
  4. d none of the lighted side of the Moon faces the Earth
  5. e the central line around which the Earth spins is not straight up-and-down but is slanted at a 23 ½ degree tilt

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the shadow caused by a body blocking the light from another
  2. spinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation
  3. a mass of frozen gases and rock particles that orbits the Sun
  4. the appearance of the Moon that depends on how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth
  5. a unit of distance that astronomers use to measure distance to stars and galaxies in space; equal to the distance light travels in one year

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Weightthe measure of gravitational force on an object; influenced by mass but they are not the same
    Spring scale tool used to measure weight


  3. Spectroscopecontains instruments and travels through space to gather information and transmit it back to Earth


  4. Massdaily changes in the level of the surface levels of Earth's oceans due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun


  5. Equinoxthe shadow caused by a body blocking the light from another


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