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5 Matching Questions

  1. Quarter moon
  2. Spectroscope
  3. Corona
  4. Gravity
  5. Light year
  1. a the outermost and largest of the layers of the Sun's atmosphere
    Sunspots
  2. b 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
  3. c an optical instrument that separates the light given off by an object into bands of different colors; can be used to identify elements in a star
  4. d one-half of the lighted side of the Moon faces Earth
  5. e 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 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a sudden burst of hot gas from the Sun that releases large amounts of energy into space
  2. spinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation
  3. the measure of gravitational force on an object; influenced by mass but they are not the same
    Spring scale tool used to measure weight
  4. the lighted side of the Moon gradually decreases
  5. a piece of rock, smaller than a planet, that orbits the Sun; many are found orbiting in a region between Mars and Jupiter

5 True/False Questions

  1. Full moonnone of the lighted side of the Moon faces the Earth

          

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

          

  3. Prominencea mass of frozen gases and rock particles that orbits the Sun

          

  4. Solsticespinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation

          

  5. Sunspotsdark areas of the Sun's surface, which are cooler than surrounding areas

          

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