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5 Matching questions

  1. Space probe
  2. Spring tides
  3. Photosphere
  4. Optical telescope
  5. Equinox
  1. a contains instruments and travels through space to gather information and transmit it back to Earth
  2. b either of two days during the year when the Sun is directly above the equator; daylight and night are the same length
  3. c higher than usual high tides and lower than usual low tides caused by the lining up of the Sun, Moon, and Earth; occur when the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon are combined
  4. d most prominent layer of the Sun's atmosphere; emits the light we see; is blocked during a total eclipse
  5. e a tool used to collect visible light, then uses lenses or mirrors to focus the light producing larger, brighter images; may be reflecting or refracting

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. all of the lighted side faces the Earth
  2. regions in outer space made up of billions of stars, gas, and dust clouds; they have different shapes - elliptical, spiral, irregular
  3. the outermost and largest of the layers of the Sun's atmosphere
    Sunspots
  4. the central line around which the Earth spins is not straight up-and-down but is slanted at a 23 ½ degree tilt
  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. Solar eclipsewhen 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. Eclipsethe shadow caused by a body blocking the light from another

          

  3. Meteoroida piece of rock, smaller than a planet, that orbits the Sun; many are found orbiting in a region between Mars and Jupiter

          

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

          

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

          

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