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5 Matching questions

  1. Photosphere
  2. Asteroid
  3. Prominence
  4. Corona
  5. Lunar eclipse
  1. a most prominent layer of the Sun's atmosphere; emits the light we see; is blocked during a total eclipse
  2. b 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
  3. c the outermost and largest of the layers of the Sun's atmosphere
    Sunspots
  4. d a piece of rock, smaller than a planet, that orbits the Sun; many are found orbiting in a region between Mars and Jupiter
  5. e a mass of glowing gas looping out from the surface of the Sun, usually near sunspots

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. spinning on an axis; a day on Earth is based on a 24 hour rotation
  2. the central line around which the Earth spins is not straight up-and-down but is slanted at a 23 ½ degree tilt
  3. 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
  4. the shadow caused by a body blocking the light from another
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Spring tideshigher 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

          

  2. Solar Systemobjects that orbit the central star, known as the Sun; e.g. planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteoroids

          

  3. Neap tidesdaily changes in the level of the surface levels of Earth's oceans due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun

          

  4. Phases of the Moonthe appearance of the Moon that depends on how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth

          

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

          

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