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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Optical telescope
  2. Equinox
  3. Comet
  4. Waxing phases
  5. Solar winds
  1. a the lighted side of the Moon gradually increases
  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 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
  4. d a mass of frozen gases and rock particles that orbits the Sun
  5. e a stream of electrically charged particles flowing from the Sun

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a sudden burst of hot gas from the Sun that releases large amounts of energy into space
  2. the appearance of the Moon that depends on how much of the sunlit side of the Moon faces Earth
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. all of the lighted side faces the Earth

5 True/False questions

  1. Revolutionthe circling of one object around another object; a year on Earth is based on 365 ¼ days for revolving around the Sun

          

  2. Solar eclipsewhen the Moon is directly between the Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun's light casting a shadow over a certain area on Earth

          

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

          

  5. Rotationthe circling of one object around another object; a year on Earth is based on 365 ¼ days for revolving around the Sun