Eclipses
The Moon
Solar System
Satellites and Other Stuff
Vocabulary Terms
Auroras
100
  1. The sun rises in the ________ and sets in the _________.

East, West

100

Rank the following objects from smallest to largest:  

      Moon     Sun      Earth



moon, earth, sun

100

How many days does it take for the earth to revolve around the sun?

365 Days

100

What is the central and only star in our solar system?

The Sun

100

The path the earth takes when it revolves around the sun.

orbit

100

This is what the sun emits,  and if it's facing the earth it could create an aurora.

What is a solar flare

200
A total solar eclipse is when the ____________ comes between the ____________and the ____________.

is when the moon comes between the Sun and the earth.

200

What is the name of the moon phase where it appears that there is no moon at all?

New Moon

200

What planet did we send the rover Curiosity to, which recently lost power for good?

What is Mars.
200

Name a natural satellite in our solar system?

What is the Earth's moon

200

To spin around on a fixed point.

rotate

200

True or False:

Auroras are seen on planets other that earth.

true

300

What is the partial shadow that is cast from a partial solar eclipse?


What is the Penumbra.

300

How many days does it take for the moon to complete one revolution around the Earth?

28

300

What planets are considered to be gaseous?  

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

300

What was the first satellite launched into space?

What was Spudnik.

300

An imaginary line going through an object around which it turns.

axis

300

What does the earth create that attracts the sun's solar flares to the earth?

What is a magnetic field.

400

What is the darker, total shadow cast during a full solar eclipse?

What is the Umbra.

400

If Werewolves were real, how often would they be transformed into wolves and why do you think so?

Once a month, because that is how often we have a full moon. 

400

This planet has a VERY tilted Axis

Uranus

400

Name a use for human-made satellites?

What is 

navigation, reconnaissance, weather tracking, map making, scientific research or communication.

400

When one object moves around another larger object.

revolve

400

True or false:

Phosphorus is the gas that creates a purple colour in auroras.

False, purple isn't a colour that's usually seen, and phosphorus isn't a gas involved.

500

True or false, it's actually fine to take a quick peek at an eclipse, as long as you don't look too long.

False!  
500

Name the moon phase: 

waxing gibbous

500

These planets have no moons 

What is Mercury and Venus.

500

Explain why the Earth has different seasons?

The Earth has different seasons because it is tilted on it's axis and at different points in the year either the nothern or southern hemisphere is closer to or farther away from the sun. 

500

The angle at which the Earth leans on its axis that is responsible for the change in seasons.

tilt

500

What do we call the Southern Lights? 

What is the Aurora Australis.

600

What is the first phase of a solar eclipse called?

What is the First Contact.

600

Name the moon phase:


Waning Crescent 

600

This planet uses the greenhouse effect to maintain a significant amount of heat.  

Venus

600

Which planet has the most moons?

What is Jupiter with 67.

600

A group of objects that revolve around a single star.

Solar System

600

How many days does it take a solar flare to reach Earth?

What is 2-3 days.

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