The Sun
The Moon
Solar System
The Stars and Other Stuff
Vocabulary Terms
Women in Science
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 scientist was cheated out of a Nobel prize with her work in x-ray diffraction.  Though she died from ovarian cancer before she could have collected.  

Who is Rosalind Franklin

200

What stage of its's life is the sun currently in?

heat and light

200

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

New Moon

200

What longer word do we use to describe the "rocky" planets?

Winter

200

Name one constellation that is visible all year round. 

Cassiopeia, the Crown 

Draco, the Dragon 

Big Dipper

Little Dipper

200

To spin around on a fixed point.

rotate

200

This woman went on to show up her male counterparts.  After initially being denied from many colleges because of her gender, she went on to be the only person, male or female, to win Nobel prizes in two different fields.  

Marie Curie

300

What gasses primarily compose the sun?


Hydrogen and Helium
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

Name this constellation: You will recieve an extra 100 points if you can tell me it's scientific name. 

The big dipper or Ursa Major

300

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

axis

300

Having just passed away, this scientists and mathematician paved the way for mankind to land on the moon.  

Who is Katherine Johnson

400

The sun is a _ sized star.

small      middle      large

middle

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

Why are different constellations visible at different times of year?

The constellations change because the earth is rotating around the sun giving us different views of the sky.

400

When one object moves around another larger object.

revolve

400

Wielding both scientific knowledge and social power as an actress, she invented the spread spectrum technology that would later be used to develop Bluetooth technology.  

Who is Hedy Lamarr

500

How far away is the sun from the earth?

About 93 million miles away

500

Name the moon phase: 

waxing gibbous

500

This planet has at least 62 moons 

Jupiter

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

The first American woman in space, she was also the youngest person in space at the time.  

Who is Sally Ride?

600

How long does it take for the sun's light to hit the earth?

About 8 minutes and 20 seconds

600

Name the moon phase:


Waning Crescent 

600

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

Venus

600

What does the word incandecent mean?

It creates it's own light from heat

600

A group of objects that revolve around a single star.

Solar System

600

This naturalist is famous for her works with apes, much of it described in her book "Gorillas in the mist"

Dian Fossey


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