Solar System & Gravity
Rotation & Revolution
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Lunar Phases & Eclipses
Seasons
100

The largest of these: solar system, universe, moon, galaxy, planet

universe

100

This causes our days & nights.

Earth's rotation on its axis

100
What is the hottest planet in our solar system?

Venus

100

This word describes the visible light of the moon increasing. 

waxing

100

What two things (aside from sunlight) cause our seasons?

Earth's tilt & Earth's revolution around the sun

200

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune are ________ planets. 

gas

200

This causes our years. 

Earth's revolution around the Sun

200

This space probe constantly plays a Golden Record of songs recorded by humans on Earth. 

Voyager

200

This word describes the visible light of the moon decreasing. 

waning

200

Which number represents springtime in Eugene?

2

300

What is the difference between a moon and a planet?

Moons have less gravity, and revolve around planets. Planets have more gravity, and revolve around the sun. 

300

This causes our months. 

The Moon's revolution around the Earth

300

This was the first object to orbit the Earth, and it ended the Space Race. Who won the space race?

USSR (now Russia)

300

What causes us to see lunar phases?

The Moon's revolution around the Earth

300

Which number represents summertime in Papua New Guinea (southern hemisphere)?

3
400

Why do the planets in our solar system revolve around the sun and not each other?

The sun has the most mass and, therefore, the most gravity. 

400

The path a planet takes around the sun. 

orbit

400

The scientific name for what happens to an object when it goes through a black hole. 

 spaghettification

400

Name the phase in spot #1. 

Waxing crescent

400

Which number represents fall in Russia?

4

500

If you jumped with the same force on both planets, on which one would you be able to jump higher?

Uranus

500

How many days would be in our year if the Earth revolved around the sun at half the speed?

730 1/2

500

A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus. Explain why this could happen. 

Venus revolves around the sun faster than it rotates on its axis. 

500

Explain why we don't see the moon in the New Moon phase. 

The half of the moon that is lit up by the sun is not visible on Earth. 

500

Which number represents springtime in South Africa?

4

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