Eclipses
The Moon
Solar System
Satellites and Other Stuff
Vocabulary Terms
100

The sun rises in the ________ and sets in the _________.

East, West

100

Rank the following objects from smallest to largest:  

      Moon     Sun      Earth



What is moon, earth, sun

100

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

What is 365 Days

100

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

What is The Sun

100

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

What is orbit

200

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

Moon, Sun, Earth.

200

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

What is 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.

What is rotate

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?

What is 28

300

What planets are considered to be gaseous?  

What is 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.

What is axis

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?

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

400

This planet has a VERY tilted Axis

What is Uranus

400

Name a use for human-made satellites?

What is... navigation, reconnaissance, whether tracking, map making, scientific research or communication.

400

When one object moves around another larger object.

What is revolve

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.

What is False  

500

Name the moon phase: 

What is 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.

What is tilt

600

What is the first phase of a solar eclipse called?

What is the First Contact.

600

Name the moon phase:


What is Waning Crescent 

600

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

What is Venus

600

Which planet has the most moons?

What is Jupiter with 67.

600

A group of objects that revolve around a single star.

What is Solar System

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