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1. Which planet is called Red because the rust-colored soil?

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2. Which planet has moons and has a wind storm, swirling around?
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3. Which planet is and green and a little brown, with life all around and with only one moon?
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4. Which one is called a Dwarf Planet?


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5. Which one is a tiny, cratered planet that's very hot, with no moons?
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6. Which one is a yellow and cloudy and super hot planet, called the Evening Star?
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7. Which one is named for the Roman god of the Sea, and has a black spot that was a
huge storm?
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8. Which planet has bands or stripes all over its face and bright rings?
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9. Which one is a gas planet that's off in the distance, blue and cold and far away and spin
sideways?
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Choose the answer from the chart below


1. What planet is closest to the sun?
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2. Which is the hottest planet?
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3. How far away is the sun?
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4. How long does it take the suns light to reach Earth?
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5. What star is closest to the Earth?
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6. Name all of the planets in order, from closest to the sun to farthest away.
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7. How many stars are in our solar system?
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8. How many stars are in our galaxy?
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9. What is the name of our galaxy?
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10. Which two planets do not have moons?
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11. What is a satellite?
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12. What is the Earths biggest satellite?
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1. Anything that orbits a planet

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7.
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one (Our solar system consists of the sun and the objects that orbit around it.)
the sun
Venus
the moon
Mercury and Venus
billions (Nobody knows exactly how many, but some scientists estimate about 100 billion.)
The Milky Way
8 minutes
93-million miles
Mercury

13. What is a supernova?


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14. Name all of the planets that people have walked on.
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15. Why cant you land on Jupiter?
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16. What is the big red spot on Jupiter?
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17. Why cant you see Neptune or Pluto without a telescope?
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18. Which is the smallest planet?
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19. How long does it take Earth to orbit around the sun?
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20. How long does it take the Earth to rotate/spin all the way around?
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21. What is a constellation?
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22. An American space explorer is an astronaut. What is a Russian space explorer?
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23. Which planet spins on its side?


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24. Where does gravity pull people/objects?
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24 hours
Earth (People have walked on the moon, but that's not a planet.)
Theyre too far away and its too dark in that part of the solar system.
Its a large gas planet.
a giant wind storm
Uranus
365 days
towards the CENTER of a planet or star
a group of stars that forms the shape of a person, animal, or object
Cosmonaut
Mercury (Plutos not a planet anymore)
an exploding star

1. Mercury
2. Venus
3. 93-million miles
4. 8 minutes
5. the sun
6. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. And Pluto kinda.
7. one (Our solar system consists of the sun and the objects that orbit around it.)
8. billions (Nobody knows exactly how many, but some scientists estimate about 100 billion.)
9. the Milky Way
10. Mercury and Venus
11. Anything that orbits a planet.
12. the moon

13. an exploding star


14. Earth (People have walked on the moon, but that's not a planet.)
15. Its a large gas planet.
16. a giant wind storm
17. Theyre too far away and its too dark in that part of the solar system.
18. Mercury (Plutos not a planet anymore)
19. 365 days
20. 24 hours
21. a group of stars that forms the shape of a person, animal, or object
22. Cosmonaut
23. Uranus
24. towards the CENTER of a planet or star.

1. Why is Venus hotter than Mercury?


2. What star is second closest to the Earth?
3. How far away is it?
4. Why cant we see it at night?
5. Name Jupiters two largest moons.
6. How many moons does Jupiter have?
7. What is another name for the North Star?
8. Where is the North Star located?
9. Who were the first two people to walk on the moon?
10. Name the 5 space shuttles built in America.
11. What was the name of the first man-made satellite in space?
12. What is the International Space Station?
13. What is the name of the large space telescope that orbits the Earth?
14. Which planet is nicknamed the morning star and the evening star?
15. Which planet used to have the Great Dark Spot?
16. How many stars are in the big dipper?
17. Whats a blue moon?
18. How long does it take the moon to orbit the Earth?
19. Whats the difference between a waxing moon and a waning moon?
20. Like Earth, Mars is covered with air. What type of gas is made up most of Mars' air?
1.
2.
3.
4.

Clouds cover the planet and keep heat in.


Alpha Centuri
4.3 light years
You can only see it in the Southern Hemisphere. People in the Southern Hemisphere see different
stars than the people in the Northern Hemisphere do.
5. Io and Europa
6. Over 57
7. Polaris
8. directly over the North Pole of the Earth
9. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
10. Discovery, Columbia, Challenger, Atlantis, and Endeavor
11. Sputnik (It was a Russian satellite)
12. A large satellite where astronauts/scientists can live and work.
13. Hubble Space Telescope
14. Venus (But remember - it's not really a star. It's a planet.)
15. seven
16. Neptune (The dark spot was a large storm that mysteriously disappeared in the 1990s.)
17. the second full moon in a month
18. 29 days
19. a waxing moon is getting bigger and a waning moon is getting smaller
20. carbon dioxide

Choose the correct adjective in parenthesis to complete each sentence.


Write the adjective on the line.
1. Martin is _____________________ than Marcia. (old, older, oldest)
2. That is a very _____________________ car. (small, smaller, smallest)
3. Mount Everest is the ________________ mountain in the world. (high, higher,
highest)
4. This is the _____________________ blanket in the house. (warm, warmer, warmest)
5. Maria is _____________________ than Jan right now. (happy, happier, happiest)
6. That was the _____________________ sundae I've ever eaten. (big, bigger, biggest)
7. Katrina ran even _____________________ than I did. (fast, faster, fastest)
8. January is the _____________________ month of the year. (cold, colder, coldest)

9. That is a very _____________________ fishing pole. (long, longer, longest)


10. Mr. Jones is the _____________________ teacher in the school. (nice, nicer, nicest)