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5.8.C Demonstrate That Earth Rotates On Its Axis Causing The Day/Night Cycle

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 5
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Science (2010)
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5.8.C: Earth and Space

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  • Q1
    Which of these cycles is a direct result of Earth’s rotation?
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    Day and night
    Seasons
    Moon phases
    Rainfall and evaporation
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  • Q2
    On which side of a house in Texas should a window be placed so that the people inside the house can see the sunrise each day through the window?
    West
    South
    East
    North
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  • Q3
    Some students used a globe to model the rotation of Earth. They shaded in Texas on the globe, as shown below. They rotated the globe and observed that Texas was in exactly the same place after each rotation. The students could rotate the globe quickly or slowly. If the globe could rotate only at the rate that Earth actually rotates, about how long would each complete rotation take?
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    24 hours
    30 days
    365 days
    60 minutes
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  • Q4
    Shadows cast by objects change throughout the day. The picture below shows the shadow cast by a tree at 3:00 P.M. Which picture shows how the tree’s shadow most likely looked at 9:00 A.M.?
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    #texas/74423e11-ea10-4404-890f-c983f58c4261/B.png
    #texas/74423e11-ea10-4404-890f-c983f58c4261/D.png
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  • Q5
    A student draws diagrams of her house and the location of the sun in the sky. Which diagram below does not correctly represent the location of the sun at the time indicated?
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    #texas/2e72646f-9cda-41f0-af8b-83d723b95e2c/C.png
    #texas/2e72646f-9cda-41f0-af8b-83d723b95e2c/B.png
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  • Q6
    A student is looking for evidence that Earth is always rotating on its axis. Which of the following would provide the best evidence?
    The different amount of rain that falls each day
    The different phases of the moon in a month
    The presence of other planets in the night sky
    The appearance of shadows changing throughout the day
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  • Q7
    A student draws a model showing the movements of Earth, the moon, and the sun. Which arrow shows the movement that causes day and night on Earth?
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    Arrow 4, because it shows the rotation of Earth
    Arrow 3, because it shows the orbit of the moon around Earth
    Arrow 2, because it shows the orbit of Earth around the sun
    Arrow 1, because it shows the rotation of the sun
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  • Q8
    Which of these best explains why the sun appears to move across the sky each day?
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    #texas/3f802f3f-9cd3-4f88-a31f-2c349cb9edcf/A.png
    #texas/3f802f3f-9cd3-4f88-a31f-2c349cb9edcf/D.png
    #texas/3f802f3f-9cd3-4f88-a31f-2c349cb9edcf/C.png
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  • Q9
    A student builds a model of the solar system that includes a sphere representing Earth. The sphere turns in a full circle on its axis. By using a model of Earth that spins on its axis, the student can best demonstrate —
    the cycle of the four seasons
    the aging of a star
    the cycle of day and night
    the passing of a year
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