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Boot Camp Day 4-Movements of the Sun, Earth, & Moon

Quiz by MondlochScience

Grade 8
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Measures 2 skills from
Grade 8
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.7.A: Earth and Space
8.7.B: Earth and Space

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  • Q1
    (8.7A, 8.3B) The diagram shows the positions of the Earth, the moon, and the sun on 1 day in September and 1 day in March. Why does Earth start in different months of the year in North and South America?
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    The moon has a greater pull on South America than on North America.
    Earth's axis has a 23.5 degree tilt.
    Earth's orbit around the sun is not a perfect circle.
    North America has a larger landmass than South America.
    60s
    8.7.A: Earth and Space
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  • Q2
    (8.7A) Students in a science class made a poster with a diagram to represent a seasonal change in the Northern Hemisphere. Which statement best describes conditions for Earth at Position 1 in the diagram?
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    There are equal number of hours of daylight & nighttime in the Northern Hemisphere, & the North Pole is tilted away from the sun.
    There are equal number of hours of daylight & nighttime in the Northern Hemisphere because Earth's axis is not tilted at this position.
    The Northern Hemisphere has the fewest hours of daylight, and the North Pole is tilted away from the sun.
    The Northern Hemisphere has the fewest hours of daylight, & Earth's axis does not tilt at this position.
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    8.7.A: Earth and Space
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  • Q3
    (8.7A, 8.3B) A student models Earth's motions in space using a globe and a lamp. Which action would best model the motion that causes things on Earth's surface to experience day and night?
    Walking the globe in a large circle around the lamp
    Holding the axis of the globe at a tilted angle
    Spinning the globe on its axis near the lamp.
    Walking the lamp in a small circle around the globe.
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  • Q4
    (8.7B) A student notices that the moon is full one evening. Which sequence of moon phases will the student observe over the next 8 days.
    Full, waning gibbous, third quarter
    Full, new, waning gibbous
    Full, waning gibbous, first quarter, waning crescent
    Full, waxing gibbous, new, waning crescent
    60s
    8.7.B: Earth and Space
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  • Q5
    (8.7B) A student shows a model of Earth and the moon to a class. Which picture shows how the moon appears from Earth when it is in the position shown in the model?
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    8.7.B: Earth and Space
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  • Q6
    (8.7B) Shown is the current moon phase. What phase will it be in 1 week?
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    First Quarter
    Third Quarter
    Full moon
    New moon
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    8.7.B: Earth and Space
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  • Q7
    (8.7B) What moon phase came before and after the shown phase?
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    8.7.B: Earth and Space
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