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NCSCOS Grade 6 Earth Science - 6.E.1 - Diagnostic Earth in the Universe

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Grade 6
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 6
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

6..E.1.1
6.E.1.2
6.E.1.3

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  • Q1
    Looking through his telescope, Galileo observed that Jupiter had a set of moons, much like Earth does. The moons revolved around the planet. This disproved the idea that all objects in space revolved around Earth. This means that
    scientific knowledge can be revised if better evidence comes to light.
    scientific knowledge is almost always incorrect.
    scientific knowledge began only after the telescope was invented.
    scientific knowledge can only be gained by using sophisticated instruments.
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  • Q2
    What effect does this arrangement have on the tidal range?
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    The tide is larger than normal because the gravitational forces of the sun and moon pull in the same direction
    The tide is smaller than normal because the gravitational forces of the sun and moon pull in opposite directions.
    The tide is larger than normal because the gravitational forces of the sun and moon pull in opposite directions
    The tide is smaller than normal because the gravitational forces of the sun and moon pull in the same direction.
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  • Q3
    What causes the summer to be the warmest season?
    The Earth’s tilt causes the longest days with the most intense sunlight.
    The Earth’s tilt causes the shortest days with the least intense sunlight.
    The Earth’s tilt causes the longest days with the least intense sunlight.
    The Earth’s tilt causes the shortest days with the most intense sunlight.
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    6..E.1.1
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  • Q4
    This is a ___________ gibbous moon.
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    crescent
    waning
    waxing
    new
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  • Q5
    Why is the distance between Earth and the sun most important?
    The distance is the source of Earth’s magnetic field.
    The distance causes the different seasons on Earth.
    The distance prevents solar flares from reaching Earth’s atmosphere
    The distance contributes to Earth’s ability to support life
    30s
    6.E.1.2
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  • Q6
    What is one reason why life probably does not exist on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune?
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    They have no gravity.
    They are the gas planets.
    They are the rocky planets.
    They are the giant planets.
    30s
    6.E.1.2
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  • Q7
    The Earth is the only planet in our solar system that seems capable of supporting life as we know it. Which of these characteristics is NOT necessary if a planet were to support life?
    source of fresh water
    able to receive sunlight
    small changes in temperature
    extreme global warming
    30s
    6.E.1.2
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  • Q8
    If Earth was smaller like Mercury- its gravity would be too weak to hold a large atmosphere. What is the best explanation for Earth's ability to have an atmosphere?
    The weight of Earth makes the gravitational force weaker. This enables Earth to have an atmosphere that is too light.
    The mass of Earth makes the gravitational force stronger. This enables Earth to have an atmosphere that is dense enough to exist.
    The weight of Earth makes the gravitational force stronger. This enables Earth to have an atmosphere that is dense enough to exist.
    The mass of Earth makes the gravitational force weaker.
    30s
    6.E.1.2
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  • Q9
    What is the BEST way to discover if there is water on the surface of Mars?
    Study the moon’s surface, since it is similar to that of Mars
    Study meteorites on Earth, believed to have been rocks from Mars
    Observe the color of Mars to see if there are traces of blue
    Send space probes to Mars to study the surface
    30s
    6.E.1.3
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  • Q10
    In the early 1600's, Galileo modified the lenses used in a scientific tool. After doing this, he was able to use it and see, for the first time, some of the moons of Jupiter. The device Galileo used was a
    hubble.
    telescope.
    microscope.
    bifocal.
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