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TEKS Grade 7 Science - 7.9 - Diagnostic Solar System

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Grade 7
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 7
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

7.9a
7.9b

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  • Q1
    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 mass 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
    The weight of Earth makes the gravitational force weaker. This enables Earth to have an atmosphere that is too light.
    The weight of Earth makes the gravitational force stronger. This enables Earth to have an atmosphere that is dense enough to exist.
    30s
    7.9a
  • Q2
    What is the BEST way to discover if there is water on the surface of Mars?
    Observe the color of Mars to see if there are traces of blue
    Study meteorites on Earth, believed to have been rocks from Mars
    Send space probes to Mars to study the surface
    Study the moon’s surface, since it is similar to that of Mars
    30s
    7.9a
  • Q3
    Why is the distance between Earth and the sun most important?
    The distance causes the different seasons on Earth.
    The distance prevents solar flares from reaching Earth’s atmosphere
    The distance is the source of Earth’s magnetic field.
    The distance contributes to Earth’s ability to support life
    30s
    7.9a
  • Q4
    What is one reason why life probably does not exist on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune?
    They are the rocky planets.
    They are the gas planets.
    hey are the giant planets.
    They have no gravity.
    30s
    7.9a
  • Q5
    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?
    small changes in temperature
    source of fresh water
    extreme global warming
    able to receive sunlight
    30s
    7.9a
  • Q6
    What is the large artificial facility occupied for long periods serving as a workspace to conduct research in space?
    space shuttle
    Space Station
    space rocket
    space probe
    30s
    7.9b
  • Q7
    Which celestial body would it be impossible for a Rover to land?
    Earth
    The Moon
    Jupiter
    Mars
    30s
    7.9b
  • Q8
    For future space travel, students had to create a list of equipment. Which would be the best list of needs?
    equipment for water production, plants and soil, solar panels, heating/cooling system, equipment for oxygen production
    equipment for oxygen production, cattle and livestock, solar panels, plants and soil
    plants and soil, coal and gasoline, water storage tanks, solar panels, heating/cooling system
    water storage tank, plants and soil, coal and gasoline, heating/cooling system
    30s
    7.9b
  • Q9
    Which space exploration device orbits around other objects and helps with TV and radio signals?
    satellites
    space stations
    rovers
    space shuttles
    30s
    7.9b
  • Q10
    With the use of the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists recently discovered a giant runaway star. It is 90 times larger than the sun and is very hot and blue-white in color. Why does the sun appear to be brighter than this runaway star when viewed from Earth?
    The sun is closer to Earth than the runaway star
    The sun is a different color than the runaway star.
    The sun is older than the runaway star.
    The sun is made of different elements than the runaway star.
    30s
    7.9b

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