TEKS Grade 8 Science - 8.7 Diagnostic - Earth, Sun and Moon

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

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### Measures 3 skills fromGrade 8Science (2017)Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.7a
8.7b
8.7c

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10 questions
• Q1
Which of these locations on Earth experiences the least change in the number of daylight hours throughout the year?
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
Equator
North Pole
30s
8.7a
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• Q2
Earth would not have seasons if it —
took an additional month to orbit the sun
revolved around the sun in the opposite direction
stopped rotating on its axis
no longer tilted on its axis
30s
8.7a
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• Q3
Which of these changes would likely occur if the rate of Earth’s rotation on its axis increased?
The length of a day would be shorter.
The length of a day would be longer.
The length of the seasons would be shorter.
The length of the seasons would be longer.
30s
8.7a
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• Q4
A student keeps a record of the phases of the moon for one month. On the first night of the student’s observations, the full moon is visible in the sky. After the full moon, which of these phases will the student observe next?
Waxing crescent moon
Waxing gibbous moon
Waning crescent moon
Waning gibbous moon
30s
8.7b
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• Q5
The diagram shows four phases of the moon as it revolves around Earth. A student builds a model based on this diagram. The student uses foam balls to represent the moon and Earth and a flashlight to represent the sun. The student should shine the flashlight on the model of Earth from Position —
2
1
3
4
30s
8.7b
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• Q6
Two friends want to go for a night hike when there is a full moon in July. If there is a third-quarter moon on July 2, what is the approximate date of the next full moon?
July 16
July 23
July 9
July 30
30s
8.7b
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• Q7
A student must complete the column of the table that lists the dates of the full moons. What are the most likely dates of the full moons?
February 15, March 17, April 15, May 14
February 29, March 31, April 29, May 28
February 25, March 27, April 25, May 24
February 5, March 7, April 5, May 4
30s
8.7b
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• Q8
What are tides?
The rise and fall of ocean water levels.
The location where water and sand meet.
The water on the moon that pulls the water on earth.
Bulges of water caused by the Sun's gravity.
30s
8.7c
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• Q9
Which tide has the least extreme tidal changes?
Spring Tide
Neap Tide
30s
8.7c
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• Q10
Which of these moon phases does not occur during a Spring Tide?
Waxing Crescent
New Moon
Waning Gibbous
1st Quarter
30s
8.7c
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