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

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Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Measures 3 skills from
Grade 8
Science (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.7a
8.7b
8.7c

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  • Q1
    Which of these locations on Earth experiences the least change in the number of daylight hours throughout the year?
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    Tropic of Cancer
    Tropic of Capricorn
    Equator
    North Pole
    30s
    8.7a
  • Q2
    Earth would not have seasons if it —
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 —
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    2
    1
    3
    4
    30s
    8.7b
  • 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?
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    July 16
    July 23
    July 9
    July 30
    30s
    8.7b
  • 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?
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    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
  • 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
  • Q9
    Which tide has the least extreme tidal changes?
    Spring Tide
    Neap Tide
    30s
    8.7c
  • 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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