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Unit 8: Space (TEKS 6.11ABC)

Quiz by Mandy Gajeski

Grade 6
Science (2010)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    Why does every object in our Solar System orbit around the Sun?
    It has the strongest magnetism
    It has the strongest gravity
    It provides heat and light
    It is the smallest object in our solar system
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the force that governs the motion of our solar system?
    distance
    magnetism
    electricity
    gravity
    30s
  • Q3
    Which space exploration device orbits around other objects and helps with TV and radio signals?
    space shuttles
    satellites
    rovers
    space stations
    30s
  • Q4
    I am a rocky space object located on a belt between Mars and Jupiter. Who am I?
    meteoroid
    comet
    asteroid
    moon
    30s
  • Q5
    I am made of ice, rock, gas, and dust. Sometimes I am called a "space snowball". I am located on the Kuiper belt. Who am I?
    comet
    planet
    asteroid
    meteoroid
    30s
  • Q6
    What does the Sun have in common with the outer planets?
    They have the weakest gravity
    They are made of rock
    They are made of gas
    They provide heat and light
    30s
  • Q7
    I am a "natural satellite" that orbits around a planet. Earth has only one, but Jupiter has over 60! Who am I?
    asteroids
    meteoroids
    moons
    comets
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following is true about the inner planets?
    they are made of rock
    they have many rings
    they are farthest from the Sun
    they are made of gas
    30s
  • Q9
    What two factors affect gravitational attraction?
    distance and time
    mass and distance
    mass and volume
    size and mass
    30s
  • Q10
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are the _____________________.
    comets
    inner planets
    outer planets
    Suns
    30s
  • Q11
    An astronaut wants to stay in space for months at a time. Where will he stay?
    space shuttle
    rocket
    probe
    space station
    30s
  • Q12
    This is any space exploration device that explores space without people; a rocket and a telescope is an example of this.
    rocket
    space shuttle
    probe
    space station
    30s
  • Q13
    A space exploration device that allows distant objects to appear closer; example: The James Webb or the Hubble
    rover
    telescope
    space shuttle
    satellite
    30s
  • Q14
    A space exploration device that lands on the surface of a planet; ex: Mars
    satellite
    rover
    telescope
    rocket
    30s
  • Q15
    A space object made of rock and metal.. changes names based on location; can turn into a shooting star
    inner planet
    asteroid
    meteoroid
    comet
    30s

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