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Investigation 2 I-Check L2
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by Kate Brody Webb
| 9 Questions
Note from the author:
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1
1 pt
You are in a spaceship directly above the solar system. The Sun is at the center of the system (the black dot in each drawing).
Which drawing above closest represents the path of Earth’s orbit around the Sun?
A
B
C
2
1 pt
What is the name of the force that holds Earth in orbit around the Sun?
3
1 pt
A group of students were having an argument over why the Sun is so much brighter than other stars we see in the sky. Which student do you think has the best argument?
(Mark the one best answer.)
The Sun is brighter because we see it during the day.
The Sun is brighter because it is so hot.
All stars are the same distance away, but the Sun is the biggest so it is the brightest.
The Sun appears brightest because it is much closer to Earth than any other star.
4
1 pt
Which picture of the Moon should take the place of the question mark?
A
B
C
D
5
1 pt
How long does it take the Moon to orbit Earth?
(Mark the one best answer.)
About 1 day
About 1 week
About 1 month
About 1 year
6
1 pt
How long does it take the Moon to cycle from full Moon to full Moon?
(Mark the one best answer.)
About 1 day
About 1 week
About 1 month
About 1 year
7
1 pt
Which graphical display above best represents Earth’s rotation?
A
B
C
D
8
1 pt
Which graphical display above best represents Earth’s revolution?
A
B
C
D
9
1 pt
Explain why the Sun, the Moon, and stars all appear to move across the sky each day.

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