Earth's Place in the Universe 5-ESS1
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by Tyler Anderson
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
This focuses on 5-ESS1-B1 (Earth's Place in the Universe) and is a mix of multiple choice and short answer.
5.ESS1B1 - Quick Check (Learning Target 1)
EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
Make observations during different seasons to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.
1
1 pt
Based on the diagram above, which statement is true?
The Earth revolves around the Moon, and the Earth revolves around the Sun.
The Moon revolves around the Sun, and the Sun revolves around the Earth.
The Sun revolves around the Earth, and the Earth revolves around the Moon.
The Earth revolves around the Sun, and the Moon revolves around the Earth.
2
1 pt
Which statement below is correct?
The Earth revolves around the Sun-Moon system.
The Earth-Moon system revolves around the Sun.
The Sun revolves around the Earth-Moon system.
The Moon revolves around the Sun, but the Earth does not.
3
1 pt
In the morning, Ben notices that the Sun appears on one side of the sky. In the evening, he notices that the Sun appears to be on the other side of the sky. However, in class, Ben learned that the Sun does not actually move across the sky from one side to another. Why does it appear that the Sun starts the day on one side of the sky and ends the day on the other?
The Earth has two Suns.
The Sun spins.
The Earth spins.
The Sun is not real.
4
1 pt
Freya built a model of the Earth, Sun, and Moon. Freya can cause her model to move in three different ways. She can turn the crank to model how the Earth revolves around the Sun, she can spin the globe to model how the Earth rotates on its axis, and she can push the Moon with her fingers to model how the Moon revolves around the Earth. How could Freya best use her model to demonstrate the cause of the day/night cycle on Earth?
Push the moon with her fingers
Spin the globe
Turn the crank
5
1 pt
During the winter, days are ______________ than in the summer.
Slower
Brighter
Longer
Shorter
6
1 pt
Which of the following best compares the amount of daylight during the seasons?
Winter experiences more daylight than spring.
Summer experiences less daylight than spring.
Summer experiences more daylight than spring.
Winter experiences more daylight than fall.
7
1 pt
A student records the time the Sun rises and sets each day for a month. She notices that the amount of daylight is getting shorter. Which of the following best explains her observations?
The Earth is getting farther from the Sun.
Summer is starting.
The Earth is closer to the Sun.
Summer is coming to an end.
8
1 pt
Scenario A.
Pete got into an argument with Ethan. Pete said Earth is the center of the solar system, and the Sun revolves around Earth. So do the other planets. Ethan said Pete was wrong. Ethan said that the sun was the center of the solar system, and that Earth rotates on its axis, and revolves around the sun. So do the other planets. Who was correct? Write the correct underlined statement below and give evidence from one of your investigations to support this claim.
______ Pete was correct.
______ Ethan was correct.

9
1 pt
Seth was having a discussion with Dawson about what causes day and night, how a year is determined, and what causes the seasons. Seth said it had to do with the movement of the Earth in relation to the moon. Dawson said it had to do with the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun. Who was correct? Explain your answer – what causes the seasons?

10
1 pt
Why does the sun appear so much brighter than other stars, even though it is an average sized star?

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