Science Vocabulary: The Sun and Planets
  • 1. An orbit is a ____________.
A) organ
B) street
C) island
D) path
  • 2. Including Pluto (which may or may not be a true planet), how many planets are there?
A) ten
B) nine
C) seven
D) five
  • 3. The solar system is made up of the ____________ and all of the objects around it.
A) Orbit
B) Planet
C) Moon
D) Sun
  • 4. A planet is a large body of gas or ____________ that orbits the sun.
A) air
B) cloud
C) lunar
D) rock
  • 5. Earth is the __________ planet from the sun.
A) fifth
B) second
C) third
D) fourth
  • 6. The sun is a ___________ because it is a hot, glowing ball of gases.
A) satelite
B) moon
C) star
D) planet
  • 7. Which planets are the first and eight planet?
A) Earth and Pluto
B) Mercury and Neptune
C) Saturn and Jupiter
D) Mars and Venus
  • 8. What is a tool that is used to gather light to make faraway objects look closer?
A) telescope
B) microscope
C) telegraph
D) microwave
  • 9. A curved piece of glass is called a _____________.
A) phone
B) lens
C) sphere
D) ball
  • 10. Which of the following is not a part of the solar system?
A) the sun
B) the moon
C) the ocean
D) the planets
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