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Transcript
Name: ____________________________
Miss Dixon
6th Grade Science
Ch. 13 Test Review
Please define each of the following words
1. Astronomy:
2. Constellation:
3. Pleiades:
4. Light pollution:
5. Light year:
6. Astronomical unit:
7. Rotation:
8. Latitude:
March 31, 2017
9. If Peter is sailing at night out at sea and measures that Polaris is 5 fists
above the horizon, what is Peter’s latitude?
10. A star is 12,000,000,000,000 miles away. How many light years away is it?
11. One astronomical unit equals the distance between the ______________ and
the_______________.
12. Explain why the stars appear to be moving at night, but in reality they are
not.
13. Describe why Polaris never moves compared to the other stars.
14. Sara is stargazing and notices that the line between Polaris and Merak &
Dubhe has moved from 1:00 to 12:00 on her imaginary clock in the sky. How
many hours have passed?
Name the Constellation to which each of the following stars belongs
Betelgeuse:
Aldebaran:
Sirius:
Procyon:
Polaris/North Star:
Merak:
Dubhe:
Constellations to Identify
*Extra credit if you can identify three other constellations that we did not study in class
15. Orion
16. Canis Major
17. Canis Minor
18. Taurus
19. Ursa Major/Big Dipper
20. Ursa Minor/Little Dipper
21. Cassiopeia