LUNA Formative Assessment
This form is a formative assessment, not a judgment of your knowledge. It does NOT ask for your name. Relax, do your best and lets keep working on LEARNING
Sign in to Google
to save your progress.
During a solar eclipse the Moon appears to completely cover the Sun. What phase is the Moon in just before and after a solar eclipse?
First quarter Moon
Last quarter Moon
It can be in any phase
What causes the different phases of the Moon?
Parts of the Moon reflect light depending on the position of the Earth in relation to the Sun and the Moon
Different planets cast a shadow on the Moon as they revolve around the Sun
The Moon lights up in different parts at different times of the month
The shadow of the Sun blocks part of the Moon each night causing a pattern of different Moon phases
What’s thought to be the moon’s origin?
Earth captured it
Formed after a Mars-sized object hit Earth
Formed from a cloud of gas and dust along with the earth
The distance between the moon and earth
Increases by 1.6 inches per year
Decreases by 1.6 inches per year
Stays the same
The Earth takes a year to orbit around the Sun. What about the Moon? Does it orbit the Earth?
The Moon orbits the Earth about once a day.
The Moon orbits the Earth about once a week.
The Moon orbits the Earth about once a month.
The Moon orbits the Earth about once a year.
The Moon does NOT orbit the Earth
The moon does not rotate
The Moon has no gravity
The moon becomes larger on the horizon because it is closer to Earth
Have you ever looked up at the Moon and wondered how big it is? Select ONE answer below that you think is closest to the size of the moon.
Meika and Toby live in Mount Vernon, Iowa. They looked outside last night and saw a crescent Moon. They have friends in South Africa. If their friends look up at the Moon on the same night, what shape moon will they see?
There is no way to know
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google.
Terms of Service