# 1st Grade Science : Describe patterns using the sun, moon, and stars

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What pattern can be seen when observing the Sun?

The Sun does not have patterns that can be observed.

The Sun changes positions.

The Sun gets brighter and darker throughout the day.

The Sun changes positions.

Explanation:

When observing the Sun, patterns can be noticed. The Sun appears to move through the sky during the day, but it is the Earth moving that makes it seem this way. The Sun always rises in the East and sets in the West. This is a pattern we can observe every day.

### Example Question #2 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What pattern can be seen when observing the Moon?

There are no patterns to observe.

It gets darker and brighter.

It's position and shape changes.

It's position and shape changes.

Explanation:

When observing the Moon, patterns can be noticed. The Moon appears to move through the sky during the night, but it is the Earth moving that makes it seem this way. The Moon always rises in the East and sets in the West. We can also see the Moon appears to change shapes as it goes through its phases every month.

### Example Question #3 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

Which choice describes a pattern we can see with stars?

Stars are seen in the nighttime.

Stars can never be seen.

Stars are seen in the daytime.

Stars are seen in the nighttime.

Explanation:

Stars can only be seen during the nighttime. This is a pattern that can be observed each night. During the days the stars are not visible but when the Sun sets we can see the stars shining.

### Example Question #4 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What are the patterns of the motion of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky that we observe?

The sun, moon, and stars change positions in the sky.

The sun, moon, and stars have no observable patterns.

The sun, moon, and stars do not change positions in the sky.

The sun, moon, and stars change positions in the sky.

Explanation:

The patterns of motion that can be observed are the changes in position. The Sun and Moon both rise in the East and set in the West every day. The Earth is also continually rotating, so the objects in the sky appear to be moving.

### Example Question #5 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

At night, we can see the moon’s size change throughout the month in a pattern. This is called the moon ___________. Actually, the moon never changes size.

shrinking

landing

phases

phases

Explanation:

Every month the Moon appears to change shape, but it is just the moon phases. The shadows on the Moon change throughout the month based on how much sunlight there is shining on the Moon's surface. This is a pattern that can be predicted because it repeats every month.

### Example Question #6 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What is a pattern?

Something that never happens

Something that repeats the same way again and again

Something that happens one time and then stops

Something that repeats the same way again and again

Explanation:

A pattern is something that can be observed happening over and over again. It is something that repeats the same way again and again. Patterns can be seen in nature, science, math, and everyday life!

### Example Question #7 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

The shape of the moon appears to change over a period of time in a predictable pattern.

True

False

True

Explanation:

The shape of the Moon does appear to change over a month in a predictable pattern. We call these moon phases. The Moon may appear to be full, only partly shown, or there may be no moon visible at all. This is because of the amount of sunlight shining on the Moon during that time of the month.

### Example Question #8 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

Over the month, the Moon appears to change shape like the picture below shows. We can predict what the Moon will look like next because it follows a(n) ___________.

pattern

appointment

magic spell

pattern

Explanation:

The Moon follows a predictable pattern over a month called the moon phases. Depending on how much sunlight is shining on the Moon, it will appear to change sizes.

### Example Question #9 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

We can _________ what will happen next when we follow the order of a pattern. For example, I know the Moon will rise in the East because it happens every night.

predict

never know

predict

Explanation:

We can make predictions based on patterns. When something happens every night (like the Moon rising in the East), we can make the best guess or a prediction that the same thing will happen again the next night.

### Example Question #10 : Describe Patterns Using The Sun, Moon, And Stars

If the Sun sets in the West every night tomorrow night I can predict based on this pattern that it will set in the ___________.

East

South

West

North