1st Grade Science : Pattern Prediction by the Sun, Moon, and Stars

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Example Question #1 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What type of moon is this?

New moon

Full moon

No moon

Full moon

Explanation:

This is called a full moon. We can observe the moon in the night sky and see that at different parts of the night it is somewhere different in the sky. It will also appear to change it's size and shape based on the time of month.

Example Question #2 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

Which answer lists what we can see in the night sky?

The Sun and Moon.

The Moon and stars.

The stars and Sun.

The Moon and stars.

Explanation:

In the night sky, the moon and stars can be seen. We cannot see the sun during the nighttime. By looking up in the sky, we can observe and record what we see.

Example Question #3 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What do we call this bright object in the sky?

The Sun

It does not have a name

The Moon

The Sun

Explanation:

This is the Sun. It is seen during the daytime. It is the only star in our solar system and gives our planet warmth.

Example Question #4 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

Sam looks out her window in the morning and observes the Sun in the sky. Later she looks outside and it is still light out but she can't see the Sun anymore. Why?

The Sun can only be seen in the morning time from Sam's home.

The Sun has disappeared and can't be seen again.

The Earth has moved to the Sun is in a different part of the sky.

The Earth has moved to the Sun is in a different part of the sky.

Explanation:

Sam cannot see the Sun out of her window in the evening or later in the day because the Earth has moved! The Sun appears to move through the sky but it is actually the Earth that is moving. As the Earth spins the Sun appears in different parts of the sky.

Example Question #5 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

The stars can only be seen during the night.

False

True

True

Explanation:

This is a true statement. We can see one star during the day, our star the Sun, but we cannot see all of the other stars and constellations. During the daytime, the Sun it too bright for us to see other stars.

Example Question #6 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

Which objects are seen in the daytime?

The Moon, clouds, and stars.

The Sun and Moon.

The Sun and clouds.

The Sun and clouds.

Explanation:

During the daytime, we are only able to see the Sun and clouds. It is too bright to see the Moon and the stars. Sometimes when it is cloudy, even the Sun is hard to see!

Example Question #7 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What objects can be seen in the night sky?

Clouds and stars.

The Moon and the Sun.

Clouds, the Moon, and the stars.

Clouds, the Moon, and the stars.

Explanation:

During the nighttime, we can see the Moon, stars, and clouds. We can only see the Sun during the daytime. Some nights when it is cloudy it can even be hard to see the Moon and stars!

Example Question #8 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

Looking up into the night sky Tyrik sees white dots like those in the picture. What are they?

The Sun

Stars

The Moon

Stars

Explanation:

What Tyrik sees are stars! Stars can only be seen at night because during the day, the Sun is too bright. These stars are very far away and incredibly bright.

Example Question #9 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

What can we observe about the position of the Sun?

It stays the same.

It seems to change.

We cannot tell anything about the Sun's position.

It seems to change.

Explanation:

We can observe the Sun changing positions in the sky during the day. The sun rises in the East and sets in the West. The Earth is always spinning so this makes the Sun appear to be moving!

Example Question #10 : Make Observations Of The Sun, Moon, And Stars

We cannot make observations about the objects in the daytime and nighttime sky.

False

True