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1

What is the nearest star to the Earth?

The Sun

2

During Moon phases what will change?

The shape of the moon

3

How many days does it take for the Moon to orbit the Earth?

28 days

4

What is the name of a body that orbits a star?

A Planet

5

How many hours does the Earth take to do a full rotation on its axis?

24 hours

6

What is the name of a body that orbits a planet?

Satellite

7

In which direction will shadows point during the morning?

West

8

At what time of day will shadows be the shortest?

Midday

9

How many days does it take for the Earth to orbit the Sun?

364 1/4

10

What direction does the Sun rise from?

East

11

Which is the third planet from the Sun?

Earth

12

Which force keeps the planets in orbit?

Gravity

13

What is the weight of a 20kg box on the Earth?

200 N