Worksheet on solar system contains various types of questions about the family of solar system i.e. the Sun and its nine planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) along with the moon.
I. Fill in the blanks:
(i) _________ is the largest planet.
(ii) Most _________ have their own moons.
(iii) _________ is the nearest planet from the Sun.
(iv) The _________ have their own light.
(v) The _________ is a big ball of rocks.
II. Put a tick (√) against the correct sentences and cross (X) against the wrong sentences:
(i) The Sun is the largest star.
(ii) The small visible part of the moon is called the crescent moon.
(iii) The moon completes one round of the Earth in about 28 days.
(iv) Planets do not move at all.
(v) The Earth is a part of the solar system.
(vi) The moon gives light to the Earth.
III. Answer the following questions:
(i) What is the solar system?
(ii) What rotates around the Earth?
(iii) What is known as the full moon?
(iv) When is the moon not visible at all?
(v) What are constellations?
(vi) Why do stars appear so smaller?
IV. Match the column:
(i) Earth (a) a big rocky ball
(ii) Gibbous moon (b) a planet with life on it
(iii) Moon (c) more than half moon visible
(iv) Pluto (d) a star
(v) Sun (e) a planet
Check the answers of the worksheet on solar system:
I. (i) Jupiter
II. (i) X
III. (i) The Sun and its nine planets along with their moons form a family called the solar system.
(ii) Moon rotates around the Earth.
(iii) When the moon appears completely, this is known as full moon.
(iv) The moon is not visible at all when the moon is between the Sun and the Earth.
(v) The different imaginary shapes of the groups of the stars are called constellations.
(vi) Stars appear so smaller because they are farther away than the Sun.
IV. (i) Earth (b) a planet with life on it
(ii) Gibbous moon (c) more than half moon visible
(iii) Moon (a) a big rocky ball
(iv) Pluto (e) a planet
(v) Sun (d) a star