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1
MS Science TAKS review for 8th grade TEACHER KEY
  • Science Curriculum Instruction Spring ISD

2
  • You have a glass beaker filled with a
    mixture of hot chemicals. The beaker and mixture
    have a mass of 247 grams. If you want to know
    the mass of the chemicals only, what should you
    have done first?
  • Pour the chemicals directly on a spring scale.
  • Find a very light container that can hold the
    chemicals.
  • Obtain the mass of an empty glass beaker of the
    same size.
  • Separate the chemicals into their individual
    components.

TAKS 1 TEKS 6.4A, 7.4A, 8.4A
3
  • A student made 3 stacks of books. She
    leaned identical boards on each stack. She
    covered one board with waxed paper, one with
    sandpaper, one with cloth. She placed a toy
    car at the top of one board, released it and let
    it roll until it stopped. She measured the
    distance the car traveled. She repeated the
    procedure for the other two boards.
  • What is the independent variable in this
    investigation?
  • F. The distance the car rolled.
  • G. The height from which the car was released.
  • H. The number of books used.
  • J. The surface of the board.

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.2A
4
  • Which of the following is a safe way to
    conserve resources in the lab?
  • Clean up all equipment at the same time.
  • Use older, slightly damaged equipment.
  • Carefully measure chemicals.
  • Clean up chemical spills quickly.

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.1B
5
Trial Speed (m/s)
1 6
2 7
3 6
4 9
  • What is the average speed in m/s of the 4
    trials of the toy car the travels down the ramp?
  • F. 6
  • G. 7
  • H. 8
  • J. 9

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.2B
6
Substance Specific heat capacity (J/kg x oC)
Aluminum 899
Copper 387
Gold 129
Silver 234
Water 4,184
Wood 176
  • Which of the following conclusions can be
    drawn from the information shown?
  • Most types of matter heat up at the same rate.
  • Most types of matter cool down at the same rate.
  • It takes less energy to heat 1 g of silver then 1
    g of gold.
  • It takes more energy to heat 1 g of water then 1
    g of copper.

TAKS 1 TEKS 6.2D, 7.2D,8.2D
7
  • At the grocery store, a student looks at a
    label on a box of oatmeal. The advertisement he
    saw on TV said that by eating this brand of
    oatmeal every morning you would lose weight. Are
    the advertisements claims reliable?
  • F. No, no advertisement ever makes reliable
    claims.
  • G. No, you must diet and exercise to decrease
    body weight.
  • H. Yes, advertisements that are on TV and
    labeled on the box are always truthful.
  • J. Yes, eating oatmeal makes people lose
    weight.

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.3B
8
  • The graph shows the average number of
    days of sunny weather that Spring, Texas has each
    month for the last 10 years. If the trend
    continues next year, which month will Spring have
    the least amount of sunny days?
  • December
  • January
  • July
  • September

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.4B
9
  • A student hears a scientist on the news the
    says he thinks there is life on another planet.
    What is the most important question that the
    student should ask in order to critique what the
    scientist is saying?
  • F. Does the scientist think there is life in
    other galaxies too?
  • G. What evidence is the scientist basing his
    statement on?
  • H. Where did the scientist study and go to
    school?
  • J. Who works for the scientist and helps in
    his research?

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.3A
10
  • Which of the following scientists was first
    to suggest that Earth and the other planets in
    the solar system revolve around the sun?
  • Isaac Newton
  • Marie Curie
  • Nicolas Copernicus
  • Galileo

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.3C, 8.13A
11
  • Which of the following questions about
    frogs could be answered through a scientific
    investigation?
  • F. Are frogs able to play musical instruments?
  • G. Are some frog species happier than other
    frog species?
  • H. How do the diets of different frog species
    differ?
  • J. What kind of dreams do frogs have?

TAKS 1 TEKS 6.2A, 7.2A, 8.2A
12
  • The magnification of the eyepiece on a
    compound microscope is 10X. The magnification of
    the objective lens of 100X. What is the total
    magnification?
  • 10X
  • 90X
  • 110X
  • 1,000X

TAKS 1 TEKS 6.4A, 7.4A, 8.4A
13
  • Which of the following objects would make the
    best model of a blood vessel?
  • F. A steel pipe
  • G. A rubber tube
  • H. A cotton string
  • J. An electrical wire

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.3C
14
  • The graph show world population growth
    over the last 200 years. If the trend continues
    the world population will
  • decrease
  • increase, then decrease
  • Increase
  • stay the same

TAKS 1 TEKS 8.2C
15
  • A student is planning an investigation about
    plants. She says, Plants grow better in
    sunlight. This statement is an example of
  • F. data
  • G. a hypothesis
  • H. an investigation
  • J. a procedure

TAKS 1 TEKS 6.2A, 7.2A, 8.2A
16
  • You have a bag of cookies that says it
    contains 34 grams. Which tool would you use to
    check to be sure that the bag actually contains
    34 grams?
  • Graduated cylinder
  • Meter stick
  • Triple beam balance
  • Spring scale

TAKS 1 TEKS 6.4A, 7.4A, 8.4A
17
  • Which would be an important piece of safety
    equipment to use when heating a substance in
    science lab?

F
H
J
G
TAKS 1 TEKS 8.1A
18
  • Nitrogen fertilizer is often added to soil
    to increase the growth of grass in lawns. Which
    of these nearby ecosystems would most likely be
    harmed by the use of nitrogen fertilizer?
  • Forest
  • Meadow
  • Park
  • Pond

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.12C
19
  • Which type of diagram provides the most
    information about the feeding relationship among
    organisms in an ecosystem?
  • F. Food chain
  • G. Food web
  • H. Energy chain
  • J. Energy pyramid

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.6C
20
  • The diagram shows the natural pattern of an
    ecosystem changing over time. This is known as
  • mutualism
  • photosynthesis
  • predation
  • succession

TAKS 2 TEKS 7.12D
21
  • What is one way that plant and animal cells
    are different?
  • F. Plant cells do not have cell membranes.
  • G. Only animal cells contain cytoplasm.
  • H. Only plant cells contain a nucleus.
  • J. Only plant cells have cell walls.

TAKS 2 TEKS 6.10B
22
  • Which biome is found around Earths North
    and south Poles?
  • Deciduous forest
  • Tropical Rainforest
  • Taiga
  • Tundra

TAKS 2 TEKS 7.12C
23
  • Nerves are made of tissue, so nerves are
    made of
  • F. cells
  • G. organs
  • H. organ systems
  • J. organisms

TAKS 2 TEKS 6.10C
24
  • Organisms found living in a tundra would be
    adapted to live in
  • low altitudes
  • cold conditions
  • sunny conditions
  • wet areas

TAKS 2 TEKS 7.12C
25
  • What occurs during photosynthesis?
  • F. Biomass is converted into chemical energy.
  • G. Heat energy is converted into biomass.
  • H. Chemical energy is transferred into heat
    energy.
  • J. Solar energy is transferred into chemical
    energy.

TAKS 2 TEKS 7.8B
26
  • When an organism dies, chemical energy is
    still stored in its bodys tissues. Energy is
    released from the body through the process of
  • decomposition
  • differentiation
  • osmosis
  • photosynthesis

TAKS 2 TEKS 6.8B
27
B
B
? ?
? ?
b
b
  • The Punnett square shows the genotype of
    two mice. B represents the allele for brown
    hair. The allele of white hair is represented by
    b. What are the possible genotypes of the mices
    offspring?
  • F. BB only
  • G. Bb only
  • H. BB and bb
  • J. BB, bb and Bb

TAKS 2 TEKS 7.10C, 8.11C
28
  • When a baby kangaroo is born, the first
    thing is does is crawl into its mothers pouch.
    What type of behavior is the baby kangaroo
    exhibiting?
  • Innate behavior
  • Learned behavior
  • Emotional behavior
  • Both innate and learned behavior

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.11B
29
  • How does the respiratory system interact
    with the muscular system?
  • F. The muscular system produces blood which is
    needed by the lungs to work.
  • G. The muscular system makes mucus for the
    trachea.
  • H. The respiratory system provides the oxygen
    needed by the muscles to work.
  • J. The respiratory system causes the muscles to
    movement.

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.6A
30
  • The circulatory system carries oxygen and
    nutrients to every cell in an animals body. Which
    part of the system is needed to carry the oxygen
    out to the rest of the body?
  • Arteries
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Veins

TAKS 2 TEKS 6.5B
31
  • The skull is part of the skeletal system in
    an animal. One of the functions of the skeletal
    system is to protect soft body parts. The
    skulls structure helps to perform this function
    because the skull
  • F. has marrow, which produce blood cells
  • G. has sharp teeth, which the animal uses to eat
  • H. is flexible, which allows the brain to
    continue growing.
  • J. is hard, which protects the brain from being
    injured.

TAKS 2 TEKS 6.5B
32
  • What is taken in by a plant as part of
    photosynthesis?
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Chemical energy
  • Oxygen
  • Sulfur

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.6B
33
Grams of water
oC
  • Predict how many grams of water the
    atmosphere could hold at 500 C.
  • F. 25 g
  • G. 35 g
  • H. 52 g
  • J. 62 g

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.10B
34
  • How do consumers interact with producers in
    an ecosystem?
  • Producers eat consumers
  • Consumers eat producers
  • Producers decompose consumers
  • Decomposers produce consumers

TAKS 2 TEKS 7.12B
35
  • A forest ecosystem has an increase in
    rainfall so more wildflowers grow. The
    wildflowers support a greater number of
    butterflies. Lizards in the forest eat
    butterflies. The lizard population will most
    likely be affected by the increase in the
    butterfly population by the size of the lizard
    population
  • F. decreasing
  • G. decreasing then increasing
  • H. increasing
  • J. staying the same

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.11A
36
t
T
? ?
? ?
T
t
  • The Punnett square shows the genotype of
    two rose parents. T represents the allele for
    large thorns. The allele for small thorns is
    represented by t. What are the possible
    genotypes of the roses offspring?
  • Tt only
  • Tt and tt
  • TT and Tt
  • TT, Tt and tt

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.11C
37
  • Humans brought domesticated cats to the
    island of Madagascar. Several types of
    ground-nesting birds became extinct after the
    cats arrived. Which kind of threat to native
    animals is this an example of?
  • F. Foreign animal trade
  • G. Habitat destruction
  • H. Species introduction
  • J. Unregulated hunting

TAKS 2 TEKS 8.14B
38
  • All of the populations living within an area
    make up a(n)
  • community
  • ecosystem
  • organism
  • species

TAKS 2 TEKS 6.10C, 8.6C
39
  • What type of energy is transferred into
    chemical energy in the process of photosynthesis?
  • F. chemical
  • G. kinetic
  • H. potential
  • J. radiant

TAKS 3 TEKS 7.8B
40
  • Which of the following elements would be the
    best conductor?
  • Au
  • C
  • Ne
  • S

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.9B
41
  • Which two elements are most similar?
  • F. H and O
  • G. Fe and Co
  • H. Li and F
  • J. Mg and Sr

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.9B
42
  • The formula that represents sodium chloride,
    commonly known as salt, is
  • H2O
  • NaCl
  • SaLt
  • SoCh

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.9C
43
  • This Bohr model represents the element
  • F. Carbon
  • G. Fluorine
  • H. Oxygen
  • J. Neon

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.8A
44
  • What part of the oxygen atom contains
    neutral particles?
  • Electrons
  • Electron clouds
  • Isotopes
  • Nucleus

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
45
  • Which of the following must be the same for
    every atom of the element hydrogen?
  • F. Atomic mass
  • G. Number of electrons
  • H. Number of neutrons
  • J. Number of protons

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
46
  • You find an object that is shiny and solid.
    It conducts heat and electricity. How would the
    object be classified?
  • noble gas
  • non-metal
  • metal
  • halogen

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.9B
47
  • Which of the following is not a property of
    an atom?
  • F. Color
  • G. Electric charge
  • H. Mass
  • J. Number of protons

TAKS 3 TEKS 8.8A, 8.8B
48
  • Which of the following changes is not a
    physical change?
  • Beating an egg
  • Making a tossed salad
  • Boiling water
  • Frying an egg

TAKS 3 TEKS 6.7B, 8.9A
49
  • As the stored chemical energy in biomass is
    decomposed in a compost bin, what is most of the
    energy converted into?
  • F. Heat
  • G. Oxygen
  • H. Soil
  • J. Water

TAKS 3 TEKS 6.8B
50
  • The tendency of an object at rest to remain
    at rest or an object in motion to remain in
    motion is known as
  • friction
  • inertia
  • work
  • zero gravity

TAKS 4 TEKS 8.7A
51
  • A blow dryer transforms
  • F. electrical energy to potential energy
  • G. electrical energy to thermal energy
  • H. kinetic energy to thermal energy
  • J. thermal energy to heat

TAKS 4 TEKS 6.9A
52
  • A student places a pan of water on a hot
    plate. All the water becomes hot. What process
    heats the water at the top of the pan?
  • A. Conduction
  • B. Convection
  • C. Evaporation
  • D. Radiation

TAKS 4 TEKS 8.10A
53
  • A dirt bike rider has a mass of 50 kg. The
    dirt bike has a mass of 200 kg. How much force
    is needed to accelerate the rider and the bike to
    4 m/s2?
  • F. 2.5 N
  • G. 200 N
  • H. 800 N
  • J. 1,000 N

TAKS 4 TEKS 8.7A
54
  • What causes a rock to accelerate as it
    falls?
  • Air pushing down on the rock.
  • A person throwing it downward.
  • The force of gravity.
  • The speed of the rock.

TAKS 4 TEKS 8.7A
55
  • A boat floats on water because of
  • F. buoyant force
  • G. gravity
  • H. friction
  • J. magnetism

TAKS 4 TEKS 6.7B
56
  • What type of simple machine is used in the
    pliers shown?
  • Inclined plane
  • Lever
  • Pulley
  • Wheel and axle

TAKS 4 TEKS 7.6A
57
  • Which of the following forces stimulates a
    seedlings roots to grow downward?
  • F. Gravity
  • G. Magnetism
  • H. Momentum
  • J. Radioactivity

TAKS 4 TEKS 7.6C
58
  • When a piece of paper burns, chemical energy
    changes to ____ energy.
  • electrical
  • heat and light
  • kinetic and potential
  • mechanical

TAKS 4 TEKS 6.9A
59
  • What simple machine changes the direction of
    a force without increasing or decreasing the
    force?
  • F. Inclined plane
  • G. Lever
  • H. Pulley
  • J. Wheel and axle

TAKS 4 TEKS 7.6A
60
  • A space heater transforms
  • electrical energy to heat energy
  • electrical energy to potential energy
  • kinetic energy to thermal energy
  • thermal energy to heat

TAKS 4 TEKS 6.9A
61
  • How much work in joules is done when a 12 N
    force moves an object 3.3 m?
  • F. 3.64 J
  • G. 8.7 J
  • H. 15.3 J
  • J. 39.6 J

TAKS 4 TEKS 8.7A
62
  • A student is trying to move a large rock in
    his yard. Which simple machine can best help get
    the rock off the ground?
  • Inclined plane
  • Lever
  • Screw
  • Wheel and axle

TAKS 4 TEKS 7.6A
63
The diagram shows a large block held by a
pulley system. What type of energy does the
block have at this point in time? F.
Electrical G. Kinetic H. Potential J.
Thermal
TAKS 4 TEKS 7.8A
64
  • When the heart contracts, it pumps blood to
    other parts of the body. The blood moves
    because
  • density of the blood increases
  • pressure in the heart increases
  • size of the heart increase
  • temperature of the blood increases

TAKS 4 TEKS 7.6C
65
  • A person changes the oil in their car and
    dumps the old oil on the ground in an empty lot.
    How might this affect the environment?
  • F. The oil will evaporate.
  • G. The oil will not affect the environment.
  • H. The oil may enter the groundwater and pollute
    it.
  • J. The oil may act as a fertilizer for plants.

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.14B, 7.14C,
8.14C
66
  • The tilt of Earths axis determines the
  • length of a day
  • length of a year
  • phases of the moon
  • seasons

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.13A
67
  • All of the following are renewable energy
    resources except
  • F. falling water
  • G. fossil fuels
  • H. sunlight
  • J. wind

TAKS 5 TEKS 7,14C
68
  • Which of the following is an effect of the
    increasing use of gasoline-powered vehicles?
  • The depletion of a nonrenewable resource.
  • The pollution of a inexhaustible resource.
  • The recycling of a reusable resource.
  • The replenishment of a renewable resource.

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14C
69
The layer of the Earth that covers surface is the
F. crust G. mantle H. inner core J.
outer core
TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
70
  • What effect might cutting down a large
    forest have on the air in that location?
  • Carbon dioxide decreases and oxygen increases.
  • Carbon dioxide increases and oxygen decreases.
  • Levels of all gases increase.
  • Levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide stay the same.

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.14C, 8.14C
71
  • Which of the following is the best evidence
    that Earths continents were once in very
    different positions than they are today?
  • F. Fossils of tropical plants have been found in
    Antarctica.
  • G. Major rivers form deltas from erosion.
  • H. Penguins are found only in the Southern
    Hemisphere.
  • J. Volcanoes surround the Pacific ocean.

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
72
  • Early telescopes showed stars as only points
    of light, while the planets appeared to be much
    larger, providing evidence that stars must
  • be more plentiful in our solar system than
    planets.
  • be much farther from Earth than planets.
  • reflect much more light than planets.
  • travel in elliptical orbits like planets.

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A, 8.13A
73
  • The Sun is a main sequence, yellow star in
    the Milky Way galaxy, which is described as a(n)
  • F. dwarf galaxy
  • G. elliptical galaxy
  • H. irregular galaxy
  • J. spiral galaxy

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.13A
74
  • Stars begin their life cycle in a
  • black hole
  • nebula
  • nova
  • supernova

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.13A
75
  • A land developer cleared all the trees in a
    neighborhood to be able to build new homes. A
    direct result of removing trees from the area
    would be
  • F. a lower amount of carbon dioxide in the air
  • G. a higher rate of erosion
  • H. an increase in the carnivore population
  • J. a slowdown of the nitrogen cycle

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14C
76
  • A current carries water from Canada and
    Alaska to the south along the California coast.
    How does this current most likely affect
    Californias climate?
  • The current causes floods in California.
  • The current caused droughts in California.
  • The current cools California.
  • The current warms California.

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.12B
77
TAKS 5 TEKS 8.12B
Iceland
The Gulfstream current
  • How does the Gulf Stream current probably
    affect Iceland?
  • F. The current carries cold water to Iceland.
  • G. The current causes Icelands climate to be
    warmer.
  • H. The current causes Icelands climate to be
    colder.
  • J. The current prevents sunlight from reaching
    Iceland.

78
  • Many weather systems form over oceans. The
    energy needed to form these weather systems
    starts from
  • prevailing winds
  • the moon
  • the sun
  • water currents

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.10B
79
  • Astronomers have discovered many differences
    in stars through their observations. One theory
    used to explain these differences is that
  • F. Earths atmosphere distorts our view of the
    stars.
  • G. stars are at different points in their life
    cycles.
  • H. the distances between stars are huge.
  • J. there is too much light pollution on Earth
    to study stars.

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.13A
80
The type of boundary shown in the diagram is
A. convergent B. divergent C. rift D.
transform
TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
81
  • A rift valley is evidence of which kind of
    plate boundary?
  • F. Convergent
  • G. Divergent
  • H. Folded
  • J. Transform

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
82
  • Earthquake vibrations are detected, measured
    and recorded by instruments called
  • magnetometers
  • Richter scales
  • seismographs
  • sonargraphs

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14A, 8.7B
83
The type of plate boundary found in Iceland is
F. convergent G. divergent H. lateral J.
transform
TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
84
  • The Eurasian plate and North American
    plate are moving away from each other. This is
    causing the Atlantic Ocean to become wider. What
    other change will this movement most likely
    cause?
  • The destruction of beaches along the coast of
    Europe.
  • The formation of mountains along the east coast
    of North America.
  • The Pacific Ocean is becoming smaller in size.
  • The Gulf of Mexico is becoming deeper.

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
85
The theory of plate tectonics states that Earths
lithosphere is divided into pieces called plates
that are constantly moving. The diagram above
shows two plates that are colliding. What
landforms result from this action? F.
Mountains G. Plains H. Plateaus J. Valleys
TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
86
  • What lunar phase will occur when the moon is
    in the position indicated in the model?
  • Crescent
  • Full moon
  • Gibbous
  • New moon

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.13B, 8.12A
87
  • The moon can be seen in the night sky
    because the moon
  • F. emits its own light
  • G. produces radiant energy
  • H. reflects sunlight
  • J. refracts sunlight

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B,
8.12A
88
  • When does the Northern Hemisphere experience
    summer?
  • When the length of the day equals the length of
    the night.
  • When the Earth is closest to the sun.
  • When the Earth is tilted most on its axis.
  • Then the North Pole is tilted toward the sun.

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.13A
89
  • The plates of the Earths lithosphere are
    moved around by
  • F. winds in the atmosphere
  • G. conduction in the asthenosphere
  • H. convection currents in the ocean
  • J. convection currents in the asthenosphere

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.14A
90
  • The map shows acid rain concentrations across
    the United States. Which of the following is the
    most likely explanation for the differences in
    acid rain concentrations across the country?
  • The southwest part of the U.S. produces more
    solid wastes.
  • The southeastern part of the U.S. has the most
    forests.
  • The northeast part of the U.S. burns the most
    fossil fuels.
  • The northwest part of the U.S. used only solar
    energy.

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14C,
8.14B, 8.14C
91
  • A meteorite collides with the Earths
    surface. What will be the most likely effect of
    this collision?
  • F. A crater will form.
  • G. A convergent plate boundary will form.
  • H. A divergent plate boundary will form.
  • J. A volcanic eruption will occur.

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14A
92
  • Pressure builds up along a fault line and
    eventually the rocks along the fault shift
    positions. What will be the effect of this
    process?
  • An earthquake will occur.
  • A hot spot will form.
  • A tsunami will form.
  • A volcanic eruption will occur.

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14A
93
  • An earthquake would most likely result near
    which of the following features?
  • F. Cave
  • G. Fault
  • H. Plain
  • J. Valley

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14A
94
  • Light-years are the most appropriate
    measurement for which of the following distances?
  • The distance between the moon and Earth.
  • The distance between the North and South Poles.
  • The distance from the sun to the center of the
    galaxy.
  • The distance from Florida to California.

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.13B
95
  • How would the planet most likely be
    affected if Earth were not tilted on its axis?
  • F. Earth would become very hot on one side.
  • G. Earth would not experience different
    seasons.
  • H. The length of day and night would be very
    different.
  • J. The moon would not revolve around the Earth.

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.13A
96
  • Which of the following lunar phases occurs
    approximately 28 days after a full moon in the
    lunar cycle?
  • Crescent
  • Full moon
  • Gibbous
  • New moon

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
97
  • Which of the following causes the moons
    phases to occur?
  • F. The Earths rotation on its axis
  • G. The Earths revolution around the sun
  • H. The moons rotation on its axis
  • J. The moons revolution around the Earth.

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
98
  • Which of the following conservation
    practices is the best way to conserve some of the
    Earths nonrenewable resources?
  • Recycling newspapers.
  • Reusing a paper sack as wrapping paper.
  • Turning off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Walking instead of driving in a car.

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14C,
8.14B, 8.14C
99
  • What is the name of the galaxy we live in?
  • F. Andromeda
  • G. Beta
  • H. Milky Way
  • J. Polaris

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.13A
100
  • The moons surface is made up of rocks and
    dust-like soil. Which is the likely cause of the
    soil on the moon?
  • Breakup of rocks from rain and moving water.
  • Breakup of rocks when meteors struck the moon.
  • Weathering by glaciers.
  • Weathering by wind.

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A
101
  • Which of the following lists is in order
    from largest to smallest?
  • F. Moon, Earth, Sun, Solar System, Galaxy,
    Universe
  • G. Solar System, Galaxy, Universe, Moon, Sun,
    Earth
  • H. Universe, Galaxy, Sun, Solar System, Earth,
    Moon
  • J. Universe, Galaxy, Solar System, Sun, Earth,
    Moon

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A
102
  • Which of the following is a nonrenewable
    source of energy?
  • Wood
  • Coal
  • Water
  • Wind

TAKS 5 TEKS 7.14C
103
  • When the phase of the moon is a full moon, -
  • F. the sunlit side of the moon is facing away
    from Earth
  • G. the sunlit side of the moon is facing the
    earth
  • H. the sun is not shining on the moon
  • J. the moon is in Earths shadow

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
104
  • Which of these planets would have the
    longest revolution around the sun?
  • Earth
  • Jupiter
  • Neptune
  • Venus

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A,
105
  • Which of the following lists the components
    in order from smallest to largest?
  • F. Solar system, universe, galaxy
  • G. Galaxy, solar system, universe
  • H. Solar system, galaxy, universe
  • J. Universe, solar system, galaxy

TAKS 5 TEKS 8.13A
106
Planet Approximate Time for One Rotation Approximate Time for One Revolution
Mercury 59 days 88 days
Earth 24 hours 365 days
Mars 24.7 hours 687 days
Jupiter 10 hours 11.9 years
  • Which of the four planets in the table has
    the shortest day?
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Jupiter

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A, 8.2E
107
  • You cannot see a new moon because
  • F. Earths axis tilts away from the moon
  • G. The moon has absorbed all the light that hits
    it
  • H. The moons sunlit side is facing away from
    Earth
  • J. The sun is not shining on the moon

TAKS 5 TEKS 6.13A, 7.13B
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