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Sc9.L20.TakeHomeTest

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Astronomy Take Home Test: ( /32 Marks)
 
Science 9 MissFurutani
 
Name:_______________________ 
 
Period: _______ Date:___________ 
 For this take home test you may use the internet to research ideas and you may discuss topicswith other students; however, the final answers of the test must be in your 
own words
. If there is copying or plagiarizing it will be an automatic
zero.
If you do not understand somethingdo not use it. All answers must be
explained
and your opinion must be
defended
with reasons or informationto justify your answer.
 _____________________________________________________________________ 
 
1. Is it possible for the whole Earth to experience summer at the same time? Explainwhy or why not. (3 marks)
 
2. Defend/Correct this statement: The moon is always visible on clear nights. You mustEXPLAIN your answer. (3 marks)
 
3. Your friend tells you that the reason the Moon often appears as a crescent isbecause the rest of the Moon is in the Earth's shadow. What would you say to convinceyour friend that he or she is wrong? (3 marks)
 
4. a) If the Sun was twice as big, would a full solar eclipse still be possible? (2 marks)
 
b) If the Sun was twice as big, would a full lunar eclipse still be possible? (2 marks)
 
5. If the Moon was twice as big as it is now, explain how this would affect the Springand Neap tides. (3 marks)
 
 
 
6. In another solar system a planet has been discovered. It is 3 AU (astronomical units)away from the star which is similar to our Sun. The planet is tilted at a 60 degree anglefrom the vertical as shown in the image.
 
a) Would this planet have seasons? Explain why/why not. (2 marks)
 
b) Compare this planet’s seasons to Earth’s seasons. (2 marks)
 
c) How would the distance of this planet to it’s star affect the seasons, compared to
Earth? (1 mark)
 
7. Astronomer’s need to take images in th
e ultraviolet (UV) range of the electromagneticspectrum. They need your help to decide where they should put the telescope, either on Earth or in Space. Where do you think they should? Explain why, but also give oneconsequence (downfall) of putting it there. (3 marks)
 

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