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Class 6 - Geography

The Earth in the Solar System

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Question:

What is the shape of the orbits in which planets revolve around the sun?

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The orbits of planets are elliptical (Le. elongated) in shape.



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The Earth in the Solar System - Questions
1.

Why do we not feel the heat and light of the stars, even though they are so big and hot?


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2.

Write a short note on the two planets nearest to the sun.


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3.

Fill’in the blanks.
(a) A group of…….. forming various patterns is called a ………….
(b) A huge system of stars is called ……………
(c) ………… is the closest celestial body to our earth.
(d) ………. †is the third nearest planet to the sun.
(e) Planets do not have their own ………… and ……….


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4.

From which Greek word is the word ˜planet' derived?


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5.

State whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F).
(i) The Sun appears bigger and brighter than the other stars because it is indeed so.
(ii) Saptarishi and Ursa Major are two different constellations.
(iii) The Pole Star is known to have a fixed position in the sky.
(iv) The earth is the only planet that has a natural satellite.
(v) Pluto was declared a "dwarf planet"in August 2006.
(vi) The earth is the third-largest planet in the solar system.
(vii) The geoid shape is not perfectly spherical.
(viii) The moon takes about the same time in rotating about its axis once as it does to complete a revolution around the earth.


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6.

Which planet is called "Earth's twin"and why?


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7.

What is the shape of the orbits in which planets revolve around the sun?


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8.

What does the solar family consist of? [V. Imp.]


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9.

Answer the following questions briefly.
(a) How does a planet differ from a star?
(b) What is meant by the ‚€˜Solar System'?
(c) Name all the planets according to their distance from the sun.
(d) Why is the Earth called a unique planet?
(e) Why do we see only one side of the moon always?
(f) What is the Universe?


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10.

What is "Geoid"?


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11.

What is a meteoroid? †


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12.

Draw a diagram showing the eight planets of the solar system in their orbits around †the’ sun. Also prepare a table mentioning the length of their days and years.


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13.

How does earth support life? † [V. Imp.]


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14.

Name the two extreme shapes of the moon. When and at what intervals do they occur?


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15.

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16.

How much time does the moon take to revolve once around the earth?


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17.

Name two celestial bodies visible only in the night sky.


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18.

Why is earth called "blue planet"? [V. Imp.]


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19.

What are asteroids?


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20.

Write short notes on the following:
(a) The sun
(b) The moon
(c) Galaxy. †[V. Imp.]


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21.

What is the difference between the moon and INSAT? † †[V. Imp.]


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22.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence:
(i) The Amavasya night occurs about ……….. †days after the Poomima night.
(ii) Stars are celestial bodies that are ……….. †and ………….
(iii) The planets do not possess their own ……….. †and …………
(iv) The Small Bear constellation is better known as the ………….
(v) The Greek word which is the origin of the word "planets"means ………….
(vi) Three planets having rings around them are ………… †, ………. †and …………
(vii) …….. †are elongated fixed paths in which a celestial body always remains.
(viii) Venus is similar to the earth in its ………. †and ………….
(ix) The shadows on the moon's surface are due to ……….. , ……… †and …………
(x) Meteoroids heat up and bum due to …………


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23.

What is the Pole Star? How can the Saptarishi be used to locate it? †[Imp.]


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