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Lesson Worksheet: Investigating Stars Science

In this worksheet, we will practice investigating the rising and setting of stars and identifying and describing patterns in nature.

Q1:

Fill in the blank: A sunset happens when the Sun the skyline, when daylight fades.

  • Adisappears below
  • Bappears above
  • Cdoes not move from

Q2:

What is the Sun?

  • AA star
  • BA galaxy
  • CA planet
  • DA constellation

Q3:

What time did Sirius rise on Wednesday?

Days of the Week Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Sirius’s Rise Time (pm) 8:44 8:40 8:36 8:32 8:30
  • A8:44 pm
  • B8:36 pm
  • C8:40 pm
  • D8:32 pm

Q4:

Look at the pattern of the sunset times in the table.

Days of the Week Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sunset Times (pm) 8:46 8:45 8:44

Calculate the sunset time for Friday.

  • A8:42
  • B8:40
  • C8:41
  • D8:39

Q5:

The Sun is rising.

Where will the position of the Sun be by the end of the day?

Q6:

Farida and Amira are discussing the definition of sunrise.

Who is correct?

  • AFarida
  • BNeither
  • CAmira

Q7:

Here is a table of Sirius’s rising time during a week.

Days of the Week Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sirius’s Rising Time (pm)8:448:408:368:328:28

Predict the rising time of Sirius on Friday.

  • A8:27
  • B8:24
  • C8:25
  • D8:26

Q8:

Look at this picture of the night sky.

 The Star Sirius

What star can you see?

  • AThe Sun
  • BSirius
  • COrion
  • DNone of the answers are correct.

Q9:

Here is a table of the sunrise and sunset times.

Days of the Week Sunrise (am) Sunset (pm)
Sunday 4:23 8:40
Monday 4:22 8:41
Tuesday 4:21 8:42
Wednesday 4:20 8:43

How does the sunrise time change each day?

  • AIt starts 2 minutes earlier.
  • BIt starts 1 minute earlier.
  • CIt starts 1 minute later.

How does the sunset time change each day?

  • AIt starts 1 minute later.
  • BIt starts 2 minutes later.
  • CIt starts 1 minute earlier.

Q10:

Look at the pattern of the rising time of the star Sirius.

Days of the Week Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Sirius’s Rising Time (pm)8:308:288:268:24

Fill in the blanks: The rising time of the star is minutes  each night.

  • A2, earlier
  • B4, later
  • C6, earlier
  • D8, later

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