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Asteroids Find it! in Zoom Astronomy
- Print-out for Grade 3-5

Use the section on the asteroids to answer the following questions.

1. The asteroid belt orbits between which two planets?_________________ and ________________


2. Are all the asteroids in the asteroid belt?_______________________


3. Are asteroids bigger or smaller than planets?_______________________


4. What are asteroids composed of?_______________________


5. What may have caused the mass extinction on Earth 65 million years ago (the extinction that killed the dinosaurs)? _____________________


6. Name another group of organisms that went extinct during this mass extinction. _______________________


7. What is the name of the biggest asteroid (and the first one discovered)?_______________________


8. What is another name for asteroids? _______________________


9. Do any of the asteroids have a moon orbiting them? ______________________


10. Is the number of known asteroids over 0.5 miles (about 1 km) in diameter closest to: 40; 400; 4,000; 40,000 or 400,000? __________________



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Level: Grade 3-5 Subject: astronomy, science, reading, writing, introduction to research on the Internet


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