Planets Database Questions by akm33296

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       Planets Database Questions

        Directions: Using the Planets database, answer the questions below.
        Work each question on your own first. Then, check your answer
        against your partner's. Do not move on to another question until you
        and your partner agree on the answer and how to find the answer.



1. Which planet is named for the god of agriculture? ____________________________

2. Which of the nine planets has the largest diameter? ___________________________

3. Which of the nine planets would take the longest to orbit the sun? _______________

4. Which planet is 8th from the sun? _________________________________________

5. How many planets have a greater number of moons than the Earth? ______________

6. Name the four planets that can complete a whole rotation in less time than the Earth.

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7. The Earth is composed of mostly rock and iron. Which other planets are also
   composed of iron?
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8. Add a number field named ECCENTRICITY. This field will contain information
   about the eccentricity of each planet's orbit. (Note- eccentricity means: the ratio of the
   distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body
   round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit.) This field can be
   placed before or after any record in the database.

9. Add the following data for each planet in the new field ECCENTRICITY:

        .206 (Mercury)                .056 (Saturn)
        .007 (Venus)                  .047 (Uranus)
        .017 (Earth)                  .009 (Neptune)
        .093 (Mars)                   .254 (Pluto)
        .048 (Jupiter)

10. Create your own imaginary planet by adding a 10 th record to the database. Be sure to
    name the planet, tell who/what it is named for, and provide all information in the
    fields provided.


Guilford County Schools/TF                                                             3/2002
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Planets Database Answer Key
1. Which planet is named for the god of agriculture? Saturn

2. Which of the nine planets has the largest diameter? Jupiter

3. Which of the nine planets would take the longest to orbit the sun? Pluto

4. Which planet is 8th from the sun? Neptune


5. How many planets have a greater number of moons than the Earth? 5


6. Name the four planets that can complete a whole rotation in less time than the Earth.

    Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus

7. The Earth is composed of mostly rock and iron. Which other planets are also
   composed of iron?
    Mars, Mercury

8. Add a number field named ECCENTRICITY. This field will contain information
   about the eccentricity of each planet's orbit. (Note- eccentricity means: the ratio of the
   distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body
   round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit.) This field can be
   placed before or after any record in the database.

9. Add the following data for each planet in the new field ECCENTRICITY:

        .206 (Mercury)                .056 (Saturn)
        .007 (Venus)                  .047 (Uranus)
        .017 (Earth)                  .009 (Neptune)
        .093 (Mars)                   .254 (Pluto)
        .048 (Jupiter)

10. Create your own imaginary planet by adding a 10 th record to the database. Be sure to
    name the planet, tell who/what it is named for, and provide all information in the
    fields provided.




Guilford County Schools/TF                                                             3/2002

								
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