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

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

1. Is Mercury composed of rock or gases?_________________

2. Since Mercury is close to the Sun, it gets very hot. Does it ever get cold? _____________________

3. Does Mercury have a thick or thin atmosphere? __________________

4. Is Mercury closer to the size of the Earth or our moon? __________________

5. If you stood on the surface of Mercury, what color would the sky be? _____________________

6. We have four seasons on Earth. Are there any seasons on Mercury? ______________

7. How many moons does Mercury have?_______________________

8. Would a person feel very light or very heavy on the surface of Mercury? ___________________

9. Is Mercury the smallest planet in the Solar System? ______________________

10. Is the surface of Mercury covered with craters, molten iron, or oceans? ___________________

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

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