What causes a shooting star?

What causes a shooting star

A shooting star is caused by a meteoroid entering the Earth‘s atmosphere and burning up, creating a bright streak of light in the sky.



1. What causes the bright light of a shooting star?

A) The star exploding
B) The sun reflecting off the rock
C) Friction heating the rock as it enters the atmosphere
D) Lightning striking the rock


2. What are most shooting stars made of?

A) Cheese
B) Ice
C) Metal
D) Rock


3. Where do the materials that create shooting stars come from?

A) The moon
B) Other stars
C) Comets and asteroids
D) Airplanes


4. What is another name for a shooting star?

A) Meteor
B) Comet
C) Asteroid
D) Satellite

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