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Form 3 Science

Chapter 10

FORM 3 CHAPTER 10
SPACE EXPLORATION

1. Diagram 1 shows the application of space technology used in exploring outer space.

. P Q R

Diagram 1

(a) Label P, Q and R using the words given below.

Space station Space probe Satellite

[3 marks]

(b) Draw lines to match P, Q and R to its function.

Function

Orbits the Earth and collect various kinds of


P information in space

Gather information and data from the Moon and


Q other planets and send images back to Earth

R A place to carry out scientific work in space

[3 marks]

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2. Diagram 2 shows a man-made object in space.

Diagram 2

(a) Name the object shown in Diagram 2.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………
[1 mark]

(b) Name two mode of transport that can be used to send this object into space.

(i) …………………………………………………………………………………………………

(ii) ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

[2 marks]

(c) State two functions of the object shown in Diagram 2.

(i) ………………………………………………………………………………………………
…..
(ii) ..…………………………………………………………………………………………………

[2 marks]

(d) Name the technology that uses aircraft, satellites and space probes to collect data and
information in space and send them back to be processed by computers on earth.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………

[1 mark]

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3. (a) Draw lines to match the astronomers to their contribution in the field of astronomy.

Astronomer Contribution
Showed that the orbits of the
Nicholas Copernicus
planets are elliptical

Suggested that the Sun is the


Galileo Galilei
centre of the Solar System

Invented a telescope that is


Johanness Kepler
used in astronomy

[3 marks]

(b) Diagram 3 shows a space shuttle.

Diagram 3

(i) State one use of a space shuttle.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

[1 mark]

(ii) What is the advantage of a space shuttle?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

[1 mark]

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