Earth, Sun and Moon4th grade ScienceBy Andra BargetEDU 653
EarthEarth orbits theSunORBIT: moving ona curved patharound a point inspace
MoonThe Moon orbitsaround the Earth ina curved path
SUNIt is the center ofthe solar systemIt is a star- a hotball of glowing gas
Other Planets(in from the sun)MercuryVenusEarthMarsJupiterSaturnUranusNeptune
RevolutionDefinition: Goingaround an objectonceThe Earth revolvesaround the sun.Each time the Earthrevolves around thesun = ONE YEARRotationDefinition: spinningaround or turningall the way aroundon an axis one timeThe Earth rotateson its axis (thenorth and southpoles)Each time the Earthrotates around =ONE DAY
AxisIs an imaginary line that goesthrough the North and SouthPolesEarth rotates on its axis
Earth’sRotationEvery 24 hours the Earth rotates (spinson its axis)This is what causes day and nightEarth rotates counter clockwise
Earth’sRevolutionEvery year (365 days) is one revolutionof the Earth around the SunThis is what causes the differentseasons
Earth Rotates andRevolves aroundthe Sun at thesame time.
Moon’sRotation18.61 years for the moon to make acomplete rotation
Moon’s Revolution27.32 days long for the Moon to revolve
Moon PhasesPhases are the different shapes the moonseems to have in the sky.Moon goes through all its phases in 29 ½daysThere are 7 phases to the moonMost common phases are:Full moonNew moon
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