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  • THE EARTH IN THE UNIVERSE ACTIVITIES
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana ACTIVITIES 1. Choose the correct answer: a) The Earth is … a an asteroid a planet a a star b) The Moon is … b an asteroid a a planet a a satellite c) An object which orbit another object is called a… ) bung b moon m satellite 2. Fill in the blanks. Orbiting around “TO ORBIT & TO SPIN”. The planets …………… the Sun, the Moon orbits the Earth. a. The Earth ……………on its axis. b. 3. Answer the question. a) What are the main differences between the Sun and the planets? Tick (T ) the correct answers. ) The Sun orbits the planets T The Sun produces light, but planets do not. T Planets move, but stars do not. b) How many planets are there in the Solar System? c) What are the two movements the planets make? 2
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana d) What are the names of the planets in the Solar System? Make a list of the planets, starting with the closest planet to the Sun. 4. Colour the “Asteroid Belt”. Read the text slowly and answer. <<Asteroids are rocky objects that move around the Sun. They are smaller than planets and moons. Most asteroids are located between Mars and Jupiter. a) What are asteroids? b) Where are asteroids located in the Solar System? 5. Think about and answer. a) What is at the centre of our Solar System? b) Which planet is the biggest? c) Which planet is called the quot;red planetquot;? d) What is the name of the group of objects that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter? 6. First, second, third, fourth, fifth … 3
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana a) The Earth is the ............... planet from the Sun. b) Mercury is the ............... planet from the Sun. c) Pluto is the ............... planet from the Sun. d) Mars is the ............... planet from the Sun. e) Jupiter is the ............... planet from the Sun. f) Venus is the ............... planet from the Sun. g) Saturn is the ............... planet from the Sun. h) Neptune is the ............... planet from the Sun. i) Uranus is the ............... planet from the Sun. 7. In outer space you can find a lot of things, Do you know their names?. ________________ ____________ ______________ 8 . Put the letters in order: nomo mteoc thare tplena usn ermyruc arsm 9. Read the following text: The solar system is made up of the Sun, the 9 planets and their 137 known moons, asteroids, comets, dust and gas. The planets, aster- oids, and comets travel around the Sun, the centre of our solar sys- tem. Most of the bodies in the solar system travel around the Sun in circular paths or orbits, and all the planets travel about the Sun. The solar system is billions of years old. Our solar system has 8 plan- ets that orbit a big star called the Sun. (The planets move through a path called orbit). All the planets orbit the Sun in elliptical paths. 4
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana All the planets take different amounts of time to get all the way around the Sun. Our Earth takes a year to make one complete orbit. That is 365 days. Also, all the planets spin while they move around the Sun. ON LINE ACTIVITIES 1. Visit this link and answer the questions: Click here 1) What does Saturn mean? 2) How many moons does Jupiter have? 3) What does Mercury mean? 4)Which planet is in many ways similar to the Earth? 5) What are the names of the moons of Mars?. 6) What´s the diameter of Uranus? 5
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana 2. Visit the following link and answer the questions: Click here 1) The Earth rotates around its... 3) How much is the Earth’s rotation axis tilted? 4) The last picture on the web is a animation, click play and think, Are you now moving or stopped?. 5) What are the most important consequences of the rotation move- ment for those who live on earth?. 3. Complete these sentences in your notebook: 6
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana A) Winter starts on ................................ B) Spring starts on................................. C) .............................starts on................ D)........................................................... 4. Drag and drop : Crosswords Click here 5. Learn, test and revise Click here 6. Longitude and Latitude Game 7
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana Click here 7. Build our Milky Way Click here VOCABULARY 8
  • Ciencias Sociales Bilingual Section of 1º E.S.O I.E.S. Guadiana 1. Solar System 28. Longitude 2. Moon 29. Degree 3. Comet 30. Meridian 4. Asteroid 31. North 5. Sun 32. South 6. Orbit 33. East 7. Dust 34. West 8. Planet 9. Elliptical 10. Earth 11. Mars 12. Mercury 13. Pluto 14. Saturn 15. Uranus 16. Jupiter 17. Neptune 18. Venus 19. Belt 20. Axis 21. Orbit 22. Rotation 23. Revolution 24. Tilt 25. Equator 26. Tropic 27. Latitude 9