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  • 1. LorinWathenFifth Grade ClassThe Solar SystemLearning Objective: Be able to define “Orbit”& identify the orbitsof the sun, the moon, and Earth. Briefly learn the phases of the moon. http://www.webanswers.com/science/astronomy-space/does-the-moon-and-sun- # 1: http://schools.bcsd.com/fremont/5th_sci_weather_space.htm orbit-around-the-earth-c34d73 What does Orbit mean? What does “orbit” mean in your own words in regards to the solar system?________________________________________________________________ Why do planets orbit instead of flying away?________________________________________________________________ What is the biggest thing in our Solar System?________________________________________________________________ # 2: http://library.thinkquest.org/29033/begin/earthsunmoon.htm The Earth, the sun, and the moon Fill in the Blank: Earth is constantly ___________ . The Earth spins in a _____________ motion. The Sun rises in the _________ and sets in the _________ . The average distance from the Earth to the Sun is _________________ . # 3: http://www.windows2universe.org/the_universe/uts/earth3.html The Earth’s Orbit What type of orbit does the Earth orbit around the sun in?_______________________________________________________________ How is that different from a circular orbit?_______________________________________________________________ How many days does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun?_______________________________________________________________ What does that ALSO equal???_______________________________________________________________
  • 2. #4:http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/earthandbeyond/soo nmoonearth/ #5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?=B5A1jxHbezMView YouTube video/ Watch Diagram of first link by clicking next to view the progression of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun!!!#6: http://www.learninghaven.com/science/articles/earths_orbit.htmRead the first paragraph. Before moving on, find an Orange, or circular object that youcan use to do the activity described in the paragraphs below to help you visualize theEarth’s orbit around the Sun! Show and model what you have learned to a parent orfamily member.# 7: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0019-the-revolution-of-the-earth.phpHow the Orbit Makes the Earth have SeasonsFill in the Blank:Because the sun never changes, only the movement of the Earth creates changes in ______ and darkness, and in __________.# 8: http://www.wingmakers.co.nz/Moons%20Orbit%20Around%20the%20Earth.htmlThe Moon’s Orbit Around the Earth 1. What “planet” is the Earth’s moon bigger than?? _______________ 2. How long does it take for the moon to go around the Earth one full rotation? _________days. 3. What “side” of the moon have we never been able to see? And why. ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________# 9: http://nineplanets.org/luna.htmlNow that we know about the Orbits of the Moon and Earth, let’s learn a few facts aboutthe moon that we didn’t know before. On the lines below, write down 5 different factsabout the moon that you read about on this site! 1. _______________________________________________________________________
  • 3. 2. _______________________________________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________________________________ 4. _______________________________________________________________________ 5. _______________________________________________________________________# 10: http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonphase/ The Moon Phase Misconception "The most common incorrect reason given for the cause of the Moons phases is that we are seeing the shadow of the Earth on the Moon! But this cannot be correct: when the Moonpasses through the shadow of the Earth, we get a lunar eclipse. Anyone who has seen a lunar eclipse, though, might remember that the Moon actually passes through the Earths shadowonly rarely, so that cant be why the Moon has phases. The real reason for the Moons phases depends on two things: the Moon is round, and the angle it makes with the Earth and Sun changes over its orbit."List the Eight Phases of the Moon identified on this Website with a description of each and draw a picture of the moon at that stage using the images shown:1.New MoonDescription:2.Description:3.Description:
  • 4. 4.Description:5.Description:6.Description:7.Description:8.Description:
  • 5. Answer Key:#1: http://schools.bcsd.com/fremont/5th_sci_weather_space.htmWhat does Orbit mean? What does “orbit” mean in your own words in regards to the solar system? Answers will vary. Why do planets orbit instead of flying away? GRAVITY! What is the biggest thing in our Solar System? THE SUN.#2: http://library.thinkquest.org/29033/begin/earthsunmoon.htmThe Earth, the sun, and the moon#3: http://www.windows2universe.org/the_universe/uts/earth3.htmlThe Earth’s Orbit What type of orbit does the Earth orbit around the sun in? Elliptical How is that different from a circular orbit? It is an oval. How many days does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun? 365 What does that ALSO equal??? 1 year#6: http://www.learninghaven.com/science/articles/earths_orbit.htmThe Earth’s Orbit Around the Sun 1. Moving 2. Counterclockwise 3. East, West 4. 149,597,890 km#7: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0019-the-revolution-of-the-earth.phpHow the Orbit Makes the Earth have SeasonsAnswer to Fill in the Blank: Light, Temperature#8: http://www.wingmakers.co.nz/Moons%20Orbit%20Around%20the%20Earth.htmlThe Moon’s Orbit Around the Earth 1. Pluto 2. 27.322 days 3. The “Far Side” of the moon because of tidal forces.
  • 6. #9: http://nineplanets.org/luna.html“Write what you learn” Section#10: http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonphase/The Moon Phases/Images of Each Phase 1. New Moon 2. Waxing Crescent 3. First Quarter 4. Waxing Gibbous 5. Full Moon 6. Waning Gibbous 7. Last Quarter 8. Waning CrescentDrawings should look similar to the photo below:http://www.gwit.org/students/fremont/assign/moon/moonphases.jpg#11: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/astronomy/sunearthmoon/The Sun, Earth, and Moon Model: Do In Class following this Assignment!