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UNIT 1
     THE EARTH, A PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Activity 1: The Universe and the Solar system

1.1. Match each word wi...
1.4. Complete the sentences with the following words: Ceres, Moon, Galaxy, Solar,
satellite, Milky, dwarf.

a) Our _______...
2.3. Rotation movement. Match each word with its definition




2.4. Translation movement. Order the words to make sentenc...
2.5. Complete the chart with the following words

Day of change of season: June 21st / March 21st / December 21st / Septem...
e) The Earth is a geoid or an imperfect _______ slightly flattened at the ______
f) The Earth makes two movements: _______...
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The Earth

  1. 1. UNIT 1 THE EARTH, A PLANET IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM Activity 1: The Universe and the Solar system 1.1. Match each word with its definition 1.2. Identify the star and the planets of the Solar system and write their names Names: Earth, Jupiter, Eris, Neptune, Sun, Pluto, Uranus, Mercury, Ceres, Saturn, Venus, Mars 1.3. Write the name of a…
  2. 2. 1.4. Complete the sentences with the following words: Ceres, Moon, Galaxy, Solar, satellite, Milky, dwarf. a) Our _______ system has four _______ planets: _______, Pluto, Charon and Eris b) The name or our _______ is “The _______ Way” c) The Earth´s _________ is the _______ Activity 2: The Earth: shape and movements 2.1. Identify each part of the Earth 2.2. Guess the meaning of these words: Crust, Mantle, Core, Lithosphere, Asthenosphere. Check with your teacher or a dictionary
  3. 3. 2.3. Rotation movement. Match each word with its definition 2.4. Translation movement. Order the words to make sentences. a) rotates / the sun / orbit / in / The Earth / an elliptical / around b) to complete / 365 days / The Earth / this movement / and 6 hours /employs c) are added / in February / These 6 hours / in leap years / every 4 years d) the seasons / The inclination / causes / axis / of / rotation / the Earth´s
  4. 4. 2.5. Complete the chart with the following words Day of change of season: June 21st / March 21st / December 21st / September 23rd The sun´s rays are perpendicular to…: Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn Heat stroke is…: Higher in the …… hemisphere / Same in both hemispheres In the northern hemisphere begins…: Winter, Spring, Autumn, Summer In the southern hemisphere begins…: Winter, Spring, Autumn, Summer 2.6. Write the name or each season and a sentence describing it. Complete the answers too. Activity 3: Review activities 3.1. Complete the sentences with the following words: hemispheres, Ceres, Ecuador, blue, Moon, translation, Galaxy, poles, Solar, satellite, rotation, sphere, Milky, dwarf, Earth. a) Our _______ system has four _______ planets: _______, Pluto, Charon and Eris b) The name or our _______ is “The _______ Way” c) The Earth´s _________ is the _______ d) The ________ from space has a bluish colour, so we called the _______ planet
  5. 5. e) The Earth is a geoid or an imperfect _______ slightly flattened at the ______ f) The Earth makes two movements: __________ and __________ g) _______ is the imaginary line that divides the earth into two equal parts, or __________, north and south 3.2. Write translations and try to remember these words. © Reyes Carrasco 2010

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