Flashcards in Sun, Moon, and Cycles Deck (48):
What makes up the solar system?
2. stars (sun)
Name the eight plants in order.
(Don't forget: My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas)
(Pluto used to be one)
What is the sun made of?
The sun is a star - a hot ball of glowing gases.
How is Earth different from other planets?
It has a watery surface, lots of oxygen in the atmosphere and has animal and plant life.
What causes day and night?
The Earth's rotation on its axis causes day and night. At any time, half the Earth is experiencing night and the other half of the Earth is experiencing day.
List the four seasons.
Why do we have seasons?
They are caused by the Earth's tilt on its axis and its revolution around the Sun.
What causes the phases of the moon?
They are caused by the Sun's rays and the Earth's shadow as the Earth and Moon rotate and revolve around the sun.
What are the four phases of the moon?
What does the tilt of the axis cause?
The four seasons. The part of the Earth tilted closest to the sun will experience summer and the part of the Earth furthest from the sun will be having winter.
What causes high tides and low tides on Earth?
The Earth revolves around the ______.
It takes the Earth _____ days to make an entire revolution.
365 1/4 or one year
When the Earth _________ on its axis (spins like a top), one side is always facing the sun, while the other side isn't. This is what causes day and night.
It takes _______ hours for the Earth to make one complete rotation.
There are ____ hours in a day.
There are ____ weeks in a year.
There are ____ months in a year.
An imaginary line through a spinning object.
One full spin of an object around an axis.
The path of an object around another object.
The movement of an object around another object.
The cycle of the ________ of the moon occurs as the moon makes one revolution around the earth.
The different shapes the moon seems to have in the sky.
Means losing light
Mean gaining light
Means more light
The tides follow a pattern of _____ high and ____ low tides every 24 hours.
The pattern of the tides in our ocean is caused by the __________________ between the Earth and the moon.
The pattern of day and night is caused by the ____________ of the Earth.
One complete rotation occurs every ____ hours.
The part of the Earth facing the sun has ___________, while the part facing away has _____________.
The spinning of the object on its axis is called ___________.
An imaginary line that goes through the North Pole and South Pole.
The pattern of seasonal changes takes place because the _____________ is tilted toward or away from the sun during its revolution around the sun.
The Earth takes 365 days or 1 year to make one _____________.
The movement of one object (the Earth) around another object (the sun) is called ______________.
When the Earth makes a revolution, we say a _________ has passed.
Each time the Earth rotates once, a _____ has passed.
When our side of the Earth faces away from the sun, it is _________.
The Earth _________ on its own axis.
The Earth _____ around the sun.
The sun "rises" in the _________.
The sun "sets" in the _________.
The shapes of the moon are called its __________.
Spring, summer, winter, fall are called the ___________.
When our part of the Earht (northern hemisphere) is tilted toward the sun, the season we are having is ___________.