Flashcards in The Earth and Beyond Deck (34)
What is our nearest star?
How many planets are in our solar system?
What covers most of the earth?
What do we call the pieces of dry land between the oceans?
What do we call the layer of air around the earth?
What does the atmosphere protect us from?
Dangerous rays from the sun
What is the name of the only planet that has plants and animals?
What is often referred to as the "Blue Planet"?
What do we call the imaginary line around which the Earth spins?
The Earth's axis
How many planets are between the Earth and the sun?
Two - Mercury and Venus
What do we call the spinning of the Earth?
How long does one rotation of the Earth take?
In which two ways does the Earth move?
Rotates around its axis and revolves around the sun
How long does it take the Earth to revolve around the sun?
What do we call the imaginary line that divides the Earth into Northern and Southern halves?
What do call the part of the Earth to the north of the equator?
The Northern Hemisphere
What shape is the Earth?
What is different about the rock at the centre of the Earth?
It is hot and molten
What do we call areas of land surrounded by water?
What do we call the surroundings in which a creature lives?
Name some features of the Earth
Land with mountains and valleys, water in dams, lakes, rivers and oceans.
What do we call the path of a planet around the sun?
Name the planets in our solar system, in increasing order of distance from the sun.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
What are differences between stars and planets?
Stars are burning gas, while planets are rock or cold gas. Stars give off their own light, while planets reflect light. Stars twinkle, while the light of planets is steady
How many times bigger than the Earth is the sun?
Describe the surface of the moon?
Rocky with craters. No water or gas.
What does the moon revolve around?
Name some phases of the moon.
new moon, crescent moon, half moon, gibbous moon, full moon
What do we call the dents on the moon?