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The Moon is a(n):
The time it takes the Earth to complete an orbit around the Sun is:
Venus takes around 225 days to orbit the Sun. This means that its years are _____ long.
What keeps the moon in orbit around the Earth?
The shape of Earth's orbit around the Sun is best described as:
a perfect circle
a straight line
A model that places the Earth at the centre of the Solar system is called:
It takes Jupiter 10 hours to rotate once on its axis. A day on Jupiter is _________ a day on Earth.
the same as
How long does one rotation of the Earth take?
between 28 and 31 days
It takes Uranus is 17 hours, and 14 minutes to rotate on its axis. The length of one day on Uranus is:
17 hours and 14 minutes
7 Earth days
7 hours and 41 minutes
What is the tilt of Earth's axis?
The tilt of the Earth's axis is the main reason we have seasons because:
A location receives more sunlight
Some locations are in darkness
The Southern hemisphere is always tilted away from the sun
The amount of sunlight a location receives changes during the year.
Why does the moon shine?
It absorbs the light from the sun and releases it at night
It makes its own light
it reflects the light of the sun
thousands of glow worms live on the sun
When the Northern hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun, the season is:
Tides have a few phases. When the water level is the deepest, we call it the _____ tide.
Areas that are periodically covered and exposed by tides are known as the:
The reason we have two tides every 24 hours is that the moon orbits the Earth and causes two bulges of water on opposite sides of the Earth.
The main cause of tides on Earth is the:
gravitational pull of the Moon
gravitational pull of the Sun
the Moon's rotation
The 2nd largest size of moon is called the:
During a solar eclipse the ____ blocks out the _____.
A lunar eclipse can only happen at night.