Presentation on theme: "Sun, Earth, and Moon Presented by Dr. Marjorie Anne Wallace"— Presentation transcript:
1 Sun, Earth, and Moon Presented by Dr. Marjorie Anne Wallace Elementary Science Resource Teacher
2 I bet you know the answers! What causes day & night?Which one is bigger the earth or the moon?Where does the moon get its light from?What percent of the earth is always lit by the sun?How many stars are in our solar system?How many days does it take for the Earth to revolve around the sun?How many low and high tides on Earth every 24 hours?
3 The Earth: -is the third planet from the Sun, -is an oblated sphere, -rotates on its imaginaryaxis counterclockwise every24 hours or 1 day,-appears blue in spacebecause it is 70% water,-revolves around the sun every365 days or 1 year.
5 Which one is the smallest? Which one is the largest? Can you put these in size order?Place the following in order from largest to smallest.MoonSunEarth
6 Answer: Sun, Earth, then moon The sun is the largestNext in size is the Earth.The moon is smaller than the Earth.
7 2000 SOL #4.7 Which of these is the biggest? F The moon G The Earth H The sunJ Jupiter
8 Answer: H The sun is the largest! Our sun is the only star in our solar system. The sun is also the largest heavenly body in our solar system.
9 Earth Patterns,Cycles, and Change - SOL 3.7, 4.7 The sun heats the Earth unevenly, making the poles cold and the tropics hot, because-A the tropics face more directlytoward the sunB the poles are covered with icewhich causes cold airC seasons changeD weather changes
10 2001 SOL 3.7 & 4.7 The moon revolves around - F itself G the Earth H the sunJ the solar system
11 The moon revolves or orbits the Earth once every 29 days. We all ways see the same side of the moon because the moon rotates and revolves at about the same speed.
12 Earth Science Question: rotation What is rotation? (define)The rotation of the Earth on its axis causes-A daysB monthsC seasonsD years
13 Rotation causes day & night. Rotation is the turning or spinning of the Earth in one place on its imaginary axis.Rotation of the earth on its axis causes day & night. (answer A).
14 Earth Science Question: Which of these shows the location of a polar ice cap?Which of these shows the location of the equator?BCCD
15 Polar ice caps= A Equator= C 90º latitude0º latitude
16 Which of these is caused by the turning of the Earth? F Summer and winterG StarsH Day and nightJ Moon phases
18 When the moon is seen from the Earth as a whole circle, it is called a- A Crescent moonB Full moonC Half moonD New moon
19 When the moon is seen from the Earth as a whole circle, it is called a FULL MOON.
20 Which of these is the next phase of the moon? New Moon --- Waxing Crescent --- ?F Full MoonG Waning CrescentH First QuarterJ Waxing Gibbous
21 The next major phase of the moon would be… First quarter.Just think about it…theNew moon (can only get bigger. Or = Waxing)..Then comes Waxing crescent …next isFirst quarter…thenWaxing Gibbous and then aFull Moon.
22 The revolution of the Earth around the Sun takes- A a day & night or 12 hoursB a week or 7 daysC a month or daysD a year or 365 days
23 The revolution of the Earth around the sun Takes 365 daysor one year.NOTE:Due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis during revolution, the Earth experiences seasons.