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The path the Earth takes around the sun.
1. Rotation
2. Orbit
3. Day
4. Axis
It takes the Earth one day or 24 hours to rotate.
1. True
2. False
What is the imaginary line that goes from the Earth's north pole to the south pole?
1. equator
2. axis
3. pole
The first day of summer, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurs between June 20 - 22. It is called the summer equinox.
1. True
2. False
Do the planets orbit the sun?
1. yes
2. no
The Earth orbits the sun.
1. True
2. False
How will a shadow change from 9 A.M to 12 P.M (noon)?
1. It will be shorter.
2. It will not change.
3. It will be longer.
Because the Earth rotates on its axis,                          .
1. the seasons change.
2. we have day and night.
3. we see phases of the moon.
It is summer when our part of Earth is tilted away from the sun.
1. True
2. False
Which of these things helps to cause the seasons?
1. other planets
2. the Earth's tilt
3. the distance from the sun
Earth rotates on its own               .
1. axis
2. line
3. segment
4. ruler
How long does it take Earth to rotate around its axis?
1. 1 month
2. 1 day
3. 1 year
is when Earth spins on its own axis.
1. Imaginary line
2. Movement
3. Rotation
4. Line
The path Earth makes around the Sun is called the                  .
1. axis
2. rotation
3. counter clockwise
4. orbit
Which way does Earth rotate?
1. clockwise
2. to the left
3. to the right
4. counter clockwise
The rotational period on earth is 24 hours.
1. True
2. False
Each planet travels on a path called a(n):
1. Orbit
2. Axis
3. Revolve
4. None of the above.