Earth, Moon, and the Sun
                       By: Robert Martin

                                           Chapter 1

SECTION 1: Earth in Space

How does earth move in space

Earth Moves through space in two major ways: rotation and revolution

Earth rotates on an axis that faces the north and south poles

For earth to fully revolve around the sun it takes 365.25 days

What causes the cycle of seasons on Earth

Earth's seasons occur because Earth rotates on its tilted axis as it revolves around the Sun.

The way the sun hits Earth causes the seasons

Section 2: Gravity and Moon

What determines the strength of the force of gravity between two objects

The strength of the force of gravity depends on two factors: the masses of the objects and the distance between them

What two factors combine to keep the Moon and Earth in orbit

The two factors that keep the Moon and Earth in orbit are inertia and gravity: this was concluded by Newton

Inertia and gravity combine to keep the Sun and the Moon in orbit around Earth

Section 3: Phases Eclipses, and Tides

What causes the phases of the moon

The phases of the moon are caused by the changing relative position of the moon,Earth, and sun

The phases of the moon you see depends on how much of the sunlight side of the moon faces Earth

What are solar and lunar eclipses

Lunar eclipses occur at a full moon when Earth is directly between the moon and the sun

During a lunar eclipse, Earth blocks sunlight from reaching the moon

What causes the tides

The tides are caused by how much the moon gravity pulls on different parts of the earth

Section 4: Earth's Moon

What features are found on the moon's surface

Some features that are found on the moon are maria, craters, and highlands

What are some characteristics of the moon

Compared to Earth, the moon is very dry and airless, small, and has large variations in its surface temperature

How did the Moon form

Scientist believe that the moon was formed when when a planet-sized object collided with Earth

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ibenz (+5) 2 years ago

I don't know what the party is for, but I'm going anyway

ABatista (+3) 2 years ago

Im bringing snacks!!! AND DRINKS!!!

RBMartin (+1) Organizer

Rsvp if you'll be at the moon observation club next tuesday

BBell 2 years ago
LVargo 2 years ago

I don't like observations

Alyssa Santora 2 years ago

I'm not going.

Comment Stream

2 years ago

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2 years ago

I would add a little more information.

2 years ago

nice animation at the end

2 years ago

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2 years ago

I like the animation

2 years ago

Nice picture. Well done

2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

Good Job!😀