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6Sci_The Earth

Baldwin - The Earth

What does orbit mean? The path a celestial body follows as it travels around another celestial body
What is rotation mean? The spin of a body on its axis
What does revelation mean? The motion of a body as it travels around another body in space (one complete trip along an orbit)
What does ellipse mean? An elongated (oval) circle, the shape of planetary orbits
What is gravity? The force that is affected by the mass and the distance between 2 bodies as described by Newton (supports Kepler's law that planets closer to the sun move faster)
What is inertia? Newton's 1st Law of Motion; a body in motion tends to stay in motion and a body at rest tends to stay at rest until acted upon by an outside force
What does equinox mean? Time when the sun is directly above the equator
What does solstice mean? Point at which the sun is as far North or as far South of the equator as possible
Created by: ndmsteach