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Chapter 2 Section 1

TermDefinition
Orbit The path one body makes as it circles around another
Revolution Circular motion
Axis An imaginary line running through Earth between the North and South poles
Rotation A complete turn
Changing seasons caused by... Earth's orbit and tilt
Summer happens when... A hemisphere is tilted towards the sun
Winter happens when... A hemisphere is tilted away from the sun
Low Latitudes Tropics; hot climate; direct sunlight all year
Middle Latitudes Temperate Zones; seasons change; direct or indirect sunlight depending on season
High Latitudes Polar zones; cold; indirect sunlight all year
Why are there standard time zones? It would be too confusing if each place had its own time.
Chang in day and night caused by... Earth's rotation
Created by: wcabana