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Sun, Moon and Earth

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TermDefinition
Revolve/Revolution To travel in a path around another object
Planet A large body that moves or revolves in an orbit around a star
Apparent Movement Seeing movement of an object when no movement is actually taking place
Axis An imaginary line around which a planet rotates
Orbit/Orbital Path The path an object takes as it moves around another object in space
Shadow An image cast when light is blocked by an opaque/solid object
Moon Phases The different appearances of the Moon caused by the Moon's orbit around the Earth
Gravity A force that pulls objects toward the Earth
Moon A natural satellite in space that revolves around a planet that reflects light from the Sun
Rotate/ Rotation To turn or spin on its axis
Lunar Cycle 29.5 days to revolve around the Earth is called the....
24 hours How many hours are in one day?
365/366 Days How many days does it take for planet Earth to revolve around the Sun?
Order of the planets My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos
Earth Third planet from the Sun
Mars Fifth planet from Neptune
Gravity from the Moon What causes high and low tides
Fall and Spring Two seasons when there is equal hours of day/night (12 hours day and 12 hours night)
Summer Season when you have long days and short nights
Winter Season when you have long nights and short days
Earth Has an atmosphere where weather occurs
Moon Has little gravity
Sun Primarily made of gases
Earth Made up of an inner/outer core, mantle and crust
Moon Made of dust and rock with craters
Solar System Group of eight planets that orbit/revolve around our Sun
The Milky Way The galaxy that our planet is in
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