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Cycle of Day and Night
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An imaginary line in which a planet rotates around.
To turn on an axis.
To travel in a path around another object.
The half of the Earth that is north of the equator.
The half of the Earth that is south of the equator.
The path an object takes as it moves around another object in space.
How long are days on Earth?
How long the Earth takes to complete a rotation on its axis
Earth's rotation on its axis causes what?
Day and Night
Seasons along the equator
Days are the same length all year, 12 hrs.
What object models rotation?
a pinwheel because it turns on its axis.
What object models revolution?
a person on a carousel because they are moving around another object.
Example of rotation
Wheel turning around an axle
An object circles around another object.
Earth's rotation is the reason for what?
the sun rising and setting.
What does the Earth orbit?
A star, called the sun
# of days it takes Earth to complete one revolution
# of hours it takes Earth to rotate on its axis
24 hours, or 1 day
What does the moon orbit?
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