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How Does Earth Move?
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The sun is the _________ of our solar system
Why does it appear that the sun and stars move across the sky?
Because Earth is spinning
an imaginary line around which an object spins
northern end of the Earth's axis
southern end of the Earth's axis
one wholde spin of an object on its axis
one full rotation is a
Earth rotates from
west to east
Along with rotating, Earth moves by following a path around the sun called an
the shape of Earth's orbit is
the moon moves in an _______ orbit around the Earth
one full orbit of an object around another object is called a
__________ keeps Earth in its orbit around the sun
Because the sun is so ________ it's gravity pulls all the planets toward it.
Earth always _______ the same way during its revolution
Earth's tilt affects how much ________ parts of Earth receive
The amount of sunlight an area receives affects its _______ and ________
climate and seasons
Seasons change as Earth's axis tilts either toward or away from the
When the North Pole is tilted away from the sun....
temperatures drop and it is winter
When the South Pole is tilted toward the sun....
temperatures rise and it is summer
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