What are the three main celestial bodies in our solar system?
The Earth orbits around the Sun The Moon orbits around the Earth Earth and Moon together orbit around the Sun
Earth, Sun, and Moon
Earth: The third planet from the Sun, the only planet known to support life. Sun: A star at the center of our solar system, it provides energy to Earth through light and heat. Moon: A natural satellite of Earth which orbits around us.
The Moon is slowly moving away from Earth at a rate of 3.8 cm per year. The Sun is actually an average-sized star, but it appears bigger because it is closer to Earth. The Earth's tilt causes our seasons to change.
Work together in pairs: What is the scientific name for the phenomenon that causes the changes in the Moon's appearance over time?
Work together in pairs: What is the name of the scientific theory that explains why the same side of the Moon always faces the Earth?
Brain break: Create a drawing that combines elements of two different animals and two different plants into one imaginative creature. Be sure to include details of each element, and draw your creature in a realistic setting.
Which of these is the closest to the Earth?
- The Moon
- The Sun
How often does the Sun rise and set?
- Once every 24 hours
- Once every 12 hours
- Once every 16 hours
- Once every 48 hours
What is the most important source of energy for the Earth?
- Solar Power
- Nuclear Power
What is the average distance between the Earth and the Sun?
- 150 million kilometers
- 150 thousand kilometers
- 150 billion kilometers
- 150 trillion kilometers
How long does it take for the Moon to orbit the Earth?
- 1 day
- 1 month
- 1 year
- 1 decade