# Sun earth moon

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Curipod generated lesson: "Sun earth moon". #5-7

## vaburks

Updated 5 months ago

1. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is the order of the planets in the solar system, starting with the one closest to the Sun?
2. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw a hamster racing in a hamster wheel, and imagine where she is off to!
3. Drawings
1260 seconds
Question: What causes the moon to appear to change shapes in the night sky? Clues: • The moon does not have its own light source. • The sun, earth and moon are all in motion. • The moon reflects light from the sun. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a diagram of the sun, earth and moon to show how the moon's shape changes. B. Describe how the sun, earth and moon interact to cause the moon to appear to change shapes.
4. Slide
60 seconds
The Sun is a star that provides light and heat to Earth. Earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun and the only planet known to have life. The Moon is Earth's natural satellite and orbits Earth every 29.5 days.
The Sun, Earth and Moon System
5. Slide
60 seconds
Gravity: the force that pulls objects towards each other and is caused by their mass. Tides: regular rise and fall of the ocean’s surface caused by the gravitational pull of the moon. Lunar Cycle: the 29.5 day cycle of the moon’s phases from new moon to full moon and back to new moon.
Concepts:
6. Slide
60 seconds
The Moon is gradually moving away from Earth at a rate of about 3.8 cm per year. The Earth is actually closer to the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere winter than it is during the summer. The Sun is made up of 70 percent hydrogen and 28 percent helium by mass, with the remaining 2 percent made up of other elements.
Did you know?
7. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the distance between the Earth and the Moon?
8. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What are the three main components of the Moon's gravitational pull on the Earth?
9. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a dog cooking pizza in a chef's hat
10. Poll
60 seconds
What is the name of the closest star to Earth?
• Sun
• Moon
• Venus
11. Poll
60 seconds
What is Earth's natural satellite?
• Moon
• Mars
• Jupiter
12. Poll
60 seconds
How long does it take for the moon to orbit around Earth?
• About 27 days
• About 365 days
• About 12 hours
13. Poll
60 seconds
What is the average distance from Earth to the Sun?
• 93 million miles
• 238,900 miles
• 1 light-year
14. Poll
60 seconds
Which one of these celestial objects has no atmosphere?
• Moon
• Earth
• Sun
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