# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Moon, Earth and Stars
to study for tests
12
Science
03/19/2010

Term
 the earth ____ ___________ (____ to _____) on its ___ every _______, which includes a __ and a ___.
Definition
 the earth rotates counterclockwise (west to east) on its axis every 24 hours, which includes a day and a night.
Term
 while it does this, it is also ________ around the ____ in an _______ (oval) _____, which takes ____ ______ to complete.
Definition
 while it does this, it is also revolving around the sun in an elliptical (oval) orbit, which takes 1 year to complete.
Term
 In the sky only the ____ and _____ are ______. Everything else is ______.
Definition
 In the sky only the sun and stars are luminous. Everything else is illuminated.
Term
 ____ of the _____ is always ______. The side facing the sun experiences ___. The side facing ___ from the sun has night.
Definition
 Half of the sun is always shaded. The side facing the sun experiences day. The side facing away from the sun has night.
Term
 It is 6:00 pm here. On the _____ other side of the world it is ____.
Definition
 It is 6:00 pm here. On the exact other side of the world it is 6:00 am.
Term
 Because the earth is a _____ and it ___ on its ______, the ___ _____ to ____ on the ____ ________ and ___ on the ______ ________.
Definition
 Because the earth is a sphere it rotates on its axis, and the sun appears to rise in the eastern horizen and set in the western horizen.
Term
 The ___ apears in _____ shapes during the _____ because the ____ is _____ around the ___. The ____ of the ____ follow a ______.
Definition
 The moon appears in different shapes during th month because the moon is revolving around the earth. THe phases of the moon follow a pattern.
Term
 For example, if i see a first quarter moon on the 2nd, on the ___ I will see it again.
Definition
 30th. 2+28=30.
Term
 I see a full moon. I will see it again in about:a) 1/2 a monthb) 1/4 of a monthc) one monthd) tomarrowe)3/4 of a month
Definition
 C) one month
Term
 write a sentence using the words: rotate, axis, revolve, elliptical, and orbitabout the earth and sun.
Definition
 The earth rotates on its axis while revolving around the sun in an elliptical orbit.
Term
 The sun:a) moves east to westb) stays still appearing to move east to westc) Stays still d) moves
Definition
 B.
Term
 getting bigger is _____ and getting smaller is ______.
Definition
 waxing and waning
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