Day, Night and seasons

Karen Bugeja
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Flash cards to help revise day and night and seasons
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Motion of Earth 1. rotates on its own axis 2. orbits the sun
Day When the Earth is rotating on its own axis, half of the Earth is facing the sun. That half experiences day
Night When the Earth is rotating on its own axis, half of the Earth is not facing the sun. That half experiences night
Time the Earth takes to spins on its own axis 24 hours
Seasons 1. Tilt of the earth (23.5-24.5 degrees) 2. Rotation of the Earth around the sun
Hemispheres The Earth is divided in two; Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere
Summer When a hemisphere is tilted TOWARDS the sun, it receives MORE heat and light so there is Summer
Winter When a hemisphere is tilted AWAY the sun, it receives LESS heat and light so there is Winter
Time the Earth takes to orbit the Sun 365.25 days
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