Overall Space Revision

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How many seasons are there? (Name in order from January) Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
Give a reason to why Britain is warmer in Summer than Winter. Summer in Britain is warmer than Winter as, in Summer, Britain will be at the closer to the Sun than in Winter
What keeps all the Planets in orbit around the Sun? The Sun's gravity.
What is an elliptical orbit? An Egg Shaped orbit.
Which do you think is hottest, Mercury or Pluto? Mercury as it is closer to the Sun.
Which Planet is furthest from the Sun and has the longest year? Neptune.
In which part of the sky does the Sun rise? It rises in the East.
How long does it take for the Earth to complete one full rotation on its own axis? 24 hours (1 day)
What is a Satellite? Something that orbits a Planet.
How long does it take for the Earth to complete one full orbit around the Sun? 365 days (1 year)
Which is the LARGEST Planet? Jupiter
Explain what 'day time' actually is. Day time is actually when the Earth is in the Suns light.
In which part of the sky does the Sun set? It sets in the West.
Which is the SMALLEST Planet? Mercury
On which Planet will gravity be biggest? Jupiter. This is because the bigger the mass of an object (Planet, Star etc.) the bigger the gravity.
What four things are Artificial Satellites used for? TV Signals, Pictures, Weather, Exploring the Solar System and GPS etc.
What are Artificial Satellites? They are Man-Made Satellites.
In which Season does the Sun get highest in the sky? Summer
Explain what 'night time' actually is. Night time is actually when the Earth is in shadow and does not have any of the Suns light shining on it.
At what time is the Sun highest in the sky? 12:00pm
Why do photos of the North Star show circular paths for other stars around it? Because the North Star is like the tip of the pole that goes through the Earth (axis) and so everything spins around it.
What is at the centre of our Solar System? The Sun
List the order of the planets in the Solar System going out from the Sun. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
Do all places on the Earth have 'day time' at the same time? No. This is because the Earth is round and so when half of the Earth is facing the Sun the other half is in shadow
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