Space Assessment

Space Assessment

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  • Did you know that it takes the Earth it takes 365 days to complete its rotation and the moon takes 27.3 days to complete its rotation?
  • Did you know that the moon is Earth's only natural satellite?
  • Did you know that the Earth is over 4.5 billion years old?
  • The sun is the largest known thing in the solar system. The Earth rotates around the sun and the moon rotates around the Earth. 
  • Did you know that over 1 million Earths could fit inside the sun?
  • This is the moon. It has 8different phases that we can see at night. The phases include new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, waning crescent and last quarter. 
  • This represents night and day.
  • This is the Earth. It is the only known planet to have 20% oxygen and to have water. Earth is the only known planet to have living things. The Earth is always spinning, it is how we have day and night, as it rotates around the sun it spins causing different sides of the Earth to be facing the sun. The Earth rotates on its axis.
  • These are the 8 moon phases.
  • This is the sun. It is a G2V yellow dwarf star made out of gas. The sun's surface is made of hot plasma and it is over 15 million degrees celsius (5, 778 k) hot. It is almost 4.6 billion years old and its radius is 695, 508 km. The sun is the centre of our solar system. 
  • The Relationship between the sun, Earth and moon: The sun gives us light, whilst the moon creates tides. The Earth and moon are held together by gravity. The Earth rotates around the sun and the moon rotates around the Earth.
  • Why does the moon appear to get bigger and smaller? The moon appears to get bigger and smaller because of the way it rotates around the Earth. It is not always the same distance away and sometimes the sun illuminates less of it making it look smaller, but the size of the moon stays the same.
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