Solar_system_and_beyond

Solar_system_and_beyond - 11/29/11 The Solar System and...

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Unformatted text preview: 11/29/11 The Solar System and Beyond Beyond This has been made especially for Mr B and his wonderful aliens Mr Buckley 11/29/11 There are nine planets in our solar system: There Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto 11/29/11 The Earth orbits the sun every… The …year (365 1/4 days) year 11/29/11 The Earth is kept in orbit by the force of… The Gravity …and by the fact that is is moving at a high velocity 11/29/11 Gravity also keeps the moon in orbit around the Earth. The moon orbits the Earth every… Earth. …month (28 days) 11/29/11 Gravity is ________ if the planet has more mass: Gravity is ________ if the planet has more mass: Earth Jupiter 11/29/11 How much of the moon we see depends on where the moon is in its orbit: where Appearance: 11/29/11 Appearance: 11/29/11 Appearance: 11/29/11 The moon is a “natural satellite”. A satellite is anything the The moon is a “natural satellite”. A satellite is anything the orbits the earth Artificial satellites have four main uses: – Communications – Monitoring the weather – Observing the Earth – Exploring the solar system 11/29/11 The Earth is tilted on an axis The North pole South pole 11/29/11 The Earth spins on its axis every ___ (__ hours) 11/29/11 Because of this spin the sun rises in the ______ and sets Because of this spin the sun rises in the ______ and sets in the ______ 11/29/11 The sun appears lower in the _______ than it does in the The sun appears lower in the _______ than it does in the ______: Summer Winter Longer shadows in winter 11/29/11 While the Earth is spinning the side that faces the sun is in ________ 11/29/11 The Earth is divided up into the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere: and Northern hemisphere Southern hemisphere Equator 11/29/11 The tilt of the Earth on its axis is also responsible for the seasons: responsible 11/29/11 Two things happen because of this tilt: because 1) The days are longer during the summer 2) The weather is warmer during the summer Eclipses Eclipses 1. A solar eclipse: 2. A lunar eclipse: 11/29/11 11/29/11 Solar systems, galaxies and the Universe Solar (Basically, everything in the universe orbits around something else) OUR SUN is one of millions of stars that orbit the centre of… THE UNIVERSE THE MILKY WAY, which is one of a billion galaxies that orbit AND move away from the centre of… ...
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