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Earth, Moon and Sun System REVIEW

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  • TRUE or FALSE: Revolution and Rotation are the same thing.
    False
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  • Rotation causes a planet to have ___
    Day and Night
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  • TRUE or FALSE: The tilt of the Earth causes the seasons.
    True
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  • What is the tilt of the earth called?
    axis
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  • TRUE or FALSE: In the northern hemisphere, it is warmer (summer) when we are tilted towards the sun.
    true
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  • When it is summer in the northern hemisphere, what season is it in the southern hemisphere?
    winter
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  • When the moon is a fully lit circle, what phase is it?
    Full Moon
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  • What phase of the moon looks like a half circle from earth?
    1st or 3rd quarter
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  • What is the name of the cycle that involves the moon revolving around the earth?
    Lunar Cycle
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  • What causes the moon phases?
    the sun shining on the moon, and our view of the moon as viewed from earth
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  • A Solar Eclipse can only occur during which phase of the moon?
    New Moon
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  • What is the correct order for a solar eclipse, beginning with the sun?
    Sun--moon--Earth
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  • A solar eclipse can only occur during which phase of the moon?
    New Moon
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  • A lunar eclipse can only occur during which phase of the moon?
    Full
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  • What is most important for causing Earth's tides?
    the moon's gravitational pull
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  • Which type of tides are more extreme and have more fluctuation between the highest high tide and the lowest low tide?
    Spring
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  • True or False: As the moon revolves around the earth, it brings the earth tidal bulge with it?
    True
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  • TRUE or FALSE: Because the earth revolves "into" and "out of" the tidal bulges approximately every six hours, we usually have two high tides and two low tides daily.
    True
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  • TRUE or FALSE: When the sun, the moon and earth are all lined up, we experience neap tides.
    False...those are called Spring Tides
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  • Which two phases of the moon are associated with Spring Tides?
    New Moon and Full Moon
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  • TRUE or FALSE: Neap Tides are known for being the most extreme...the highest high tides and the lowest low tides.
    False...that's Spring Tides.
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  • What phases of the moon are associated with Neap Tides?
    1st Quarter and 3rd Quarter
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  • ROTATION or REVOLUTION: Which motion describes Earth's movement around the sun?
    revolution
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  • ROTATION or REVOLUTION: Which motion describes Earth spinning on its axis?
    rotation
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  • What kind of an eclipse is this?
    Lunar Eclipse
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  • What kind of an eclipse is this?
    Solar Eclipse
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