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Day and Night Worksheet

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Day and Night Worksheet
Name: _______________
Q1) Match the terms to the definitions below
Axis
The spinning of a body on its axis.
Hemisphere
The path followed by an object in space as
it revolves around another object.
Orbit
The imaginary line about which an object in
space spins
Revolution
Half a sphere
Rotation
Movement of one body around another
body.
Q2) Complete the sentences
a) The earth takes ________ hours to rotate once on its axis.
b) We have seasons because the earth’s axis is __________.
c)
In summer the ________ are longer than the _______.
d) The earth’s axis is tilted at an angle of ______ degrees.
e) When it is spring in Australia, it is ________ in the Northern
Hemisphere.
f)
The earth revolves ________ around the sun each year when
viewed from above the north pole.
g) In December the South Pole tilts _______ the sun.
Q3) If you are sitting on a horse on a merry-go-round does the
horse revolve or rotate? Explain
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Q4) Label the diagram below with the following words:
North pole
South pole
Equator
Northern hemisphere Southern hemisphere
Q5) Study the diagram below. Look at Ireland and Australia.
a)
b)
c)
d)
Which country is in daylight? _______________
Which country is in darkness? _______________
Which country is having winter? _______________
Which country will have the longest period of daylight? ________________
Q6) Finish these sentences.
a) Our day is 24 hours long because that is the time it takes the
Earth to:
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b) A year has 365 days because that is the number of whole days
it takes the Earth to:
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Q7) Why do we need to have a leap year once every four years?
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