Vocabulary
Sun
Moon
Moon Phases
Toss Up
100

The path an object takes follows as it moves around another object

What is an orbit

100

Which is bigger: the Sun or the Earth

THE SUN

100

Which is bigger: Earth or the Moon

THE MOON!

100

What is the first Moon phase

New Moon

100

Describe the Full Moon

All of it has light 

200

spinning motion

What is rotation


200

How far away from Earth is the Sun?

150 million km

200

Do we ever see both sides of the Moon

NO!!!!!!!!

200

What is the 3rd Moon phase

First Quarter

200

Where is the Moon during a SOLAR eclipse

Between the Sun and Earth

300

The motion of one object around another object

What is revolution

300

Why does Earth orbit the Sun

Because of its gravitational pull

300

How many days does it take for the Earth to rotate

27.3 days

300

What is the 6th Moon phase

Waning Gibbous

300

Explain the current theory on how the Moon was formed

A meteor hit the Earth and sent dust into the air creating the Moon

400

The line on which an object rotates

What is an rotation axis

400

What does the tilt of the Earth cause

Seasons!

400

How many days does it take for the Moon to revolve

27.3 days

400

Describe the Waning Cresent 

This is right before the New Moon and a sliver of the left side

400

During a high tide, where is the Moon in relation to Earth

On the side closest to the high tide

500

When Earth's rotation axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the Sun

What is an equinox


500

How much more massive is the Sun than Earth

diameter=100 times greater; mass=300,000 times greater

500

How long is the lunar cycle

29.5 days

500

What is the last Moon phase 

(before New Moon)

Waning Cresent

500

List ALL the phases of the moon in ORDER

New Moon, Waxing Cresent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, Waning Cresent

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