The Moon, The Earth and The Sun πŸŒ•πŸŒβ˜€οΈ

This week in Science, Year 5 have been exploring the movements of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun using this practical activity:

Can anybody remember how long:

1. The Earth takes to do a complete spin on its axis?

2. The Moon takes to orbit the Earth?

3. The Earth takes to orbit the Sun.

For a bonus point, who can tell me why we get day and night and different seasons?Β 

Well done Year 5, I was super impressed with the work you produced yesterday. Keep it up πŸ’«

18 thoughts on “The Moon, The Earth and The Sun πŸŒ•πŸŒβ˜€οΈ

  1. We have day and night because the Earth rotates.The Earth spins on it’s axis.The axis is an imaginary line goes across the North and South Pole.

  2. We have day and night because the Earth rotates.The Earth spins on it’s axis.The axis is an imaginary line goes across the North and South Pole.The Earth spins slowly but we don’t feel it move .

  3. 1. The Earth takes to do a complete spin on its axis?
    The Earth takes 24 hours (1 day) to spin fully on its axis.
    2. The Moon takes to orbit the Earth?
    The Moon takes 28 days to orbit the Earth.
    3. The Earth takes to orbit the Sun.
    The Earth takes one year (365 days) to orbit the Sun.

  4. :

    1. The Earth takes to do a complete spin on its axis?24 hours
    2. The Moon takes to orbit the Earth?28 days
    3. The Earth takes to orbit the Sun.365 days or 8720 hours
    For a bonus point, who can tell me why we get day and night and different seasons?because the earth is spinning (at an angle) so it turns night when the UK is not facing the sun and seasons change because if we are not facing the sun we won’t get enough heat.

  5. Like the idea of movement- perhaps sit and some kneel to get different heights of the sun’s flames. By doing it , you now have a better understanding of movement and position. Loving the neat work!

  6. 1)The Earth takes 24 hours to complete spinning on its axis.
    2)The moon takes 27 days to orbit the Earth
    3)The Earth takes 365 days to orbit the sun

  7. 1)The Earth takes 24 hour’s to do a complete spin on it’s
    axis.

    2)The moon takes a month to orbit the Earth.

    3)The Earth takes a year to orbit the Sun.

    4)We get day and night because the Earth spins around the Sun.We get seasons because the Earth is tilted meaning that different sides of the Earth are facing the Sun at different times.

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