Dear Parents and Students,
There will be a science test on Monday, March 27th. The test will require the children to know the terrestrial from the gas giant planets. They will also be required to know and manipulate the planets in order from closest to the sun to farthest. Also can you name the planets from largest to smallest? What sentences help you?
What is the difference between rotation and revolution? That is correct, one causes day and night and the other causes the seasons. Can you name the seasons on a diagram based on the axial tilt? You will also need to know characteristics that make the sun, moon, and Earth distinct. Don’t forget our astronomers. Aristotle and Ptolemy believed that the earth was in the center making a geocentric universe. Copernicus and Galileo believed that the sun was in the center giving us the heliocentric model of the universe.
Now we come to moon phases. Can you name all 8? Can you place them in order in a line and and in circle? We will be practicing.