Earth & Space Science
You get to explore the relationship between our Earth, the sun, and the moon, learning about tides, eclipses, seasons, and ocean currents. Manipulate a sun-Earth-moon model to investigate eclipses.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
How does Earth's rotation affect the time of day in various locations?
~ Because the Earth rotates toward the east, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The time of day in various locations can be determined by the position of the sun in the sky.
How does the angle of the sun's rays affect us?
~ The angle of the sun causes a change in the length and direction of shadows. It also causes temperatures to change throughout the day.
How does Earth's rotation affect ocean currents and winds?
~ Earth's rotation affects the ocean currents and winds in both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. The changes (or deviations) move to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be famliar with Earth, day, and night.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||day, Earth, night|