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and Round We Go!

Look at the graphic above to answer the following questions to test your knowledge of Earth's motion around the sun.

  1. What is the motion of Earth traveling around the sun called?
  2. Which direction does it travel?
  3. How many days does it take the earth to travel once around the sun?
  4. What do we call the path that the earth takes to travel around the sun?
Highlight the box below to check your answers.
  1. Revolution
  2. Counterclockwise
  3. 365 and 1/4 days
  4. Orbit


Draw a simple picture of the earth revolving around the sun. Use arrows to show the direction Earth moves.



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  1. The title of the activity
  2. The URL (Internet address)
  3. Your name.

Remember that no pictures can be used that show student faces or student names on it. 

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Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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