Analemma of the Sun Lesson for Kids

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One of the reasons that the Sun isn't in the same place in the sky at the same time on every day of the year has something to do with Earth's axis. What is it about the axis that helps cause the analemma of the Sun?

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1. What is the analemma of the Sun?

2. The shape of Earth's orbit helps form the analemma of the Sun. What is the shape of Earth's orbit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test what you know about the analemma of the Sun. The multiple-choice questions will ask you for a definition of the analemma of the Sun and an explanation of how Earth's axis causes the analemma, among other information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following points:

  • The shape of Earth's orbit
  • Appearance of the analemma from Earth
  • Analemma of the Sun from the planet Neptune

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on the analemma of the Sun and what it looks like from Earth and Neptune
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain the analemma of the Sun
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about Earth's orbit and the shape that it makes
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Earth's axis to explain how it leads to the analemma of the Sun

Additional Learning

Get some more information about what the Sun looks like from different places on Earth with the lesson named Analemma of the Sun Lesson for Kids. Here are the topics you'll be exploring throughout the lesson:

  • Length of time it takes for the Earth to rotate on its axis
  • Time it takes for the Earth to go around the Sun
  • Points of the Sun's analemma in the winter and summer
  • Different shapes that the analemma of the Sun makes
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