How the Earth Orbits the Sun: Lesson for Kids


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The path the Earth takes around the Sun is called a(n) _____.

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1. How long does it take the Earth to travel around the Sun?

2. The Earth's orbit is elliptical which means it is shaped like a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the following questions to find out what you know about the Earth's orbit. You will need to identify key facts about this movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The path of the Earth around the Sun
  • Elliptical shapes
  • The cause of seasons

Skills Practiced

  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as elliptical shapes
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the motion of the Earth when it is closest to the Sun
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about what the path of the Earth around the Sun is called and how long it takes

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this part of the Earth, read the lesson titled How the Earth Orbits the Sun: Lesson for Kids. New topics covered include:

  • The relative sizes of the Earth and the Sun
  • Earth's axis
  • The speed of the Earth moving through space