The Sun's Angle & Movement


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In terms of the Earth's orbit, what is a year?

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1. What is the angle between the Earth's rotational axis and the Earth's orbit around the Sun?

2. What causes the seasons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you check your understanding of the sun's influence on the Earth's seasons. You will be quizzed on topics that include what causes the different seasons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on topics such as:

  • Earth's orbit
  • Seasons
  • Length of the days during different seasons
  • Angle between Earth's rotational axis and its orbit around the sun

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the sun's angle and movement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the position of the sun and its effect on the Earth's seasons
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the sun's effect on the length of the days

Additional Learning

To learn more about the seasons, review the accompanying lesson called The Sun's Angle & Movement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what the reasons are for the different seasons
  • Detail the effect the position of the sun has on the Earth
  • Describe why the Earth has long days and short days