Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System


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Which of the following orbital descriptions is correct?

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1. How much of the moon is lit up by the sun at any given time?

2. What causes the tides?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the Sun-Earth-Moon system with this quiz/worksheet. Main topics include an orbital description of the system and the amount of the moon that's lit up by the sun at any given time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for these areas on the quiz:

  • Causes of the tides on Earth
  • Solar wind
  • Term for the Earth's wobble

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the orbiting structure of the Sun-Earth-Moon system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the amount of the moon that can be lit up at any given time and another term for the wobble of the Earth
  • Making connections - use your understanding of solar wind and how it's connected to the Earth

Additional Learning

You can keep learning about the solar system in the accompanying lesson named Interactions in the Sun-Earth-Moon System. The following concepts will be highlighted:

  • Attractive force of all bodies with mass
  • Direct and coincidental interactions of the Sun-Earth-Moon system
  • Phases of the moon
  • Tidal locking