Ch 25: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 27: The Sun-Earth-Moon System

About This Chapter

The Sun - Earth - Moon System chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science Online Textbook Help course helps students learn the essential earth science lessons of the sun, Earth, and moon system. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Sun - Earth - Moon System textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Sun - Earth - Moon System chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that teach the sun, Earth, and moon system topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Phases of the moon and features of its surface
  • Earth's revolution around the sun
  • Origin, spectrum and color frequency of light
  • Tools of astronomy
  • Solar and lunar eclipses
  • Theories on the moon's formation
  • Use of reflecting, refracting and radio telescopes to view the moon
  • Causes of Earth's seasons

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