GVS pg 4 worksheet:

Earth has seasons because of the (23.5°) ______________ of its axis of rotation.


In the Northern Hemisphere, at ______________solstice the sun is closest to the North Pole (around______________).


At ______________ solstice, the sun is closest to the South Pole (around ______________).


In the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are opposite.


At equinox, the sun is directly over the______________.


Autumnal or Fall equinox is around______________.


______________ equinox is around ______________.

Notes Cloze:

Earth’s Movements

1. Earth-- spins on an imaginary center line Earth’s _______________.

2. _______________--spinning of Earth on its axis,  takes about _______________.

3. day/night—caused by _______________
4. _______________ --is Earth’s orbit, or path around the Sun takes one year

5.  year—one _______________around the Sun

6. Earth’s orbit --is _______________(egg shaped), closest to Sun around _______________ 3, and farthest from Sun around July 4.

7. Earth’s tilt--  Earth’s axis is tilted _______________
8. _______________—causes Earth to receive _______________ amounts of solar energy from place to place during the year.

9. Northern Hemisphere-- _______________ begins in June, is tilted _______________ the Sun.

10. summer-- _______________ of sunlight equals solar energy. More solar energy equals _______________.

11. Earth’s tilt-- causes Sun’s_______________ to strike the hemispheres at different _______________.

12. _______________ --happens in  hemisphere _______________ _______________ the Sun,  radiation strikes Earth at a high angle and for longer periods of time.

13. _______________-- the day when the Sun reaches its greatest _______________ north or south of the equator.

14. _______________ solstice-- _______________ day of the year, Sun is over Tropic of Cancer.

15. _______________ solstice-- _______________ day of the year, Sun is over Tropic of Capricorn.

16. Northern Hemisphere—summer equals winter in Southern Hemisphere.

17.  Spring and Autumnal _______________--two times a year the Sun is directly over the _______________, _______________ hemisphere tilted toward Sun, equal daylight/equal night both hemispheres.

18. _______________ equinox-- _______________ 20 or 21, Autumnal equinox  September 22 or 23.