Notes: 3A - Our Moving Planet

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  • Rotation - Rotating around an axis
  • Revolution - Orbiting and rotating at the same time
  • Axial Tilt - 23.5° from the equator of the Sun
  • Precession - Slow changes to the Orbit and Axial Tilt

Summary Question(s) / Task(s)

  • Diagram, Label and Explain using one diagram the concepts of rotation and revolution (must show direction components)
  • Explain the key idea of precession (must describe why precession does not happen more than a few degrees from the North Pole (Polaris) Star)

Post-Reflection Monologue (only used during the emergency situation of Spring 2020)

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Educator / Teacher Resources

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