I: Foundations Introduction to Earth ch 1
1.1. Solar System Formation - Assignment 1
Unit (Chapter) Plan:
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The Size and
Shape of Earth
Earth’s Rotation on Its Axis
Earth’s Revolution around the Sun
March of the Seasons
Changes in Daylight and Darkness
The International Date Line
Daylight Saving Time
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Acquired (what you learned):
By the end
of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Give a
short description of the Milky Way
Give the Earth's radius in kilometers. (2)
Explain what is meant by Universal Time Coordinated (5)
Identify the region on Earth where the Sun's rays are directly overhead
on or about December 21. (6)
Explain what is the Polaris star.
6.- Give another
name for the Greenwich Meridian (9)
Give the extension in kilometers on the ground of one defree of longitude
at the North Pole (12)
8.- Give the
number of theoretical time zones into which the world is divided (13)
9.- Name a
true grate circle on the Earth (15)
the name we give to our current calendar system (16)
the name given to the maximum distance between Earth and Sun -which occurs
in July (17)
the area on the Earth that the Sun's rays are directly overhead on June
the idea behind the concept of Daylight Savings time
Identify the number of time zones that cover the United States
Identify the date when the circle of illumination just touches the
Arctic Circle and the North Pole is dark (24)
Give the number of moons or other natural satellites revolving around the
planets in our solar system (26).
Identify the number of time zones contained within Alaska (28).
Name the circle that separates Earth into two hemispheres (29).
Give the multiples of degrees that Longitude is divided into for
the purpose of delimiting time zones (30).
Name the same line as the 0° Meridian (33)
the area where a spot on Earth's surface rotates fastest (34)
Give the month of the year during which the Earth/Sun aphelion occurs once
per year (38).
the distance in million of kilometers that Earth is from the Sun at the
time of the aphelion (40).
Give the more like composition of the outer planets of the
solar system's outer planets (42).
Give the distance in kilometers between the moon and the Earth (43)
Cite a major feature that the Moon lack as compared with the Earth (44)
Identify the areas on the Earth in which the Sun's rays are
vertically overhead on both the Spring and Fall equinox (49).
what the gnomon is and how it works (53)
Explain what is the most important physical effect of the Earth's rotation
Describe a nebula (61).
describe the four spheres of the Earth.
the number of days it take to the moon to revolve around the Earth (63).
Identify the altitude in meters of Mt Everest (65).
Give the best description of the actual shape of the Earth (66).
the latitude and longitude of North America (71).
Give the name used to refer to our earthly grid system which consists
of lines of latitude and longitude (94).
what is the cause of Earth's seasons (96).
the only planet of the solar system that is not on the same orbital
State the importance to Earth people of the Polaris star (105).
basic unit of length in the Systeme Internationale (metric system) (107).
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