Earth and the Solar System Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn about the orbits of the Earth and the moon and the rotation of Earth, and how these cause observable patterns. Earth and the Solar System learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts.
Stars are very hot glowing spheres of gas. Stars range greatly in their size and distance from Earth. The Sun is one of the billions of stars in our own galaxy. The Sun is a medium-sized star at the center of our solar system. All of the planets in the solar system revolve around the Sun.
Earth is a rocky planet with liquid water and is surrounded by an atmosphere. The Earth rotates about a tilted axis between its North and South Poles. The Earth completes one full rotation about its axis every 24 hours, causing day and night. The rotation of the Earth about its axis causes the apparent movement of the Sun, moon, and stars across the sky. The Earth revolves around the Sun once every 365 days.
The rotation of the Earth about its axis causes the apparent movement of the Sun, moon, and stars across the sky. Due to Earth’s rotation, the Sun appears to move from east to west across the sky each day. The orbit of the moon around the Earth causes lunar phases. The planets in the solar system vary in relative size and distance from the Sun. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are rocky planets. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are gaseous planets.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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