Flash Cards

Review of Concepts: Earth Seasons

Question Answer
What is the axis of the earth? imaginary line showing tilt of earth at 23.5 degrees
How long does it take for earth to make one full rotation? 1 day or 24 hours
How long does it take for earth to make one full revolution around the sun? 1 year or 365.25 days
Why do we have seasons on Earth? the tilt of earth changes the seasons and length of daytime hours
In which hemisphere is Texas? Northern
In which hemisphere is Australia? Southern
During what season does Texas have the longest length of daytime? Summer
During what season does Texas have the shortest length of daytime? Winter
What do we call the two longest days of the year? Solstice
What do we call the two days with equal amount of daytime/nighttime? Equinox
What season does Australia have when Texas is having Spring? Fall or Autumn
Which direction does the Earth revolve around the Sun? Counterclockwise (or two the left)
How long is each season? 3 months
Which half of earth is experiencing daytime? the side facing the sun




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