GCSE Earth and Space – Orbits and moons

Last updated: 17/12/2020

Learning Objectives

-I can recall the angle that the Earth is tilted at
-I can recall the spin of the Earth
-I can how often the Earth orbits the Sun
-I can describe how the tilting of the Earth forms the seasons
-I can describe the characteristics of winter and summer
-I can recall the orbit of the Moon
-I can recall the spin of the Moon
-I can compare conditions on the surface of the Moon to those on the Earth
-I can describe the formation of phases of the Moon
-I can describe the formation of a solar eclipse
-I can describe the formation of a lunar eclipse
-I can use the words umbra and penumbra to describe eclipses
-I can describe and explain the safety measures that must be taken when observing an eclipse