Sun Moon And Earth Interaction Sc.8.E.5.9

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SC. 8. E. 5.9


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are two affects on earth caused by the moon?

    • A.

      Seasons and day

    • B.

      Tides and eclipses

    • C.

      Seasons and night

    • D.

      Night and day

    Correct Answer
    B. Tides and eclipses
    Explanation
    The moon's gravitational pull affects the Earth's tides. As the moon orbits the Earth, it creates a gravitational force that causes the ocean waters to bulge, resulting in high and low tides. Additionally, the moon can also cause eclipses when it aligns with the Earth and the Sun. During a solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sunlight from reaching the Earth, while during a lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks the sunlight from reaching the moon. These two effects, tides and eclipses, are caused by the moon's presence and interaction with the Earth.

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  • 2. 

    What is a neap tide?

    • A.

      When tides get smaller than normal

    • B.

      When tides get larger than normal

    • C.

      When you cant see the moon

    • D.

      When the sun earth and moon line up

    Correct Answer
    A. When tides get smaller than normal
    Explanation
    A neap tide refers to a period when the difference between high and low tides is at its smallest. This occurs when the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon are perpendicular to each other, resulting in a weaker tidal force. As a result, the tides are smaller than normal during a neap tide.

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  • 3. 

    Two affects the sun has on earth?

    • A.

      Seasons and Gravitational pull

    • B.

      Neap tide and Spring tide

    • C.

      Tides and Day

    • D.

      Eclipses and solar alignment

    Correct Answer
    A. Seasons and Gravitational pull
    Explanation
    The sun has two main effects on Earth: seasons and gravitational pull. Seasons occur due to the tilt of Earth's axis, which causes different parts of the planet to receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the year. Gravitational pull is the force that keeps Earth in orbit around the sun and also influences the tides on our planet.

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  • 4. 

    What affect does the sun not have on earth?

    • A.

      Night

    • B.

      Day

    • C.

      Tides

    • D.

      Seasons

    Correct Answer
    C. Tides
    Explanation
    The sun does not directly affect tides on Earth. Tides are primarily caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and, to a lesser extent, the sun. The moon's gravity is stronger because it is closer to Earth, resulting in the dominant influence on tides. While the sun's gravity does contribute to tides, its effect is much smaller compared to the moon. Therefore, tides are not directly affected by the sun.

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  • 5. 

    What affect does the moon not have on earth?

    • A.

      Tides

    • B.

      Seasons

    • C.

      Neap tide

    • D.

      Spring tide

    Correct Answer
    B. Seasons
    Explanation
    The moon does not have an effect on the seasons on Earth. The seasons are primarily caused by the tilt of Earth's axis and its orbit around the sun. The tilt causes different parts of Earth to receive varying amounts of sunlight throughout the year, resulting in the changing seasons. The moon's gravitational pull does affect tides on Earth, but it does not directly influence the seasons.

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