Student Worksheets: Earth, Sun and Moon

The student s activity sheets consist of a set of questions based on these topics: Auroae – aurorae and the solar wind Eratosthenes – determining the Earth’s circumference Lunar and solar eclipses – their differences and drawing diagrams Lunar phases – questions on the Moon’s phases Planet Earth – phases, characteristics of the atmosphere and light pollution Sunspots and the Sun’s rotation – the nature of sunspots and the solar cycle Telescopes and observatories – reflecting and refracting telescopes, focal length and diameter of the lens, and atmospheric absorption The Moon – features and size of the Moon, purposes of the Apollo space programme Time and longitude – the Earth’s rotation and the equation of time Van Allen belts – the Van Allen radiation belts and their discovery

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