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What shape are the Earth, Sun and Moon?
Round and flat
Which is largest, the Earth, Sun or Moon?
How long does it take the Earth to travel once around the Sun?
How long does it take the Moon to travel once around the Earth?
How long does it take the Earth to turn once on its axis?
Which part of the Earth is in daylight?
The part facing the Sun
The part facing away from the Sun
The part facing the Moon
Which of these is NOT true?
The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west
The Sun is highest in the sky at midday
The Sun moves westwards around the Earth
Why does the Moon seem to change shape?
Because it gets bigger and smaller
Because we only see the part of the Moon that is lit by the Sun
Because sometimes it is cloudy
Imagine you were standing underneath a tree. When would the shadow of the tree be shortest?
Why, in some parts of the world, are the days longer in the summer than in the winter?
Because the Earth is tilted as it moves around the Sun
Because the Sun gets brighter in the summer
Because the Earth spins more slowly in the summer