# Planet Earth Planet Earth We live on planet

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Planet Earth

Planet Earth We live on planet Earth is a large sphere. Most of the Earth is covered by water. The rest is covered by land. There is air all around the Earth. This air is called the atmosphere.

Which is the Earth?

Is the land brown or blue? Brown Is there a lot of water or a little water? A lot of water

Lets label the Earth! Air Land Sea

REMEMBER! The Earth is a large sphere. There is water and dry land on the surface. The Earth is surrounded by air.

Day and Night The Earth moves The Sun does not move. The Earth moves. It spins like a top. It turns once every 24 hours. This is a day. Half the Earth always gets light from the Sun. In this half it is day. The other half does not get light. In this half, it is night. The Earth also moves around the Sun. This takes one year.

Different times of the day Light and heat are necessary for life. The Earth gets light and heat from the Sun. Every day, the Sun rises at dawn and sets at dusk. At midday the Sun is high in the sky. At night, the Sun is hidden.

Look at the position of the Sun in each picture. dawn midday dusk night

MATCH. The Earth moves round the Sun. a day The Earth turns round. a year

True or False? The Sun moves round the Earth. FALSE!

REMEMBER! The Earth turns round once every 24 hours. It moves round the Sun once every year.

The Moon and the Stars The Moon You can see the Moon in the sky at night. The Moon moves round the Earth. The Moon shines because the Sun illuminates it. The Moon is smaller than the Earth. It does not have any water or air.

The Moon and the Stars The stars You can see lots of stars in the sky at night. They look very small because they are very far away from Earth. You cannot see the stars during the day. This is because there is a lot of light from the Sun. The Sun is a star. It is the nearest star to Earth. It gives the Earth light and heat. The constellation Orion. Stars form groups in the sky called constellations.

Complete the sentences. Cross out the incorrect word. The Moon is bigger than / smaller than the Earth. The Earth moves round the Moon / Sun. The Moon shines because it is illuminated by the Sun / Earth. The stars look small because they are very near / far away.

REMEMBER! We see the Moon and the stars at night. The Moon moves round the Earth.