What we learned in Science Class last Tuesday:
On Tuesday we learned about the phases of the moon and what causes them. We saw a schematic of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The reason that we see phases is because of the moon's position in relation to the sun and earth.
1. Sun emits light
2. Sun's light bounces off of the moon like a giant mirror.
3. The moon moves, that position then determines what we see on earth.
Here is a schematic:
This schematic is in real time, but you can speed it up too.
Also on tuesday we learned about the tides. The moon's gravity (roughly 1/6th earth's) pulls on the earth's oceans and causes the tides. There are about two high tides and two low tides each day. The Adriatic sea has very, very little tide. Only a few centimeters in total.
We also learned about the rest of the solar system.
The planets go:
R.I.P. Pluto :'(
Sorry this is so late. I forgot to do my homework.