Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The whole class worked on today's question.

Why is the Earth tilted on it's axis instead of being perpendicular?

Answer:

Some people believe that the Earth is tilted because of the Ice Age. Some people believe that a long time ago, over a period of 4 million years there was a lot of ice and dust and rocks crashing into each other and eventually they all stuck together and formed planets. That process is a little messy and it caused the Earth to have a huge impact forcing it to move  to 23 degrees.

Skye, Kaydn, Breanna, and Madison.

If the Earth wasn't titled then there wouldn't be any seasons. There would be a huge climate change. The sun would rise low in the sky and remain there during the day. The hours of day and night would be the same.

Abi, Denyce, Lee, Andrew C.

The Earth is on a tilt because it makes us have seasons. We have different temperatures because it is tilted.

Caden, Andrew W., Adrian

The Earth tilts because of the formation of the system around it.  The tilt is about 23.40 degrees.  Without the moon  the Earth could go into an axial fall.

Stewart, Cody and Curtis

The Earth is 23.5 degrees from perpendicular. The Earth is tilted toward the sun. It makes a warm season when it is tilted towards the sun and a cold season when it tilts away from the sun.

Chelsey, Aiden and Katelynne

I think that meteors pushed the Earth so it tilted from the impact.

Cameron, Nicky and Adrian D.

The Earth is tilted at 23.5 degrees. When the Earth is tilted away from the sun  the Northern Hemisphere is warm. When the Earth is tilted away from the sun it is cooler. In the warm season the sun is higher in the sky. If the Earth was not tilted we would not have seasons. Every day would be the same.

Sophia, Dora, Kaiya, and Alisha