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Chapter 9: Earth, Space and Rocks
Earth, Space and Rocks
Key Scientific Concepts
- The movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun in the solar system
- The movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
- The Sun, Moon and Earth as spherical bodies
- Day and night
- Seasonal change
- Rocks and ...