Earth

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by Mizzourah
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Planets
Grade:
4

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Earth

Each day is 24 hours

2/3 of planet is covered by oceans

EARTH

Earth is an inner planet

Did you know Earth is the only planet not named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess?

Life is sustained because of 5 things:

3rd planet from sun

Earth is gradually slowing down. Every few years, an extra second is added to make up for lost time. Millions of years ago a day on Earth would have been 20 hours long. In another million years, it is believed a day will be 27 hours long.

Nearly every language has its own name for the planet. It’s called ‘terra’ in Portuguese, ‘dünya’ in Turkish and ‘aarde’ in Dutch, just to name a few with their own etymology. However, the common thread in all languages is that they were all derived from the same meaning in their origins, which is ‘ ground’ or ‘soil’.The modern English word and name for our planet ‘Earth’, is said to go back at least 1,000 years. Just as the English language evolved from ‘Anglo-Saxon’ (English-German) with the migration of certain Germanic tribes from the continent to Britain in the fifth century A.D, the word ‘Earth’ came from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘erda’ and it’s germanic equivalent ‘erde’ which means ground or soil. In Old English, the word became ‘eor(th)e’ or ‘ertha ‘. There is speculation that the origins of the word may be from an Indo-European language base ‘er’ which produced more modern adaptations of the word used in languages today. What is certain though is of all the Planet’s names, Earth is the only one in our solar system that does not come from Greco-Roman mythology. All of the other planets were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses.

1. Breathable Atmosphere

2. Climate

3. Water, 4. Light, 5. Sun

1 Moon


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