Whir-r-r-ling! Matt's top is spinning very fast. Just like Matt's top, the Earth is also spinning. The Earth spins about an Imaginary line that is drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole through the center of the Earth. This line is called Earth's axis. Instead of using the word "spin," though, we say that the Earth rotates on its axis.

The Earth rotates one time every 24 hours. The part of the Earth facing the Sun experiences day. The side that is away from the Sun's light experiences night. Draw a line from each picture of Matt to the correct day or night picture of the Earth.


Use the highlighted words above to solve the puzzle.

1. The part of the Earth not facing the Sun experiences_.

2. Earth's axis goes from the North to the South

4. Number of times the Earth rotates in 24 hours.

5. Imaginary line on which the Earth rotates.

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