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ConcepTest: Rotation

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

It takes 24 hours—one day—for one complete rotation of Earth. How long would it take for the Sun to strike every location on the equator if Earth did not rotate on its axis?

a. never
b. one season
c. 24 hours
d. one year

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is D.

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Subject

Physics:Astronomy:Solar System, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Solar System and Astronomy

Topics

Solar system