CBSE Revision Notes for Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 - The Earth in the Solar System


Exam - Focused Revision Notes for CBSE Class 6 Geography Chapter 1 - The Earth in the Solar System
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Whenever we look in the sky, there is always that moment of mystery that surrounds our thinking. Do you think about what’s on the other side of the Moon? Will we be able to survive if we go on Mars and other thoughts like that? Well, if you are someone who is always wondering about life outside Earth, then this chapter is made for you. In this chapter, we will be talking about different planets and their relation with Earth along with the solar system.

In the solar system for class 6, students will learn about why the Earth is the only planet in the solar system, which can harness life. Likewise, it is the only planet with water in liquid form. Some facts about the mighty Earth will blow up your mind, and all of these you can find in the solar system for class 6 notes. Our teachers have been teaching students for more than five years. Thus, they have core knowledge of the subjects.

Important Topics Covered in the Chapter

Following is a list of important topics that have been covered in the chapter:

  • The Sun

  • The Planets

  • The Earth

  • The Moon

  • Meteoroids

  • Asteroids

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Is there water present on Mars?

Yes, there is water on mars, but it's not the water you want to drink or take a bath in. The new findings by the NASA mars mission provide the most substantial evidence of liquid water present, which used to flow on mars intermittently. The liquid water that used to be there appears from the steep and relatively warm mountains on the mars' surface. These slopes were first discovered in 2011. 

Also, NASA has found hydrated salt particles on the surface of mars meaning there used to be water flowing in the form of a river in some time in the past. Many scientists believe that we can find frozen water beneath the surface of Mars. There are many predictions of water on Mars. Some scientists even believe that below the Moon's surface, we can find ice, which is as big as California and Texas. 

2. How does the Moon revolve around Earth and not around the Sun?

Moon is the brightest and the biggest object in our night sky. Moon also helps in making Earth the livable planet that it is right now. It makes the planet living by controlling its wobble on the axis. Thus, it results in a more stable climate. In addition to this, the Moon is the reason we have tides in the sea, it's a natural rhythm that has guided mankind millions of times, and it still does its work perfectly. 

The Moon is rotating at the same rate that it revolves around the Earth, known as synchronous rotation. As a result, we can only see the front face of the Moon in the night sky. The Moon makes a complete orbit in 27 days. The gravitational force of the Earth pulls the Moon. As a result, it moves around Earth only. But now here’s a catch, it does revolve around the Sun too. As the gravitational force of the Earth pulls it, the Earth takes the Moon along with it for the circle of the Sun. As a result, the Moon revolves around the Earth and around the Sun too.

3. What is the solar system? Explain in detail according to Class 6.

The sun and all the objects that circle it make up the solar system. Planets, asteroids, comets, and other objects revolve around the Sun. The age of the solar system is estimated to be around 4.6 billion years. The planets and their moons, as well as countless asteroids and comets, are all included. The gravity of the sun keeps all of these things in orbit around it. This indicates that it has a high gravitational pull.

4. What is an orbit accordion to Class 6 Geography?

In Class 6 Chapter 1 Geography the orbit of a planet (or satellite) is the specific and precise elliptical route in which it constantly travels (or satellite). A planet is a celestial body that spins in an orbit around a single star and receives all of its light from that star. Earth is a planetary system. A satellite is a celestial body that orbits around a planet in a certain orbit. The moon is counted as the only natural satellite of the Earth. A detailed explanation is available on the official website of  Vedantu. Students can also access the study material free of cost on the Vedantu App.

5. What is the universe?

The biggest unit in which we dwell in the universe. It's a smattering of galaxies. There is just one Universe, and all that exists inside it is contained within that Universe. Billions of stars constitute the galaxy. Like the solar system, most stars have their own families. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is where we dwell. All the planets, asteroids, the sun, meteoroids, etc. lie in the universe.

6. What is the significance of the sun in the solar system class 6?

The Sun, eight planets, plus other celestial bodies such as satellites, meteors, comets, and asteroids make up our solar system. There is a lot of significance to the sun. Our solar system's primary source of heat and light is the Sun. All kinds of life on Earth are supported by heat and light. The planets are kept in their orbits by the Sun's gravitational force. Its gravitational force is so strong that no planet goes out of it.

7. What is the Earth?

To begin, many students may already be aware that the Earth is a huge planet and is one of the first four planets closest to the Sun. Additionally, it is the only planet on which liquid water may be found. This is due to Earth's being in our solar system's habitable orbit. Each solar system contains these livable orbits. If it contains a planet, we can expect life on that planet as well as liquid water.