Space Lyrics

By Common Core

Space

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Earth, the third planet from the sun
Spins on its axis, rotation
One trip around the sun is a revolution
Before clocks and calendars, there was confusion
No years, months, days, hours, minutes, or seconds
Few knew the sun and moon phases were connected
Now we understand time, use phones to check it
Let’s slow down to make sure we get it
The Earth rotates one time each day
It takes 24 hours to fully rotate
Rotation is when something spins in place
Like an owl’s neck or a dancer on skates
A revolution is a slower movement
The Earth takes one whole year to do it!
365 days to circle the sun
Time is a cycle, now it’s time for fun

I wanna be a star like the sun!
Shine bright, I’ll be the brightest one!
Get your telescopes and be patient
You can find me in the constellations
Yesterday, I saw the moon’s face
It changes with each lunar phase
New, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full
Waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent, new!

A constellation is a collection of stars
That appears to form a pattern or shape from afar
Truth is, the stars are millions of miles apart
But we can see their bright lights when the sky is dark
Asteroids, comets, satellites, moons
Space is amazing, enjoy the view
From your room or be an astronaut, one of the few
That orbit Earth and search the universe for clues
About the solar system and everything in it
8 planets and their moons is just the beginning
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter
Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, my computer
Talks to satellites that transmit data
At the speed of light, hello Darth Vader
Did you know the moon is a satellite, too?
A natural one for Earth, “Wow, that’s cool!”

I wanna be a star like the sun!
Shine bright, I’ll be the brightest one!
Get your telescopes and be patient
You can find me in the constellations
Yesterday, I saw the moon’s face
It changes with each lunar phase
New, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full
Waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent, new!