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Subject: What makes the Earth rotate on its axis?

Date: Tue Feb 17 11:05:03 1998
Posted by Alison Dolinaj
Grade level: undergrad
School: The Pennsylvania State University
City: State College State/Province: Pa
Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 887735103.As

This is a question posed by a fellow science education student in one 
of my methods classes.  We realize gravity was involved in the Earth 
revolving around the sun but could not come up with why the Earth 
itself rotates.  Please help us out. 

Re: What makes the Earth rotate on its axis?

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