Here is a list of resources that will be helpful for you to learn about the rotation of the Earth and other objects.
Go to Clickview and search for the Learning Object called: Earth Rotation: Night and Day.
Watch this animation on StudyJams.
There is a great movie on Encyclopedia Britannica - search for earth rotation.
Go to Clickview in the eResources page and search for the Learning Object called Seasons. Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine seasons in the different hemispheres.
Watch this 4 minute video called: Seasons Aren't Dictated by Closeness to Sun.
Dr Simon Foster presents an introduction to the solar system, specifically the Earth, Sun and Moon and describes how humankind's understanding of the universe changed over time. Starting with the Ancient Greeks' understanding of the solar sytem, it investigates how the observational evidence changed our models of the universe right up to our present day understanding.
See what might happen if the Earth were moved from its current orbit.
Watch as the speaker tries to make sense of the scale of the Earth and the Sun and how far away from each other they are.
Watch Apollo 11 land on the moon!
July 20, 1969 4:18 p.m. EDT
Sea of Tranquillity
Go to the Encyclopedia Britannica database on the eResources page link
Watch this video about Copernicus from How Stuff Works.
Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution
The top video explains what an eclipse actually is.
The second clip explains why solar eclipses are only visible in some places.
The third clip is the solar eclipse which occurred on May 20, 2012 recorded in Mesa, Arizona during sunset.
Full Moon rising over the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.
Image from: Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.
The Science Online Database has a variety of videos with explantations of the causes of tides and the different types of tides. Access it from the Research Databases link on the MyGrammar page.