# Oxenhope CE Primary School

## Bilal’s questions!

on May 4, 2012

This week Bilal would like to know

How many days does it take for the earth to spin round the sun?

### 20 Responses to “Bilal’s questions!”

1. Lewis L says:

It takes 365 days

2. Lewis L says:

Sorry it takes 365 and a quarter days

• peter says:

good one lewis ðŸ™‚

3. Josh says:

to,
opsteacher I now the sum to how many days in a year!!!

here it is: 7×52=364

josh

• Lewis L says:

good working out Josh but the real answer is 365 and a quarter.

>_<

4. Zoe N Emeraled says:

it takes 365 days usually but in a leap year it takes 366 i think.
hope this helps :)!

Zoe N emerald

• Zoe N Emeraled says:

sorry 365.25 ðŸ™‚

zoe n

5. peter says:

It takes 365.25 days for the earth to orbit around the sun, but we count it as 365 days. Every 4 years we have a leap year, which is 1 day added to 365 days, since 4 quarters of a day is 1 day. This explains why we have a leap year.

• Lewis L says:

Good explanation peter.

>_<

6. gabriel says:

365.25 days from gabriel

7. Josh B says:

365.25 days

8. Eleanor T says:

it takes 365.25 and 366.2 in a leap year ðŸ™‚

All great answers – but why does the earth spin at all..??

• Rhianna.H says:

Earth spins because the way it is formed. The solar system formed about 4.6 billion years ago when a huge cloud of gas and dust started to collapse under it’s own gravity. As the cloud collapsed, it started to spin. Some of the material whithin this cloud gathered into swirling eddies and eventually called into planets. As the planets formed they kept this spinning motion. This is similar to what you see when skaters pull in there arms and spin faster. As material gathered in more closely to form the planet, like Earth, the matirial spun faster. The Earth keeps on spinning because there are no forces acting to stop it.
Rhianna:-)

10. ELLIE V says:

Do you now the moon is a mirror the sun make it shine just to let you no.Ellie.v p.s got told by a siantist

• Rhianna.H says:

Cool I didn’t know that!
Rhianna:-)

11. Anonymous says:

hi everyone its freya i just wanted to say hello to bilal “hi bilal

From Freya

12. bilal says:

Hi Freya. I hope you are ok.
To everyone: the answer is it takes 365.25 and 366.2 in a leap year.

13. nuala says:

it takes a year sorry

14. stan says:

It taics 365 and a cwarter deys.
A eleep year has 366 deys This hapns evry 4 Yers.

sory I got mudld up with dais and yers.