Planet Earth Seasons and Tides Worksheet QUESTIONS: THE SEASONS AND TIDES 1. Explain why the tropics are warmer than areas farther away from the equator. 2. Explain why Antarctica can have several months of continual daylight. 3. The tides are mainly caused by the Moon. Identify and explain what other features of the Earth can affect the tides. 4. Explain what would happen to the tides if the Moon was to suddenly disappear. Would this affect the Earth and if so, how? Get your partner to mark and provide feedback for your work.