This activity occurred to me as I was using globes for my students to teach space science concepts. Some of the globes I had borrowed from our history teacher were marked with a tactile dot on our state (Texas). This prompted me to utilize this fact in our lesson.
axis: the line about which a rotating body like the Earth turns.
rotation: the spin of a body on its axis
day: the time required for Earth to rotate once on its axis
Many thanks to Scott Addison for his collaboration on this activity.