Earth, Moon, and Sun

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6th Grade; McGraw/Hill Curriculum. Vocab includes: Moon Phases, Rotation, Revolution, Tides.

theory

A well-tested scientific explanation supported by evidence

Hypothesis

A scientific explanation that has not yet been fully tested

wavelength

The distance from one peak to the next on a wave

space shuttle

a reusable spacecraft that carries astronauts

Sputnik I

The first satellite launched into space

Russia

What country launched the first satellite?

Rotating

The Sun only seems to move across the sky because Earth is ________________.

24 hours

It takes about ___________ for the Earth to make one rotation.

equator

Due to its rotation, Earth is slightly flattened at the poles and bulges at the _____________.

Standard Time Zone

A belt, 15 degrees wide in longitude, in which all places have the same time is _____________________.

day

The International Date Line was created as the location where a new _____________begins.

energy

The Sun is the ____________ source for life on Earth.

lunar eclipse

Sometimes, at Full Moon, the Moon passes through Earth's shadow causing a ______________________.

solar eclipse

Sometimes Earth passes through the Moon's shadow, causing a _________________________.

phase

The shape of the lighted part of the Moon that we see is the ______________ of the moon

revolution

Every 365.25 days, Earth makes on complete __________________.

Earth and Moon

Tides are caused by the pull between _________________________________.

refraction

the bending of waves as they go from one substance to another is _____________________.

light

A telescope is a device that collects ________________.

reflection

What type of telescope uses mirrors to bounce light off of an object?

West

The Sun rises in the East and sets in the __________.

highest

The Sun reaches it's _______________ point at midday.

Satellites and Space Probes

Do not carry crew members

Tides

The regular rise and fall of the water level along the shore

lower

In the winter, the Sun's rays are slanted at ___________ angles.

Astronomy

The branch of science that deals with the study of the universe

Telescope

A device that collects light and makes distant objects appear closer

Galileo

developed the first telescope

Waning Gibbous Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent Moon Phase

First Quarter

Waning Crescent Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon Phase

Third Quarter Moon Phase

New York

Which state will celebrate the New Year first; New York or Washington?

360

The degrees in which the Earth rotates every 24 hours

electromagnetic spectrum

Waves of light in order of their wavelengths and frequencies

reflection

The bouncing of waves off of a surface

Frequency

The number of waves that pass through any point in a second

Science

Fun

Our Solar System

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Asteroid Belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Keiper Belt, Oort Cloud

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