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10 terms

8th grade MAP science terms 1

Common terms used on the MAP test. This is list 1 out of 7 lists.
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rotate
turn on or around an axis or a center
revolve
move in an orbit
force
a push or pull exerted on an object
gravity
a force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses
orbit
the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
axis
an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles
light year
the distance light travels in one year
satellite
any natural or artificial object that revolves around another object
atmosphere
a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon
inertia
the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force