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Earth, Moon, and Sun

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