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


A well-tested scientific explanation supported by evidence


A scientific explanation that has not yet been fully tested


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


What country launched the first satellite?


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

24 hours

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


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 _____________________.


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


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 _________________________.


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


Every 365.25 days, Earth makes on complete __________________.

Earth and Moon

Tides are caused by the pull between _________________________________.


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


A telescope is a device that collects ________________.


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


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


The Sun reaches it's _______________ point at midday.

Satellites and Space Probes

Do not carry crew members


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


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


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


A device that collects light and makes distant objects appear closer


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?


The degrees in which the Earth rotates every 24 hours

electromagnetic spectrum

Waves of light in order of their wavelengths and frequencies


The bouncing of waves off of a surface


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



Our Solar System

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

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