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22 terms
Space and Earth Science Vocabulary
planet
ellipse
focus
perihelion
a large object orbiting a star that doesn't produce light of…
a flattened circle
point used to define an ellipse (two are used); the closer th…
when a planet is at its closest to the sun
planet
a large object orbiting a star that doesn't produce light of…
ellipse
a flattened circle
35 terms
Earth/Space Science Vocabulary
anemometer
axis
barometer
cardinal points or directions
spinning cups - measure wind speed
an imaginary line of spin through Earth's center
measures air pressure
north, south, east, west
anemometer
spinning cups - measure wind speed
axis
an imaginary line of spin through Earth's center
52 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroid
Cleavage
Climate
Comet
A rocky or metallic object that orbits the Sun and is much sm…
A property used to describe hoe a mineral breaks apart along…
The average pattern of weather that occurs in a certain locat…
A object made of rock, ice, and gas that revolves around the…
Asteroid
A rocky or metallic object that orbits the Sun and is much sm…
Cleavage
A property used to describe hoe a mineral breaks apart along…
18 terms
Space Vocabulary Earth Science
Universal law of gravitation
Satellite
Bound Orbits
Unbound Orbits
States that any two bodies in the universe attract each other…
An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon o…
An object on a bound orbit follows the same path around the S…
An object on an unbound orbit approaches the Sun just once an…
Universal law of gravitation
States that any two bodies in the universe attract each other…
Satellite
An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon o…
16 terms
Science Vocabulary- Earth and space
planet
satellite
meteorite
panetoid
a large circular mass that revolves around a star
a natural or artificial object that revolves around another o…
a piece of rock or metal from space that strikes the earth's…
a small planet-like body of rock that orbits a star
planet
a large circular mass that revolves around a star
satellite
a natural or artificial object that revolves around another o…
12 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Heliocentric
Geocentric
Ellipse
Kepler
Having the sun as the center
Having the earth as the center
A elongated circle, or oval shape, the shape of the planets o…
Planets have elliptical orbits
Heliocentric
Having the sun as the center
Geocentric
Having the earth as the center
17 terms
Science Vocabulary (Earth in Space)
Gravity
Relative Position
Frame of Reference
Revolution
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth…
a point established with reference to another position that i…
a set of criteria or stated values in relation to which measu…
a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor…
Gravity
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth…
Relative Position
a point established with reference to another position that i…
22 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 5 Vocabulary
planet
ellipse
focus
perihelion
a large object orbiting a star that doesn't produce light of…
a flattened circle
point used to define an ellipse (two are used); the closer th…
when a planet is at its closest to the sun
planet
a large object orbiting a star that doesn't produce light of…
ellipse
a flattened circle
31 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 4 Vocabulary
Milky Way
electromagnetic waves
neutrino
wavelength
our galaxy
a form of energy that can be transmitted through a vacuum (no…
tiny particles that travel at the speed of light and can move…
the distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the n…
Milky Way
our galaxy
electromagnetic waves
a form of energy that can be transmitted through a vacuum (no…
34 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 1 Vocabulary
science
faith
scientism
cosmologist
the total collection of knowledge gained through man's observ…
confident belief in the authority or reliability of something…
the belief that scientific inquiry is the only path to truth
a scientist who theorizes about the beginning of the universe
science
the total collection of knowledge gained through man's observ…
faith
confident belief in the authority or reliability of something…
37 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 2 Vocabulary
geocentric theory
Ptolemaic theory
eccentric
retrograde motion
old idea of the universe where earth is at the center
a geocentric model of the universe by an Egyptian named Ptolemy
when a planet is orbiting something but that something is not…
stopping and then backing up
geocentric theory
old idea of the universe where earth is at the center
Ptolemaic theory
a geocentric model of the universe by an Egyptian named Ptolemy
21 terms
Earth and space Science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
small, rocky objects that move around the sun.
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
A horizontal or vertical line drawn on a graph to define poin…
A ball of frozen dust and rock that orbits the sun and has a…
Asteroids
small, rocky objects that move around the sun.
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
41 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 3 Vocabulary
constellation
gnomon
quadrant
refractor telescope
a named pattern of stars
upright object set in place to cast a shadow in sunlight for…
navigational instrument used to measure a star's position abo…
a telescope that uses only lenses to concentrate the light fr…
constellation
a named pattern of stars
gnomon
upright object set in place to cast a shadow in sunlight for…
30 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroid
Comet
Hemisphere
Moon
An object that is found in the solar system, orbits the Sun,…
An object made of rock, ice, dust, and gas that revolves arou…
Half of Earth (i.e., Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western).
A natural object that orbits a planet.
Asteroid
An object that is found in the solar system, orbits the Sun,…
Comet
An object made of rock, ice, dust, and gas that revolves arou…
21 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteriods
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and Nort…
A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteriods
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
97 terms
Earth & Space Science Review
Constructive process
Constructive process
Constructive process
What makes deltas and sand dunes?
volcanos
tectonics plates
sediment
sediment
Constructive process
volcanos
Constructive process
tectonics plates
15 terms
Earth Space Science Vocabulary
Axis
Cardinal points or directions
Crescent moon-
First quarter moon
An imaginary line through the center of a planet around which…
The four main directions of the compass; north, south, east,…
When a small part of the visible moon can be seen
When the right half of the visible moon is illuminated
Axis
An imaginary line through the center of a planet around which…
Cardinal points or directions
The four main directions of the compass; north, south, east,…
12 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
revolution
rotation
inner planets
outer planets
a planet's complete orbit around the sun (one year)
a planet's complete spin on its axis (one day)
the four rocky planets closest to the sun
the four gaseous planets farthest from the sun
revolution
a planet's complete orbit around the sun (one year)
rotation
a planet's complete spin on its axis (one day)
10 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
An imaginary line that passes through earth's center and the…
A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteroids
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
17 terms
Earth and Space: Science Vocabulary
Universe
Galaxy
Nebula
Solar System
All of space and everything in it
A huge group of single stars, star systems, star clusters, du…
a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night…
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit arou…
Universe
All of space and everything in it
Galaxy
A huge group of single stars, star systems, star clusters, du…
21 terms
Earth And Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteroids
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
40 terms
Earth and Space Science
Apparent Magnitude
Asteroid Belt
Astronomical Unit
Biosphere
a measure of apparent brightness as viewed by an observer on…
an area made of rocks and metal that separates the inner and…
unit used to measure distances in the solar system
refers to the part of the Earth in which all the life forms e…
Apparent Magnitude
a measure of apparent brightness as viewed by an observer on…
Asteroid Belt
an area made of rocks and metal that separates the inner and…
21 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteroids
objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
30 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 2 Vocabulary
geocentric theory
Ptolemaic theory
eccentric
retrograde motion
old idea of the universe where earth is at the center
a geocentric model of the universe by an Egyptian named Ptolemy
when a planet is orbiting something but that something is not…
stopping and then backing up
geocentric theory
old idea of the universe where earth is at the center
Ptolemaic theory
a geocentric model of the universe by an Egyptian named Ptolemy
11 terms
Earth & Space Science
Axis
Constellation
Equator
Galaxy
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
A pattern or grouping of stars that people imagine to represe…
An imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, halfway b…
A huge group of single stars, star systems, star clusters, du…
Axis
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
Constellation
A pattern or grouping of stars that people imagine to represe…
21 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center oft the…
a ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteroids
objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space
12 terms
Earth and Space Science: Earth in Space
Asteroids
Tides
Axis
Rotation
small, rocky bodies that move with a solar system
the alternating rise and fall of the surface of the ocean or…
an imaginary straight line running through Earth from pole to…
the spinning of a body, like Earth, on its axis
Asteroids
small, rocky bodies that move with a solar system
Tides
the alternating rise and fall of the surface of the ocean or…
65 terms
Earth and Space Science
anemometer
barometer
climate
convection
An instrument for measuring and indicating the force or speed…
An instrument for determining the pressure of the atmosphere
The average course or condition of the weather at a place usu…
The circulatory motion that occurs in a fluid at a non-unifro…
anemometer
An instrument for measuring and indicating the force or speed…
barometer
An instrument for determining the pressure of the atmosphere
43 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroid
Astronomical Unit
Cleavage
Comet
rocky bodies that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter and…
the average distance between the Sun and the Earth that is us…
how a rock or crystal splits when hit with a chisel or hammer
a small icy body that orbits the Sun and create colorful "tai…
Asteroid
rocky bodies that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter and…
Astronomical Unit
the average distance between the Sun and the Earth that is us…
40 terms
Earth & Space Science Chapter 8
Catastrophism
Uniformitarianism
Geologic time scale
Numerical dates
The belief that Earth's varied landscapes had been fashioned…
The physical, chemical, and biological laws that operate toda…
The division of Earth history into blocks of time, such as eo…
Dates that specify the actual number of years that have passe…
Catastrophism
The belief that Earth's varied landscapes had been fashioned…
Uniformitarianism
The physical, chemical, and biological laws that operate toda…
15 terms
Earth and space science vocabulary
-al
alt
aqu
baro
relating to
high
water
pressure
-al
relating to
alt
high
25 terms
Earth Space Science Exam Vocabulary Review
axis
core
gravity
revolution
imaginary straight line running through the earth from the No…
the center of the Earth
force of attraction that exists between all matter of the uni…
movement of the earth around the sun
axis
imaginary straight line running through the earth from the No…
core
the center of the Earth
89 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
-al
alt
anti
aqu
relating to
high
against
water
-al
relating to
alt
high
89 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
-al
alt
anti
aqu
relating to
high
against, opposite
water
-al
relating to
alt
high
21 terms
earth and space science vocabulary
asteroids
astronomy
axis
comet
objects revolving around the sun
the study of the moon stars and other objects in space
the imaginary line that passes through the earths center and…
a ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually long, narrow ec…
asteroids
objects revolving around the sun
astronomy
the study of the moon stars and other objects in space
21 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteroids
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteroids
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space.
19 terms
Vocabulary for Earth and Space science
Atmosphere
Climate
Crust
Earthquake
The layer of gases around the earth `
Average weather conditions over a long period of time
The top, rocky layer of Earth
Movement of earth's crust caused by shifting plates
Atmosphere
The layer of gases around the earth `
Climate
Average weather conditions over a long period of time
8 terms
Vocabulary For Earth Space Science
Constellation
Binary Star
Red Giant
Super Giant
An apparent group of stars originally named for mythical char…
One of two stars revolving around a common center of mass und…
A large, cool star of high luminosity.
A very large, very bright red giant star.
Constellation
An apparent group of stars originally named for mythical char…
Binary Star
One of two stars revolving around a common center of mass und…
30 terms
Earth and Space Science
weathering
physical weathering
ice wedging
chemical weathering
the process by which rocks are broken down by forces of nature
the breakdown of large rocks into fragments by physical force…
occurs when rainwater or melted ice soaks into tiny cracks in…
the process when minerals in rock react chemically with air o…
weathering
the process by which rocks are broken down by forces of nature
physical weathering
the breakdown of large rocks into fragments by physical force…
21 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
1. Asteroids
2. Astronomy
3. Axis-
4. Comet
- objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too…
the study of the moon ,stars ,and other objects in space`
an imaginary line that passes through earths center and the n…
a ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long narrow e…
1. Asteroids
- objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too…
2. Astronomy
the study of the moon ,stars ,and other objects in space`
85 terms
Earth and space science vocabulary
-al
alt
anti
aqu
relating to: geological, alluvial, astronomical
high: altitude, altimeter
against, opposite
water
-al
relating to: geological, alluvial, astronomical
alt
high: altitude, altimeter
18 terms
Science Earth and Space Vocabulary
Seasons
Earth's Tilt
Rotation
Revolution
Caused by the tilt of the Earth
The appearance of the Earth as it revolves around the Sun
The spin of a body on it's axis
A complete trip around an orbit
Seasons
Caused by the tilt of the Earth
Earth's Tilt
The appearance of the Earth as it revolves around the Sun
89 terms
Earth and Space Science Vocabulary
-al
alt
anti
aqu
relating to
high
against, opposite
water
-al
relating to
alt
high
31 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 4 Vocabulary
Milky Way
electromagnetic waves
neutrino
wavelength
our galaxy
a form of energy that can be transmitted through a vacuum (no…
tiny particles that travel at the speed of light and can move…
the distance from the crest of one wave to the crest of the n…
Milky Way
our galaxy
electromagnetic waves
a form of energy that can be transmitted through a vacuum (no…
10 terms
Earth Space Science Vocabulary
cor,cour
Di/Du
Dom
Fy
heart
two or double
sate of being
to cause to be or to come
cor,cour
heart
Di/Du
two or double
34 terms
BJU Space and Earth Science Chapter 1 Vocabulary
science
faith
scientism
cosmologist
the total collection of knowledge gained through man's observ…
confident belief in the authority or reliability of something…
the belief that scientific inquiry is the only path to truth
a scientist who theorizes about the beginning of the universe
science
the total collection of knowledge gained through man's observ…
faith
confident belief in the authority or reliability of something…
125 terms
Vocabulary earth space science
Asteriod
Astronomical unit (AU)
Comet
Dwarf planet
Chunk of rock in space
Used for inter system travel
Ball of gasses,ice and rock
Larger than most asteroids and smaller than a regular planet
Asteriod
Chunk of rock in space
Astronomical unit (AU)
Used for inter system travel
Science vocabulary Earth in space
Revolution
Rotation
Equinox
Solstice
The orbit of an object around another object.
The spin of an object around its axis.
Accurs when Earth's rotation axis is tilted neither toward no…
When the Earth's rotation axis is tilted directly toward or a…
Revolution
The orbit of an object around another object.
Rotation
The spin of an object around its axis.
21 terms
Earth and Space science Vocabulary
Asteroids
Astronomy
Axis
Comet
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
The study of the moon, stars and other objects in space
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
A ball of ice and dust whose orbit is usually a long, narrow…
Asteroids
Objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars and other objects in space
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