Vocabulary
Planets
Sun & Moon
Other
Miscellaneous

100

define telescope
What is a device that collects light and makes distant objects appear closer and larger

100

Name the largest planet
What is Jupiter

100

How many days does it take for the Moon to revolve around Earth?
What is about 29 days

100

Pluto is an example of one of these
What is dwarf planets

100

name the process that takes Earth 24 hours to complete
What is a rotation

200

Define rotation
What is the act of spinning around an axis

200

Name the hottest planet
What is Venus

200

Describe the appearance of the Moon
What is mainly craters cover the surface, but there are some mountains and plains

200

What is an asteroid
What is chunks of rock or metal that orbit the Sun

200

Where is it about the same temperature all year long?
What is around the equator

300

Define revolution
What is one complete trip around an object in a circular or nearly circular path

300

What galaxy is Earth in?
What is Milky Way

300

Does the Moon have its own light? Explain
What is no. The Moon reflects the Sun's light

300

Name the other objects in the solar system
What are asteroids, comets, meteoroids, meteors

300

Explain the difference of shadows throughout the day
What is morning: long shadows. Shadows get smaller in afternoon. Night: shadows grow larger until sunsets

400

Define a light year
What is the time it takes for light to travel in one year

400

Name the inner planets and there other name
What is rocky planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars

400

What is a phase and how does it relate to the Moon?
What is a temporary state of being. Used to describe a change in the appearance of the Moon

400

What is a star?
What is a hot sphere of gases in space that makes its own light

400

How were constellations helpful in the past?
What is sailors used them for direction at night. Farmers used them to determine the seasons

500

Define Lunar Eclipse
What is when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon. The Earth casts a shadow on the Moon.

500

Name the planets in order
What is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

500

Name some similarities and differences of the Sun and other stars
What is the Sun is the only star that we can see in day light, we can feel the heat from the Sun. Other stars are further away, different temperatures

500

Describe the difference between meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites
What is Meteor- a piece of rock, ice, or metal that burns up in Earth’s atmosphere, causing a streak of light to appear in the sky. Meteoroid- meteor that enters Earth’s atmosphere. Meteorite- a meteor that hit Earth’s surface.

500

Explain why you cannot live on Neptune
What is it is a gas giant, there are no resources, no oxygen, too cold, too much pressure