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Science Exam Review

objects that are visible in the sky with the naked eye celestial objects
contains the sun, the planets, moon, and small objects that orbit the sun solar system
is round and orbits the sun planet
is a giant ball of hot gas, maily made up of hyrogen and helium star
celestial body that orbits planet satellite
earth satellite moon
a rocky objects that revolves around the sun asteroid
a bright streak of light that passe's through Earth's atmosphere meteor
a ball of ice, dust, and gases that travel through space and orbits the sun comet
stars that appear in a group constellation
the spinning of the Earth on it's axis rotation
the movement of one object around another revolution
a force that acts to pull pairs of objects together gravity
the tendancy of an object to stay at rest or to remain in motion unless an outside force causes a change inertia
describes the conditions of the atmosphere at a given location for a short period of time weather
the sun's energy moving water through the earth's systems water cycle
the amount of water vapor in the air humidity
huge body of air in the lower atmosphere that has simular temperature, humidity, and air pressure at any given height air mass
scientist who study , observes and record information about the weather and who use that information to forcast the weather meteorologists
are boundaries between air masses fronts
is a violent disturbance in the atmosphere -storms involve sudden changes in air pressure which came rapid air movements storm
tropical cyclone with winds of 119 mph or higher. Form: over warm moist air and gathers energy from ocean waters hurricane
are rapid whirling, funnel-shaped cloud that reaches down from a thunderstorm to touch Earth's surface. Form: needs warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and cool dry air from Mexico Tornado
the averages weather conditions in an area over many years climate
carbon dioxide, water vapor and other gases in the atmosphere that absorb infrated radiations from earth's surface greenhouse gases
an increase in the Earth's temperature global warming
the process by which gases in the atmosphere absorb heat and keeps the earth warm greenhouse effect
Name the four Inner Planets mercury, venus, earth and mars
Name the four Outer Planets saturn, jupitar, uranus and neptune
What are two celestial objects, other than the sun and the planets, that are found in our solar system? star, moon
The Earth's rotation causes the lengh of one day to be about how many hours? 24 hours
What happens as the Earth revolves around the sun? the sun's apparent altitude changes
During the winter, how does the sun's altitude appear compared to its altitude in the summer? the sun's altitude appears lower
What causes weather? uneven heating of the earth's surface
What are the three parts of the water cycle? precipitacion, evaporation, condensation
What are the four types of fronts? cold front, warm front, stationary front, occluded front
What are the two factors that classify climates? temperature and precipitation
What happens to most of the sun's energy that reaches Earth? it's absorbed by the earth's surface
What causes the amount of sunlight reaching a location at different times of the year? depends on the earth's tilt
what are three types of precipitation? rain, sleet, snow
Created by: frandy04