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Sun, Moon, Planets

Investigation 2

TermDefinition
crescent Moon the curved shape of the visible part of the Moon just before and after a new Moon
first-quarter Moon a phase of the Moon in the lunar cycle halfway between a new Moon and a full Moon
full Moon the phase of the Moon when all of the sunlit side of the Moon is visible from Earth
gibbous Moon The shape of the Moon when it appears to be more than a quarter but not yet full and when it is less than full but not quite a third quarter.
lunar cycle the 4-week period during which the Moon orbits Earth one time and goes through all of its phases
Moon Earth’s natural satellite
new Moon the phase of the Moon when the sunlit side of the Moon is not visible from Earth
night sky the time when the sky is dark and certain astronomical objects can be observed, such as the Moon, stars, and planets.
phase the shape of the visible part of the Moon
star a huge sphere of hydrogen and helium gas that radiates heat and light
third-quarter Moon a phase of the Moon in the lunar cycle halfway between the full Moon and the new Moon
waning Moon getting smaller
waxing Moon getting bigger
predict saying what you think will happen
property A characteristic that describes a substance, such as color, size, shape or texture
classify organizing things into groups based on attributes
observe when you see something happen or you look carefully to find out what will happen
compare identifying ways that things are the same
model an explanation or representation of an object, system, or process that cannot be easily seen or studied
procedure doing something a particular way, following steps
claim when you say something is true
evidence something you believe to be true because you saw, experienced, or read about it
reason thinking about something in an orderly, logical way
Created by: krenae2004