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Sun, Moon, Planets

Investigation 3

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
asteroid a small, solid object that orbits the Sun
asteroid belt a band of orbiting rubble that separates the gas giant planets from the terrestrial planets
comet a mass of ice, rock, and gas orbiting the Sun
dwarf planet a round object that orbits the Sun but does not orbit a planet
force a push or pull that can change the speed and direction of a moving object
gas giant planet one of the four planets that are made of gas. These are jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
gravity the force of attraction between two objects
Kuiper Belt a huge region beyond the gas giant planets, made up of different-size icy chunks of matter
planet a large, round object orbiting a star
solar system the Sun and the planets and other objects that orbit the Sun
terrestrial planet one of the four small, rocky planets closest to the Sun. These are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Created by: krenae2004