Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Space Science Vocabulary

Solar System The sun and all of the bodies that orbit the sun
Terrestrial Planets The four small, dense, rocky planets that orbit closest to the sun (inner planets)
Astronomical Unit The average distance between Earth and the Sun
Gas Giant A large planet that has a deep, massive atmosphere (outer planet)
Comet A small body of ice, rock and dust follows an elliptical orbit around the sun
Asteroid Small, irregularly shaped, rocky object that orbits the sun
Meteoroid A relatively small rocky body that travels through space
Meteor A bright streak of light that results when a meteoroid burns up in Earth's atmosphere
Meteorite A meteoroid that reaches Earth's surface without burning up
Rotation The spinning of an object, such as a planet, on its axis
Revolution The motion of one body around another, like Earth's orbit around the sun
Axis A line through an object around which it rotates
Day The time is takes a planet to make one full rotation on its axis
Year The time it takes a planet to make sad one full revolution
season A division of the yeart that is characterized by temperature and other weather trends
Lunar (moon) Phases The different appearances of the moon
Eclipse An event in which the shadow of one celestial body falls on another
Tide Daily changes in the level of ocean water
Created by: SSC 8th LA
Popular Science sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards