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4th grade chapter 6

Earth and Space

TermDefinition
ellipse a shape that is like a circle stretched out in opposite directions
rotation spinning of a planet, moon, or star around its axis
constellation star pattern
revolution movement of one object around another
eclipse event in which one object in spaces gets between the sun and another object
orbit the path an object follows as it revolves around another object
planet a very large, round object, that moves around a star
lunar eclipse an event in which the moon passes through Earth's shadow
asteroid a rocky object that orbits the sun, but is too small to be called a planet or a dwarf planet
solar eclipse an event in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth
comet a frozen object that orbits the sun
solar system the sun, the eight planets and their moons, and other objects
Created by: Alvira