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6 Sci Solar System

6th Grade Science Solar System Vocabulary

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ROTATION THE SPINNING OF THE EARTH ON ITS AXIS ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS.
REVOLUTION THE MOVEMENT OF THE EARTH AROUND THE SUN IN ONE YEAR.
AXIS THE IMAGINARY LINE THAT RUNS FROM A PLANET'S NORTH TO SOUTH POLE.
WINTER THE SEASON WHEN THE PART OF THE EARTH YOU LIVE ON IS TILTED AWAY FROM THE SUN.
SUMMER THE SEASON WHEN THE PART OF THE EARTH YOU LIVE ON IS TILTED TOWARD THE SUN.
WAXING THE PHASES WHEN THE MOON APPEARS TO BE GETTING LARGER.
WANING THE PHASES WHEN THE MOON APPEARS TO BE GETTING SMALLER.
MOON PHASES THE CHANGES IN THE WAY THE MOON APPEARS FROM EARTH.
SOLAR ECLIPSE WHEN THE MOON MOVES BETWEEN THE SUN AND EARTH AND THE MOON'S SHADOW TRAVELS ACROSS PARTS OF THE EARTH.
LUNAR ECLIPSE WHEN THE EARTH IS BETWEEN THE SUN AND MOON AND THE EARTH'S SHADOW FALLS ON THE MOON.
SOLAR SYSTEM THE PLANETS, DWARF PLANETS, AND NUMEROUS OTHER OBJECTS THAT ORBIT OUR SUN.
ASTRONOMICAL UNIT THE AVERAGE DISTANCE FROM EARTH TO THE SUN.
OUTER PLANETS HUGE, GAS PLANETS FURTHER FROM THE SUN.
INNER PLANETS SMALLER, SOLID, ROCKY PLANETS CLOSEST TO THE SUN.
CONSTELLATIONS GROUPS OF STARS THAT FORM PATTERNS IN THE SKY.
GALAXY GROUP OF STARS, GAS, AND DUST HELD TOGETHER BY GRAVITY.
DWARF PLANETS PLANETS THAT ORBIT THE SUN, HAVE ENOUGH MASS TO HAVE A NEARLY ROUND SHAPE, MAY SHARE ORBIT, AND ARE NOT A MOON.
COMET SMALL BODY OF ICE, ROCK, AND COSMIC DUST. "DIRTY SNOWBALL"
ASTEROID SMALL, ROCKY OBJECTS THAT ORBIT THE SUN.
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