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Vocabulary Words & Definitions

USE THE WORDS IN THE WORD BANK TO MATCH THE DEFINITIONS BELOW.  SOME WORDS MAY NOT BE USED.

ASTEROID                   ASTEROID BELT          AXIS               COMET                        COMET NUCLEUS

ELLIPTICAL                 ORBIT                          METEOR          METEORITE    METEORIOD               

ROTATION                  REVOLUTION              SATELLITE                        ASTRONOMICAL UNIT

  

 

 


WRITE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN THIS COLUMN

DEFINITION OF VOCABULARY WORD

1

meteorite

A meteor that has crashed into the earth

 

2

satellite

An object that orbits another object in space

 

3

comet

Mass of ice and dust that orbits the sun

 

4

Astronomical unit

A measure of distance equal to 93 million miles

 

5

revolution

One full orbit of the Earth around the sun

 

6

Asteroid belt

Large collection of asteroids located between Mars and Jupiter

7

axis

Imaginary slanted line that runs through the center of the planet from pole to pole

8

asteroid

Chunk of rock which orbits the sun in an elliptical path

 

9

rotation

One full spin of a planet on its axis

 

10

elliptical

Oval shaped

 

11

meteor

Meteoroid that has entered the Earth’s atmosphere

 

12

Comet nucleus

The center of a comet

 

 

 

 

 
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Shannon Field,
Aug 12, 2011, 1:36 PM
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