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the sea in the middle of land Mediterranean
outside the earth's atmosphere extraterrestrial
study of ways to measure the earth geometry
study of the earth and its formations geology
madness caused by the moon lunacy
one who sleepwalks (caused by the moon) lunambulist
stopping or standing still of the sun solstice
light, portable sunshade or umbrella parasol
sun-star fish solaster
plant that turns toward the sun heliotrope
closest point to the sun in earth's orbit perihelion
furthest point from the sun in earth's orbit aphelion
plentiful good bounteous
kindly, jaunty debonaire
rich, good find in a gold mine bonanza
a layer under the earth where water flows aquifer
a structure for bringing (or storing) water to where it's needed aqueduct
electricity produced by moving water hydroelectric
to float or glide on the surface of the water hydroplane
to set on fire ignite
fireworks pyrotechnics
instrument to measure very hot (firelike) temperatures pyrometer

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6th Grade Science Project Crossword

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Any of the large celestial bodies that revolve around the Sun in the solar system planets
a small object that enters Earth's atmosphere from space and burns due to friction, emitting light meteor
The four largest and brightest moons of Jupiter, which were discovered by Galileo Galilei: Ganymede, Io, Callisto, and Europa Galilean moons
Large and small rocks or metallic masses orbiting the Sun; made up of materials similar to those that formed the planets Asteroid
A celestial body of ice, dust, and rock with an elongated and elliptical orbit Comet
the force that causes objects with mass to attract one another Gravity
the whole mass of air surrounding a planet Atmosphere
move in an elliptical path around a center Revolution
The gravitationally-curved path of an object around a point in space Orbit
To spin on an axis; the spinning of Earth on its axis that causes day and night to occur Rotation
Composition of outer planets whose atmosphere is made of gases Gaseous
relating to the land Terrestrial
The region between the inner and outer planets where most asteroids orbit around the Sun Asteroid belt
A reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between Earth and space Space shuttle
A vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside Earth's atmosphere Spacecraft
a large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space. Space station
An unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to Earth Space probe
an engine that provides thrust directly through the burning of its fuel without requiring the intake of air Rocket
A vehicle for exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial body (such as the Moon and Mars) Rover
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the American governmental agency dedicated to space exploration NASA

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The Sun-Earth-Moon System Crossword

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imaginary vertical line that cuts through the center of Earth around which Earth spins Axis
a round, three-dimensional object whose surface is the same distance from its center at all points SPhere
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the Sun revolution
occurs when the Moon pauses directly between the Sun and Earth and cast a shawdow over part of Earth solar eclipse
change in appearance of the Moon as viewed from the Earth moon phase
moon phase that occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun new moon
curved path followed by a satellite as it revolves around an onject orbit
describes phase that occur after a full moon as the visible lighted side of the Moon grows smaller waning
phase that occurs when all of the Moon's surface facing Earth reflects light. full moon
describes phase following a new moon, as more of the Moon's lighted side becomes visible waxing
twice-yearly point at which the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator solstice
occurs when Earth's shawdow falls on the Moon lunar eclipse
move or cause to move into a sloping position tilt
spinning of Earth on its imaginary axis rotation
twice-yearly time-each spring and fall-when the Sun is directly over the equator and the number of daylight and nighttime hours are equal worldwide equinox
the partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another eclipse
the sun shines directly on the plant with no other plants, trees, or structures interfering with the sunlight direct sunlight
sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface after being dispersed in the atmosphere over haze, dust and clouds indirect sunlight

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Solar system Crossword

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the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet. Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars. Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. outer planet
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. Planets
planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals. Rocky Planets
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. Solar System
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun. year
is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto
The Great Red Spot is a giant, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere. Great Red Spot
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun Comet
noun: meteor; plural noun: meteors a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere. Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such. Dwarf Planet

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Astronomy Crossword

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a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure. constellation
a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is a large, remote incandescent body like the sun. Star
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun. Comet
a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light. Meteor
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. Planet
the time or date at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length. Equinox
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. orbit
an imaginary line about which a body rotates. axis
he force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. Gravity
an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. Eclipse
the luminous envelope of a star from which its light and heat radiate. photosphere
a reddish gaseous layer immediately above the photosphere of the sun or another star. Together with the corona, it constitutes the star's outer atmosphere. chromosphere
a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Large numbers of these, ranging in size from nearly 600 miles across to dust particles, are found especially between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, though some have more eccentric orbits, and a few pass close to the earth or enter the atmosphere as meteors. Asteroid
the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is closest to the sun. Perihelion
the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is furthest from the sun. Aphelion
a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction. Galaxy
the fully shaded inner region of a shadow cast by an opaque object, especially the area on the earth or moon experiencing the total phase of an eclipse. Umbra
a star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because of a catastrophic explosion that ejects most of its mass. Supernova
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. Solar System
a small, rapidly moving meteor burning up on entering the earth's atmosphere. Shooting Star
a celestial object of very small radius (typically 18 miles/30 km) and very high density, composed predominantly of closely packed neutrons. Neutron Star
A faint band of light crossing the sky, made up of vast numbers of faint stars. It corresponds to the plane of our Galaxy, in which most of ours stars are located. Milky Way
an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. Lunar Eclipse
an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon. Solar Eclipse
(of the moon) having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle. Gibbous
a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape. Black Hole
a system of two stars in which one star revolves around the other or both revolve around a common center. Binary Star
the lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 3.7–6.2 miles (6–10 km), which is the lower boundary of the stratosphere. troposphere
he layer of the earth's atmosphere above the troposphere, extending to about 32 miles (50 km) above the earth's surface (the lower boundary of the mesosphere). stratosphere
a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness and then slowly returning to its original state over a few months. Nova
the region surrounding the earth or another astronomical body in which its magnetic field is the predominant effective magnetic field. magnetosphere
the layer of the earth's atmosphere that contains a high concentration of ions and free electrons and is able to reflect radio waves. It lies above the mesosphere and extends from about 50 to 600 miles (80 to 1,000 km) above the earth's surface. Ionosphere
the outermost region of a planet's atmosphere. exosphere

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Planets Crossword

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the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt Outer planets
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star Planets
is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals Rocky planets
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets Solar system
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun Year
s usually the most distant planet in the solar system Pluto
is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes Great Red Spot
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun Comet
a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such Dwarf Planets

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Earth Science Astronomy Crossword

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The science that studies the universe Astronomy
having or representing the earth as the center, as in former astronomical systems. Geocentric
The first Greek to believe in a sun-centered Heliocentric
The apparent westward drift Retrograde motion
Kepler discover that the orbit of mars around the sun is not a perfect circle Ellipse
The average distance between the earth and the sun Astronomical unit
Turning and or spinning of a body on its axis Rotation
The motion of the body, such as a planet or moon Revolution
Earth is closest to the moon Perihelion
Earth is farthest from the sun Aphelion

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Seasons Crossword

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a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center. sphere
an imaginary line about which a body rotates. axis
the action of rotating around an axis or center. rotation
an instance of revolving. revolution
an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination eclipse
when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days. solstice
the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). equinox
the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. moon phase
the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth, or shortly thereafter when it appears as a slender crescent. new moon
(of the moon between new and full) have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size. waxing
the phase of the moon in which its whole disk is illuminated. full moon
"shrinking" or decreasing in illumination. waning
an eclipse in which the sun is obscured by the moon. solar eclipse
an eclipse in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. lunar eclipse
the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis, or, equivalently, the angle between its equatorial plane and orbital plane. tilt
Diffused light, as opposed to the direct rays of the sun indirect sunlight
the sun shines directly direct sunlight
the path followed by an object revolving around another object, under the influence of gravitation (see satellite). orbit

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Planets and History of Astronomy Crossword

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The Moon block the light from the Sun reaching the Earth (order S.M.E.) Solar Eclipse
This defines a _________ 1) is in orbit around the Sun, 2) has sufficient mass so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and 3) has cleared the neighborhood around it's orbit. Planet
The Earth block the light from the Sun reaching the Moon (order S.E.M.) Lunar Eclipse
How much of the moon is always lit, whether we see it or not? Half
The illuminated portion of the Moon is decreasing. The left side is lit. Waning Phases
The illuminated portion of the Moon is increasing. The right side is lit. Waxing Phases
A dwarf planet in our solar system that has four moons? Pluto
The 'Great Dark Spot' is on which planet? Neptune
What planet has the largest tilt? Uranus
By using a small telescope, we see this planet has rings Saturn
One unique feature of Jupiter is the? Great Red Spot
Covered in iron oxide (rust), this planet appears reddish in color Mars
What celestial object has been visited by human? (Scientific Name) Luna
Which planet, currently, is the only one to have liquid water on the surface? Earth
Hottest planet in our solar system and rotates backwards. Venus
This is the smallest planet in our solar system and it has no moon or no atmosphere. Mercury
What is the closest star to the Earth? (Scientific Name) Sol
All Jovian planets have this in common? Rings
What location do objects orbits the Sun the fastest? Closer
The Inner Planets are considered what? Terrestrial
The Outer Planets are called what? Jovian
All Terrestrial planets have this in common? Solid
When you look at the stars, you are actually looking into the? past
This ancient culture is credited with making detailed observation of comets and supernova in 1054 BC Chinese
Which civilization recorded the first eclipse, in 2136 BC? Chinese
Shooting stars really aren’t stars; they are leftover parts of a _____ that the Earth passes through. Comet
A chunk of rock or dust in space Meteoriod
A meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits the Earth’s surface. Meteorite
A streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth’s atmosphere. Meteor
A region of the solar system that is just beyond the orbit of Neptune and that contains small bodies made mostly of ice. Kuiper Belt
Most comets come from this location, past Pluto (Two words)? Oort Cloud
Most famous comet is - that comes around every 76 years (Two words)? Halley's Comet
A rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun but are too small to be considered planets and are leftovers from the formation of the solar system. Asteroid
What separates the Inner Planets from the Outer Planets (Two Words) Asteroid Belt
Eratosthenes used a stick, a well, and an assistant to calculate the circumference of this? Earth
Proposed the Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun in 260 BC Aristarchus
This Dutch eyeglass maker, Johannes Lippershey, is created in make this new tool to study the heavens. Telescope
Aristotle, a Greek astronomer, proposed what model of the Solar System in 340 BC? Geocentric
First person to walk on the Moon Neil Armstrong
This astronomer proposes the Earth was at the center and other planets had epicycles. (Full Name) Claudius Ptolemy
Newton came up with how many laws of motion? three
Kepler came up with how many laws of planetary motion? three
Which astronomer challenged the idea of a geocentric solar system? (Full Name) Nicolaus Copernicus
Which astronomer died from a bladder infection? (Full Name) Tycho Brahe
This astronomer used this new invention, the telescope, to help prove the correct model of the solar system? (Full Name) Galileo Galilei
This astronomer was Brahe assistant? (Full Name) Johannes Kepler
23.5 degrees S latitude, shortest day of the year Tropic of Capricorn
23.5 degrees N latitude, longest day of the year Tropic of Cancer
Term that describes equal amounts of day/night Equinox
In what season does aphelion occur? Summer
In what season does the perihelion occur? Winter
What explains why distance to the Sun isn't what makes it winter or summer? Tilt
The following was considered correct for the order the solar system: Earth-Moon-Venus-Mercury-Sun-Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Stars Geocentric order
A mixture of all color of light White
The movement of an object around another object Revolution
The spinning motion of a planet about its own axis Rotation
There are 24 standard ____ ____ around the globe. Time zones
This happen with both light and sound, apparent shift in wavelength emitted by source either moving towards or away from an observer? Doppler Effect
This device can be used to separate white light into its colors? Prism
When a star was moving towards us, the light is considered to be? Blue Shifted
The apparent backward motion of a planet is called? Retrograde
What does AU stand for? (Two words) Astronomical Unit
An Earth centered universe is called? Geocentric
A Sun centered Universe is called? Heliocentric
The point in the orbit of a satellite or moon at which it comes nearest to the object it is orbiting Perigee
Name the location, when a satellite is traveling the slowest and is farthest from Earth? Apogee
The distance from the Earth to the Sun of 152 million km Aphelion
The distance from the Earth to the Sun of 147 million km Perihelion
Formation of theories about the origin and change overtime of the entire universe Cosmology
The 'Big Bang' is considered to be what? Theory
Earth is not a perfectly round sphere, it is more like a squished basketball, also know as Oblate Spheroid

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Earth, Moon and Sun Crossword

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Imaginary line through Earth's center Axis
In relation to the Sun Tilt
Caused by the tilt of Earth's axis as the Earth travel around the Sun Seasons
Two days of the year on which neither hemisphere is tilted toward or away from the Sun (September 22 and March 21) Equinox
Two days of the year on which the noon sun is directly overhead at either 23.5 south or north (December 21 and June 21) Solstice
Moon is getting larger in the sky, moving from the New Moon towards the Full Moon Waxing
Different shapes of the moon as seen from earth Phases
Moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon Waning
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis Rotation
When half of the Moon's Earth facing side is lit by the sun First quarter
Decreases in size from sunlight Gibbous
When just half of the moon's Eartg-facing side is visible Third quarter
The moon face is completely lit Full moon
Thin silver of the moon Crescent
When the side of the moon is facing earth also faces directly away from the sun New moon
Caused by the interaction of the Earth, Moon and Sun Tides
The movement of an object around another object Revolution
Blocking light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it Eclipse
When the moon passes between the Son and Earth Solar Eclipse
When the moon passes through earth shadow Lunar eclipse

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Earth in Space Crossword

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The different shapes of the moon you see from earth. Phases
Occurs when a new moon blocks your view of the sun (2 words). Solar Eclipse
The very darkest part of the moon's shadow, cone shaped. Umbra
Larger, less dark part of the moon's shadow. Penumbra
The rise and fall of the ocean water that occurs about every 12-1/2 hours. Tides
Moon's dark flat areas, hardened rock caused by huge lava flows. Maria
Large round pits. Craters
Chunks of rock or dust from space. Meteoroids
When an object in space comes between the sun and a third object, casting a shadow on that object. Eclipse
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space. Astronomy
An imaginary line that crosses through the Earth's center and the North and South Poles. Axis
Spinning of the Earth on its axis. Rotation
Movement of one object around another. Revolution
The path taken while making a revolution. Orbit
A push or pull. Force

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