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Discoveries in this led to new conceptions of the universe Astronomy
The greatest astronomer of antiquity who lived in the A.D. 100s Ptolemy
This system places Earth at the center of the universe Geocentric
This system places the sun at the center of the universe and offered a more accurate explanation Heliocentric
The mathematician who came up with the heliocentric explanation of the universe Copernicus
A German mathematician who used detailed astronomical data to confirm that the sun was at the center of the universe and also showed that the planets' orbits around the sun were not circular, but rather elliptical Kepler
A mathematician who observed the heavens using a telescope. He discovered: mountains on Earth's moon, four moons revolving around Jupiter, and sunspots Galileo Galilei
Galileo found himself under suspicion by this group Catholic Church
This professor of mathematics defined the three laws of motion that govern the planetary bodies, as well as objects on Earth Isaac Newton
This law explains why the planetary bodies continue their elliptical orbits around the sun. Every object in the universe is attracted to every other object by gravity & explains all motion in the universe. Known as the Universal Law of ________ Gravitation
Greek physician in the A.D. 100s who relied on animal, rather than human dissections, which led to many inaccuracies. Galen
This man accurately described the individual organs and general structure of the human body. Vesalius
This man showed that the heart- and not the liver- was the beginning point for the circulation of blood. He also proved that the same blood flows through the veins and arteries and makes a complete circuit through the body. Harvey
An English aristocratic woman who was critical of the growing belief that humans, through science, were the masters of nature Cavendish
A German astronomer who discovered a comet but was denied the post of an assistant astronomer because she was a woman. Winkelmann

Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Crossword

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What enlightenment thinker thought the government had to have a seperation of power? Montesquieu
What enlightenment thinker thought the power of the government came from the people? Locke
What enlightenment thinker thought the best system of government was a direct democracy? Rousseau
What enlightenment thinker thought that everyone has freedom of speech and religion? Voltaire
What enlightenment thinker thought that the accused still had rights and there should be no cruel and unfair punshiment? Beccaria
What astronomer made a model of the universe that placed the sun in the center? Copernicus
What astronomer recorded the movement of planets? Brahe
What astronomer discovered the 3 laws of planetary motion? Kepler
What astronomer confirmed Copernicus's theory and discover that Mercury and Venus pass through phases like the moon? Galileo
What scientific revolution figure investigated natural science and helped develp the scientific method? Bacon
What mathematician discovered geometry? Descartes

Scientific, Mathematic, and Methods of Thinking Crossword

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a person who seeks wisdom or enlightenment; scholar or thinker Philosopher
Earth-centered; a system of planetary motion in which the sun, moon and other planets revolve around the earth geocentric
any of the concentric, revolving, spherical transparent shells in which, according to ancient astronomy, the stars, suns, planets, and the moon are set sphere
sun-centered; the system of the universe in which the Earth and planets revolve around the sun heliocentric
one of Newton's three rules of motion; every object in the universe is attracted to every other object by a force called gravity law of gravitation
a system of thought expounded by Réne Descartes based on the belief that reason is the chief source of knowledge rationalism
a systematic procedure for collecting and analyzing evidence that was crucial to the evolution science in the modern world scientific method
the doctrine that scientists should proceed from the particular observations and carefully organized experiments to test hypothesis or theories, a process that will lead to correct general principles inductive reasoning
French for "Philosopher"; applied to all intellectuals during the Enlightenment philosophe
an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo Galilei
an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. Isaac Newton
was seen as the key to navigation, military science, and geography mathematics
a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus
a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. He is best known for his laws of planetary motion. Johannes Kepler
a Greco-Egyptian writer, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. Ptolemy

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

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

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

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

Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment Crossword

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The only strong king that maintain Control. Hobbes
All humans have the right life,liberty and property. Locke
Their job is to protect the people Government
Divid powers to avoid corruption. Montesquieu
Provied order for every one. Rousseau
People should be allowed to practice their own religion Voltaire
She was a feminist before it was popular. Wollstonecraft
The earth is the center of the Universe GEOcentric
The sun is the center of the Universe Heliocentric
The highest authority Church

The 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 gaint
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
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune outer planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution orbit
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star planets
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
a small planetary body orbiting the sun pluto
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such dwarf planet
a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter 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 meteoroid

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

Scientific Revolution Crossword

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Who created the heliocentric theory? Nicholas Copernicus
Who calculated the orbits of planets? Johannes Kepler
Who developed laws of motion and mechanics? Isaac Newton
Who created the Scientific Method Francis Bacon
What was the old belief about the universe called Geocentric theory
What's the period when a new way of thinking came about? Scientific Revolution
What Italian Scientist made one of the first telescopes Galileo Galilei
What authorities did the Scientific Revolution question? The Catholic Church
What did Ptolemy claim was the center of the universe? The Earth
What was the closet object to Earth in all solar systems? Moon