Type
Crossword
Description

one full orbit of an object around ANOTHER object revolution
an imaginary line around which a planet spins axis
the path an object takes as it revolves around a star, planet, or moon orbit
an explosive eruption of waves and particles into space solar flare
a group of stars that form a pattern constellation
gigantic balls of very hot gases that give off radiation star
a large, round object that revolves around a star and has cleared the region around its orbit planet
a natural object that revolves around a planet moon
the four closest planets to the sun inner planets
a spacecraft that gathers data without a crew space probe
the four planets in our solar system beyond Mars outer planets
a rocky mass that revolves around the sun (plenty found between Mars and Jupiter) asteroid
a frozen mass of different types of ice and dust orbiting the sun comet
large, round object that revolves around the sun but has not cleared the region around its orbit dwarf planet
Your favorite 5th grade science teacher: Ms. ______________ Hobbins

The Solar System (Chapter 15) Crossword

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Crossword
Description

term describing a model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of the revolving planets and stars geocentric
term describing a model of the solar system in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun heleocentric
an oval shape, which may be elongated or nearly circular; the shape of the planets' orbits ellipse
the system consisting of the sun and the planets and other objects that revolve around it solar system
a unit of distance equal to the average distance between Earth and the Sun astronomical unit
an object that orbits a star, is large enough to have become rounded by its own gravity, and has cleared the area of its orbit planet
an object that orbits the sun and is spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit dwarf planet
one of the small asteroid-like bodies that formed the building blocks of the planets planetesimal
the name given to the four inner planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars terrestrial planets
the trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere greenhouse effect
the name often given to the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune gas giant
a thin disk of small ice and rock particles surrounding a planet ring
the region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where many asteroids are found asteroid belt
a region where many small objects orbit the sun and taht stretches from beyond teh orbit of Neptune to about 100 times Earth's distance from the Sun Kuiper Belt
a spherical region of comets that surrounds the solar system Oort Cloud
a loose collection of ice and dust that orbits the sun, typically in a long, narrow orbit comet
the fuzzy outer layer of a comet coma
the central core of an atom which conatins protons and nuetrons OR/ALSO the solid core of a comet nucleus
one of the rocky objects revolving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered planets asteroid
a chuck of rock or dust in space, generally smaller than an asteroid meteoroid
a streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth's atmopshere meteor
a meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits Earth's surface meteorite
the outer layer of the sun's atmosphere corona
an eruption of gas from the sun's surface that occurs when the loops in sunspot regions suddenly connect solar flare
a stream of electrically charged particles that emanate from the sun's corona solar wind
a dark area of gas on the sun's surface that is cooler than surrounding gases sunspot
a huge reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions prominence

6th Grade Science Project Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Solar system Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Astronomy Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A large cloud of gas and dust, spread out in an immense volume. nebula
A contracting cloud of gas and dust with enough mass to form a star. protostar
An object whose gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light can escape. blackhole
The brilliant explosion of a dying supegiant star. supernova
An imaginary pattern of stars in the sky. constellation
The blue-white hot core of a star that is left behind after its outer layers have expanded and drifted out into space. whitedwarf
The tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. inertia
The force that pulls objects towards each other. gravity
A huge, reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions. prominences
A dark area of gas on the sun's surface tht is cooler that surrounding gases. sunspots
Rocky objects revoloving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered a planet. asteroids
A loose collection of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, typically with a long, narrow orbit. comet
The solid inner core of a comet. nucleus
The fuzzy outer layer of a comet. coma
The small, dense remains of a high-mass star after a supernova. neutronstar
The study of moons, stars, and other objects in space. astronomy
The apparent change in position of an object when seen from different places. parallax
All of space and everything in it. universe
A huge group of a single stars, star systems, star clusters, dusts, and gas bound together by gravity. galaxy
One of the small asteroid-like bodies that formed the building blocks of the planets. planetesimals
The movement of an object around another object. revolution
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis. rotation
A small, old, relatively coolo star. reddwarf
An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication. satellite
A stream of electronically charged particles that emanate from the sun's corona. solarwind

Solar System Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Characteristics used to classify stars include color, temperature, size, composition, and ________________. brightness
When a supergiant star runs out of fuel, it can explode and form a what? supernova
An object with gravity so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. blackhole
Areas of gas on the sun's surface that are cooler than the gases around them. sunspots
Gas eruptions into space from the surface of the Sun. solarflares
The force that attracts all objects toward each other. Gravity
Consists of the sun, the planets, their moons, and a variety of smaller objects. solarsystem
The star located at the center of our solar system. sun
Closest planet to the Sun. mercury
Earth's "twin". Venus
The only planet in our solar system to have life. Earth
Called the "red planet". mars
The largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter
Has at least 62 moons, icy rocks, and dust that make up a large ring that circles the planet. saturn
The planet tilted on its axis, likely due to an ancient collision. uranus
Farthest planet from the sun and known for its bright blue color. Neptune
An object that orbits the sun and has enough gravity to e spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit. dwarfplanet
A dry and airless rock that orbits the Earth and reflects light from the sun. moon
Dark, flat areas on the moon, formed from lava flows that occurred billions of years ago. maria
Large round pits on the moon. craters
Chunks of rock or dust from space that collide with the moon. meteoroid
Another name for the inner planets that have rocky surfaces. terrestrial
The nickname given to the outer planets that do not have a solid surface. gasgiants
A region of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter made up of small objects in space. asteroidbelt
Beyond Neptune's orbit and composed of thousands of rock particles, ice, dust, and dwarf planets. kuiperbelt
Loose collections of ice, dust, and small rocks that orbit the sun. comets
The correct model of the solar system. heliocentric

Planets Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

The Solar System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Solar System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a group of planets or celestial bodies that revolve around a sun Solar System
a celestial body that orbits the Sun, is round, and has cleared its orbital pathway of other objects planet
a natural satellite of a planet moon
a natural or artificial (man-made) object in orbit around a celestial body satellite
a celestial body that orbits the Sun and is round or nearly round, but has not cleared its orbital pathway of other objects dwarf planet
a small rocky body orbiting the Sun, found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter asteroid
a celestial object that travels around the Sun in a highly elliptical orbit, made of ice and dust with a gaseous tail comet
A region of icy celestial bodies orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune kuiper belt
any natural object outside the Earth's atmosphere celestial body
relating to the Earth or solid land terrestrial
the layer of gases surrounding a celestial body atmosphere
the combination of materials or elements that make up a whole composition
heating of the atmosphere caused by trapping of solar radiation by gases such as carbon dioxide and methane green house effect
suitable for human life habitable
the distance from a star where the temperature could be right for liquid water to exist goldilockszone
National Aeronautics and Space Administration nasa
technology originally developed for mission needs that has become useful for the public spinoff
an optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer telescope
a building built to contain an astronomical telescope observatory
an unmanned spacecraft with instruments designed to send information back to Earth spaceprobe
a large spacecraft orbiting Earth, where astronauts from many countries live and conduct scientific experiments Space Station
very weak gravity; weightlessness microgravity
to transform a planet to resemble the Earth, so it can support human life terraform
a vehicle driven by remote control over rough extraterrestrial terrain rover
the distance light travels in one year, about 6 trillion miles lightyear
a celestial body that produces radiant energy through the process of nuclear fusion star
a group of millions or billions of stars held together by gravity galaxy
the spiral galaxy that contains our Solar System milkyway
a planet that orbits a star outside our Solar System exoplanet
a region of space with such strong gravity that no matter or light can escape from it black hole

The Solar System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The planet farthest from the sun Neptune
A loose, icy body with a long, narrow orbit comet
A gas giant planet that is smaller than Jupiter but larger than Neptune Saturn
The smallest planet in the solar system Mercury
An object that orbits a planet Satellite
The largest planet in the solar system Jupiter
A planet that formed closer to the sun than Earth but not closest to the sun Venus
A small rocky body that orbits the sun Asteroid
What force formed the solar system Gravity
small body that combined with like bodies to form all the other objects in our solar system planetesimal
used to measure distances within the solar system astronomical unit
object that orbits the sun, is spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit dwaft planet
the sun, the planets, their moons, and a variety of smaller objects solar system
object that orbits the sun, is round, and has cleared the area of its orbit planet

Astronomy Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the seventh planet from the Sun Uranus
meteor that survives the trip through the Earth's atmosphere and hits Earth's surface meteorite
the smallest planet and the closest to the Sun Mercury
word for the complete orbit of a planet revolution
the farthest planet from the sun Neptune
the second planet from the Sun Venus
time it takes for Earth to make one trip or revolution around the sun year
the currently believed scientific explanation for how the universe began BigBang
everything that exists anywhere including planets, stars, galaxies and all forms of matter and energy universe
marks the longest or the shortest day of the year solstice
the sixth planet from the sun Saturn
a meteoroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere creating a streak of light in the sky meteor
first human to step foot on the moon Armstrong
number of planets in our Solar System eight
the path one object takes around another orbit
dwarf planet Pluto
the study of space astronomy
shape of a planet's orbit ellipse
small particle from a comet or asteroid orbiting the sun meteoroid
rocky metallic objects that orbit the sun asteroids
the fifth planet from the Sun Jupiter
a large body that revolves around the Sun in the Solar System planet
the fourth planet from the Sun Mars
refers to a planet spinning on it's axis, or imaginary line that goes through the center of the planet rotation
why the moon remains close to the Earth gravity
created by asteroids and meteorites that crashed into the moon over the years craters
a common, middle sized yellow star sun
it orbits the Earth moon
created by Earth orbiting the Sun and its tilt seasons
a large group of stars, gas, and dust held together by gravity galaxy
the third planet from the Sun Earth