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axis
a straight line around which a body spins or rotates
cycle
A repeated pattern
eclipse
The temporary disappearance or darkening of one celestial body, such as the sun or moon, when another bodfy moves between it and the light source.
lunar eclipse
An eclipse when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon and the Earth's shadow falls across the surface of the moon
solar eclipse
An eclipse when the moon is between the Earth and the sun
experiment
A fair test designed to answer a question
inference
A conclusion based on evidence that results from events that have already occurred
light
A source of illumination, such as the sun or a lamp
model
A system that is built to represent or help us understand a more complicated system.
rotate
To turn or spin on an axis
rotation
The motion of turning on an axis
revolution
A complete orbit around a central point or object
shadow
An area that receives no light or less light than the areas around it
temperature
A measure of the hotness or coldness of an object or an area
prediction
A forecast about what may happen in some future situation. A prediction is based on information and evidence, and is different from a guess.
axis
A straight line around which a body spins ro rotates
cycle
A repeated pattern
eclipse
The temporary disappearance or arkening of one celestial body, such as the sun or moon, when another bodfy moves between it and the light source.
lunar eclipse
An eclipse when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon and the Earth's shadow falls across the surface of the moon
solar eclipse
An eclipse when the moon is between the Earth and the sun
experiment
A fair test designed to answer a question
inference
A conclusion based on evidence that results from events that have already occurred
light
A source of illumination, such as the sun or a lamp
model
A system that is built to represent or help us understand a more complicated system.
rotate
To turn or spin on an axis
rotation
The motion of turning on an axis
revolution
A complete orbit around a central point or object
shadow
An area that receives no light or less light than the areas around it
temperature
A measure of the hotness or coldness of an object or an area
prediction
A forecast about what may happen in some future situation. A prediction is based on information and evidence, and is different from a guess.
hypothesis
a statement that has been made to be proved or disproved. Scientists make hypothesis based on what they expect will happen and then test whether or not the hypotheses are correct.
Corpernicus
The Polish astronomer who said the planets revolve around the sun. He thought the orbits were in the shapes of circles.
Ptolemy
The early Egyptian astronomer who said that the Earth was the center of the universe. He said the Moon, Sun, and other planets circle our planet.
Galileo
Using the telescope, he proved that Earth orbits the Sun.
Aristotle
The early Greek philosopher and teacher who believed that the Earth was the center of the universe.