Solar System Quarterly Test - Science - grade 6 - GPV

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  1. What is the name of the sun's surface layer?
    photosphere
  2. What is an elongated circle, or oval shape called?
    Ellipse
  3. What are the objects called that orbit the sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter?
    asteroids
  4. What is the trapping of heat by the atmosphere?
    greenhouse effect
  5. What is a description of the Solar system in which all the planets revolve around Earth?
    geocentric
  6. what is a chunk of rock or dust in space called?
    meteoroid
  7. What are reddish loops of gas that connect different parts of sunspot regions?
    prominences
  8. What are areas of gas on the sun that are cooler than the gases around them?
    sunspots
  9. what is a stream of electrically charged particles sent out by the corona called?
    solar wind
  10. What is the outer layer of the sun's atmosphere?
    corona
  11. A model that explains thatEarth and the other planets revolve around the sun is called...
    heliocentric
  12. The spinning of Earth around its axis
    rotation
  13. the study of the moon, stars and other objects in space
    astronomy
  14. the different shapes of the moon you see from Earth
    phases
  15. the imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the North and South poles
    axis
  16. The two days of the year on which the sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator
    solstice
  17. earth's path as it revolves around the sun
    orbit
  18. the movement of one object around another object
    revolution
  19. the cyclical rise or fall of the ocean water
    tide
  20. A round pit on the moons surface
    crater
  21. The darkest part of the moon's shadow
    umbra
  22. Dark, flat areas on the moon's surface
    maria
  23. The part of the shadow that surrounds the darkest part
    penumbra
  24. flow that transfers heat within a fluid
    convection currents
  25. place where two plates converge
    convergent boundary
  26. place where two plates diverge
    divergent boundary
  27. When day and night is each about 12 hours everywhere on Earth.
    equinox
  28. heat from Earth's interior.
    geothermal energy
  29. transfer of thermal energy from one object to another
    heat transfer
  30. Area  where magma from deep within the mantle melts.
    hot spot
  31. blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs directly between the sun and moon
    lunar eclipse
  32. molten mixture of rock forming substances, ages and water from the mantle
    magma
  33. single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and formed today's continents
    Pangaea
  34. long tube that magma moves in to the Earth's surface
    pipe
  35. deep valley that forms when two plates move apart
    rift valley
  36. movement of object around another one
    revolution
  37. process which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor
    sea floor spreading
  38. blocking of sunlight to Earth that occurs when the moon is directly between the sun and Earth
    solar eclipse
  39. device that determines the distance of an object under water by recording echoes of sound waves
    sonar
  40. process which oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench
    subduction
  41. states that all of continents were once together and then broke apart to form our continents
    Theory of Continental Drift
  42. states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantel
    Theory of Plate Tectonics
  43. place where two parts slip past each other, moving in opposite diections
    transform boundary
  44. What causes tides?
    difference in how much the moon's gravity pulls on different parts of the Earth
  45. What causes day and night?
    rotation
  46. What are the phases of the moon?
    different shapes of the moon we see from Earth
  47. When are tides highest?
    When Earth is closest to the moon.
  48. Why do we have seasons?
    Revolution and tilt of Earth on it's axis.
  49. Uses of the space station.
    observe and experiment in space

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