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Planets Vocabulary, Activities and Lab AnswersName:Sarah KimDate:06/24/20Instructions:As you work through each lesson in the unit package, type your answers into the correctsectionIN A DIFFERENT COLOR.Restate the question as you answer it.Open the “Near Space Lessons – 4 thru 7. Read the Lesson Lecture & Objectives for Planets.Remember that you should use the links and assignments on this sheet rather than in the learningmodule since sometimes they are broken.Vocabulary: Define all the terms listed.Newton:The gravity part we know was discovered by Newton to explain the how and why’s of orbitingand includes his 3 lawsKepler:created the laws of orbit as they apply to the us and other planets, and was able to createplanetary motion and law of orbits before the knowledge of Newton’s gravityGravity:force that attracts a body towards the center of the earthOrbit:a path that an object takes in space when it goes around a star, planet, or moonAtmosphere:Is defined as the area of air and gas enveloping objects in space, like stars and planets, orthe air around any locationTemperature:is a measure of how hot or cold something is, specifically a measure of the average kineticenergy of the particles in an objectMoon:earth’s largest natural satellite and is a large round object that shines at night by reflecting lightfrom the sunSatellite:Is a moon, planet, or machine that orbits a planet or starterrestrial:rock planetsJovian:gaseous planetsRotate:When an object turns around an internal axisRevolve:When an object circles an external axisActivities:Remember to use the links and answer the questions listed on this worksheet1. Nine PlanetsThere are key differences about the inner and outer planets.Use this link to learn about some ofthose differencesWrite 5 key differences between the inner and outer planets.
2. Make a Solar SystemYou may have heard of the store at the mall called "Build-A-Bear".We can do one better.From the site below you can build your own solar system.You control several variables.Planet size, orbit eccentricity, and size of the orbit are all under yourcontrol.But you must have a star with enough gravitation to hold things together.Choose the star you want to be at the center of your world.Set the planet parameters with one sun.Try this out.Enjoy the power!3. Planet Demolition DerbyOne possible explanation of why the dinosaurs went extinct has to do with an asteroid or comethitting the earth.What would really happen?Try this site out.
What's the worst than can happen?Tell me what you saw and what you learned about orbits, planets and impacts for questions 2 and 3.

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