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Astronomy Vocabulary
Fall 2010
Oak Ridge Elementary
Rotation
I was rotating on my chair in
class.
Turning around,
or spinning, on
an axis, or center
point.
From Tricky’s Phot...
Solar System
The Earth is part of our solar
system.
The Earth, Moon,
other planets and
objects, that
circle around our
Sun...
Orbit
The planets orbit around the
sun.
When a planet or
moon circles
around another
body, like the
sun.
From imageeditor’...
Revolution
For every year the Earth
makes one revolution around
the Sun.
Each time a
planet or moon
completes an
orbit aro...
heliocentric
Galileo believed in
heliocentrism.
The astronomical
theory that the
Earth and planets
revolve around
the Sun ...
Vocabulary Week One
• Rotation: Turning around, or spinning, on an axis,
or center point.
• Solar System: The Earth, Moon,...
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  1. 1. Astronomy Vocabulary Fall 2010 Oak Ridge Elementary
  2. 2. Rotation I was rotating on my chair in class. Turning around, or spinning, on an axis, or center point. From Tricky’s Photostream on Flickr
  3. 3. Solar System The Earth is part of our solar system. The Earth, Moon, other planets and objects, that circle around our Sun. From This is Yu’s Photostream on Flickr
  4. 4. Orbit The planets orbit around the sun. When a planet or moon circles around another body, like the sun. From imageeditor’s Photostream on Flickr
  5. 5. Revolution For every year the Earth makes one revolution around the Sun. Each time a planet or moon completes an orbit around something.
  6. 6. heliocentric Galileo believed in heliocentrism. The astronomical theory that the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun and that the Sun is stationary and at the center of the universe.
  7. 7. Vocabulary Week One • Rotation: Turning around, or spinning, on an axis, or center point. • Solar System: The Earth, Moon, other planets and objects, that circle around our Sun. • Orbit: When a planet or moon circles around another body, like the sun. • Revolution: Each time a planet or moon completes an orbit around something. • Heliocentric: The astronomical theory that the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun and that the Sun is stationary and at the center of the universe.
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