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Unit 4
5 vocabulary terms to define:
Vocabulary Term
heliocentric
Definition
Geocentric
ellipse
Orbital period
Astronomical unit
4 key questions to answer:
1. Name 4 ways that the gas giants are different than the terrestrial planets.
2. What is the difference between a meteor, a meteorite, and a meteoroid?
3. Explain the formation of the moon according to the Giant Impact Theory.
4. Name and describe Kepler’s 3 Laws of Planetary Motion.
3 diagrams
1. Draw a picture of a heliocentric and geocentric model of our solar system
2. Draw and label a picture of a comet. Include: the sun, nucleus, coma and tails.
3. Draw a map of our solar system. Include: the Sun, the 8 planets, asteroid belt, Oort Cloud and Kuiper belt.
2 multiple choice questions
1. The picture below shows a planet in its orbit around the Sun.
At which point would the planet be moving the SLOWEST?
A. A
B. B
C. C
2.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Asteroids are
Pockets of gas in the solar system
Satellites of planets
Planets orbiting stars other than the Sun
Irregular shaped, terrestrial bodies
1 True/False Question (correct and explain if False)
The shape of Earth’s orbit is highly elliptical.