- Read 30 Minutes and write a summary in your response to reading notebook.
Practice on the NWEA website based on your reading score:
Study the Science Terms quiz on Monday:
Solar System: The system of planets and other orbiting the star which happens to be our sun.
Planet: an object moving around a star
Revolve: when something is moving in a circle around another object.
Constellation: a grouping of stars which haven been given names by ancient astronomers
Inner Planets: four planets closest to the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars
Outer planets: Four planets with orbits outside the orbit of Mars. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Asteroid: A rock, or minor planet orbiting the sun.
Asteroid belt: the region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are located.
Meteor: a shooting star when particles of dust enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
Meteorite: an object from outer space that falls into the Earth and lands on its surface.
Comet: a small frozen mass of dust and gas revolving around the sun.
Galaxy: a group of stars, gas, and dust held together by gravity.