From the creation of the universe to the study of astronomy and the science of astrophysics, space has fascinated generations across the globe. Only recently have scientists developed the tools allowing us to look into the expanse of space and discover both the amazing arrangement of the galaxies and the colossal events of stellar processes. The realization that Earth is part of space, in which it is suspended, awakens curiosity in many students.
Teaching high school space science involves exposing ninth through twelfth grade students to space science vocabulary to prepare them for the demands of tomorrow's world. High schoolers enjoy practicing space science definitions and concepts with engaging vocabulary activities and challenging word games.
Printable worksheets, easily added to high school science lesson plans, bring space science problems down to Earth. Reading and hearing context-rich sentences stimulates students' interest and increases their eagerness to learn. The vocabulary lists aim at strengthening students' comprehension of space science words for out-of-this-world results!
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Space Science Vocabulary
Words at a Glance
High School Space Science
The Planet Earth: asteroid, astronomy, carbon cycle, constellation, equinox, gravitational force, meteor impact, ozone, satellite, star cycle, astronomical distance, oscillating theory, eclipse, solar system, comet, moon phases, galaxy, pulsating theory, big bang theory, lunar phases
Marine Science: lunar cycle, zeitgeber, neap tide, tides, semidiurnal tide, spring tide, satellite, phototaxis, GIS, diurnal tide
Scientific Inquiry: asteroids, big bang theory, constellation, eclipse, galaxy, meteoroid, oscillating theory, pulsating theory, rotation, solstice, solar mass, astronomical unit, planets, light year, crescent, revolution, equinox, comet, ampere, moon phase
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