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The Space: Vocabulary:

  1. debris

    the remains of something that has been destroyed

  2. astronaut

    a person trained to travel in a spacecraft

  3. asteroid

    a small celestial body composed of rock and metal

  4. atmosphere

    the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

  5. cosmos

    everything that exists anywhere

  6. earth

    the third planet from the sun

  7. explorer

    someone who travels to unknown regions to make discoveries

  8. galaxy

    a collection of star systems

  9. gas

    state of matter distinguished from solid and liquid states

  10. horizon

    the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

  11. launch

    propel with force

  12. meteor

    small extraterrestrial body that hits the earth's atmosphere

  13. moon

    the natural satellite of the Earth

  14. ocean

    a large body of water that is part of the hydrosphere

  15. orbit

    the path of a celestial body in its revolution about another

  16. outer space

    any location outside the Earth's atmosphere

  17. planet

    a celestial body that revolves around the sun

  18. radiation

    the act of spreading outward from a central source

  19. rocket

    a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

  20. satellite

    any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

  21. simulator

    a machine that simulates an environment for the purpose of training or research

  22. space

    the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

  23. spacecraft

    a craft capable of traveling in outer space

  24. space shuttle

    a reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere

  25. space station

    a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research

  26. surface

    the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer

  27. universe

    everything that exists anywhere

  28. weightlessness

    the property of being comparatively small in weight

  29. commercial

    connected with or engaged in the exchange of goods

  30. cosmic

    pertaining to or characteristic of the universe

  31. extreme

    of the greatest possible degree, extent, or intensity

  32. gravitation

    the force of attraction between all masses in the universe

  33. gravitational

    of or relating to or caused by gravitation

  34. horizontal

    parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line

  35. inevitable

    incapable of being avoided or prevented

  36. lunar

    of or relating to or associated with the moon

  37. meteoric

    of extraterrestrial bodies that hit the earth's atmosphere

  38. outer

    located outside

  39. solar

    relating to the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun

  40. terrestrial

    of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

  41. toxic

    of or relating to or caused by a poison

  42. uninhabitable

    not fit for habitation

  43. universal

    applicable to or common to all members of a group or set

  44. unmanned

    lacking a crew

  45. acclimatise

    get used to a certain climate

  46. colonise

    settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world

  47. explore

    travel to or penetrate into

  48. float

    be on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

  49. orbit

    the path of a celestial body in its revolution about another

  50. propel

    cause to move forward with force

  51. rotate

    turn on or around an axis or a center

  52. sustain

    lengthen or extend in duration or space

  53. simulate

    reproduce someone's behavior or looks

  54. undergo

    pass through

Astronomy Vocabulary Word List  

 

A
albedo
Alpha Centauri
apastron
aperature
aphelion
apogee
asterism

asteroid
astronaut
astronomer
astronomical unit
astronomy
axial tilt
azimuth

 

B
background radiation
Bailey's beads
big bang theory
binary star
black body
black hole
bolometer

 

C
celestial
celestial equator
cislunar
cluster

comet
conjunction
constellation
coriolis force
cosmic rays

corona
cosmology
cosmonaut
cosmos
crater
crescent moon

 

D
dark matter
day
declination
deep space
Deneb
density
docking
Doppler shift
double star
Drake equation
dust
dwarf planet
dwarf star

 

E
Earth
earthbound
eccentricity
eclipse
ecliptic
elliptical orbit
equinox
escape velocity
event horizon
exoplanet
extragalaxtic

 

F
falling star
flare
flyby
free fall
full moon

 

G
galaxy
gamma ray
gas giant
gegenschein
geostationary
geosynchronous
gibbous moon
globular cluster
gravitation
gravitational constant
gravitational lens
gravity

 

H
half moon
heliocentric
hydrogen
helium
H-R diagram
Hubble telescope
Hubble's law
hyperbolic orbit
hypernova

 

I
ice giant
inclination
inertia
inferior planets
inner planets
interstellar
interstellar dust
ionosphere

 

J
Jupiter

 

K
Kepler's laws
kiloparsec
Kirkwood gaps

Kuiper belt

 

L
Lagrange points
lens
light-year
local arm
local group
lunar

 

M
magnitude
mare

Mars
mass
Mercury
meteor
meteor shower
meteorite
meteoroid
Milky Way
minor planet
Mir

moon
muttnik

 

N
nadir
NASA

nebula
Neptune
neutron star
new moon
north star
nova

 

O
observatory
occultation
Oort cloud
opposition
orbit

orbital eccentricity
orbital inclination
outer planets

 

P
parallax
parsec
partial eclipse

penumbra
perigee
perihelion
perturbation
phase
plane of the ecliptic

planet
planetary nebula
planetoid

Pluto
pole star
precession
probe
pulsar

 

Q
quarter moon
quasar

 

R
radiant
radiation
red dwarf
red giant star
red shift
revolve
right ascension
rings
Roche limit
rocket

 

S
satellite
Saturn
scientific notation
scintillation

shooting star
solar
sidereal
singularity
sky
solar

solar system
solar wind
solstice
space

space exploration
space station
spectroscope

 

S cont.
spectrum
Sputnik

star
starlight
sun
sunspot
superior planets
supernova
synodic
syzygy

 

T
telemetry
telescope
terminator
terrestrial
total eclipse
totality
transit
translunar
transneptunians
twinkling

 

U
umbra
universe
Uranus

 

V
vacuum
Van Allen belt
variable star

Venus
vernal equinox
visual magnitude

 

W
waning
wavelength
waxing
weightlessness
white dwarf
white giant
wormhole

 

X
x-rays

 

y
yellow dwarf

 

Z
zenith
zodiac

 

 

Inner Planets

The inner planets are the closet to the sun. They are separated from the outer planets by an asteroid belt and are associated with the following words:

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Red Planet
  • Hottest
  • Smallest
  • Rocky
  • Sister Planet (Venus' nickname because it's so close in size to Earth)
  • Terrestrial planets (like the Earth in some way)
  • Metal
  • Closest

Outer Planets

The outer planets are mostly made of gas, further away from the sun, and separated from the inner planets by an asteroid belt. Related vocabulary words include:

  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune
  • Gas
  • Giant
  • Rings
  • Sideways
  • Red spot
  • Storm
  • Blue Planet
  • Biggest
  • Ice

A Trip to Space

When teaching about a trip to space, be sure to include vocabulary relating not only to going to space, but also the jobs involved in studying those journeys.

  • Astronaut
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomer
  • Launch
  • Spacesuits
  • Spacecraft
  • Space shuttle
  • Lunar model
  • Rocket
  • Satellite
  • Space probe
  • Telescope
  • NASA
  • Exploration
  • Scientist

What to See in Space

Aside from planets, there are other amazing things to see and learn about in space. Be sure to go over these terms that will likely come up in any space-themed unit.

  • Pluto
  • Star
  • Comet
  • Atmosphere
  • Asteroid
  • Black hole
  • Crater
  • Moon
  • Meteor
  • Revolve
  • Rotate
  • Orbit
  • Radiation
  • Light year
  • Lunar

The Universe

There is a whole world of concepts, science, evolution, and mind-blowing facts that can be taught when it comes to the overall theme of the universe. Include these terms in your lesson as a guide for what to cover.

  • Big Bang
  • Gravity
  • Alien life
  • Eclipse
  • Martian
  • Constellation
  • Galaxy
  • Milky Way
  • Physics
  • Science fiction
  • Unidentified Flying Object (UFO)
  • Big Dipper
  • Little Dipper
  • Moon phases

Now follow these links and do the exercises:

http://www.passporttoenglish.com/Advanced-English/Lesson16/Vocabulary.html

http://www.vocabulary.cl/english-games/universe-space.htm

 

 

Fuente: Created by Susan Zilberstein
Fecha: 15/5/2018 | Creado por: Susana Beatriz
Categoria: Game Time
Etiquetas: Almagro, Inglés, Teens, 5, 2018, Susan, Zilberstein