The planets, stars and other objects in our solar system are the subject of these printable astronomy flash cards.
There are 23 flash cards in this set (4 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Which word means to make an object appear larger?||magnify|
|Which word is a tool that makes distant objects appear larger, brighter, and sharper?||telescope|
|What is the name for the four planets closest to the Sun - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars?||The Inner Planets|
|What word means to move in a pth around an object?||orbit|
|What is the name for the four planets farthest from the Sun - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune?||The Outer Planets|
|What is the word that means a large body in space that moves around a star?||planet|
|What is the term for the Sun, planets, moons, and other objects that orbit the Sun?||The Solar System|
|What is the name of the nearest star to Earth?||Sun|
|What is a craft that helps scientists explore outer space?||space probe|
|What is the name given to a very large planet made up mostly of gases?||gas giant|
|What word is a small, rounded body that orbits around a planet?||moon|
|What is the word that is an imaginary line through the center of an object?||axis|
|What word means to turn on an axis?||rotate|
|What term is an imaginary line that circles Earth halfway between the North and South Poles?||equator|
|What word means to move in a pth around another object?||revolve|
|What word means one of the four parts of the year - spring, summer, fall, and winter?||season|
|What is the phase of the Moon when a think part of the Moon's near side is sunlit?||crescent moon|
|What is the phase of the Moon when all of the Moon's near side is sunlit?||full moon|
|What is the phase of the Moon when the Moon's near side receives no sunlight?||new moon|
|What is the term for the different ways the Moon looks throughout the month?||phases of the moon|
|What is the phase of the Moon when half of the Moon's near side is sunlit?||quarter moon|
|What is the term for a ball of hot gases that gives off light and other forms of energy?||star|
|What is a group of stars called that form a pattern shaped like an animal, person or object?||constellation|