Solar System Vocabulary

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Solar System Vocabulary

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Activity Overview


One thing students often find difficult is using new scientific vocabulary correctly and in the appropriate context. When starting a unit, it can be helpful to introduce them to all the new terminology and have them create visual vocabulary boards that define and illustrate each word. Having a visual example along with the definition can help students understand abstract concepts.

Suggested Solar System Vocabulary

  • Asteroid
  • Asteroid Belt
  • Atmosphere
  • Chromosphere
  • Comet
  • Convection Zone
  • Core
  • Corona
  • Crater
  • Earth
  • Ellipse
  • Extraterrestrial Life
  • Galaxy
  • Gas Giant
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Jupiter
  • Kuiper Belt
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Meteor
  • Meteorite
  • Moon
  • Neptune
  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Nucleus
  • Oort Cloud
  • Orbit
  • Photosphere
  • Planet
  • Pluto
  • Prominence
  • Radiation Zone
  • Ring
  • Saturn
  • Solar Flare
  • Solar Wind
  • Star
  • Sunspot
  • Terrestrial Planets
  • Uranus
  • Venus

Check out more cool space words in the Illustrated Guide to Astronomy!


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Student Instructions

Define and illustrate key vocabulary for the solar system.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Choose five vocabulary words and type them in the title boxes.
  3. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary and write it under the cell.
  4. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to give examples of the words.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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