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Solar System, Galaxy, Universe YEAR 1 SCIENCE
Class Opener In the upper right square of your title page, complete the following: Title the square with “Exploration” Answer the following question using as much detail as possible: Explain how space tools help to contribute to space exploration
What are the differences between a solar system, galaxy, and universe?
Solar System, Galaxy, Universe
SPACE consists of many bodies, such as planets, moons, stars, meteors, comets, and asteroids. Astronomers have organized SPACE into 3 groups.
SOLAR SYSTEM A collection of planets that orbit around a star, along with asteroids, meteoroids, and comets The planets may contain multiple moons that orbit them
GALAXY A huge group of stars, solar systems, dust, and gas held together by gravity
GALAXY There are 3 types of galaxies: - Spiral (spiral outwards and spin) - Elliptical (shaped like flat disk) - Irregular (smaller and do not have a shape)
Our galaxy is called the Milky Way and is spiral shaped
UNIVERSE Can be defined as all of space and everything inside of it
Note Review Highlight the 3 major terms: solar system, galaxy, and universe With your blue utensil, chunk your notes With your green utensil, underline the definitions of solar system, galaxy, and universe -Update your glossary (solar system, galaxy, universe) -Continue working on your book- due next Monday!
Space Hierarchy Solar System Universe Spiral Galaxy Elliptical Galaxy Irregular Galaxy