Talking About Astronomy
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honey – sweetheart; a word used when talking to loved ones to show them that one cares * Honey, could you please take out the garbage?
project – assignment; the study of a particular subject for a period of time, usually resulting in a report or other product that will be evaluated by the teacher or boss * Sally had to draw a map of the world as part of her geography project.
Earth – the planet that humans live on * Do you think there is life on other planets, or only on Earth?
universe – the entire world, including all planets, stars, suns, moons, galaxies, and the space between them * How many planets are in the universe?
report – a written document with information about a particular topic * Each sales manager has to write a monthly report that explains why sales are increasing or decreasing in his or her region.
model – a small copy of something that looks just like the real, much larger thing * Architects often build models of their new buildings for clients to look at before their final designs are approved.
telescope – a long, cylindrical object that one looks through at one end, used to see the details of objects that are very far away in outer space * This telescope lets us see faraway stars that are invisible to the naked eye.
space – outer space; all of the universe except for Earth; the area around planet Earth, including all other planets, stars, suns, moons, galaxies, and more * Lex wants to become an astronaut so that he can travel through space.
astronomy – the study of the universe; the study of outer space; the study of planets, stars, suns, moons, galaxies, and more. * We’re studying black holes in our astronomy class.