L.I. - Library/Research skills
Using a glossary
Sometimes a book also has a glossary at the beginning or the end. This gives short explanations of specialised or difficult terms used in the book. The following is an example is from a book about the moon.
in astronomy, the reflective property of planets
a small rocky object found mainly in a belt or flat ring between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars; also called a minor planet because it is so small (the largest are only 200 km across).
a large flat plain on the moon caused by lava flows and marked by ridges, depressions and faults; all 14 maria are on the side of the moon that faces Earth.
a natural (e.g. moon) or artificial (e.g. spacecraft) object that orbits around a larger astronomical body.
the first artificial satellite, which was launched into space to orbit around the Earth in 1957.
Name an artificial satellite. Sputnik 1
What is another term for a minor planet in orbit between Mars and Jupiter? Asteroid is a another term
What is the term for an object that orbits around another larger planetary body? Sputnik 1 is a object that orbits around the Earth.
What is the term used for a large flat lava flow on the moon? Mare is the term used.What term is used to describe the characteristic light reflecting from a planet? Satellite.