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School:Criswell Elementary
Location:Forney Tx
Comments:These are the vocabulary words for Mrs. Thompson's 5th grade Science class.



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Criswell 5th Grade Scienc

  • mantle -- The Earth layer below the crust, made of melted rock
  • Earth -- third planet from the sun
  • outer core -- the Earth layer below the mantle made of liquid metals
  • volcano -- a mountain built up from hardened lava, rocks, and ash that erupted out of the Earth
  • inner core -- the center of the Earth made of solid metals
  • convection -- the movement of heat energy through liquids and gasses in currents

Science Vocab 5th Grade

  • Experiment -- A scientific investigation that tests a hypothesis
  • Matter -- The material or stuff that everything is made out of
  • Variable -- Anything that can change in an experiment
  • Data -- The pieces of information collected in an investigation
  • Mass -- The amount of matter in an object or substance
  • Weight -- A measure of a pull of gravity on an object
  • Hypothesis -- An idea that can be tested by an experiment or an observation
  • Conclusion -- Statement that tells what an investigation showed, based on observation and data
  • Observation -- The act of watching, perceiving or noticing
  • physicalpropert -- A property that can be observed, measured or changed without changing the substance itself
  • Theory -- An idea that explains many observations about the natural world and predicts other observations
  • Classification -- The grouping of organisms based on their similarities and differences

Vocab 10

  • Sun -- the star that is the center of our solar system, around which planets revolve and from which they receive light and heat
  • Cloud -- a mass of water droplets or ice crystals that have clumped together in the atmosphere
  • Cumolonimbus Cl -- a huge, vertical cloud that can produce a thunderstor; also called a thunderhead
  • Cold Front -- the leading edge of a moving mass of cooler air
  • Earth -- the third planet from the sun
  • Cumulus Cloud -- a puffy, white cloud witha flat bottom; also called a fair-weather cloud
  • Fog -- a stratus cloud that forms close to the ground
  • Moon -- a natural object that orbits a planet
  • Cirrus Cloud -- a high, feathery cloud made of ice crystals
  • Stratus Cloud -- flat, gray, layered clouds that cover the whole sky; can bring rain or snow showers
  • Warm Front -- the leading edge of a moving mass of warmer air

Vocab 11

  • Solar System -- the sun and the objects that orbitaround it
  • Constellation -- A group of stars that ancient people thought formed a picture in the sky
  • Gravity -- the force that pulls objexts toward each other
  • Planet -- a large object in space that orbits a star
  • Revolution -- one complete trip of a planet around the sun
  • Phases of Moon -- changes in how the moon looks to people on Earth due to sunlight reflecting off of the moon to Earth
  • Orbit -- the path that one objext ins pace takes around another object in space
  • Rotation -- the spinning of a moon on its axis
  • Moon -- a natural satellite that orbits a planet
  • Crater -- a bowl-shaped structure at the top of a volcano or on a planet or moon

Vocabulary 5

  • Clay -- soil that is sticky, easily molded, waterproof-like, and has very small soil particles within it
  • Physical weathe -- weathering that occurs as a direct result of wind, water, and ice on landforms
  • ConstructvForce -- any action in nature that occurs to build up or create new landforms
  • Loam -- A soil made up of loose, easily crumbled mixture of varying amounts of claw, silt and sand
  • Sand -- loose material with large grains produced by the natural breaking up of rock
  • Biologicalweath -- weathering that occurs as a result of natural processes within an ecosystems such as plant root growth within soil/rock
  • Pollutant -- anything in the environment that can harm living things or damage natural resources
  • Humus -- decaying plant and animal material in the soil
  • Chemical weathe -- weathering that occurs as a result of chemical agents such as acid rain, or oxidation of metals
  • Destructv Force -- any action in nature that occurs to destroy, deplete, or erode away landforms

Vocabulary 6

  • Minerals -- a solid natural material that has a crystal form and its own set of properties, made within the rock cycle
  • Topsoil -- The top layer of soil that is often rich in nutrients and dark in color. Most plants grow well in this layer
  • InxhaustblResrc -- resources that humans can use continually without waiting, and are impossible to deplete such as solar energy and wind
  • Coal -- a fossil fuel that is a solid, made from ancient remains of plants
  • NaturlResources -- materials in the environment that are useful to people
  • Petroleum -- a liquid fossil fuel made from ancient ocean plants and animals; also called crude oil
  • Conservation -- the wise use and protection of natural resources
  • Fuels -- Materials that are burned to produce energy
  • Natural gas -- A burnable gas, made from ancient sea creatures, that is found underground and used as fuel

Vocabulary 7

  • Trace Fossils -- A fossilized mark that is formed ins oft sediment by the movement of an animal, such as footprints, tracks, and burrows
  • PetrifiedFossil -- formed when the hard parts of an organism were replaced by minerals; the fossil lookslike a bone or tree trunk, but it is made of rock
  • Paleontology -- the scientific study of fossils
  • energy -- the ability to do work
  • Fossils -- The remainsor traces of past life found in sedimentary rock
  • Fossil Cast -- a type of fossil that forms when sediments fill in the cavity left by a decomposed organism
  • Organism -- Any living bilogical entity, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium
  • Process -- an event that happens step by step
  • Fossil Mold -- a mark or cavity made in a sedimentary surface by a shell or other body
  • Amber -- a yellow or yellowsih-brown hard translucent fossil resin dericed from extinct conferous trees often contains trapped insects
  • Cycle -- a battern that happens again and again in the same way
  • Force -- a push or a pull

Vocabulary 8

  • Fossil -- the remains or traces of past life found in sedimentary rock
  • Bedrock -- the solid rock under surface material like soil
  • Measuring -- comparing something to a standard
  • Results -- communicating data by make a graph or chart
  • Fuels -- Materials that are burned to produce energy
  • Extinction -- the end of an organism or a group of organisms; occurs when the last individual of a species dies
  • System -- A collection of structures parts), cycles, and processes that interact
  • Inferring -- making a reasonable conclusion from observations and experiences
  • Fossil Fuels -- a fuel that formed from the decayed remains of ancient palnts and animals, such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum
  • Alternative Ene -- energy that can replace fossil fuels, such as solar, wind, or nuclear energy
  • Model -- a representation of a real thing or event- smaller, larger, or the same size as what they represent
  • Observing -- using your senses to gather information

Vocabulary 9

  • Wind -- moving air
  • Jet Stream -- a steady worldwide wind that blows from west to east
  • Condensation -- the process of changing gas to a liquid
  • Atmosphere -- the air that surrounds the Earth
  • Air pressure -- the weight of airpushing on everything around it
  • Barometer -- a weather instrument that measures air pressure
  • Evaporation -- the process of changing liquid to a gas
  • Climate -- the general weather of an area over a long period of time
  • Humidity -- water vapor in the air
  • Anemometer -- a weather instrument that measures wind speed
  • Water Cycle -- The change of water from one state to another and its movement from one place to another on Earth
  • Weather -- the condtion of the atmosphere at a place for a short period of time
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