Miss. Bock--Science and Social Studies

School:Markham Elementary

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Animal Vocabulary

  • adaptation -- an behavior or structure that helps an organism survive
  • biome -- large habitat
  • camouflage -- color or shape that blends in with its surroundings, harder to see
  • threatened -- animals that are almost endangered
  • migrate -- movement of living things from one biome to another
  • exotic -- different, being from another place
  • learn behavior -- something that is taught
  • extinct -- no longer in existence
  • orgranism -- living thing, plant or animal
  • hibernate -- to go into a sleep-like condition, metabolism slows down
  • instinct -- something you are naturally born with
  • endangered -- animals that are in danger of becoming extinct

APCT Chapters 6-10

  • auf wiedershen -- German Term--farewall, goodbye
  • barge -- flat bottom boat
  • coastline -- where land and ocean meet
  • oxen -- cattle used for work
  • guten tag -- German Term--good day
  • guten morgen -- German Term--good morning
  • Indian Point -- now ghost town, destroyed by fire and storms
  • dugout -- underground shelter
  • pneumonia -- serious lung infection
  • tannenbaum -- German Term--christmas tree
  • guten abend -- German Term--good evening
  • Galveston -- large TX city destroyed by hurricane of 1900
  • chuckle -- quiet laugh
  • driftwood -- wood that has washed onto shore
  • yoke -- crossbar with two u shapes

Dinosaur Vocab.

  • prehistoric -- existing in times before written history
  • meteor -- mass of rock or metal that has entered Earth's atmosphere
  • dinosaur -- extinct carnivorous or hebivorous reptiles that existed during the Mesozoic era between 248 and 65 million years ago.
  • predator -- An animal that hunts and kills other organisms for food.
  • imprint -- a mark made by pressure
  • fossil -- remains,traces, or imprints of plants and animals that existed in the past
  • prey -- An animal killed and eaten by a predator.
  • paleontology -- the study of science dealing with the past, especially fossils
  • Pangaea -- Supercontinent that was the only landmass on Earth about 250 million years ago
  • extinct -- no longer in existence

Earth Science

  • Fault -- crack in the Earth's crust
  • Lava -- hot molten rock that flows out from a volcano or crack in the Earth's surface
  • Mantle -- largest earth layer, below the crust and above the core
  • Earthquake -- shaking and vibration of the ground
  • Magma -- molten, hot rock in the Earth's layers, beneath the surface
  • Continent -- seven main land masses on Earth
  • Plates -- sections of the crust that move slowly over the inner layers
  • Volcano -- vent in Earth's crust through which lava and ash reach the surface
  • Crust -- outer layer of the Earth
  • Core -- innermost (center) part of the Earth

Erosion Vocab.

  • Mass Movement -- the downhill progress of rock and soil because of gravity
  • Weathering -- the process of breaking rock into soil
  • Earthquake -- a shaking of the ground caused by the sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust
  • Erosion -- the process of moving sediment from one place to another
  • Magma -- a hot, soft rock from Earth's lower mantle
  • Volcano -- a mountain formed by lava and ash
  • Pangaea -- a super-continent containing all of the Earth's land that existed about 225 million years ago
  • Landform -- a physical feature on the Earth's surface
  • Deposition -- the process of dropping, or depositing sediment in a new location
  • Plate -- the rigid blocks of crust and upper mantle rock
  • Fault -- a break or place where pieces of the Earth's crust move

Living Things 1-5th grade

  • Food Chain -- the ways in which organisms in an ecosystem interact with one another according to what they eat
  • Population -- all the individuals of the same kind living in the same environment
  • Consumer -- an organism that must eat to get the energy it needs
  • Decomposer -- consumer that breaks down the tissue of dead organisms
  • Individual -- a single organism in an environment
  • Niche -- the role each population has in its habitat
  • Habitat -- a place in an ecosystem where a population lives
  • Producer -- an organism that makes its own food
  • Community -- all the populations of organisms living together in an environment
  • Ecosystem -- a community and its physical environment together

Living Things 2-5th. Grad

  • Food Web -- shows the interactions among many different food chains in a single ecosystem
  • Competition -- the contest among organisms for the limited resources of an ecosystem
  • Threatened -- describes a population of organisms that are likely to become endangered if they are not protected
  • Instinct -- a behavior that an organism inherits
  • Energy Pyramid -- shows the amount of energy available to pass from one level of a food chain to the next
  • Endangered -- a term describing a population of organisms that is likely to become extinct if steps are not taken to save it
  • Symbiosis -- a long -term relationship between different kinds of organisms
  • Exotic -- an imported or nonnative organism
  • Extinct -- no longer in existence; describes a species when the last individual of a population dies and that organism is is gone forever

Living Things Vocab. 4th.

  • Omnivore -- eats both meat and plants
  • Reptile -- a cold-blooded animal that has dry, scaly skin, lays eggs
  • Arthropod -- an invertebrate with legs and several joints
  • Carnivore -- only eats meat
  • Mammal -- a warm-blooded animal that has hair & produces milk for its young
  • Invertebrate -- an animal without a backbone
  • Herbivore -- only eats plants
  • Vertebrate -- an animal with a backbone
  • Amphibean -- a cold-blooded animal with moist skin and no scales, lives on water and land
  • Mollusk -- an invertebrate that may or may not have an outer shell

Native American Vocab.

  • Nomad -- A person without a home.
  • Adobe -- bricks formed from clay and straw that are dried in the sun
  • Artifact -- an object made by people (old)
  • Territory -- An area of land one often owns and defends
  • Reservation -- an area of land set aside as a place as a place for Native Americans (Indians) to live
  • Pueblo -- Spanish word that means, "village"
  • Empire -- a group of governments under the control of one ruler
  • Confederacy -- several groups of people who agree to work together for a common goal
  • Descendent -- a person's children, grandchildren, and so on...
  • Government -- a system for ruling or running a town or country

Social Studies Vocab. 2

  • Gulf -- body of water, smaller than a bay with land around part of it
  • Canyon -- steep, narrow valley with high sides
  • Valley -- low land between mountains or hills
  • Plain -- very large area of flat land (no trees-prairie)
  • Basin -- bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land
  • Delta -- triangle-shaped area of land along an ocean or sea
  • Urban -- in the city, metropolis
  • Aquifer -- an underground layer of spongy rock that holds water
  • Peninsula -- land with water on three sides
  • Peak -- pointed top of a mountain

Social studies Vocabulary

  • Landform -- feature of Earth's surface
  • Bayou -- a marshy, slow moving body of water, such as a stream
  • Tributary -- stream or river that runs into a larger river
  • Port/harbor -- place in a harbor where boats dock
  • Glacier -- giant sheet of ice that moves slowly across land ( creates valleys)
  • Mouth -- place where a river empties into another body of water
  • Rural -- country, in the countryside
  • Escarpment -- a line of steep slopes or cliffs
  • Plateau -- high, wide area of flat land with steep sides
  • Region -- a large area whose parts have something in common

TX Revolution

  • Stephen Austin -- father of Texas
  • Moses Rose -- only person to not fight at the Alamo
  • Waterloo -- name of capital before changed to Austin
  • Goliad -- second battle of the revolution
  • scout -- person that gathers clues
  • Jane Long -- mother of Texas
  • William Travis -- leader at the Alamo
  • Houston -- second state capital
  • tax -- money paid to the government
  • Velasco -- name of treaty signed by Mexico
  • Santa Anna -- general of the Mexican Army
  • Columbia -- first state capital
  • congress -- law making body of the government
  • Gonzales -- first battle of the revolution
  • mission -- religious settlement
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