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School:Unicoi County Middle School
Location:Erwin Tennessee

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6th Science-ch 4 1& 2

  • InterDateLine -- the 180 line of longitude, going west across line adds one day to the date, east, subtracts from day
  • revolution -- one complete trip orbiting around an object, such as Earth orbiting the sun
  • gravity -- the force of attraction among all objects
  • tide -- the twice daily rise and fall of the water level along a shore, caused by gravity of Moon & Sun
  • standardtimezon -- a vertical belt, about 15 degrees wide in longitude, all places have the same time
  • season -- period of the year characterized by particular weather conditions & temperatures
  • phase of moon -- the shape of the Moon as seen in the night sky
  • solar eclipse -- a blocking of the Sun's light that happens when Earth passes through the Moon's shadow
  • rotation -- one complete spin of an object such as earth on its axis
  • sunspot -- a dark area that appears temporarily on the Sun's surface
  • crater -- a depression in the Moon's surface formed by the impact of objects from space
  • lunar eclipse -- a situation that occurs when the Sun, Moon, & Earth are in a straight line & Earth's shadow fall across the Moon

6th Science-ch 4 3&4

  • planet -- a large body that orbits a star
  • inertia -- the tendency of a moving objet to stay in motion at the same speed & in the same direction
  • meteoroid -- a small rocky object that orbits the Sun in both the inner & outer regions of the solar system
  • star -- a large, hot ball of gases, which is held together by gravity & gives off its own light.
  • light-year -- the distance that light travels in one year
  • solar system -- a star such as the Sun, as well as the planets & other bodies that travel around it
  • comet -- a sphere of ice and rock that orbits the Sun
  • meteorite -- any part of a meteoroid that reaches Earth's surface
  • parallax -- the apparent shift in an object's position when viewed from 2 locations
  • supernova -- an exploded star
  • moon -- any large object that orbits a planet
  • asteroid -- a rocky or metallic object that orbits the Sun
  • meteor -- a meteoroid that enters Earth's atmosphere
  • constellation -- a group of stars taht appears to form a pattern
  • nebula -- a huge cloud of gas & dust in space that is the first stage of star formation

6th Science-ch 4 4&5

  • galaxy -- a mass of billions of stars clustered together in a group
  • expan. redshift -- the absorption lines that result in longer wavelengths from galaxies moving away from each other as space expands
  • astronomy -- the study of the universe
  • space probe -- an unpiloted object that travels beyone Earth & uses onboard instruments to study various objects in the solar system
  • black hole -- an object whose gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape from it
  • spectrum -- a band of colors made when white light is broken up
  • backg.radiation -- radiation that is left over from the beginning moments of the universe & is coming from all directions in space
  • rocket -- a powerful engine that carries its own fuel source & does not require air to work
  • universe -- everythin that exists, including Earth, the planets, the stars, and all of space
  • Milky Way -- the medium sized spiral galaxy tht is our home galaxy
  • big bang -- the beginning moment when the universe was very hot & dense, resulting in a tremendous explosion
  • observatory -- a special structure built to hold telescopes and other observational equipment
  • space shuttle -- a reusable spacecraft to transport astronauts, satellites, and other materials to and from space

7th Science-Ch. 9

  • igneous rock -- intrusive or extrusive rock that is produced when melted rock from inside Earth cools & hardens
  • mineral -- inorganic, solid material found in nature that always has the same chemical makeup, atoms arranged in an orderly pattern
  • rock -- solid inorganic material that is usually made of 2 or more mineral & can be metamorphic, sedimentary, or igneous
  • genetics -- the study of how traits are inherited through the actions of alleles
  • crystal -- solid material with atoms arranged in a repeating pattern
  • gem -- rare, valuable mineral that can be cut and polished
  • metamorphicrock -- new rock that forms when existing rock is heated or squeezed
  • ore -- material that contains enough of a useful metal that it can be mined and sold at a profit
  • sedimentaryrock -- a type of rock made from pieces of other rocks, dissolved minerals,or plant & animal matter that collect to form rock layers
  • foliated -- describes metamorphic rocks with visible layers of minerals
  • intrusive -- describes a type of igneous rock that gererally contains large crystals & forms when magma cools slowly beneath Earth's surface
  • nonfoliated -- describes metamorphic rocks that lack distinct layers or bands
  • rock cycle -- diagram that shows the slow, continuous process of rocks changing from one type to another
  • heredity -- the passing of traits from parent to offspring
  • extrusive -- describes igneous rocks that have small or no crystals & form when melted rock cools quickly on Earth's surface

8th Science-Ch. 6

  • vaporization -- when liquid changes to a gas
  • density -- the term referring to mass divided by volume
  • heat -- thermal energy that flows from highter temperature to lower temperature
  • evaporation -- the process by which individual particles of liquid escape from the surface and form a gas
  • state of matter -- tells you whether a material is solid, liquid or gas
  • melting point -- the temperature at which a substance changes from a solid to a liquid
  • energy -- the ability to do work or cause change
  • boiling point -- temperature where some of a liquid begins to enter the gaseous state
  • freezing point -- the temperature at which attractive fores begin to trap particles here & there & crystals begin to form
  • buoyant force -- the upward force of displaced fluid causing flotation
  • condensation -- the process by which particles move slowly enough for their attraction to bring them together to form a droplet of liquid
  • matter -- anything that takes up space and has mass
  • thermal energy -- the kinetic and potential energy of teh particles of a substance
  • pressure -- the amount of force applied per unit of area

It'll Never Work

  • cargo -- products carried by ship, plane, or another vehicle
  • rotisserie -- a cooking device that turns meat while it cooks
  • annoyed -- irritated
  • defunct -- no longer in existence or working
  • prototype -- an original model used for testing before producing the final version
  • solo -- alone
  • adapted -- used a skill in a new way
  • feasible -- possible
  • catapults -- machines used by soldiers to shoot big rocks against the enemy
  • helium -- a colorless, odorless gas that weighs less than air
  • flammable -- able to catch on fire easily
  • fornifications -- walls or structures used to protect soldiers
  • conveying -- carrying
  • patented -- obtained the right to make, use or sell an invention
  • Kevlar -- a name used for a special type of fiber

unit 13 part 2

  • antonyms -- words that have opposite meanings
  • biography -- tells the story of someones life
  • sensor -- a device use for identifying something by heat, movement or sound
  • deactivated -- stopped something from working
  • Britain -- a western European island nation, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
  • compound -- word made up of 2 words
  • attributes -- words that tell more about other words such as size, color, parts, texture, measurement, or function
  • revitalize -- to give new life or energy to something
  • transulcent -- see through, transparent
  • adjoining -- next to, connecting
  • Kevlar -- a name used for a special type of fiber
  • synonyms -- words that have the same or similar meanings
  • impenetrable -- incapable of being passed through
  • intertwined -- twisted, wound around
  • Sahara Desert -- a large North African Desert
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