Mrs. Gysin's 4th Grade Science Page

School:St. Paul Interparochial School
Location:Ramsey NJ
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Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

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Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content

Earth and Beyond

  • imprint -- a fossil created by a print or an impressions
  • amber -- hardened tree sap, yellow to brown in color, often a source of insect fossils
  • sedimentary roc -- rock formed from bits or layers of rocks cemented together
  • rock cycle -- a never-ending process by which rocks are changed from one type to another
  • cast -- a fossil formed or shaped within a mold
  • igneous rock -- "fire-made" rock formed from melted rock materials
  • metamorphic roc -- rock whose form has been changed by heat and/or pressure
  • mold -- a type of fossil that is a hollow form with a particular shape
  • mineral -- a naturally occurring substance, neither a plant nor an amial
  • relative age -- the age of something compared to the age of amother thing

Inside Earth

  • seismic wave -- a vibration caused by rocks moving and breaking along faults
  • outer core -- a liquid layer of Earth lying below the mantle
  • fault -- a break in Earth's outer layer caused by the movement of rocks
  • mantle -- the layer of rock lying below the crust
  • earthquake -- movement or vibration in the rocks that make up Earth's crust
  • crust -- solid rock that makes up the Moon's and Earth's outermost layers
  • inner core -- a sphere of solid material at the center of the Moon or Earth

Shaping Earth's Surface

  • moraine -- rock debris carried and deposited by a glacier
  • outwash plains -- gravel, sand, and clay carried from glaciers by melting water and streams
  • terminus -- the end, or outer margin, of a glacier where rock debris accumulate.
  • erratic -- an isolated boulder left behind by a glacier
  • glacier -- a large mass of snow and ice that slowly moves downward and otuward over the land
  • glacial till -- an unsorted mixutre of rock materials deposited as a glacier melts

Sun Moon and Planets

  • asteroid -- chunks of rock and metal that orbit the Sun
  • constellation -- a number of stars that appear to form a pattern
  • axis -- a real or imaginary line that a spinning object turns around
  • crater -- a hollow area or pit in the ground
  • solar system -- the Sun and all the objects that orbit around it
  • meteor -- a fragment of rock, ice, or metal that burns up in Earth's atmosphere
  • rotate -- to spin around
  • orbit -- the path an object follows as it revolves
  • planet -- a satellite of the Sun
  • comet -- a chunk of ice and rock that orbits the Sun in a long, narrow orbit
  • revolve -- to move in a circular or nearly circular path around something else
  • star -- a hot sphere of gases that gives off energy

The Story of Soil

  • permeability -- the rate at which water can pass through a material - water passes quickly through porous soils with a high permeability
  • topsoil -- the dark, top layer of soil, rich in humus and minerals, in which many tiny organisms live and most plants grow
  • pore space -- the space between soil particles
  • horizon -- a layer of soil differing from the layers above and below it
  • soil profile -- a vertical section of soil from the surface down to bedrock - the more horizons in a soil profile, the greater the relative age of the soil
  • humus -- leftover decomposed plant and animal matter in the soil
  • subsoil -- a hard layer of clay and minerals that lies beneath topsoil
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