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5th Grade Science Vocabulary
Words at a Glance
5th Grade Scientific Inquiry
Descriptors: aesthetic, characteristics, combustibility, ductile, luster, mass, nonrenewable, reactivity, resource, topography, attributes, chemical, conductivity, elliptical, magnetic, malleable, position, renewable, temperature, transparent
Processes: bar graph, classify, constant, hypothesize, infer, line graph, model, pie graph, scientific method, trial, variable, subjectivity, predict, objectivity, measure, investigation, identify, evidence, control, communicate, compare, dependent variable, experiment, gather data, independent variable, inference, make conclusions, observation, record data, theory
Tools: absolute magnitude, boiling point, distance, gram, kilogram, liter, meter, microscope, space probe, wave length, weigh, telescope, milliliter, meterstick, magnitude, lens, joules, estimate, Celsius, apparent magnitude, barometric pressure, centimeter, graduated cylinder, hand lens, light year, melting point, metric system, senses, thermometer, weight
5th Grade Matter
The Changes in Matter: change of state, chemical change, condensation, cooling, deposition, dissipate, evaporation, fog, steam, physical change, phase changes, boiling, sublimation, freezing, gas, liquid, solid, melting, water vapor
Chemical Properties of Matter: atom, compound, electron, element, neutron, periodic table, reactivity, chemical properties, metals, nonmetals, combustibility, proton, solubility, molecules, particles, solute, solution, solvent, chemical bonds, conservation of matter
Physical Properties of Matter: density, gas, liquid, physical property, solid, states of matter, mixture, weigh, malleable, characteristics, volume, conductivity, conductors, dissolve, insulators, luster, mass, attributes, matter, phases of matter, boiling point, ductile, melting point, temperature
5th Grade Energy
Electricity: electricity, dry cell, battery terminal, electric charge, electromagnet, electron, negative charge, positive charge, circuit, resistor, hydroelectric energy, electric current, static electricity, electric force, filament, insulator, parallel circuit, series circuit, short circuit
Energy Resources: hydroelectric energy, solar energy, tidal energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, resource, reusable resource, radiation, biomass, fossil fuels, natural gas, nonrenewable resource, recycling, renewable resource
Energy Types: compression, convection, energy, energy transfer, magnetism, radiation, thermal energy, tidal energy, transformation of energy, chemical energy, electricity, kinetic energy, law of conservation of energy, mechanical energy, nuclear energy, potential energy, solar energy, sound energy, wind energy, conduction
Heat Energy: radiation, solar energy, waves, reflection, wave length, geothermal energy, conduction, convection, thermal energy
Light Energy: radiation, solar energy, waves, light energy, light year, wave length, reflection, ultraviolet light, convex, concave, lens, opaque, refraction, transparent
Sound Energy: waves, wave length, sound energy, frequency, pitch, sound wave, vibrations, volume
5th Grade Motion
Force: acceleration, balanced forces, deceleration, force, friction, gravity, joules, magnetism, motion, poles, velocity, speed, reaction force, position, net force, momentum, magnetic field, inertia, gravitation, frame of reference, resistance, repulsion, unbalanced forces, conservation of momentum, effort, action force, work, power, watts, energy
Simple Machines: fulcrum, inclined plane, power, pulley, simple machines, wedge, weight, motion, screw, wheel and axle, class one fulcrum, class three fulcrum, compound machines, lever, machine, work, force, load, pivot
5th Grade Space Science
The Earth in Space: cycle, gravity, moon, orbit, rotate, satellite, solar eclipse, space shuttle, axis, solstice, earth, lunar eclipse, moon phases, planet, revolve, seasons, solar system, telescope, north pole, south pole
The Planets: Earth, Jupiter, Mercury, moon, Neptune, planet, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, axis, barometic pressure, ellipse, elliptical, gravitation, lithosphere, model, orbit, revolution, Mars
The Sun & Other Stars: star, constellation, eclipse, light year, magnitude, main sequence, nebula, prominence, protostar, radiation zone, absolute magnitude, apparent magnitude, convection zone, corona, photosphere, solar flare, solar wind, sun, sunspot, gas
The Universe: asteroid, astronomy, galaxy, Milky Way Galaxy, space probe, model, comet
5th Grade Earth Science
Earthquakes: earthquake, fault, subduction zone, plate, continental crust, oceanic crust, epicenter
Formation Processes: sediment, freeze, deposition, erosion, weathering, gravity, heat, ice wedging, thermal energy, wind energy
History of the Earth: continent, fault, crust, earthquake, fossil, glaciers, Big Bang Theory, continental drift, prehistoric, continental shelf, heat, plate tectonics, pangea, epicenter, model, plate, mass movement, core, volcano, magnetic field
Inside the Earth: thermal energy, metamorphic, core, igneous rock, magma, mantle, crust, magnetic field
Landforms & Mapping: delta, glaciers, landforms, model, topography, volcano, latitude, longitude, equator
Processes: air pressure, condensation, fossil fuels, heat, microclimate, nitrogen cycle, water vapor, stratosphere, tidal energy, troposphere, atmosphere, global warming, humidity, lithosphere, natural gas, nonrenewable resource, renewable resource, tsunami, tornado, wind energy, barometric pressure, evaporation, greenhouse effect, hurricane, mesosphere, natural resource, precipitation, water cycle, reusable resource, thermal energy
Rocks & Minerals: anthracite, luster, metamorphic, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, stalactite, stalagmite
5th Grade Life Science
Cell Biology: cell division, meiosis, mitosis, organ, gene, osmosis, tissue, gamete, cellular respiration
Ecology: carnivore, community, decomposer, energy pyramid, evolution, herbivore, nonrenewable, pollution, renewable resource, symbiosis, biomass, conservation, diffusion, energy transfer, food chain, habitat, parasite, population, producer, resource, biome, commensalism, consumer, ecosystem, environment, greenhouse effect, natural resource, parasitism, predator. reusable resource
Heredity: chromosome, characteristics, inherited trait, gene, dominant trait, recessive trait, genetics, heredity
Plant Functions: chlorophyll, dicots, monocots, photosynthesis, phototropism, vascular, germinate, nonvascular, gravitropism, tropism
Reproduction: asexual reproduction, life cycle, sexual reproduction, fertilization, organism, embryo, meiosis
The Energy Pyramid: producer, decomposer, herbivore, predator, consumer, energy transfer, prey, food chain, carnivore, energy pyramid
The Environment: adaptation, ecology, organism, community, conservation, habitat, niche, biodiversity, biotic, abiotic, diffusion, renewable resource, recycling, evolution, adaptation, ecosystem, nonrenewable, population, pollution, habitat, commensalism, parasitism, symbiosis, natural resource, biome, biodiversity, conservation, greenhouse effect, environment, biomass
The Parts of a Cell: chloroplast, chromosome, cytoplasm, nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, cell, organelle
The Parts of a Plant: phloem, xylem, fibrous root, taproot, pistil, pollen, seedling, stamen, stigma, stomata
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