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High School Earth Science

Earth Science Word Lists
Energy 2 lists
Geologic History 1 list
Geosphere 2 lists
Matter 1 list
Motion 1 list
Ocean 2 lists
Plate Tectonics 2 lists
Processes 2 lists
Rocks & Minerals 1 list
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Earth science is often referred to as geoscience or geology. At the high school level, the study of the earth and its neighbors in space is a necessary foundation for any college prep science course. Students need to have an in depth understanding of high school earth science standards to progress in further science study.

Consequently, a cursory study of the high school earth science curriculum will not give students the complete understanding of the subject matter that is needed without a comprehensive study of high school earth science vocabulary. Students can use the targeted earth science vocabulary lists to facilitate their high school earth science word study.

By incorporating fun high school science games, challenging high school science worksheets, and creative writing assignments students can gain the educational advantage that they need to face college science requirements. VocabularySpellingCity makes teaching and learning high school earth science vocabulary a planetary success!

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Earth Science Vocabulary
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High School Earth Science

Energy: elasticity, entropy, mechanical energy, convection, kinetic energy, heat of vaporization, magnitude, nuclear energy, potential energy, renewable resources, electromagnetic waves, endothermic reaction, conduction, fossil fuel, heat of fusion, laws of thermodynamics, magnetic energy, nonrenewable resources, radiant energy, exothermic reaction

Geologic History: glaciers , half-life, radioactive decay , absolute time, big bang theory , paleoclimate , paleomagnetism , pangaea, relative dating, relative time

Geosphere: biosphere, fossil record, hydrosphere, lithosphere, asthenosphere, topography, geosphere, inner core, outer core, core, crust, magma, mantle, aquifer, sinkhole, atoll

Matter: atomic mass, catalyst, chemical bond, chemical change, density, electron configuration, isotope, molecule, radiation, universal solvent

Motion: acceleration, equilibrium, deceleration, force, friction, inertia, momentum, refraction, torque, velocity

Ocean: continental shelf, hydrologic cycle, mid-ocean ridge, sea floor spreading, oceanic crust, gyre, mid oceanic ridge, thermocline, ocean current, bathyal zone, epipelagic zone, longshore current, neap tides, spring tides, contour currents

Plate Tectonics: plate tectonics, rift valley, crust, mid-ocean ridge, continental drift, convergent, divergent, plate boundaries , fault, tsunami, hotspots, sea floor spreading, epicenter, active coast, convergent boundary, divergent boundary, passive coast

Processes: hydrologic cycle, acid rain, atmospheric cycle, global warming, gravitational effects, rock cycle, uniformitarianism, weathering, geochemical cycle, greenhouse effect, convection currents, contour currents, climate, erosion, glaciers, ozone depletion, groin

Rocks & Minerals: cleavage, fracture, half-life, igneous rock, metamorphic rock, mohs scale, radioactive decay, sedimentary rock, superposition

Scientific Inquiry: control group, dependent variable, hypothesis, experimental group, independent variable, qualitative data, quantitative data, research question, scientific method, variable


 
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