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6th Grade Science Vocabulary
Words at a Glance

6th Grade Scientific Inquiry

History: binomial nomenclature, adaptation, domain, genus, law, evolution, theory, species, system, taxonomy

Processes: bias, criteria, dependent variable, hydrometer, independent variable, prototype, reproducible, scientific method, subjective, variable, controlled variable, data, experimental bias, hypothesis, International System, model, protocol, psychrometer, Si, trial

6th Grade Matter

The Changes in Matter: boiling point, chemical change, chemical property, chemical reaction, compound, element, mass, melting point, physical change, sublimation

The Properties of Matter: atom, chemical property, conductivity, electron, mass, molecule, nucleus, proton, temperature, physical property, boiling point, compound, density, element, melting point, neutron,combustibility, malleable, substance, weight

6th Grade Energy

Energy Types: chemical potential energy, heat convection, mechanical energy, potential energy, chemical energy, convection, conduction, kinetic energy, thermal energy,renewable energy, gravitational potential, electrical conductor, simple circuit, newton, natural resource, fossil fuel, radiation, elastic potential, solar cell, wind energy

Energy & Waves: energy efficiency, amplitude,wave, conservation of energy, net force, trough, frequency, force, crest, energy transformation

6th Grade Motion

Force: compound machine, friction, inclined plane, mechanical advantage, pulley, speed, wedge, wheel and axle, fulcrum, lever

6th Grade Space Science

The Earth in Space: axis of rotation, lunar eclipse, moon phases, planet, rotate, seasons, solar system, telescope, solstice, solar eclipse, gaseous, moon, orbit, revolve, satellite, solar eclipse, space shuttle, terrestrial, north pole, south pole

The Universe: asteroid belt, big bang theory, constellation, expansion, galaxy, gravitational force, revolution, rotation, solar system, trajectory, universe

6th Grade Earth Science

Environmental Air Pollution: acid rain, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, infrared radiation, ozone, smog, ultraviolet radiation, CFCs

Meteorology: climate, air mass, barometer, dew point, humidity, hurricane, psychrometer, saturation, climate change, high-pressure system, hygrometer, isobar, low-pressure system, microclimate, rain shadow, relative humidity, storm surge

Physical Geography: altitude, deposition, geosphere, hydrosphere, ozone, jet stream, latitude, longitude, seismic wave, equator, atmosphere, atmospheric convection, climate, Coriolis effect, El NiƱo, global winds, meteorologist, meteorological data

Structures: abrasion, chemical weathering, deposition, geosphere, infrared radiation, marine, mineral, ozone, plate tectonics, seismic wave, tides, latitude, crust, mechanical weathering, acid rain, neap tide, rock cycle, erosion, ultraviolet radiation, particulates, hydrosphere

The History of the Earth: acid rain, atmosphere, barometer, infrared radiation, microclimate, ozone, particulates, plate tectonics, saturation, ultraviolet radiation

6th Grade Life Science

Animal Behavior: basic needs, adaptation, specialization, mimicry, camouflage, scavenger, instinct, imprinting, hibernation, migration

Animal Diversity: dichotomous key, invertebrate, classification, vertebrate, symmetry, arthropod, binomial nomenclature, taxonomy, genus, kingdom

Cell Structure: mitochondria, organelle, chloroplast, nucleus, cell membrane, cell, cell wall, golgi apparatus, chromosome, cytoplasm

Community Ecology: microorganism, community, invertebrate, organism, pioneer species, plankton, prokaryotic cell, unicellular, vertebrate, niche, abiotic factor, bacteria, biosphere, classification, dichotomous key, function, interaction, molting, specialization

Disease: bacteria, host cell, incubation, parasite, spore, immunity, vaccine, virus, disease, immune system

Energy Pyramid: commensalism, consumer, decomposer, natural resource, niche, nutrient, producer, mutualism, parasitism, carbohydrate, carbon cycle, energy pyramid, host cell, parasite, protein, scavengers, symbiosis

Environmental Processes: photosynthesis, transpiration, abiotic, biotic, nitrogen cycle, succession, tropism, water cycle, nutrient cycle

Natural Resource Management: aquaculture, biomass, by-catch, eutrophication, sustainable, non-point source, point source pollution, pollution, septic system, resource

Nutrition: carbohydrate, protein, lipid, nutrient, calorie, amino acid, vitamin, enzyme, food group

Plants: photosynthesis, transpiration, tropism, gravitropism, vascular system, stomata, botany, chloroplast, chlorophyll, phototropism

Population Ecology: asexual reproduction, carrying capacity, ecology, ecosystem, heredity, limiting factor, population, population density, sexual reproduction

Reproduction: heredity, sexual reproduction, asexual reproduction, meiosis, mitosis, offspring, DNA, chromosome, dominant trait, recessive trait

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