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All About Water when a liquid moves up very narrow tubes. It is caused by cohesion and adhesion of molecules.. a molecule that does not have distinctly charged poles. to separate and disperse a solid into individual particles in the presence of a solvent. a physical property of a substance, caused by the intermolecular attraction between like-molecules within a body or substance that acts to unite them. For example, water molecules 'stick' to other water molecules. . is a measure of mass per unit of volume. . Hard
Toxins red water from toxins. poisonous material. very toxic mud. chimmneys that produce air pollution. toxins in air. Older Children
Earth History Remains of species that existed on earth for a relatively short period of time; can be used by geologist to assign the ages of rock layers. A method of dating bones. If rocks are undisturbed, the older layers of rock are under the younger layers of rock. Remains, imprints, or traces of prehistoric organisms. Method useed to determine the absolute age of a rock by measuring the amounts of parent and daughter materials in a rock. Hard
Volcano and Earthquakes A big bowl shape that rock left when it hit.. The opening in which volcanic material is emitted. A surface or fracture in a rock. A crack or fracture in the Earths surface. A volcanic center, 60-120 miles across and persistant for at least a few tens of millions of years. Big
Weathering deposits rocks into new place. roots of plants grow into cracks of rocks. water freezes. dissolves rocks. H2O. Older Children
Air Pollution the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the Earth . a colorless liquid hydrocarbon present in coal tar and petrolemeum used in chemicals. sickness, stomach flu, chronic heart ______. harm, not safe, risky. smoking, gasoline, steam, bog, acid rain, chemicals. Older Children
It's All About The Earth moving continents. cooling fire. found on sedimentary rocks. moving plates. living things. Hard
Mt. Everest setup for tents. relay site for campers.. highest piont on the mountain.. metal fram with spikes worn on the hiking boots for ice climbs.. high above sea level.. overhanging mass of hardened snow.. Older Children
Flowers The male part of the plant which produces the pollen. The part of the stamen where pollen is produced. . A fine powdery substance. Protected the flower when it was in bud. The sepal is often green.. The enlarged basal portion of the pistil where ovules are produced.. Older Children
Solar Energy scatter incident light and absorb some of the sun's energy. around 15% to 18% efficient at converting solar energy to electricity. invisible waves of heat. heat engine operated by cylinder expansion that provides mechanical energy or produces electricity. most effecient solar technology. Hard
Rocks and Minerals the color of the powder . breaking in a regular way. repeating pattern. joined together in a specific way. formed by sediment that was compressed together. Big
Currents and climate an acoustic current meter in which a sound signal sound of known frequency is projected into the water and the reverberation frequency is measured. a circular ocean surface current. the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea. a flow of a fluid in a direction. circulation of fluid caused by density differences. Older Children
Rocks and Minerals The process of depositing sediment.. The processes of breaking down rock into sediment.. The process of compacting sediment and cementing it to become sedimentary rock.. Conglomerate is ________________ rock.. Most common rock. Older Children
Temperature Four divisions of a year marked by weather patterns. A piece of equipment that controls the temperature of a building. You can do this to get from fahrenheit . The average temperature of a certain place over time. The mercury _ _ _ _ _ when it gets warmer. Older Children
Pollution Solid particles and gases that are released into the air. Resources that cannot be replaced once they are used up. Caused by moisture in the atmosphere mixing with other chemicals to form a weak acid. Rubbish we make at home,school,hospitals,and work places. A layer of warm air traps polluted air near the surface. Hard
Marine Life The scientific study of life. Specific specie that is being affected right now because of the abundance in Carbon Dioxide. Nicknamed as the 'feeder fish'. Area where Carbon Emission is abundant. Emissions make the oceans more _________because of the abundance of protons. The reactant of photosynthesis. Hard
Erosion Deposition evidence. water erosion. can quake. subzero. deposits of rock. Older Children
Invertebrates Specialized cells. Mouth of cnidarians. Takes place outside the cell. Simple brain found in cnidarians. Larval form of most cnidarians. Hard
Diffusion this contains a green pigment called chlorophyll. what is the cell structure called that contains water and cell sap. this describes a membrane which lets small soluble molecules through. an example of a small soluble molecule. a waste material that would diffuse out of the cell. Hard
Volcano something inside in the volcano that makes ash when lava hits it . magma on the surface of the earth . a tool to measure earthquakes . center of the earth . outer layer of the earth . Older Children
Volcanoes This compound is present in all magma and effects the consistancy of the lava. Magma that has reached the surface of the Earth. Pilot Butte is this type of volcano (2 words). This type of volcano is tall, explosive, and dome shaped. This type of volcano is not erupting now, but may erupt in the future. Older Children
Continental Drift This occurs at divergent boundaries where new ocean floor is formed.. The movement of material caused by changes in temperature.. The edges of Earth's plates where two or more plates meet. A break in the earth's crust where earthquakes can happen. The pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion and float on convection currents in the mantle.. Hard
Water and Earth Processes Water in the form of a gas. Changes that occur at or near the Earth's surface and include weathering, deposition, and erosion.. The falling to Earth of any form of water(rain,snow,hail,sleet,mist). A scientist that studies water.. The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back.. Big
Water Cycle Physical features below earth's surface (underground or under water). water in the form of a gas. a mixture of freshwater and saltwater. changes that occur at or near the Earth's surface and include weathering, deposition, and erosion.. the vertical distance from the crest of a wave to the trough. Very Difficult
Rocks and Minerals Naturally found copper.. Often used for landscaping.. Referred to as white turquoise, because of distinctive veining. . Most precious stone in the Beryl group.. Indians used them as their main jewelry source.. Big
Air and Air Pollution the mixture of sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, and suspended solid particles . the presence of chemicals in the atmosphere. one of the major air pollutants. thin layer of gases surrounding the Earth. causes lung disease and suppresses plant growth. Hard
Volcanoes bowl-shaped depression that forms around the central vent.. rock fragments and particles ejected by a volcanic eruption.. long cracks in earth. the resistance of a substance to flow.. unusually hot are in earth's mantle where high-temperature plumes of mantle material rise toward the surface.. Big
Plant Vocabulary supports the plant. It has many thin tubes that carry water, minerals, and food through the plant. A type of gas (air) needed by plants for photosynthesis. Plants use up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. People and animals create much of the carbon dioxide that plants need to stay alive.. __is the type of food that plants make in their leaves. __ is also called glucose. _ is a type of gas(air) given off during photosynthesis. People and animals need __ to breathe. __is the part of a plant that makes the seeds. Older Children
Waves and Sound Vocabulary The branch of physics that deals with sound and sound waves. Number of cycles per unit of time of a wave or oscillation. The height of a wave. A substance through waves can travel (Liquid, Solid, Gas). Interference of two waves of frequency and opposite phase (ends with a cancellation). Hard
Air and Water damaging to plants. contains oxygen and carbon dioxide. how plants get most of their water. can kill plant cells or an entire plant. this type of air can put stress on the plant. Older Children
Nature Rain but frozen comes in winter time. It is up in the air and is blue. Another word for rocks . We breathe it. A large amount of trees. Easy
Earthquakes and Volcanoes In an earthquake, the point underground where the rocks first begin to move.. Molten rock that reaches a planetís surface through a volcano.. An instrument that constantly records ground movements.. A fracture in Earthís lithosphere along which blocks of rock move past each other.. A process in which the shaking of ground causes loose, wet soil to act like a liquid.. Hard
Metals is an alloy of iron, nickel and chromium. most common metal used in school. is almost 100% iron. loses its shape under pressure and is soft & heavy. is a tough metal and it can be hardened. Big
Ocean the form and shape of the surface of the crust under the ocean water. deep cut in the ocean floor formed at a subduction zone. bending or curving of ocean currents due to earth's rotation. extinct underwater volcano. ocean floor. Big
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