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Components of the Universe and the Big Bang Theory when earth pases through the tail of a comet of a cloud of dust left by a broken up by a broken-up astroid. giants cloud of gas and dust between stars. are huge collection of stars. Are shaped like a flattened or partially deflatted football.Does not rotate or much slower than spiral galaxy. does not have a distinct shape or oddly shape. Older Children
Thermal Energy Fill in the Cross Word Coldest Tempeture. Temperature increase in a body of water that is caused by human activity . Energy is transferred . Movement of LIQUID . Due to transit of one to source to another. Big
The Building Blocks of Life Hydrophobic biological molecule composed mostly of carbon and hydrogen. Protein that speeds up a biological reaction by lowering the activation energy needed to start the reaction. Smallest particle of matter. Is a pure substance formed when two or more different atoms combine. Large molecule formed from smaller repeating of identicle, compounds linked by convalent bonds. Big
Energies Is made from the vibrating of electrically charged particles. The unit of work . Depends on the weight of an objcet . the total motion and position of an object . How fast energy moves from one objec to another object . Hard
Three States of Matter Solids,Liquids and Gases What is the smallest particle known that you can't see with your eyes or even a microscope ?!. What is the name of when an object becomes smaller ?. What are the three states ?. What is the name of a state when particles are close together ?. What makes up solids, liquid and gases ?. Big
Conservation of Momentum The total energy of the system does not change and colliding objects bounce after collision . An encounter between two objects resulting in exchange of impulse and momentum. The total kinetic energy of the system changes. Objects that stick together after collision. When no momentum is gained or lost the momentum is _______. Big
Energy Sources Find the correct word Energy sources that are limited since it takes longer to replenish than it is does to use it.. Energy that comes from the force of moving water. Stored energy and the energy of position. Any organic matter that can be used as an energy source such as weood, crops, or yard waste.. A colorless and odorless fossil fuel made mostly of methane.. Older Children
Energy and Electricity type of energy that produces heat. described by an object's direction and speed. scientist who conducted experiments to prove that lightning is a form of static electricity. type of energy that is associated with the moving parts of a machine. describes a material that resists the passage of electricity and heat. Big
Sustainable Forms of Energy Hydro power that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity.. A panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating.. Electricity obtained by harnessing the power of water flowing down from a high level. Ecological _________.. To supply with mechanical or electrical energy.. Big
Matter Properties that describe how two substances interact. Properties that depend on the amount of matter present. Homogeneous mixtures. Physical combinations of matter. The simplest form of matter. Big
Atoms and Matter Complete Crossword what a system or apparatus does. smallest unit of an element that still has all the properties of the element. the way something is put together, the arrangement of parts. pure substance that is made of two or more types of atoms chemically bonded together in a fixed ratio. anything that takes up space and has mass. Older Children
Magnet a power source that transforms electrical energy into movement or mechanical energy. a device that stops too much current from flowing. creates AC by spinning an electrical coil between the poles of a powerful magnet. the end of a magnet N or S where the pull is the strongest. a temporary magnet where electricity is used with magnetism. Older Children
Physical Science solid to be hammered without shattering. table salt & sugar. burn in the presence of oxygen. resistance to flowing. intermediate insize. Older Children
Introduction to Matter this is pure and has specific properties. the force of gravity on an object. how much mass is in a given volume. all elements are made of this. pure, 2 or more elements, chemically combined. Older Children
Energy Complete the crossword. An objectís position above Earthís surface.. Produced by the vibration of electrical charges/energy waves.. A resource that forms at a rate that is much slower than the rate at which it is consumed.. The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another.. A natural fuel formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.. Hard
Magnets A natural magnet. What magnetic tool can help you if you are lost?. If something is not attracted by a magnet we say that it is _________.. What is the push or pull on an object?. Iron or steel that attracts other objects of iron or steel.. Older Children
Atomic Physics the number of units of (h/2π) for angular momentum. he proposed that atoms do not absorb or emit light continuously, but do so in a little chunk he called quanta (QUANTUM. in the infrared region (nn to n = 3). an instrument used to detect radiation outside the visible spectrum.. answered all the questions about the photoelectric effect.. Hard
Mains Electricity The energy the Van De Graff generator gives off. The blue wire in a plug. ____ are important safety devices in electrical appliances . A negative subatomic particle. The switch in a cricut should be in the ______. Older Children
Energy the energy carried by light . states that energy is never created or destroyed . the energy stored in an object because of its position . carried by the electric current that comes out of batteries and electrical outlets . new renewable or inexhaustible energy sources . Hard
Electricity The kind of electricity you create by rubbing a balloon on your head. Particle that carries a negative charge. Materials that don't alllow electricity to flow through them easily. Generator that creates static electricity. What is the unit of electrical power?. Big
Physics cells and batteries supply electric currents which always flows in the same direction. contains a thin section of wire, designed to melt and break if the current gets above a certain value. . is a device that receives one or more e l ectrical input signals, and produces an output signal that depends on those input signals. measured in joules. Is the current from a battery of cells AC or DC. Big
The Electromagnetic Spectrum EM waves with wavelengths just shorter than those of UV rays. EM waves with wavelengths shorter than those of radio waves. the light that vibrates in one direction as it passes through a filter. radio waves with the shortest wavelengths and the highest frequencies. waves with the longest wavelengths and lowest frequencies. Hard
Forces in Fluid the force that opposes or restricts motion through a fluid:opposes thrust. the principle that states that a change in pressure at point of an enclosed fluid is transmitted equally to all parts of that fluid. the amount of matter in a given space; mass per unit volume. the pressure caused by the weight of Earth's atmospher. an upward force on an object (such as a wing) caused by differences inn pressure above and below the object: opposes the downward pull of gravity. Hard
Types of Energy Complete the following Puzzle The energy in a system from the interactions of its parts. An object that an object possesses due to its position in a gravitational field. The energy possessed by a body due to its position. Potential energy stored as a result of deformation of an elastic object (like a rubber band). Energy that is stored in the bonds of chemical compounds. Older Children
Physics - Simple Harmonic Motion Number of complete oscilations per unit time. This is independent of the period of the swing. When an external force is applied to an oscillator to reduce the amplitude of oscilation. Time taken to complete one full oscilation. Name describing an oscillating motion where velocity increases with amplitude, but period remains constant (Greek). Hard
Energy the movement of heat from a warmer object to a cooler object. a form of energy that a system has based on its motion or position . energy can be changed from one form to another. stored energy. heat transfers through a substance, or from one substance to another direct contact of molecules. Big
Parts of an Atom located inside the nucleus, this subatomic particle as no electric charge. the smallest unit of an element that still has the properties of that element. situated on the outskirts of the nucleus, this subatomic particle has a negative charge. comprised of protons and neutrons, this is the core, or center, of an atom. the number of protons in an atom . Older Children
Atom The most recent model. What type of charge does a proton have. The type of charge an electron has. What does the present day model look like. The first model of the atom. Hard
The Structure Of The Atom The charge of a proton. Another name for an unstable atom. The man who created the idea of the electron. The neutral particle in an atom. The charge of an electron. Hard
Force & Energy Fill in the boxes with the appropriate answer force can also make moving objects change ______.. unit of measurement for mass. increase the ______ between two objects pushing together to have more friction. friction that does not make objects move. a force that opposes motion of surfaces. Hard
Atoms and the Periodic Table Area around the nucleus of the atom where the electrons are located. . The abbreviation of the elements name. Particles within the nucleus of the atom with no charge. The total number of Protons and Neutrons in the atoms nucleus. Horizontal rows of elements (left to right) on the periodic table. . Hard
Nanotechnology Strengthening.. Sturdy in construction.. Interference.. A change of an atom, nucleus, electron, etc. from one quantum state to another, with emission or absorption of radiation.. Coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc.. Very Difficult
Physical Science A property of matter by which it continues in its existing . A thing or substance used for insulation, in particular . SI unit of length. A proposed solution to a scientific problem . A push or pull that is exerted on an object . Hard
Physical Science to do nothing or remain unchanged. two or more paths for current to flow through. an object will remain at rest at rest until acted on by a force. a material in which electrons are not able to move easily. caused by an objects mass and velocity. Big
Magnetism and Electricity A magnet made from hard steel. What do toasters and televisions have in common. A current-carrying coil of wire with many loops. atoms that all have magnetic fields lined up in the same direction. The magnetic north pole is in . Big
Physical & Chemical Changes Complete the crossword below. Enjoy! The act of burning something. hen a substance changes in SIZE, SHAPE, VOLUME or PHASE.. When a substance changes into 'another' substance with other properties.. the change of state in which a solid becomes a liquid by adding energy. the change from a gas to a liquid. Older Children
Physics With Mirrors Complete the crossword below An image that can be seen on a screen as a result of light rays actually arriving at the image location . The point at which light rays parallel to the principle axis converge when they are reflected off a concave mirror. The point where the principle axis meets the mirror. The line through the center of curvature to the midpoint of the mirror . To spread apart. Hard
Fun With Physicis Complete the crossword below The production of light as a result of high temperature . The immediate emission of visible light as a result of the absorption of ultraviolet light. The direct production of light as the result of a chemical reaction with little or no heat produce. Does not produce its own light. The continuous sequence of colours that make up white light. Big
Newtons Laws Movement. Any influence that tends to accelerate on an object, a push or a pull.. The rate of change.. The rate at which velocity is changing.. A mutual action between objects where each object exerts and equal but opposite force on the other.. Older Children
Atoms and Molecule atomic radius is measured in. atoms which have same number if protons but different number of neutrons are called . chemical formula for calcium oxide is. invisibility of an atom was proposed by. Emmet for Cu is. Big
Identifying Matter Elements, Mixtures, and Compounds The physical change that must take place to create a solution.. A solution in which there is a lot of solute compared to the amount of solvent.. A solution in which there is a small amount of solute dissolved in the solvent.. What can be done to the solute to increase surface area for greater solubility.. Causes an increase in particle contact allowing for greater solubility.. Hard
Atoms, Elements and Compounds The variables which we keep the same during an experiment.. The variable which we measure during an experiment.. An example of a mixture which we are always breathing in.. An example of a compound that we drink every day.. An example of a molecule which we breathe in to survive.. Older Children
Sound Waves number of wavelengths that pass by a point. max distance from the resting position. material a wave travels through. lowest frequency a material vibrates at. used by animals, reflected sound. Hard
Force When acted on an object at rest, it won't make it move. The tendency to do nothing. A Pull or push. The floor or a wall that stops an object. The resistance of an object on the surface it's on . Big
9 Types of Energy Energy transmitted by electromagnetic radiation. Light is one type of electromagnetic radiation.. The energy an object has du to its position above Earth , energy due to its height. Outer Space does not have a lot of it.. Energy of an object or system due to its motion or postion.. Energy stored when materials stretch or compress.. The energy an electric current carries.. Older Children
Changes In Matter Molecules are touching and losely flowing pass eachother no fixed position . Heat is being given off. Heat is being taken in. A change in the form of a substance but not in the chemical makeup. Any change that creates a new chemical substance. Hard
Energy Transformations Energy possessed by the moving molecules of steam or any other substance.. Form of energy in food and dynamite.. A bike has movement witch is a example of ____ energy.. Form of energy produced by musical instruments.. Energy of radiant objects such as fire.. Big
Properties of Mater occurs when a wave bends as it enters a new medium. number of waves that pass a point in one second; measured in hertz. measure of size or magnitude of a wave. material through which a mechanical wave moves. waves that transmit electromagnetic energy; make objects visible. Big
Energy Transformation Energy possessed by the moving molecules of steam or any other substance.. Form of energy in food and dynamite.. Form of energy produced by musical instruments.. Energy of radiant objects such as fire.. When cooking on a stove, the heat energy moves from the stove to the saucepan to the cooking food. This is an example of an energy ____.. Big
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