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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
Albert Einstein physics a thing that guides you. a type of therory. a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained: . aplace that adolf hitler lived in . a place of education . Big
Changes in Matter and More A single kind of matter that is pure and has a specific makeup. A basic particle from which all elements are made. Any change that alters the form or appearance of a substance and the properties stay the same. A pure substance made of two or more different elements that are chemically combined in a set ratio. Heat energy is taken in. Big
Special Property of Matter the ability to conduct heat. property of solid to be hammered into sheets. property of solid to be broken into pieces. the ability of a material to hold liquid to a certain extent. the ability of a material to be bent without breaking. Older Children
Newton's Three Laws of Motion Finish the crossword below. the force that are in equal and opposite direction.. when an object changes position from on position to another.. unbalanced force acting on an object equals the object's mass times its acceleration.. push or pull on a object.. the contact of two surfaces.. Big
Force is the tendency of all objects to resist any change in motion. is an example of a contact force between two surfaces that are touching. unbalanced forces produce change in an objects directions and speed. forces can also act on objects that are at a . forces that both have a size and a direction. Older Children
State of Matter the state of being thick, sticky, and semifluid in consistency, due to internal friction. Matter takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume. The conversion of a substance from one physical form to another . Describe a physical or chemical change in which energy is absorbed . Describe a physical or chemical change which energy is released or removed . Hard
The Structure of The Atom The protons in the nucleus. . Has no charge. . Positives and ____ are included in the nucleus. . The small particles found in atoms. . Basic units of matter. . Older Children
Atomic Structure and Bonding All keywords you should know metals form this charge. number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus (4,6). atoms with the same number of protons but different number of neutrons. state of matter with no fixed shape but a fixed volume. a particle in the nucleus that has no charge. Hard
Newton's Laws of Motion Law of Actions and Reactions. What Newton's Laws are about. Alternate name for the law of motion. Law of Force = Mass x Acceleration. Rockets need more____ than a pencil. Older Children
Magnet Another name for magnetite. Magnetic _______ use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate the directions.. The two magnetic 'poles' are north and _________.. The magnetic metals are nickel, cobalt, and _______.. Two common kinds of magnets are bar and _______ magnets.. Older Children
Matter and Changes ability to decay, flammability. total mass is not change, total mass before reaction equals the total mass after the reaction. making tea-stirring the sugar in. frying an egg. has mass and occupies space. Older Children
Physics Energy that travels by waves or particles, particularly electromagnetic radiation such as heat or x-rays. The process of changing one form of energy to one other. Energy that is possessed by an object due to its motion or due to its position. The potential energy of a magnetic field. A form of energy that is associated with vibrations of matter. Big
Magnets and Forces Fill in the blank When two objects rub together . Like poles . Unlike poles . The power that pulls magnets together or materials together . Is measured in newtons . Big
GUESS THE ENERGY Results from molecule constantly vibrating in highly temperatured matter.. Is stored in the bonds of atoms and molecules and often produces heat as aby product.. The movement of energy through substances in longitudinal waves.. Electromagnetic energy that travels in waves.. Is situated in the core of and atom and holds the nucleus together.. Older Children
Energy! Engergy! Energy! Read each definfition and figure out what word relates to the defintion. A type of heat energy. . The process that an atom goes through and gets energy from plants, which gets its energy from the sun. . Material that can not no be used over and over again. can only be used once.. This source is used to generate electrical energy. . A small particle that is in energy. . Big
Structure of an Atom the joining of two atomic nuclei to form a single nucleus of greater mass. are found in the nucleus. are composed of three type of particles. have extra electrons that create a negative charge. Subatomic particle. Hard
Flow of Energy the position that an organism occupies in a food chain; what it eats, what eats it. an organism that can make its own food. a series of events in which one organisms eats another to obtain energy. energy from the sun used by producers to make their own food. an organism that obtains energy from eating 2nd Level Consumers. Big
Changing Matter There are 3 main _________ of matter. This phase of matter takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume. Everything in the world is made of ___________. When a solid ice cube is heated the cube___________ to a liquid.. __________ happens when water changes from a liquid to a gas . Older Children
Atomic Structure a unit of mass, equal to 1/12 the mass of the carbon-12 atom and expresses the mass of atomic and subatomic particles.. Atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutrons.. A subatomic particle in an atom's nucleus that has a positive charge of 0.. The smallest particle of an element that retains all the properties of that element.. A negatively charged, particle with an extremely small mass has a charge of -1. Big
The Structure of the Atom compete the crossword below uncharged particles found within the atomic nuclei. the central part of an atom, compsed of protons ans neutrons. a fast-moving electron emitted by radioactive decay of substances. have the same number of protons and electrons, thus they have the same atomic number and same chemical reactions. particles responsible for binding quarks to each other. Older Children
Flow of Energy the first needed organism in a food chain. a series of types of living things in which each one uses the next lower member of the series as a source of food. vegetation used as fuel. this eats other organisms like producers. a depiction of the amount of energy in each trophic level of an ecosystem. Older Children
What's the Matter a property changes into a new substance with new properties. smallest particle of matter. the amount that a container can hold. unit of measurement for weight. have thier own shape, does not change. Hard
Matter change from solid to liquid. substances that stay the same size and the same shape. The molecules in most solids are tightly packed.. changes from a liquid into a gas . the tiny particles that make up all things . the solid, liquid, and gas forms of matter. Big
Waves (Sound and Light) the bending of a wave as it enters a new medium. the substance that waves travel through and need to have in order to move. frequency below 20 Hz. distance travelled by a wave crest in one period. needs a medium. Hard
Atoms, Compounds and Mixtures A material that is composed of only one type of particle. The abbreviation used to reperesent a chemical element. The name given to the horizontal row in the Periodic table. A mixture of metals . A mixture of gases. Very Difficult
Forces and Machines Fluids inside high-pressure tubing that are used to transmit a large force.. Toothed wheels that transmit a rotational force to another gear or device, such as a wheel.. A push or a pull.. Friction between a moving object and the fluid it is moving through.. A force acting against motion caused by things in contact.. Hard
Structure of an Atom Complete the puzzle using capital letters He concluded that Cathode rays are negatively charged and named them electrons. James chadwick. Number of protons and neutrons. Elements with same atomic number but different mass number. Neutrons carry . Older Children
Physics The force that results from two surfaces rubbing against one annother. Young stars are called. Nuclear sizes are expressed in a unit named. primary building block of stars. Magnetism at the centre of a bar magnet is. Big
Physics If two or more components are connected in parallel they have the same potential difference (voltage) across their ends. . is an electrical component that can break an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another.. An electric circuit through which current can flow in an uninterrupted path.. is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.. are sometimes called current-coupled or daisy chain-coupled.it goes through every component in the circuit.. Big
Series Circuits Use the clues given below to complete the puzzle The unit for current in a circuit. Provides only one pathway for the current passing through it. A power source. The unit for the resistance in a circuit. The current through a conductor bewteen two points is directly proportional to the potential difference across the two points. Older Children
Atoms Complete this crossword Where electrons go around the neucleus of an atom. A compound that has been purified . Protons have a _______ charge. The total number of protons & neutrons . Subatomic particle without and electron charge . Hard
Electricity and Magnetism is a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit.. a substance or device that does not readily conduct electricity.. a complete electrical connection around which current flows or circulates. . is the physical property of matter that causes it to experience a force when placed in an electromagnetic field. . a piece of iron (or an ore, alloy, or other material) that has its component atoms so ordered that the material exhibits properties of magnetism, such as attracting other iron-containing objects or aligning itself in an external magnetic field.. Big
Matter A way to show a chemical reaction using symbols instead of words.. A small particle inside an atom's nucleus that is not electrically charged.. The smallest unit of an element. All matter is made up of them.. Substances made of two or more elements that combine chemically in a set ratio.. Found within the nucleus.It is small two charged particle that moves around the outer sphere of an atom.. Hard
Physical Science a unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance that light travels in one year,. has uniform composition and properties throughout. a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force. the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. the total number of protons and neutrons in a nucleus. Big
Motion and Force The tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion. Change in an object's position relative to a reference point. States that when one object exerts a force on a second object, the second object exerts a force on the first that is equal in strength and opposite in direction. A push or a pull. The speed of an object and the direction of its motion. Hard
Sound the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave, either in a material or in an electromagnetic usually measured per second.. the maximum positive displacement from the undisturbed position of the medium of the top of a crest. . When the air near the ground is warmer than the air at higher elevations, then sound . multiple, additional reflections heard from these neighboring surfaces. sound waves travel through the. Big
The Electromagnetic Spectrum What type of wave on the electromagnetic spectrum has the lowest energy?. If a wave has a high frequency, it has a _____ wavelength.. A wave with ____ energy has a low frequency.. What color in visible light has the longest wavelength?. What color in visible light has the shortest wavelength?. Older Children
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