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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
States of Matter going from a gas to a solid. a material with a fixed volume but not a fixed shape. going from a solid to a liquid. going from a solid to a gas. going from a gas to a liquid. Big
Magnetism and Electricity A material in which charges cannot move easily. Ex. plastic, rubber, glass, wood.. Any material that attracts iron or materials containing iron.. The force of repulsion or attraction between the poles of magnets.. A material in which charges can move easily. Ex. plastic, rubber, glass, wood.. a complete, closed path through which electric charges flow.. Older Children
Sound, Light and Magnets The process where light passes through an object and bends. You can hear it. Used to find which direction to travel. This uses magnets. The angle measured between the normal and the reflected ray. The ray created from light bending inside an object. Hard
Sound the number of crest or troughs of a wave that pass by over a certain amount of time. a form of energy that travels as waves through matter. the distance between the resting point and a crest or trough. the matter through which a wave travels. three tiny bones. Older Children
Current and Voltage Unit voltage is measured in. Type of energy a battery uses to create voltage difference. End of battery current flows out of. Unit current is measured in. Current involved in most simple circuits. Older Children
Matter Matter is made of ______ and molecules.. The attraction in a ________ state between molecules are close but not in a fixed position.. Solid, Liquid, Gas. When steam disappears it is called _______. A ________ is made of two or more atoms connected together. . Older Children
Atoms and Molecules change that creates a new substance. shows the number and type of atoms in a compound. particle with no charge. state of matter with no specific shape, but has a defintie volume. rows on the periodic table. Hard
Biomass Energy A way biomass can be used to create energy using heat. Odorless gas. Large tub used for heating water to produce steam which helps produce energy . By product of milling timber. Corn is used to make. Hard
Mirrors & Lenses Different types of mirrors and lenses and their use in our lives. The change in direction of a propagating wave, such as light or sound. A ray that passes through the axis of an optical fiber.. The angle between the surface normal and the reflected ray . To move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off.. The point on the axis of a lens or mirror to which parallel rays of light converge or from which they appear to diverge after refraction or reflection. Hard
Roller Coaster Physics The energy an object has because of its motion or postion.. Stored Energy. Set of parts that are connected in some way.. The process if changing energy from one form to another.. Representation of a system, objector concept. . Older Children
Force and Motion A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made. The act of setting and holding a course. The act of changing location from one place to annother. The tendency of an object to resist a change in motion. An object at rest will stay at rest, an object in motion will stay in motion unless disturbed by an unbalanced force. Hard
Energy As the heat increases or decreases the molecules slow down or move rapdiually.. In a substance that can be released by a chemical reaction. Energy that forms in a mechanical way.. Form of energy associated with the vibration or disturbance of matter. The si unit for energy. Hard
The World of Energy either of two units of heat energy. the SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature equal in magnitude to the degree celsius. force that acts to oppose sliding between two surfaces that are touching. it's energy in a mechanical form. the process of becoming smaller. Hard
Matter type of mixture in which the individual substances are evenly mixed. having nothing else like it. to form a solution by mixing evenly. matter with a composition that is always the same. mass per unit volume of a substance. Hard
Force and Motion When opposing forces are equal. a push or a pull. the sum of two for more forces exerted in the same direction. unit of measurement for force. measurement of the gravitational pull on an object. Older Children
Force & Motion push or pull. friction that has no movement. force that opposes motion between two surfaces that are in contact. produces no motion. named after issac newton. Older Children
Energy The energy in fossil fuels is released during this.. Living plants do this to electromagnetic energy to chemical energy.. When energy does this to its form, energy is not lost or created.. These store chemical energy. A toaster changes electrical energy to thermal energy is known as this.. Hard
Physics The resistance of an object to a change in its motion . A push or pull. Speed with direction. A state in which opposing forces are balanced. The rate of change of velocity. Hard
Structure of an Atom the graduale wearing away of a metal element due toa chemical reaction. a one-or-two-letter representation of an element. an atom with the same number of protons and a different number of neutrons from other atoms of the same element. a horizontal row of elements in the periodic table. a small particle in the nucleus of an atom, with no electrical charge. Hard
Matter A measure of gravitational force in an object. A measurement of mass in a given volume. Change that affects one or more physical properties of the substances. A change that occurs when one or more sbustances change into entirely new substances with different properties. Anything that has mass and takes up space. Hard
Electricity slows down the flow of electrons or heat. transfer of electrons by bringing near. unit for current. opposite charges . one path for electricity to follow, as you add resistors the lights become. Hard
Physics in the World Around Us A curved path followed by a projectile under the influence of gravity. Property by which objects resist changes in motion. Deterioration of a metal caused by oxygen. An exothermic oxidation-reduction reaction between a nonmetallic material and molecular oxygen. Unit of electric current. Very Difficult
Energy and Forces A number of things, events, or people of a similar kind or related nature coming one after another. Strength or power exerted upon an object. Surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling. A change from one form of energy to another. Ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. Hard
Electricity An electric circuit with multiple paths.. A substance that does not readily allow the passage of heat or sound.. A liquid or paste that conducts electric current.. The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another.. Current consisting of charges that flow in only one direction in a circuit.. Hard
Newton's Laws 1st Law of newton. A push or a pull. A speed at which object travels in a particular direction. Force opposing relative motion of two objects that are in contact. What object Newton started his experiments with light. Older Children
Electricity and Magnetism A nonconductor of sound, heat, or electricity.. current that flows in only one direction.. A portion of a ferromagnetic material where the magnetic moments are aligned with one another because of interactions between molecules or atoms.. Either of the two points on the earth's surface where the dipping needle of a compass stands vertical, one in the arctic, the other in the antarctic. . The rate at which energy is transferred, used, or transformed. . Hard
Electricity A closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit. the process by which electrical or magnetic properties are transferred, without physical contact, from one circuit or body to another. A piece of magnetic material that retains its magnetism after it is removed from a magnetic field. base unit for electrical current. A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies or substances in contact.. Hard
Thermal Energy Atoms and molecules, the smallest particles of any substance, are always in _________. The basic building blocks of the 'normal' matter that we see in the Universe are __________. The motion of thermal energy is usually not visible, but we can feel or see its ____________. _________________ that has a temperature has Thermal Energy. . The faster the atoms or molecules move, the higher the temperature, and the more atoms or molecules that are in motion, the greater the _____________ of heat they transfer.. Hard
Waves bending of a wave as it moves from one medium into another medium.. number of wavelengths that pass a given point in one second measured in hertz.. for a transverse wave, one half the distance between a crest and a thought.. a type of mechanical wave in which matter in the medium moves forward and backward.. a type of wave that can travel only though matter.. Big
Physics is any influence that causes an object to undergo a certain change, either concerning its movement, direction, or geometrical construction. as a branch of astronomy, is the study of the largest-scale structures and dynamics of the universe and is concerned with fundamental questions about its formation and evolution.. is the branch of physics which involves the behaviour and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it. is a branch of physics dealing with physical phenomena at microscopic scales. is a chemical compound with the chemical formula H2O. . Big
Forces, Motion, and Newton's Laws Slows down an object that is in motion. Ability for an object to resist change in its motion. Prevents an object from moving when a force is applied . A push or pull. Speed and direction of a moving objecct. Hard
Three States of Matter Has a definite volume but takes the shape of its container. Solid, liquid and gas. A property of matter. Takes the shape and volume of its container. The amount of space taken up by an object. Older Children
Inverse & Radical Functions is a function that undoes another function. The value inside the radical sign. The value you want to take the root of. root of a number x is a number r which, when raised to the power of n, equals to x.. is where you change the sign in the middle of two terms like this:. is all the values that come out.. Hard
Atoms and Molecules A change that happens in a reaction, transforms. No defined shape- atoms move around, but not not super fast. How much gravity is pushing down. How tightly packed atoms are. Makes up matter- smaller than and makes up molecules. Hard
Energy By pacing low temputures on hot surfaces or objects starts what enery?. What energy is released by heat?. The standerd unit for potential and work is___.. By spliting or joining atoms create what type of energy?. It has the potentail to be converted into other forms of energy.. Older Children
Forces and Newton's Law the tendency of an object to resist any change. an object's acceleration is in the same direction as the net force on the object. a push or pull on an object. the force that opposes the sliding motion of two surfaces that are touching each other. gravitational force exerted on an object. Older Children
Sound number of waves moving past a point in one second. longitudinal wave with frequency from 16Hz to 20 kHz which we can hear. spiral part of the ear. measure of how high or low a sound is. object which oscillates and makes sound is sound ...... Older Children
Energy microwave, lamp. unit of measuring work and energy. resources can't be replaced. heat energy from the ground. opposes motion. Hard
Electricity Neutral charge . Rearrange Electrons and there position . Involves contact of a charged object to a neutral object . Associated with electrical charges . Flask . Older Children
Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding a molecule that has two poles, or regions, with opposite charges. the two weakest intermolecular attractions - dispersion interactions and dipole forces. intermolecular forces resulting from the attraction of oppositely charged regions of polar molecules. a chemical formula that shows the arrangement of atoms in a molecule or polyatomic ion. a molecule in which one side of the molecule is slightly negative and the opposite side is slightly positive. Very Difficult
Matter and Properties a solution with so much solute that it is relatively close to being saturated. solution is far from being saturated. has no electrical charge. smallest particle of an element that still has the properties of that element. has a negative charge. Older Children
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