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Basic Electricity Protects an electrical circuit in the event of a short circuit. Negative charged particles that orbit the nucleus of an atom. Resistance in an electrical cable can vary with. The lines of force or force field around a magnet is also refereed to as the area of influence of magnetic . Converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. Hard
Light An object can form shadows of different __________ if the light source is shining at different parts of the object.. The other reason why shadows are formed: Light is partially or completely __________ by an object.. One of the reasons why shadows are formed: Light travels in __________ lines.. The shadow of an object becomes __________if (i) the light source is moved further away from the object, (ii) the object is moved further away from the light source, or (iii) the screen is moved closer to the light source or object.. We are able to see an object that does not give off light when light shines on it. The object __________ the light into our eyes.. Older Children
Matter The volume of the stone also remains the __________, even when it is pressed. Hence a stone has a definite volume and cannot be compressed. . A liquid has __________ definite shape. A liquid takes the shape of the container it is in. . A liquid has a __________ volume. The volume of the liquid remains the same even if it is poured into another container. . Matter also occupies __________. The space occupied by an object cannot be taken up by another object. . The volume of a liquid can be measured __________ using a measuring cylinder or a syringe. The volume of a solid can also be measured using a measuring cylinder and water. . Older Children
Motion it is travelling at 107,000km/hr. a measure of time. Your school. when an object is moving it has ......... the name of this topic. Big
Force and Motion A force that opposes motion between 2 surfaces in contact.. The force that is transmitted through a string, rope, cable or wire when it is pulled tight by forces acting from opposite ends.. The force that opposes the motion of objects through air.. This type of forces produces a change in motion.. A property of matter equal to the measure of an object's resistance to changes in either the speed or direction of its motion.. Older Children
Properties and Changes the ability of a substance to combine with or change into one or more new substances . observations based on measures or counts. A substance that changes because of a reaction with another substance. Makes a new substance.. describing data by observing its qualities or appearance . Appearance changes but substance does not. Can be reversed. . Older Children
Light Waves The highest point on a wave.. This tells you how fast the wave travels or it's speed.. This tells you the distance from this surface to the highest point of the wave.. When the motion of the medium is perpendicular to the motion of the wave, these types of waves are created.. This tells you how many crests pass a given point each second on a wave.. Older Children
States of Matter The process where something turns from a solid to a gas. The process where something turns from a gas to a solid. The process where something turns from a liquid to a solid. Out of gas, liquid and solid which one has a flexible shape and can be visibly seen . The boiling point of water is ___ _______ degrees celcius. Older Children
Electricity Used to measure a voltage. Energy that creates a charge. Two or more paths for current to flow through. A measuring instrument used to measure the current in a circuit. A circuit where the current follows one path. Older Children
Energy Use the clues to fill the answers into the correct space in the crossword. An object that is up high, has this type of energy. . A convection current is when _____ energy travels through air or in water. . This energy comes from the sun. . This type of energy is found in food. . Tidal and wave energy sources use moving _____. . Older Children
Energy Definitions of key words in energy. Bright flash of electricity.. Energy not moving.. Water into invisible gas.. Large spark caused by electricity traveling in air.. tiny drops of water in the air.. Big
Rays and Reflection Find the words using the hints below: Formed in a location where where the rays cannot actually reach. . Equal to angle of incidence. Parallel rays bounce off a flat surface, reflected rays remain parallel. . These go into our eyes. . Incoming ray. Hard
Optics The highest point of a wave. The angle between the refracted ray and the normal line.. Emission of light during chemical reaction. Distance that a wave dips or rises.. Form of electromagnetic radiation detected by the human eye. Very Difficult
Light an image light rays do not actually touch. the angle made by a reflected ray. parallel ray all bounce off at the same angle. a line perpendicular to the lights wave fronts. the light hitting an objects surface. Older Children
Light and Sound Look at the word bank to find out the words Waves. Sirens are an example of. Is a example for carbass. A vibration that you can hear. Something you can feel that can be hot,worm, or cold. Older Children
Matter This states that matter expands when it is heated up ( water is an exception). An objects mass compared to its volume . The amount of force that matter applies on a space . A gas like mixture that has no definite shape, no definite volume, and most atoms are found in the universe. States that the volume of a gas increases with increasing temperature (ex. Hot Air Balloon). Older Children
Interference of Waves The maximum displacement of a particle of a wave. The number of waves produced in one second, measured in Hertz (Hz) . The net displacement when waves come together is the sum of the individual displacements . The physics of when waves come together. When waves combine to produce an increased amplitude at a point . Hard
Classifying Elements one of the group of elements with properties opposite of metals. a group of elements with similiar properties arranged in column. a mixture of two or more metals. one of a group of atoms of an element with the same number of protons but different number of neutrons. an arrangement of elements by increasing atomic number. Big
Electricity and Magnitism Lined up atoms or electrons. How much energy needed to move a charge; measured in Volts. A type of cell that has liquid electrolytes. A type of cell that has solid or paste-like electrolytes. A path that allows electrons to flow from negative to positive. Hard
Optics Do the crossword. the highest part of a wave. distance between the highest or lowest point of a wave to the rest position. a wave for which the action making the wave is back and forth along the direction in which the wave is moving. the process in which light or another type of wave interacts with a surface and is sent back from the surface . electromagnetic waves having wavelengths . Big
Light and Optical Systems something in nature that gives off light. something that gives off light. a smooth reflective surface that curves inward in the center. light is trapped or held inside something (not reflected). light hits a surface and bounces back. Big
Electricity the measurement of the distance between two wavelengths . reduces acne and reduces bacteria . constant even-flowing current that travels in one direction only. the flow of electricity along a conductor . positive electrode thats usually red and is marked with a P or + sign. Older Children
The Forces All of these answers are to do with forces. It is an opposing force caused by friction between the liquid or gas and the surface of an object. This is a force that slows the movement of an object due to rough surfaces. This shape helps air to pass over and below an object smoothly. It is something that measures weight which is sometimes called a spring-balance. What are forces mesured by?. Older Children
The Cycling of Matter Read the clue closely, and use the word bank to complete the following crossword. organisms that produce ammonia and nitrates. process that uses fuels and releases carbon dioxide. when chemicals wash off farmed land onto uncontaminated land or water. what nitrogen gas is turned into in the nitrogen cycle. part of environment that phosphorus does NOT cycle through. Hard
Electricity & Magnets outer shell of an atom. magnetite. every item is made up of these. magnet with an arrow that always points North. one path circuit. Hard
Sound and Light how quickly something happens over and over again. to make clear. any substance or material through which something (like sound waves) can move. moves up, down, or to the side. how high or low a sound is. Hard
Thermal Energy he energy released when 1 kg of steam condenses is the ____ of water.. Reverse process of heat engine.. Heat engines convert thermal energy into ____ energy. The freezing point of water on the ____ scale is 273 degrees.. As particles collide, they _________ energy.. Hard
Gravitation Gravitation force does not depends upon. Scientist who gave laws of gravitation. Force by which all the bodies having mass attract each other. Value of acceleration due to gravity at the centre of earth. At surface of earth the value of acceleration due to gravity is maximum at. Older Children
Properties of Matter the ability of a substance to react with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide. the ability to be hammered into thin sheets (alternative, brittle). how easily a liquid flows. it has indefinite shape and definite volume. solid form of many minerals in which you can see a definite structure of cubes or blocks with a regular pattern. Hard
Sources of Energy Reading relating to the energy that is released when the nucleus (= central part) of an atom is divided. without limits. a strong wall built across a river to stop the water. relating to, or involving, the sun:. be able to develop into something or be developed in the future. Big
Electricity Aunit of electric current equal to a flow of one coulomb per second.. A flow of electric charge.. The current through each of the components is the same, and the voltage across the circuit is the same of the voltages across each component.. A container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power.. A path in which electrons from a voltage or current source flow.. Hard
Modern Concept of the Atom The number of wave cycles to pass a given point per unit of time.. Wave's height from the origin to the crest of the wave.. '____________ effect' - metals eject electrons called 'photoelectrons' when light shines on them.. ______________ rule: when electrons occupy orbitals of equal energy, one electron will enter each orbital until all equal orbitals have one electron with the same spin.. '______________ state': all electrons are in their lowest possible energy state.. Hard
Motion An object will stay at rest or in motion because of.... unit of mass. unit of time. any push or pull. A force that slows down and object. Hard
Electricity Invented the lightening rod. Invented AC current. Stops or slows the flow of electricity. This type of circuit has one path. Unit of electrical current named after Andrew Ampere. Big
Forces and Carbon Cycle The Net force is equal to zero. Structure in a plant cell that contains chlorophyll, where photosynthesis occur. A push or a pull on an object. Forces that act at a distance (gravity and magnetic forces). Force that resist the motion of 2 surfaces that are touching each other. Hard
Forms of Energy The energy in the movement and vibration of atoms and molecules that make up substances.. Energy in the movement of specimens.. The energy in the movement of waves through the air caused by a force which causes an object or substance to vibrate. The energy in the movement of electromagnetic waves.. Things we can run out of.. Hard
Energy the combination of atoms. energy in the form of vibrations. materials that DO NOT allow electrical energy to pass through easily. travels in the form of waves. energy from inside the nucleus of an atom. Big
Motion And Forces The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.. A property of matter by which it continues in it's existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.. Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.. The speed of an object plus its direction.. A force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.. Moderately Challenging
Matter An element or compound; matter that always has exactly the same composition. a mixture that has some particles that are intermediate size between small and large . a change that occurs when some properties of a material change . change that occurs when a substance reacts and forms one or new substances. a substance that is made from two or more simpler substances; can be broken . Older Children
Energy the higher the temperature of an object, the more ______ energy the object has. this energy is found in food, matches, and body cells. a form of energy that is associate with motion, position, or shape of an object. unit used to measure energy. a change from one form of energy to another. Hard
How Is Matter Measured A unit used to measure mass. Tool use to measure a liquid. US system that measures matter in fluid ounces or cups. Formula for matter. US system that measures matter in pounds or ounces. Big
Good Vibrations change in direction of waves at the boundary between two different media. wave that strikes the boundary. maximum distance that the object moves from equilibrium. single bump or disturbance that travels through a medium. waves that have characteristics of both transverse and longitudinal waves . Big
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
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
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
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