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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
The States of Matter something which has no fixed shape but has a fixed volume. something that powers a circuit. a property of metal. the process of a liquid turning into a gas.. the process of a gas turning into a liquid. 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
Changes in Matter matter with a defined volume but no defined shape. a chemical reaction that absorbs heat energy from surroundings. a chemical reaction that gives off heat energy. a change in matter that does not affect its chemical composition. a process that changes substances into new substances. 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
Matter and Change one or two letter reprensentation of an element. each horizontal row of the periodic table. has indefinite shape, flows and has a fixed volume. matter that has uniform and definite composition. properties of the material change but composition doesn't. Hard
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
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
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