5th Grade Science Vocabulary Words

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Science Vocabulary reviewed and/or taught in 5th Grade

MATTER

anything that has mass and takes up space

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

the characteristics of a substance

MASS

the amount of matter in an object

WEIGHT

pull or gravity on an object

VOLUME

the amount of space an object takes up

DENSITY

the concentration of matter in an object

SOLUBILITY

the ability of a substance to dissolve

SOLID

a sample of matter that has definite shape and volume

LIQUID

a sample of matter that has definite volume, but no shape

GAS

a sample of matter that has no definite shape or volume

EVAPORATION

the process of a liquid turning into a gas

CONDENSATION

the process by which matter changes from a gas (or vapor) to a liquid

REFLECTION

the light energy that bounces off objects

REFRACTION

the bending of light rays when they pass through a substance

LENS

a piece of clear material that bends, or refracts light rays passing through it

PITCH

an element of sound determined by the speed in which sound waves move

VOLUME

the amount of space that an object takes up

TEMPERATURE

the average kinetic energy of all the molecules in an object

HEAT

the transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another

CONDUCTION

the direct transfer of heat between objects that touch

CONVECTION

the transfer of heat as a result of a mixing of a liquid or a gas

RADIATION

the transfer of thermal energy by electromagnetic waves

ELECTROMAGNET

a current in a wire that produces a magnetic field around the wire

ENERGY

the ability to cause changes in matter

FRICTION

the force that opposes, or acts against, motion when two surfaces rub against each other

INSULATORS

a material that does not allow electrons to flow through it

WORK

the use of force to move an object through a distance

KINETIC ENERGY

the energy of motion

POTENTIAL ENERGY

the energy an object has because of its place or its condition

CONDUCTOR

a material that allows electrons to flow through it easily

ELECTRIC CURRENT

the path along which electrons flow

VOLUME

the loudness of sound

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