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scientist

searches for facts and explanations about our world and the universe

scientific inquiry

is the way scientists find facts and solve problems

tools

are the instruments that help you conduct experiments

safety guidelines

are rules to follow when doing a science investigation

percaution

is something done to prevent an accident

data

the information gathered in an experiment

graphic organizer

a drawing, chart, or graph in which you can accurately display data

nutrients

substances a living thing needs for energy and growth

reproduction

when you produce more of your own kind

traits

qualtities or characteristics of a living thing or species

inherited traits

these are passed down from parents to their offspring

species

a group of dividing little things, according to their characteristics

offspring

new living things that parents produce, or the young of plants or animals

adapt

a living thing that goes through changes to fit into its enviornment

orgainsim

a living thing, such as a plant or animal

predator

eats and kills animals

energy

is what gives a plant or animal strength to live

germinate

when a seed germinates it starts to grow roots and shoots

hibernate

to go to sleep for the winter and live on the stored fat

migrate

is to move from one place to another

behavior

is the way an organism responds to a chane in the enviornment

perspire

to release extra heat by letting water escape through the skin

life cycle

stages of growth of a plant or animal, from the beginning to the end of its life

life span

lenght of time from the beginning of a plant or animals life to the end

growth

this is the process by which plants and animals get bigger

metamorphosis

process of change in body size and shape of some animals as they develop

balanced diet

eating a variety of healthy foods every day

producer

organisims that use the sun's energy to make their own food

prey

animals that other animals hunt for food

food chain

a series of organisims through which energy is passed

resource

something that living things need, such as food, air, or water

water cycle

the constant movement of water from the ground, to the sky, and back again

precipitation

water that falls from the sky in the form of rain, snow, sleet or hail

mass

the amount of matter an object contains. mass is measured in grams

classify

to sort or arrange objects into groups based on how they are a like or how they are different

properties

what can be observed about an object. Size, shape, color, hardness, taste, texture and weight are properties of an object.

polution

harmful substances that damage the air water, land or food supply

manufacture

to make something

wind

moving air

temperature

a measure of how warm or cold something is

weather

the condition of the outside air at a particular moment

water vapor

water that is in its gas form

evaporation

the changing of water into water vapor

erosion

the moving and breakdown of earth materials

weathering

the breaking of rock into smaller rocks and soil

deposition

the dropping or settling of earth materials

rotation

the earth spinning around once every 24 hours, resulting in day and night

revolution

earth moving in a path around the sun resulting in on earth year, 365 days

property

is what can be observed about an object, size, shape, color, hardness, taste, and weight are all properties of an object

matter

anything takes up space and has mass. Matter is made up of particles that have properties that can be observed through our senses.

condensation

the changing of water vapor into liquid water

runoff

water flowing on the earth's surface

groundwater

water that moves downward into the ground

gravity

a force of attraction between to objects

magnetism

force that may attract or repel certain materials

magnetic field

the space around the magnet where the force of attraction is felt

amphibian

a cold blooded animal with backbones - examples: frog, toad, newt, salamander

gills

a part of the body that most underwater animals use to breathe

habitat

an area in which animals or plants naturally live

work

the condition whereby a force makes something move through a transfer of energy

energy

gives living things strength to live, grow and carry out life process.

friction

a rubbing force that resists the motion of one surface past another

transfer

to move from one place to another

force

a push or pull on an object

solar

powered by the energy from the sun

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