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Fcat 2.0 2012

Vocab of the Fcat 2.0 part4
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repel
to force away or apart
reproduction
the process of making more organisms of the same kind
revolution
the motion of one object around another object
rotation
the turning of an object on its axis
sedimentary rock
a type of rock formed from layers of sediment
soil
the loose top layer of earth's surface made of weathered rock and organic matter
solar system
a system of planets and other bodies that orbits a star
species
a group of the same kind of organisms that can mate and produce offspring that can reproduce
speed
the distance traveled by an object in a given amount of time
spore
a seedlike structure that produces a new plant
stamen
the male reproductive structure of a flowering plant
star
a large object in space that is made of gas and produces its own light
state of matter
the form matter can take
streak
the color of the powder of a mineral when it is rubbed on a streak plate
technology
the use of scientific knowledge and processes to solve practical problems
temperate zone
a climate zone located between the tropics and the polar circles generally characterizes by moderate temperatures rather than extremely hot or cold temperatures
testable(scientifically testable)
a term used to describe a question that can be answered through an experiment or observation
texture
a physical property of a solid used to describe its surface
trials
multiple sets of measurements or observations in a scientific investigation
tropical zone
a climate zone near the equator characterized by warm temperatures
unbalanced forces
forces that are unequal in size and may or may not be opposite in direction.
valid
a term used to describe the certainty of data or results of an investigation or experiment
variable
an event, condition, or factor that can be changed or controlled in order to study or test a hypothesis in a scientific experiment
vertebrate
an animal that has a backbone
volume
the amount of space an object or substance occupies
water cycle
the continuous movement of water through the environment by evaporation, condensation, and runoff
water vapor
the gas state of water
weather
the condition of the atmosphere at a given time and place
weathering
the process by which rocks and other surfaces are broken down
weight
a measure of the force of gravity on an object