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5th grade MSP science words

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apparent motion of the sun
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comparison
examining resemblances or differences
competition
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
constellation
A group of stars that form a pattern in the sky
consumer
an organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms
decomposer
organism that breaks down and obtains energy from dead organic matter
eclipse
the partial or total blocking of one object in space by another
ecosystem
living and nonliving things in an environment, together with their interactions
environment
all of the surrounding things, conditions, and influences affecting the growth or development of living things.
experiment
the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
field studies
Conducted in the plants' or animals' home territory.
food web
a diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem
gravity
the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
interaction
the effect of one factor depends on another factor
orbit
the path of an object as it revolves around another object in space
physical change
a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
planet
A large body in space that orbits a star and does not produce light of its own
population
all the members of one species in a particular area
preadator
organism that killls and eats other organisms
prey
animal hunted or caught for food
producer
an organism that makes its own food. someone who manufactures something.
reliability
the extent to which a test yields consistent results
repeated trials
the number of times you do the experiment
revolution
one complete orbit around the sun. a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
rotation
the act of rotating as if on an axis
solar system
sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around the sun
spherical
shaped like a ball or globe
subsystem
a system that is part of some larger system