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5th grade vocab {science words}

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air mass
a large body of air with only small horizontal variations of temperature, pressure.and moisture
cirrus
white wispy clouds that a storm is coming
cumulus
white puffy cloudsthat meanfair weather
inertia
newton's 1 law of motion or the property of matter that keeps an object at rest or keep's it moving in a straight line
irrigation
a way of supplying water to an area of land
land breeze
a breeze thaat moves from the land to the water
meander
the bends in a river { s-shape}
niche
the role of an organism in it's habitat
photosynthesis
the prosses that plants use to make sugar/food
polar easterlies
blows cold air away from the pole
prevailing westerlines
wind all over the world
rain guage
a instrument used to measure rainfall
runoff
the water that moves over the earths surface
sea breeze
a breeze that moves from sea to land
stratus
dark gray clouds that bring rain
topographic map
a map taht shows elavation
tradewinds
the winds that blow moist air off the Atlantic Oceam
tributaries
smaller sttreams that flow into main rivers
updraft
a strong upward air current
high pressure
fair weather
low pressure
stormy weather
abiotic
a non-living organism
biotic
a living organism
coniferous tree
a tree that doesnt lose its leaves
decidiuous tree
a tree that loses its leaves
cold front
a front where cold air moves under warm air which is less dense and pushes air up(produces thunderstorms, heavy rain, or snow)
warmfront
a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzling rain and then are followed by warm and clear weather
barometer
air pressure is measured with a barometer
thermometer
a thermometer can be measured 2 different ways 1 is the celsius scale and the 2 is the fahrenheit scale
friction
a force that opposes the motion of an object moving pass another
erosion
the picking up and carrying away of pieces of rocks
anemometer
a divice that measures wind speed
mommentum
the energy of an object that is moving