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4th Grade- Core Vocabulary - Science
Terms in this set (25)
A special characteristic of an organism that helps it survive in its environment
an instrument used to measure wind speed
Featherlike clouds at 10,000 meters above Earth. Usually bringing fair weather.
the type of weather seen in an area over long periods of time
A complete system of electrical parts whose path is unbroken
material that can transfer heat or electricity easily.
fluffy clouds that form 6,000 meters above Earth. Usually accompany fair weather.
movement of electrons through a conductor such as a copper wire
a fan-shaped landmass at the mouth of a river made from built up sediment
a process in which sediment lands somewhere and settles
a negatively charged atomic particle that moves on the outside of the atom's nucleus
the process in which small pieces of soil and rock are carried away by ice, wind, and water
Energy formed from once-living organisms (examples: coal, oil, natural gas)
The warming of the Earth as a result of gases in the atmosphere that collect some of the sun's heat reflected back from the Earth.
A reasonable guess or explanation that can be tested
an animal that does not have a backbone
something found in nature that humans use
particle with a neutral charge that is in the nucleus of an atom.
A system of electrical parts I a path that is broken or incomplete
the process by which plants make food from sunlight , water, and carbon dioxide
forms of water that fall from the clouds to earth (ex. Rain, hail, snow, etc.)
particle with a positive charge that is in the nucleus of an atom.
Animals that have a spinal column
The state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature, pressure, wind, and moisture
The process in which materials are broken down by things in nature
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