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Almost End of the Year Science Vocabulary 2016-17 6th grade

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ecosystem
all the living and nonliving things in an area that interact with each other called
evidence
scientific data that supports the claim (proof)
claim
a statement that expresses the answer or conclusion to a question or problem
food web
a model that shows many different feeding relationships among living things
distinguish
means to make noticeable or different; set apart
hypothesis
a prediction based on background knowledge saying what is expected to happen in an experiment; an explanation as to why something happened based on what was observed? It is often in the "If____________, then ______________" format
erosion
the process in which wind, water, ice, or other things move pieces of rock and soil over Earth's surface
weathering
the breaking down of rock into smaller pieces by the action of wind, rain, and temperature change
lithosphere
the part of Earth which is composed mostly of rocks; the crust and outer mantle
tectonic plate
one of several huge pieces of Earth's crust
identify
means to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing, to show who someone is or what something is
demonstrate
means to show how something works, to describe or illustrate by example, specimens or experiments
mass
the amount of matter in an object called
liquid
the state of matter where molecules are sliding past each other
gas
the state of matter where molecules are moving very fast and freely
solid
the state of matter where molecules are vibrating very slowly
rock layer
the layer or line of rock above or below another body of rock that indicates when the rock was deposit
soil
the outer layer of Earth's crust contain in which plants can grow; made out of bits of dead plant and animal matter as well as bits of rocks and minerals called
symbiosis
the interaction between two different organisms living in close physical proximity
biotic
living components in an ecosystem called
abiotic
nonliving components in an ecosystem called
mountain building
formed as a result of a convergent boundary
subduction
type of boundary is formed when one plate goes under another, resulting in mountains/volcanoes forming from melted magma
mantle
the semi-solid layer of the earth that contains convection currents that cause tectonic plates to move