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TN Academic Vocabulary 5th Grade Science
Tennessee academic vocabulary in science for 5th grade
a characteristic that helps an organism to survive in its environment
the smallest unit of living matter
a stiff structure that surrounds the cell membrane in some organisms such as a plant cell
the way a substance reacts with other substances
a relationship between two kinds of organisms that benefits one without harming the other
the changing of a gas into a liquid
the passing of heat through a material while the material itself stays in place
any patterns formed by groups of stars in the night sky. To people in the past, these patterns looked like pictures of animals or people
the flow of heat through a liquid or gas, caused by hot parts rising and cooler parts sinking
the central part of Earth that lies beneath the mantle
the rocky surface that makes up the top of the lithosphere and include the continents and the ocean floor
the gel-like liquid inside a cell
a sudden shaking of the earth
the change of a liquid into a gas below the boiling point
movement along a crack (fault) or cracks in the earth's crust
the force of atttraction between any two objects due to their mass
a storm that forms over warm, tropical ocean waters.
a characteristic that is passed form parent to offspring
the energy of a moving object
the largest, most visible part of a cell and is the control center of a cell's activities
an organism that lives on or in a host and causes it harm
a relationship between two organisms of different species where one benefits and the other is harmed
the food making process in green plants that uses sunlight
a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
when the plates under ground shift they can create mountains and/or earthquakes
energy stored in the position or structure of an object
the transfer of heat through electromagnetic rays
one complete spin on an axis
a complete spin on an axis
states of matter
The physical forms of matter, which include solid, liquid, and gas
a relationship between two kinds of organisms over time
a violent, whirling wind that moves in a narrow path over land
a huge wave caused by an earthquake under the ocean
an opening in Earth's crust through which lava may flow
Any living thing that can carry out its like on its own.
A green chemical in plant cells that allows plants to use the Sun's energy to make food.
A layer around the outside of a cell that controls what materials move into and out of the cell.