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TN Academic Vocabulary 5th Grade Science

Tennessee academic vocabulary in science for 5th grade
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adaptation
a characteristic that helps an organism to survive in its environment
cell
the smallest unit of living matter
cell wall
a stiff structure that surrounds the cell membrane in some organisms such as a plant cell
chemical property
the way a substance reacts with other substances
commensalism
a relationship between two kinds of organisms that benefits one without harming the other
condensation
the changing of a gas into a liquid
conduction
the passing of heat through a material while the material itself stays in place
constellation
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
convection
the flow of heat through a liquid or gas, caused by hot parts rising and cooler parts sinking
core
the central part of Earth that lies beneath the mantle
crust
the rocky surface that makes up the top of the lithosphere and include the continents and the ocean floor
cytoplasm
the gel-like liquid inside a cell
earthquake
a sudden shaking of the earth
evaporation
the change of a liquid into a gas below the boiling point
faulting
movement along a crack (fault) or cracks in the earth's crust
gravity
the force of atttraction between any two objects due to their mass
hurricane
a storm that forms over warm, tropical ocean waters.
inherited traits
a characteristic that is passed form parent to offspring
kinetic energy
the energy of a moving object
nucleus
the largest, most visible part of a cell and is the control center of a cell's activities
parasite
an organism that lives on or in a host and causes it harm
parasitism
a relationship between two organisms of different species where one benefits and the other is harmed
photosynthesis
the food making process in green plants that uses sunlight
plate
a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
plate movement
when the plates under ground shift they can create mountains and/or earthquakes
potential energy
energy stored in the position or structure of an object
radiation
the transfer of heat through electromagnetic rays
revolution
one complete spin on an axis
rotation
a complete spin on an axis
states of matter
The physical forms of matter, which include solid, liquid, and gas
symbiosis
a relationship between two kinds of organisms over time
tornado
a violent, whirling wind that moves in a narrow path over land
tsunami
a huge wave caused by an earthquake under the ocean
volcano
an opening in Earth's crust through which lava may flow
organism
Any living thing that can carry out its like on its own.
unicellular
One-celled organism.
multicellular
Many-celled organism.
chlorophyll
A green chemical in plant cells that allows plants to use the Sun's energy to make food.
cell membrane
A layer around the outside of a cell that controls what materials move into and out of the cell.