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Science Terms to Know

Mrs. Leathers

Science Vocabulary for TCAP Practice

neutron One celled living things that have no nucleus; causes infections
Adaptations All the living and nonliving things in an environmnet, including their interactions
gymnosperm the role an organism plays in its community
density a measure of how tightly packed the matter in an object is
chlorophyll a resource that can't be replaced
insulation a plant that loses its leaves each fall
Boilingpoint Green chemical in plant cells for making food
conifer the path of a planet traveling around a star
ChemicalChange A nonliving part of an ecosystem
Classify The changing of agas into a liquid
parasitism Atoms linking together in a new way to create a new substance; ex. rusted metal
gravity the pull or attraction between objects
ecosystem A fuel formed from the decay of ancient forms of life
Fungus an organism produced by the crossing of parents that have different forms of the same trait
fossilfuel to place things that share properties together in groups
Cirruscloud a puffy cloud that appears to rise up from a flat bottom
nonrenewableresource The slow changing of a liquid into a gas
cumuluscloud An animal that eats plants
chloroplasts an animal that eats both plants and animals
condensation a scientist who studies rocks
conduct Upward push of a liquid on an object placed in it; ex. wood in water
Carnivore a lens that is thicker at the middle than at the edges. it makes images appear larger
electron The smallest unit of an element that retains the properties of that element
lava Mildew, mold, and mushrooms can be found in this kingdom
evaporation A rock formed from heat and pressure from another rock
Acid Contains chlorophyll
hybrid a relationsjip in which one organism lives in or on another organism and benefits, while the other animal is harmed
kineticenergy a lens that is thicker at the edges than at the middle. As it curves inward, it spreads light rays apaprt, making images appear smaller
coldfront the passing of heat through a material
pollination A high altitude cloud with a feather like shape made of ice crystals
concave An adaptation that an animal uses to protect itself by blending in with the environment
ovary the immature plant inside a seed
heterogeneous any of a group of gymnosperms that produces seeds in cones and have needles for leaves
Abioticfactor To prevent heat or cold from passing through; ex. coat
onmivore stored energy
magma An animal with no backbone
Buoyancy the food making process fro plants
geologist magma that reaches Earth's surface
Bioticfactor relationship between two kinds of organisms benefits one without harming the other.
permafrost a force that opposes the motion of one object moving past another
friction Animal that eats another animal
herbivore a structure containing egg cells; the base of a pistil in a flower
Angiosperm the transfer of a pollen grain to the egg-producing part of a plant
orbit a particle in the nucleus of an atom and has no charge
Bacteria a layer of permanently frozen soil found in the arctic
igneous A characteristic that enables a living thing to survive in its environment
photosynthesis Substance that tastes sour and turns blue litmus paper red
Atom An adaptation where an animal is protected from predators due to its resemblance to another unpleasant animal
climate the tendency of a moving object to stay in motion
mimicry The state at which a substance changes from a liquid to a gas
commensalism A seed plant that produces flowers
embryo The energy of any moving object
Camouflage where cold air moves in under a warm air mass
potentialenergy Hot, molten rock deep below Earth's surface
inertia A particle in the space outside the nucleus and has a negative charge
metamorphicrock A mixture where different particles can be seen
invertebrate A living part of an ecosystem
deciduous The average pattern of a region
niche A rock formed when melted rock material cools and hardens
convex A seed plant that does not produce flowers

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