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genetics the study of genes, heredity, and variations in organisms
biology the study of living organisms
physics the study of force, motion, and Newton's laws
chemistry the study of matter and it's interactions with energy and itself
astronomy the study of the earth, moon stars, and other objects in space
oceanography the study of Earth's oceans and their interlinked ecosystems and chemical and physical processes
meteorology the study of the atmosphere focusing on weather processes and forecasting
geology the study of the Earth, its structure and history
abundant a lot, many, plentiful
stationary does not move
rate how fast or slow something happens
equilibrium being in a state of balance or constancy
weight a measure of gravitational pull on an object
mass the amount of matter in an object
inference a decision you make based on your observations
observation the process of using one or more of the 5 senses to gather info about the world
immerse to place fully into a liquid
microorganisms miscroscopic organisms, must have a microscope to see
anemometer instrument used to measure wind speed
hygrometer instrument used to measure humidity
barometer instrument used to measure air pressure
insulator a substance that holds heat or electricity
conductor a substance that allows heat or electricity to pass through
precipitate a solid that forms from a solution during a chemical reaction
prokaryote a cell that does not have a true nucleus; only a nuclear area
eukaryote a cell that has a nucleus with a nuclear membrane
filamentous having long threads or fibers
condense to make denser or more compact (squeeze)
binomial nomenclative refers to the 2 part naming system established by Carolus Linnaeus to give every organism a specific name
vegetation the plant life in an area
permeable having holes, opening or spaces
coriolis effect the force causing the apparent deflection of objects moving across the earths surface due to the earths rotation
stabalize to hold steady
flunctuates changes alot
favorable positive conditions
expansion when something gets bigger and takes up more space
arid very dry
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