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Vocab List 8

Science Vocabulary 8

Transverse waves Mechanical waves in which the particles of matter vibrate by moving perpendicular to the direction the wave travels.
Longitudinal waves mechanical waves in which particles of matter vibrate by pushing together and moving apart parallel to the direction in which the wave travels.
Mechanical waves require the particle of the medium to vibrate in order for energy to be transferred.
Inference explanation of data that is based on facts and prior knowledge.
Slinky spring tool used to model waves
Fossil preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past – usually more than 10,000 years ago.
Precambrian the name given to the earliest span of time in Earth history.
Geologic time scale that divides Earth’s history into units of time
Primary waves longitudinal earthquake waves that travel the fastest, out from the focus of the earthquake
Secondary waves transverse earthquake waves that can only move through solid rock
Created by: asarvis