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Science Review 3

WES science vocabulary review

QuestionAnswer
what prefix meansone billionth of something 1 / 1,000,000,000,000 nano-
the field of technology that specializes in very small devices nano-technology
the subatomic particle with no charge neutron
the function that an organism performs in the food web of that community. A niche also includes everything else the organism does and needs in its environment. No two types of organisms occupy exactly the same niche in a community. niche
something that you can tell from your senses observation
an object that does not allow any light to pass through it opaque
an circuit that electricity will not flow through because it is open, or broken open circuit
an individual living thing organism
an electrical circuit in which if one light goes out, the others still work parallel circuit
a single-celled protist that has hairlike structures that beat like oars paramecium
the process by which plants make their own food using sunlight and chlorophyll photosynthesis
plant like single-celled organisms in the ocean that provide most of earth's oxygen phyto-plankton
the female reproductive part of the plant: Pistil packing momma pistil
the highness or lowness of a sound that is related to frequency pitch
singe-celled organisms that are the basis of the ocean food chain plankton
produced by the stamen, it fertilizes the pistil pollen
the transfer of pollen to the pistil by wind or insects pollination
All the organisms of the same species that live in the same place at the same time population
the energy an object has because of its position potential energy
to make an educated guess about what will happen in the future predict
a glass pyramid that seperates light into the colors of the rainbow prism
organisms, such as plants, that make food and are consumed producer
organisms that are microscopic, single-celled, and can be animal-like or plant-like protista
the subatomic particle in the nucleus that has a postive (+) charge proton
a weather instrument that measures rainfall rain gauge
a visual effect when drops of water disperse white light into the colors of the visible spectrum rainbow
the part of a sound wave where the molecules of matter are loosely packed together rarefaction
when light bounces off of a shiny, smooth object reflect
when light bends because it is passing through glass or water refract
to push apart repel
a group of vertebrates that have dry, scaly skin reptile
to make a trip around revolution
to spin on its axis revolve
the part of the plant that takes in water and nutrients from the soil and anchors the plant to the ground root
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet (the colors of the visible spectrum) roy g biv
the saltiness of water salinity
water with many dissolved salts (sodium chloride) saltwater
the tiny bits of rock and dirt that wash into streams and rivers sediment
rock formed by layers of sediment at the bottom of ancient lakes or oceans sedimentary rock
the part of the plant that is produced in the ovary, and will become a new plant seed
the protective leaflets at the base of the flower sepal
an electrical circuit where if one light goes out, they all go out series circuit
NaCl sodium chloride
the state of matter with a definite shape and a definite volume solid
a mixture in which one substance is dissolved into another solution
a compressional wave in which matter vibrates and bumps into neighboring matter sound wave
the microscopic seed-like reproductive cell for fungi, ferns, and moss spore
the male part of the flower that produces the pollen stamen
an electrical charge created by rubbing two objects together static electricity
provides support for the plant and has tubes for transporting water and nutrients throughout the plant stem
a scientific device using two or more lenses to make distant objects appear close telescope
another word for tsunami tidal wave
the regular rise and fall of the ocean level due to the gravitational pull of the moon tides
a place where two tectonic plates slide past each other, often causing earthquakes transform boudaries
matter that allows some light to pass through, but not all translucent
matter that allows all light to pass through it, you can see clearly through it transparent
the low point on a wave trough
plants with tubes and ducts to carry water and nutrients throughout the plant vascular plants
the rapid back and forth motion of matter vibration
all of the light energy that we get from the sun that we can see with our eyes (roy g biv) visible spectrum
a place on earth where magma bubbles up from underneath the earth's crust volcano
an area of land drained by a particular river watershed
the way in which energy moves wave
the distance on a wave measured from one crest to another wavelength
the breaking down of rock by water, ice, wind weathering
measures the pull of gravity on an object weight
all the plankton that does not get its energy from photosynthesis, but by somehow eating other organisms zoo-plankton
Created by: PRO Teacher lit123