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ACT Test Prep Sci

Vocabulary Science

Formula A statement that performs a calculation in a spreadsheet
Mass A measure of the quantity of matter in an object
Fahrenheit A temperature scale with the freezing point of water 32 degrees and the boiling point of 212 degrees
Asteroid A small, rocky object that orbits the sun
Extinction A term that typically describes a species that no longer has any known living individuals.
Density Mass / Volume to find the density of an object(s)
Ecology Scientific study of interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment
Flask Small, bottle-shaped glass container used in a lab.
Emit give off, send forth, or discharge
Inorganic Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
Habitat Physical area in which an organism lives
Ignite to set on fire, to case to burn; to heat up, excite
Meiosis Cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms
Renatured when a protein spontaneously refolds into its original shape when the solvent is removed
Plutonium A naturally radioactive, silvery, metallic transuranic element, occurring in uranium ores and produced artificially by neutron bombardment of uranium
Manometer an instrument for measuring the pressure acting on a column of fluid
Mesopause the boundary in the earth's atmosphere between the mesosphere and the thermosphere, at which the temperature stops decreasing with increasing height and begins to increase.
Genus a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds.
Hexane a colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series.
ice shelf a floating sheet of ice permanently attached to a landmass.
nonreactive not exhibiting a positive reaction in a particular laboratory test
osmosis a process by which molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one
recasting a different form by melting it down and reshaping it.
saturation the state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added.
joule the SI unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one newton when its point of application moves one meter in the direction of action of the force, equivalent to one 3600th of a watt-hour.
colorimeter an instrument for measuring the intensity of color.
prophase the first stage of cell division, before metaphase, during which the chromosomes become visible as paired chromatids and the nuclear envelope disappears.
watt the SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the power in an electric circuit in which the potential difference is one volt and the current one ampere.
radar pulse radar that operates by emitting and receiving pulses at signal
vapor a substance diffused or suspended in the air, especially one normally liquid or solid.
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