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5th gr science terms

TermDefinition
Consumer Living creatures that can’t make their own food but must consume/eat other plants/animals to survive
Spores A single cell that can develop into a new plant identical to the producing plant
Dormancy Of an animal:having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep. Of a plant: Alive but not actively growing.
Tornado A mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system.
Planet Hey Celestial body moving in a elliptical Orbit around a star.😁
Habitat The natural home or environment of an animal ,plant ,or other organism.
Niche The function or position (its job and location) of a species within a community.
Conductor A material or object that conducts heat, electricity, light or sound.
Hurricane A tropical cyclone with winds of 74 MPH or greater usually with rain, thunder and lightning
Watershed An area of land that drains all its streams and rainfalls into a common outlet such as a reservoir, a bay.
Cumulus A cloud characterized by dense elements in the form of puffs, mounds, or towers with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower.
Inertia The resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion. This includes changes to its speed, direction, or state of rest.
Force Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
Precipitation In meteorology, the fall of water, ice, or snow deposed on the surface of the earth from the atmosphere
Temperature A measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value
Friction The resistance to motion of one object moving relative to another
Insulator A material or object that doesn’t allow heat, electricity, or sound to pass.
Electricity A form of energy that is carried through wires and is used to operate machines, lights, etc.
Sepal Separate green parts that surround and protect the flower bud and extend from the base of a flower after it has opened
Potential The energy possessed by a body as a result of position or conduction rather than its motion
Reservoir A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply
Parallel Has more than one resistor (anything that uses electricity to do work) and gets its name from having multiple paths to move along
adaptation A change in the structure or behavior of an organism by which it becomes better fitted to survive in its environment
Electromagnetic Iron or steel core surrounded by a coil of wire that temporarily becomes a magnet when a electric current flows through the wire
Terrestrial Similar to the planet earth in size or comparison rocky
Rotation Is the process or act of turning or circling around something
Circuit A closed path through a electric Current flows
Community A group of organisms or Population living and interacting with one other in a particular environment
Cirrus A Thin type of cloud that forms high in the sky
Producer Is an organism, either a green plant or bacterium, which is part of the first level of a food chain
Kinetic Energy associated with motion
Anemometer An instrument for measuring the speed of wind
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