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4Science TN Ac. Voca

4th Grade Science TN Academic Vocabulary

adaptation (change in an organism to help it survive)
amphibians (cold-blooded vertebrate, such as a frog, toad, newt, or salamander )
cell wall (outer boundary of cell)
cell membrane (thin sheet or tissue that lines cells)
cytoplasm (substance between the cell membrane and the nucleus)
nucleus (a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction )
condensation (process by which a gas or vapor changes to a liquid )
earth's layers crust, mantle, core
edible parts of plants parts of plants that are eaten
endangered (threatened with extinction)
erosion (process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc.)
evaporation (changing of a liquid to a gas)
friction (the rubbing of one object or surface against another )
gravity (the force which attracts things towards the Earth and causes them to fall to the ground )
heredity (the passing on of qualities, such as appearance and intelligence, from parents to children )
lunar (relating to the moon)
mammals (class of vertebrates characterized by the production of milk by the females and in most cases, by a hairy body covering)
mixture (combination of two or more substances that are capable of being separated)
solution (a liquid containing a dissolved substance )
moon phases (new moon,first quarter, full moon, last quarter )
parallel circuit (a closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit )
pitch (the degree of sound)
precipitation (rain, snow, hail)
renewable resources (resources that can be replenished)
non-renewable resources (resources that cannot be replaced)
reptiles (scaly, cold-blooded vertebrates, such as lizards, snakes, alligators, and turtles)
series circuit (a path for electricity to flow through without braching out to other paths )
simple machines (lever, inclined plan, wheel and axle, screw, wedge, pulley)
solar energy (energy from the sun)
threatened (in danger)
thriving (to make steady progess)
traits/characteristics (distinguising features)
Created by: pitnerm