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The parts of the body containing the digestive organs

Abdomen

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Take in or soak up energy or other substances

Absorb

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*A rainfall by sufficiently atmospheric pollution that cause most harm to forests and rivers

*rain or any other form of precipitation that is acidic

*acid precipitation falling as rain

Acid rain

4

Something suitable for a new use or purpose

Adapt

5

The force exerted by air. Whether compressed or unconfined. On any surface in contact with it

Air pressure

6

A cold blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water

Amphibian

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The space (usually measured in degrees) between two intersecting lines or surfaces at or close to the point were they meet

Angle

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*A part of an insect that is used to signal danger

*A rod, wire or other device used to transmit or receive radio or television signals

Antenna

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A scientist who study's astronomy

Astronomer

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The envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet

Atmosphere

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*A source of nuclear energy

* The smallest unit of matter

*Something that is small and makes something else

Atom

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A state of equilibrium or equipoise equal distribution of weight

Balance

13

An instrument measuring atmospheric pressure

Barometer

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*A scientist who study's living organisms

*scientist who studies life specifically organisms and their relationship to their environment

*a specialist in biology

Biologist

15

A warm blooded egg laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers wings and a beak and (typically) being able to fly

Bird

16

The temperature in which liquid boils

Boiling point

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The branch of biology that deals with plant life

Botanist

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*units of energy

*a unit equal to the kilocalorie used to express the heat output of an organism and the fuel or energy value of food

Calorie

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*the use of any combination colors

*clothing made of fabric with a mottled design usually in shades of green and brown as that used in military camouflage

Camouflage

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An an animal that eats flesh/meat

Carnivore

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Example: blood cell

Cell

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A characteristic of a unit of matter that expresses the extent to which it has more or fewer electrons that protons

Charge

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A scientist that researches and experiments with properties or other chemicals

Chemist

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To crunch/grind with your teeth

Chew

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*any of several threadlike bodies consisting of chromatin that carry the genes in liner order: the human species has 23 pairs designated 1-22 in order of decreasing size and X and Y for the female and male sex chromosomes respectively

*a threadlike structure of nucleic acids and protein found in the nucleic acids and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells carrying genetic information in the form of genes

Chromosome

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A complete and closed path around which a circulating electric current can flow

Circuit

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*A sharp division

*a split

Cleavage

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The average weather of an area

Climate

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The rotation of the hands of a clock as viewed from the front or above

Clockwise

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*A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere typically high above the ground

*any similar mass especially of smoke or dust

Cloud

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The boundary of an advancing mass of cold air in particular in trailing edge of the warm sector of a low pressure system

Cold front

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A central mass surrounded by an envelope of dust and gas that may form a tail that streams away from the sun

Comet

33

An instrument for determining directions as by means of a freely rotating magnetized needle that indicates magnetic north

Compass

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A mixture that is composed of two or more desperate elements

Compound

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The act of compressing and the state of being compressed

Compression

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Process or the state of changing a substance from gas to liquid or solid

Condensation

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A material through which heat can pass through easily

Conductor

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A group of stars forming a shape/recognizable pattern

Constellation

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Any living being that consumes food made by a producer

Consumer

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To make smaller

Contract

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The cup shaped depression of cavity on the surface of the earth or other heavenly body marking the orifice of a volcano

Crater

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A dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity associated with thunderstorms

Cumulonimbus

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A heap or a pile

Cumulus

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A stream of electric charge

Current

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*to become decomposed

*rot

Decay

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An organism that feeds on decomposing organic materials

Decomposer

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Any series of steps or stages as in a process or course of action a point in any scale

Degree

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A region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all

Desert

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The process of breaking down food into substance that can be used by the body

Digestion

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A system that the food goes down and turns into acid

Digestive system

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To become melted or liquified

Dissolve

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*a nucleic acid that carries the genetic information cells and some viruses consisting of two long chains of nucleotides hydrogen bonds

*features that characterize a person or thing

*to set off non-genetic traits qualities or features that characterize a person or thing

DNA

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A membrane of the middle ear that vibrates in response to sound waves

Eardrum

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*when the earth is shaking

*a series of vibrations induced in the earths crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating

Earthquake

55

The total or partial hiding of a planter star or moon by another

Eclipse

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A form of energy resulting from the existence of charged particles

Electricity

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*the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises

*the action or fact of elevating or being elevated

Elevation

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The internal skeleton

Endoskeleton

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*The capacity or power to do work such as the capacity to move an object (of a given mass) by the application of force

Energy

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A person who operates or is in charge of an engine

Engineer

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The aggregate of surrounding things

Environment

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The great circle of the earth that is equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole

Equator

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To eat into or away

Erode

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An approximate calculation or judgement of the valve number quantity or extent of something

Estimate

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To change from a liquid to a gas

Evaporation

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A hard outer structure such as the shell on an insect or crustacean that provides protection or support for an organism

Exoskeleton

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To get larger

Expand

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An animal that dies out completely

Extinct

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Threadlike piece

Fiber

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Action or process of moving through the air

Flight

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Move or hover slowly and lightly in a liquid or the air

Float

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The blossom of a plant

Flower

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A system interlocking and independent food chains the natural interconnection of food chains

Food web

74

Push/pull

Force

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An area that is dense with trees and other plants

Forest

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The remains of people plant and/or animals

Fossil

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To become hardened into ice or into a solid body

Freeze

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The action of one surface or object rubbing against another

Friction

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A mushroom

Fungus

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*A group of solar systems

*a system of millions or billions of stars together with gas and dust held together by gravitational attraction

Galaxy

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State of matter consisting of particles that have neither a defined volume nor defined shape

Gas

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Someone who studies rocks

Geologist

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To begin to grow or develop

Germinate

84

The paired respiratory organ of fishes and some amphibians by which oxygen is extracted from water

Gills

85

A term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the earths climate

Global warming

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A large open Area of country covered with grass especially when used for grazing

Grassland

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The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth or toward any other physical body having mass

Gravity

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*a phenomenon in which the planets atmospheric gases allow incoming sunlight to pass through but retain much of the heat radiated back from the planets surface

*the process by which radiation from the atmosphere

*when gases get stuck in the solar system

Greenhouse effect

89

The natural home or environment of an animal plant or other organism

Habitat

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*the quality of being hot

*hot temperatures

Heat

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An animal that feeds on plants

Herbivore

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A quantity representing the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere or a gas

Humidity

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A rich soil

Humus

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A storm with a violent wind in particular

Hurricane

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Frozen water

Ice

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Formed from the solidification of motion rock mineral

Igneous rock

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A small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings

Insect

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The connection made between the bones and the body

Joints

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An organ that holds water

Kidney

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A flat surface attached to a plant

Leaf

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Rigid bar resting on a pivot used to help move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other

Lever

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Raise to a high lever of position

Lift

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Something that makes vision possible

Light

104

A sudden electrical discharge during an electrical storm

Lightning

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A phase of matter in which atoms or molecules that can move freely while remaining in contact with another

Liquid

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An object that attracts metal and attracts opposite force and repels the same

Magnet

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Warm blooded vertebrae animal of milk by females for the nourishment of the young and typically the birth of love young

Mammal

108

A diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea

Map

109

Solid/liquid/gas

Matter

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The assignment of a number to a characteristic of an object or event

Measure

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Become liquified by heat

Melt

112

A lot of rocks formed together by heat and pressure

Metamorphic rock

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A profound change in the form one stage to the next in the cycle of an organism

Metamorphosis

114

The biggest meteor shower of the season

Meteor

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The fundamental unit of length in the metric system equal to 100 centimeters

Meter

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To move from one region or habitat to another especially regularly according to the seasons

Migrate

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A substance obtained by mining a ore

Mineral

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Contains two or more substances that are not chemically combined

Mixture

119

Small part of something

Molecule

120

*The natural satellite of earth by reflecting light from the sun

*giant rock in space

*nighttime

Moon

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The action or process of moving or being moved

Motion

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A band or bundle of tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body

Muscle

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The doctrine that mutual dependence is necessary to social well being

Mutualism

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A very large expansion of sea in particular each of the main areas into which the sea is divided geographically

Ocean

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An animal or person that eats food both if plans and meat

Omnivore

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The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star planet or moon

Orbit

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A collection of tissues joined in a structural unit

Organ

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An individual animal plant or single celled life

Organism

129

A type of zoologist who focuses on birds

Ornithologist

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A colorless odorless reactive gas forms about 20 percent of the earths atmosphere and is the most abundant element in the earths crust

Oxygen

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Has two or more paths for a current flow through

Parallel circuit

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An organism that lives in or on another organism

Parasite

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A weight hung from a fixed point

Pendulum

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The process in which plants use sunlight to make their own food

Photosynthesis

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A scientist that specializes in physics

Physicist

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A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star

Planet

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An area of relatively level high ground

Plateau

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A substance that is capable of causing illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed

Poison

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Either of the two similar points on another planet

Pole

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The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects

Pollution

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A rock or other material that have spaces or holes in them

Porous

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A tract of grassland meadow

Prairie

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Rain snow sleet or hail that falls to the ground

Precipitation

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An animal that naturally preys on others

Predator

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Nutrients found in food is a necessary part of the diet and is essential for normal cell structure and function

Protein

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To exert force typically by taking hold of them in order to move or try to move them toward oneself or the origin of the force

Pull

147

The amour of material

Quantity

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A hard silica mineral found worldwide in many different types of rocks including sandstone and granite

Quartz

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*The act or process of radiating

*emission of energy in the form of waves or particles

Radiation

150

To treat or process so as to make suitable for reuse

Recycle

151

To push back or away by a force as one body acting upon another

Repel

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*a cold blooded creature

*cold blooded vertebrae class that includes snakes lizards crocodiles turtles and tortoises they have dry scaly skin and typically lay soft shelled eggs on land

Reptiles

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The refusal to accept to prevent something by action or argument

Resistance

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Move in a circle on a central axis

Revolve

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A natural stream of water fairly large size flowing in a definite course of channels

River

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A rocket is a missile spacecraft aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine

Rocket

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The organ of a plant that typically lies below

Roots

158

The action of rotating around an axis or center

Rotation

159

The water in your mouth

Saliva

160

The instrument for weighing

Scale

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A type of fastener or bolt typically made of metal

Screw

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One of the four periods of the year

Season

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*One of the 3 main types of rocks

*type of rock that has formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment

*often deposited in layers

Sedimentary rock

164

The fertilized matured ovule of a plant containing an embryo or baby plant

Seed

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A circuit designed so that a current can only flow into one path

Series circuit

166

A dark area shape produced by your body coming between rays of light and a surface

Shadow

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*the soft outer covering of your body

*the largest organ

Skin

168

When a problem is solved

Solution

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A wave that is formed when a sound is made and that moves through the air and carries the sound to your ear

Sound wave

170

Three dimensional area around you including the universe

Space

171

A small membranous protrusion from a neuron dendrite

Spine

172

A fixed luminous point in the night sky that is large remote incandescent body like the sun

Star

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Electric charge that has accumulated on an object

Static

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The long green attachment to a plant that transfers nutrients through the plant

Stem

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An organ in the digestive system on the left side of the body behind the lower rib cage that receives chewed food from the esophagus

Stomach

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A sweet crystalline substance

Sugar

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The star around which the earth orbits

Sun

178

The daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon as a result of earths rotation

Sunset

179

What contains the taste of food

Taste buds

180

*plural of tooth

*a bone you use to chew

Teeth

181

An optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer

Telescope

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The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment

Temperature

183

An instrument for measuring and indicating temperature

Thermometer

184

A loud rumbling or clashing noise heard after a lightning flash due to the expansion of rapidly heated air

Thunder

185

A mobile destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel shaped cloud

Tornado

186

*A physical vector quantity both magnitude and direction are needed to define its speed

*a high wind

*rapidly of motion or operation swiftness

*speed

Velocity

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To move rhythmically and steadily to and fro

Vibrate

188

The amount of space that a substance can hold

Volume

189

To decrease in strength

Waning

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When a warm air mass pushes a cold air mass

Warm front

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Have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated increasing its apparent size

Waxing

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The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat dryness sunshine wind rain

Weather

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A simple lifting machine consisting of a rope that unwinds from a wheel onto a cylindrical drum of shaft to provide a mechanical advantage

Wheel & axle

194

The level below which the ground is saturated with water

Water table

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The pull of gravity on an object

Mass

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A community of animals plants or humans among whose members interbreeding occurs

Population

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Animal or human that can be eaten by an animal

Prey

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Organisms that produce food through photosynthesis

Producer

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The upper layer of the earth where plants grow

Soil

200

One of the states of matter it has a fixed shape and a fixed volume

Solid