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3rd Grade Science Vocabulary Words & Flashcards
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What is produced by reproduction?
Offspring.
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What are offspring?
The animals or plants that are made from parent animals or plants.
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What is the definition of inheritance?
When parents pass specific traits to their offspring.
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What is the definition of fossil?
The picture found in rocks that shows the remains of a very old plant or animal.
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What word describes when when an entire species is gone from Earth, such as dinosaurs?
Extinct.
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What is the definition of extinct?
When an entire species has died.
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What is the definition of ecosystem?
A group of plants, animals, bacteria and other forms of life that exist together with non-living things like lakes and rocks.
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What is the definition of work?
How much force is needed to move one object versus another object.
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What is the definition of unbalanced force?
When objects are pushed or pulled unequally.
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What is the definition of motion?
When an object changes position.
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What is the metal that helps pictures stick to the fridge?
Magnet.
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What is the definition of magnet?
A piece of metal that is attracted to another piece of metal; it can hold a picture on a refrigerator.
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What force keeps us from floating up in the air?
Gravity.
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What is the definition of gravity?
The force that keeps people and objects from floating away.
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Throwing a basketball into a hoop, pulling a wagon, and pushing a plate of cookies across the table to your friend, are all examples of what concept in physics?
Force.
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What is the definition of force?
A push or a pull of an object.
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A game of tug-of-war where teams are pulling with the same force is an example of what kind of force?
Balanced force.
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What is the definition of balanced force?
When objects push or pull each other with the same amount of force.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Do you want to learn a few new words that will help you understand your science lessons and science experiments? You are at the right place! This flashcard set includes information about states of matter, genetics, ecology, and more. Some words you will see are force, gravity, ecosystem, offspring, atmosphere, and climate, just to list a few. By the end of this flashcard set, you will be able to identify important terms that will help you build a foundation in science.

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What is the definition of balanced force?
When objects push or pull each other with the same amount of force.
A game of tug-of-war where teams are pulling with the same force is an example of what kind of force?
Balanced force.
What is the definition of force?
A push or a pull of an object.
Throwing a basketball into a hoop, pulling a wagon, and pushing a plate of cookies across the table to your friend, are all examples of what concept in physics?
Force.
What is the definition of gravity?
The force that keeps people and objects from floating away.
What force keeps us from floating up in the air?
Gravity.
What is the definition of magnet?
A piece of metal that is attracted to another piece of metal; it can hold a picture on a refrigerator.
What is the metal that helps pictures stick to the fridge?
Magnet.
What is the definition of motion?
When an object changes position.
What is the definition of unbalanced force?
When objects are pushed or pulled unequally.
What is the definition of work?
How much force is needed to move one object versus another object.
What is the definition of ecosystem?
A group of plants, animals, bacteria and other forms of life that exist together with non-living things like lakes and rocks.
What is the definition of extinct?
When an entire species has died.
What word describes when when an entire species is gone from Earth, such as dinosaurs?
Extinct.
What is the definition of fossil?
The picture found in rocks that shows the remains of a very old plant or animal.
What is the definition of inheritance?
When parents pass specific traits to their offspring.
What are offspring?
The animals or plants that are made from parent animals or plants.
What is produced by reproduction?
Offspring.
What is the definition of population?
The total number of people, plants, or animals that are found in one place.
What is the definition of resources?
A source of survival like water, food, shelter, or plants.
What is the definition of trait?
A feature or behavior that is passed within a species.
What is the definition of atmosphere?
The air we breathe that surrounds the Earth.
The air we breathe is part of Earth's _____.
atmosphere
What is the definition of climate?
Conditions in weather in a certain area over many years.
What is the definition of condensation?
When a gas becomes a liquid.
What term describes the cause for clouds forming in the sky?
Condensation.
What term describes when steam builds up on a surface, such as beads of water?
Condensation
What is the definition of evaporation?
When a liquid is changed into a gas.
What is the term that describes when water dries quickly and becomes gas?
Evaporation.
What is the definition of humidity?
How much water vapor is in the air.
What is the definition of precipitation?
What happens when water comes from the clouds to the Earth.
What term describes what happens when it rains?
Precipitation.
What is the water cycle?
The cycle that makes rain fall from the clouds, then evaporate back into the air to make clouds and fall again.
What is the definition of weather?
Conditions of the air above the earth, like the type of clouds or how hot or cold it is.
Identify this meteorological cycle.
Water cycle.
This image is an example of what?
Fossil.
What is the definition of friction?

Two objects that run into each other or rub against each other, and create resistance.

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