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4th Grade Science Vocabulary Words & Flashcards

4th Grade Science Vocabulary Words & Flashcards
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State the phases of the lunar cycle in the order they occur.
New moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent.
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Lunar cycle
One full orbit of the moon around the Earth. One lunar cycle is a little more than 27 days in length.
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Lunar
Relating to the moon.
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Hereditary
The capability of passing characteristics naturally from parents to their offspring.
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Gravity
An invisible force exhibited by a body with mass that pulls objects to its center.
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Friction
The physical resistance that can occur when one object moves across the surface of another.
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Evaporation
The process by which gas is transformed from liquid because of an increase in temperature
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Erosion
The disappearance of land (like soil or sand) as a result of rain, wind or water washing it away.
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Endangered
Failing to thrive and at risk of extinction (dying out). Generally applied to species; for example, the Blue Whale and the Giant Panda.
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Edible
Something that can be eaten
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Earth's layers
The core, mantle, and crust
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Condensation
Water droplets that are formed when humid air reaches a cold surface (gas vapors changing to a liquid form).
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Cell
The smallest working part of an organism.
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Amphibians
Creatures who characteristically have cold blood and a backbone, that are born in water but live on land as adults.
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Adaptations
The developments that happen over time within plants and animals that help them to exist and flourish in their environmental setting.
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This flashcard set covers many terms and concepts found in 4th grade science classes. Learning science is similar to learning a new language, so using these flashcards will help you become familiar with new vocabulary and knowledge. Whether you are entering 4th grade, preparing for a quiz, or just looking to expand your understanding of science or scientific skills, these flashcards will provide you with an effective way to review and quiz yourself!

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Adaptations
The developments that happen over time within plants and animals that help them to exist and flourish in their environmental setting.
Amphibians
Creatures who characteristically have cold blood and a backbone, that are born in water but live on land as adults.
Cell
The smallest working part of an organism.
Condensation
Water droplets that are formed when humid air reaches a cold surface (gas vapors changing to a liquid form).
Earth's layers
The core, mantle, and crust
Edible
Something that can be eaten
Endangered
Failing to thrive and at risk of extinction (dying out). Generally applied to species; for example, the Blue Whale and the Giant Panda.
Erosion
The disappearance of land (like soil or sand) as a result of rain, wind or water washing it away.
Evaporation
The process by which gas is transformed from liquid because of an increase in temperature
Friction
The physical resistance that can occur when one object moves across the surface of another.
Gravity
An invisible force exhibited by a body with mass that pulls objects to its center.
Hereditary
The capability of passing characteristics naturally from parents to their offspring.
Lunar
Relating to the moon.
Lunar cycle
One full orbit of the moon around the Earth. One lunar cycle is a little more than 27 days in length.
State the phases of the lunar cycle in the order they occur.
New moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and waning crescent.
Mammals
Warm-blooded vertebrates that usually have fur or hair. They give birth to live young, which are fed by their mothers' milk.
Parallel circuit
A closed circuit that divides into two or more paths before reuniting and closing the circuit.
Pitch
Used to describe the highness or lowness of a sound based on its wave frequency.
Renewable
A resource that can be used without end, typically either by re-using it or re-growing it.
Reptiles
Cold-blooded vertebrates. They generally lay eggs to reproduce. They have dry skin with scales, like snakes and geckos.
Series circuit
A closed circuit; it follows only one path.
Simple machines
Mechanical devices that make work easier by requiring less force to do more work; there are six simple machines (such as a wedge and a lever).
Solar energy
Power that's derived from the sun's rays (heat or light).
Solution
A mixture of two or more substances. A solution contains two parts: a solute and a solvent.
Threatened
Generally used to describe a species vulnerable to becoming endangered.
Thriving
Being well-suited to a particular environment; for example, cacti are thriving in the desert even though there isn't much water.
Trait/characteristic
A feature or a quality that is true of a particular species, person, place, or thing.
Identify this animal as either amphibian, reptile or mammal.
This frog is an amphibian.
Identify this animal as either amphibian, reptile or mammal.
This chameleon (type of lizard) is a reptile.
Identify this animal as either amphibian, reptile or mammal.
This kangaroo is a mammal.

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