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5th Grade Science Vocabulary List & Flashcards

5th Grade Science Vocabulary List & Flashcards
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Trees, grass, and all other flowering plants that have structures to carry water through them
vascular
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Warm-blooded vertebrates that have hair or fur, feed their young with milk, and give birth to live young
mammals
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Cold-blooded vertebrates that are covered in scales and lay eggs
reptiles
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A type of vertebrate that can survive on land or in the water and usually goes through a metamorphosis
amphibian
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Creatures that do not have spines or backbones. Most creatures on Earth are part of this group.
invertebrates
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The study of living things
life science or biology
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Creatures that have spines or backbones
vertebrates
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The study of earthquakes
seismology
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Landform caused when sand is trapped against an object after being blown by wind
sand dune
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Landform seen where a river joins with a larger body of water that is formed by deposits of sediment
delta
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The study of our planet and the ways it is formed and broken down
Earth science
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A volcano is an example of this kind of process
constructive process
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An earthquake is an example of this kind of process
destructive process
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The act of wearing something down by exposing it to water, air or some other source
weathering
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The action that moves material, such as rock or soil, from one location to another
erosion
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A process that breaks down parts of the earth, such as earthquakes or erosion
destructive process
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The process of building new land, such as through volcanoes or silt deposits
constructive processes
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Flashcard Content Overview

Part of learning 5th grade science includes discovering lots of new terminology! You will learn new terms from several different branches of science, including physical, biology, chemistry and ecology. You will also dive into our world, our bodies, and our role on this planet! Use this set of flashcards to refresh your memory of science terms or prepare to head into 5th grade!

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The process of building new land, such as through volcanoes or silt deposits
constructive processes
A process that breaks down parts of the earth, such as earthquakes or erosion
destructive process
The action that moves material, such as rock or soil, from one location to another
erosion
The act of wearing something down by exposing it to water, air or some other source
weathering
An earthquake is an example of this kind of process
destructive process
A volcano is an example of this kind of process
constructive process
The study of our planet and the ways it is formed and broken down
Earth science
Landform seen where a river joins with a larger body of water that is formed by deposits of sediment
delta
Landform caused when sand is trapped against an object after being blown by wind
sand dune
The study of earthquakes
seismology
Creatures that have spines or backbones
vertebrates
The study of living things
life science or biology
Creatures that do not have spines or backbones. Most creatures on Earth are part of this group.
invertebrates
A type of vertebrate that can survive on land or in the water and usually goes through a metamorphosis
amphibian
Cold-blooded vertebrates that are covered in scales and lay eggs
reptiles
Warm-blooded vertebrates that have hair or fur, feed their young with milk, and give birth to live young
mammals
Trees, grass, and all other flowering plants that have structures to carry water through them
vascular
Non-flowering plants, such as moss, that do not have structures to carry water
nonvascular
This structure, labeled by a 1, is the part of an animal cell that separates the contents inside the cell from those on the outside.
cell membrane
This structure, labeled by a 2, is a rigid outside layer found in plant cells.
cell wall
The structure labeled in the diagram by a 3 is the 'brain' of a cell and controls all of its functions
nucleus
All of the parts of the inside of animal or plant cells float in this gel-like liquid marked by a 4 in the diagram
cytoplasm
This part of a plant cell, labeled with a 5 in the diagram, is where chlorophyll is found and photosynthesis happens
chloroplast
Rubbing a balloon on your hair might sometimes cause this build up of friction and make sparks!
static electricty
The kind of magnet in which a magnetic field is produced by an electric current
electromagnet
A material that allows heat and electricity to flow freely
conductor
A material that does not allow heat or electricity to flow
insulator
The smallest amount of things needed to make an electrical circuit
simple circuit
The state of matter in which the particles cannot move around well and are tightly packed
solid
The state of matter in which the particles can move around and take the shape of their container
liquid
The state of matter in which the particles are spaced very far apart
gas
A cycle of plants and animals that eat each other for energy
food chain
These organisms, such as plants, make energy for other living things
producers
These organisms, like humans, use the energy made by other organisms by eating them
consumers
Organisms, such as fungi, that get their energy from eating things that have died and returning nutrients to the ground
decomposers

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