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5th Grade Science Vocabulary

Across
Sequence of events that are continuously repeating
Equipment used for eye protection in an experiment
Uses renewable energy resources to produce electricity. These include solar, wind, hydroelectricity, geothermal, and biofuels
Formed by water weathering and eroding sediment from a flat piece of land; has steep sides and usually has a river running through it
The spinning of an object on its axis
The process of sediment building up in layers in a new place by wind, water, and ice
Average weather pattern of a particular place over a long period of time; 30 years
Dry
A triangular-shaped landform formed by the deposition of sediment by water at the mouth of a river
The process of breaking down rock into smaller pieces (sediments) by wind, water, and ice
Resources that cannot be replaced within a short period of time; they take millions of years to form
The study of the natural world through observation and investigation
A large body of slow moving ice; these are responsible for creating u-shaped valleys
The process by which a liquid changes to a gas; with water, that gas is called water vapor
Evaporation from the leaves of plants
Also called petroleum; a fossil fuel formed from dead algae and plankton in the ocean; this is burned as gasoline
The change from gas to liquid as a result of cooling and condensing
Down
A fossil fuel formed from dead plant materials in swamps; this is burned to make electricity
Resources that can be easily replaced within a short period of time; these include water, wind/air, soil, sunlight, heat from the Earth, plants, and animals
Condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place; today, this week
A natural physical feature on Earth’s surface made of land
The gathering or collecting of water in the water cycle. This includes runoff, infiltration of water by the earth, and groundwater
A fossil fuel formed from dead algae and plankton in the ocean; this is used for cooking and heating our homes.
Rock that forms when layers of sediment get compacted and cemented together over millions of years
Sediment layers being pressed together (compression) by the weight and pressure of layers being added on top
The thing that changes in an experiment
Liquid or frozen water that falls to the surface of Earth from clouds in the form of rain, sleet, snow, hail
One complete orbit of a planet around the sun, or the moon around the Earth
The process by which sediments are carried away from their original location by wind, water, and ice
Death of an entire species
The line around which the Earth rotates; the Earth is tilted at 23.5 degrees
The path of an object around another object