4th Grade Cards - Science

Words for students of 4th Grade, the page is for science words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 4th Grade academic classes.
 4th Grade Cards - Science (click the card to toggle it.)
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adaptation
the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
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calorie
unit of heat; unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree
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carbohydrate
essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals
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carnivore
any animal that feeds on flesh
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circuit
electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
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climate
weather condition; atmosphere; environment
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composition
a mixture of ingredients; the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
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conductor
a device designed to transmit electricity, heat; person who collects fares on a public conveyance
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electricity
energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor; a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
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energy
exertion of force; capacity for work or vigorous activity; usable heat or power
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geology
science which treats the structure and mineral constitution of the globe
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herbivore
any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
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igneous
produced under conditions involving intense heat
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insulator
a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
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magnetism
attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets
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metamorphic
characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance
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mineral
solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition; composed of matter other than plant or animal
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nutrient
nourishing substance; source of nourishment, especially nourishing ingredient in a food
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omnivore
a person who eats all kinds of foods; an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
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poles
one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
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predator
animal that lives by preying on other animals; person who robs or exploits others
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prey
target of a hunt; animal hunted or caught for food
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protein
any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells
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sedimentary
resembling or formed by the accumulation of sediment; form of rock made by the deposition and compression of small particles