6th Grade Cards - Science

Words for students of 6th Grade, the page is for science words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 6th Grade academic classes.
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amplitude
the maximum displacement of a periodic wave; greatness of magnitude
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atmosphere
the mass of air surrounding the Earth; a particular environment or surrounding influence; the weather or climate at some place
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atoms
the smallest possible amount of matter which still retains its identity as a chemical element, now known to consist of a nucleus surrounded by electrons.
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balanced
hold or carry in equilibrium
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biosphere
the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
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cells
the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed
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commensalism
the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it
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conservation of energy
the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes
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dependent variable
a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable
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electric current
a flow of electricity through a conductor
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electrical energy
energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
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electromagnet
a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
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electromagnetic spectrum
the entire range of wavelengths of all known electromagnetic radiations extending from gamma rays through visible light, infrared, and radio waves, to X-rays
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energy pyramid
graphical representation used for showing the biomass or productivity at each tropical level in a given ecosystem
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energy transformation
the process of changing one form of energy to another
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food web
a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
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forms of energy
in the context of physical sciences, identify energy as forms as Kinetic, Potential, and more.
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geosphere
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
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hydrosphere
watery layer of the earth's surface
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independent variable
a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
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magnetic field
the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
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mutualism
the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
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parasitism
the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)
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reflection
image of something as reflected by mirror; remark expressing careful consideration
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refraction
turning or bending of any wave, such as light or sound wave, when it passes from one medium into another of different optical density
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relative age
the age of a rock or formation given relative to other rocks or formation, usually defined as a zone fossil name
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sedimentary rocks
rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
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technology
application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives
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unbalanced forces
tension is the pulling force exerted by a string, cable, chain, or similar solid object on another object
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wave
a movement up and down or back and forth; something that rises rapidly
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wave length
the distance from a point or phase in a wave to the nearest point at which the same phase occurs