6th Grade Word List - 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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 6th Grade: 6th Grade Word List - Science (List 1)
amplitude
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the maximum displacement of a periodic wave; greatness of magnitude
atmosphere
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the mass of air surrounding the Earth; a particular environment or surrounding influence; the weather or climate at some place
atoms
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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.
balanced
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hold or carry in equilibrium
biosphere
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the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
cells
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the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed
commensalism
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the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it
conservation of energy
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the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes
dependent variable
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a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends on the independent variable
electric current
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a flow of electricity through a conductor
electrical energy
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energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
electromagnet
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a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
electromagnetic spectrum
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the entire range of wavelengths of all known electromagnetic radiations extending from gamma rays through visible light, infrared, and radio waves, to X-rays
energy pyramid
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graphical representation used for showing the biomass or productivity at each tropical level in a given ecosystem
energy transformation
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the process of changing one form of energy to another
food web
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a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
forms of energy
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in the context of physical sciences, identify energy as forms as Kinetic, Potential, and more.
geosphere
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the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
hydrosphere
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watery layer of the earth's surface
independent variable
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a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
magnetic field
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the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle
mutualism
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the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
parasitism
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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)
reflection
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image of something as reflected by mirror; remark expressing careful consideration
refraction
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turning or bending of any wave, such as light or sound wave, when it passes from one medium into another of different optical density
relative age
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the age of a rock or formation given relative to other rocks or formation, usually defined as a zone fossil name
sedimentary rocks
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rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
technology
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application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives
unbalanced forces
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tension is the pulling force exerted by a string, cable, chain, or similar solid object on another object
wave
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a movement up and down or back and forth; something that rises rapidly
wave length
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the distance from a point or phase in a wave to the nearest point at which the same phase occurs