6th grade Science vocabulary

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Unit 1

                                                              

Chapter 1

Section 1

  1. science
  2. technology

Section 2

  1. scientific method
  2. observation
  3. inference
  4. hypothesis
  5. independent variable
  6. dependent variable
  7. constant
  8. control

                                                              

Chapter 2

Section 1

  1. measurement
  2. estimation

Section 2

  1. SI
  2. meter
  3. mass
  4. kilogram
  5. Kelvin
  6. rate

Section 3

  1. table
  2. graph
  3. line graph
  4. bar graph
  5. circle graph

                                                              

Chapter 3

Section 1

  1. matter
  2. atom
  3. law of conservation of matter
  4. electron
  5. nucleus
  6. proton
  7. neutron

Section 2

  1. element
  2. atomic number
  3. atomic mass
  4. isotope
  5. mass number
  6. metal
  7. nonmetal
  8. metalloid

Section 3

  1. substance
  2. compound
  3. law of definite proportions
  4. mixture

                                                              

Chapter 4

Section 1

  1. physical property
  2. state of matter
  3. density
  4. chemical property

Section 2

  1. physical change
  2. chemical change

Unit 2

                                                              

Chapter 5

Section 1

  1. energy
  2. kinetic energy
  3. potential energy
  4. law of conservation of energy

Section 2

  1. temperature
  2. thermal energy
  3. heat
  4. radiation
  5. conduction
  6. convection

Section 3

  1. chemical energy

                                                              

Chapter 6

Section 1

  1. average speed
  2. rate
  3. acceleration

Section 2

  1. gravity
  2. force
  3. weight
  4. normal force
  5. balanced forces
  6. inertia
  7. mass

Section 3

  1. Newton's law of motion
  2. friction

                                                              

Chapter 7

Section 1

  1. work
  2. power

Section 2

  1. simple machine
  2. compound machine
  3. effort force
  4. mechanical advantage
  5. inclined plane
  6. wedge
  7. screw
  8. lever
  9. fulcrum
  10. wheel and axle
  11. pulley
  12. efficiency

Unit 3

                                                              

Chapter 8

Section 1

  1. plain
  2. plateau
  3. folded mountain
  4. upwarped mountain
  5. volcanic mountain

Section 2

  1. equator
  2. latitude
  3. prime meridian
  4. longitude
  5. International Date Line

Section 3

  1. Mercator projection
  2. Robinson projection
  3. conic projection
  4. topographic map
  5. contour line
  6. contour interval
  7. map scale
  8. map legend
  9. remote sensing

                                                              

Chapter 9

Section 1

  1. mineral
  2. crystal
  3. magma
  4. silicate

Section 2

  1. hardness
  2. luster
  3. streak
  4. cleavage
  5. fracture

Section 3

  1. gem
  2. ore

                                                              

Chapter 10

Section 1

  1. rock
  2. rock cycle

Section 2

  1. igneous rock
  2. lava
  3. intrusive
  4. extrusive
  5. basaltic
  6. granitic

Section 3

  1. metamorphic rock
  2. foliated
  3. nonfoliated

Section 4

  1. sedimentary rock
  2. sediment
  3. compaction
  4. cementation

                                                              

Chapter 11

Section 1

  1. fossil fuel
  2. pollution
  3. acid rain
  4. nonrenewable

Section 2

  1. renewable
  2. solar energy
  3. hydroelectric power
  4. geothermal energy
  5. nuclear energy

Section 3

  1. groundwater
  2. point source
  3. nonpoint source

Section 4

  1. conservation
  2. ore

Unit 4

                                                              

Chapter 12

Section 1

  1. troposphere
  2. ionosphere
  3. ozone layer
  4. ultraviolet radiation
  5. chlorofluorocarbon

Section 2

  1. radiation
  2. conduction
  3. convection
  4. hydrosphere
  5. water cycle

Section 3

  1. Coriolis effect
  2. jet stream
  3. sea breeze
  4. land breeze

                                                              

Chapter 13

Section 1

  1. weather
  2. humidity
  3. relative humidity
  4. dew point
  5. fog
  6. precipitation

Section 2

  1. air mass
  2. front
  3. tornado
  4. Doppler radar
  5. hurricane

Section 3

  1. meteorologist
  2. station model
  3. isotherm
  4. isobar

                                                              

Chapter 14

Section 1

  1. climate
  2. tropics
  3. polar zone
  4. temperate zone

Section 2

  1. adaptation
  2. hibernation

Section 3

  1. season
  2. El Nino
  3. greenhouse effect
  4. global warming
  5. deforestation

Unit 5

                                                              

Chapter 15

Section 1

  1. compound light microscope
  2. electron microscope
  3. cell theory

Section 2

  1. cell membrane
  2. nucleus
  3. chromatin
  4. cytoplasm
  5. organelle
  6. endoplasmic reticulum
  7. ribosome
  8. Golgi body
  9. mitochondria
  10. lysosome
  11. cell wall
  12. chloroplast
  13. tissue
  14. organ

Section 3

  1. virus
  2. host cell
  3. vaccine

                                                              

Chapter 16

Section 1

  1. classify
  2. taxonomy
  3. kingdom
  4. binomial nomenclature
  5. genus
  6. species

Section 2

  1. phylogeny
  2. phylum
  3. division
  4. class
  5. order
  6. family

Section 3

  1. dichotomous key

                                                              

Chapter 17

Section 1

  1. flagella
  2. fission
  3. aerobe
  4. anaerobe

Section 2

  1. saprophyte
  2. nitrogen-fixing bacteria
  3. pathogen
  4. antibiotic
  5. vaccine
  6. toxin
  7. endospore

                                                              

Chapter 18

Section 1

  1. protist
  2. algae
  3. protozoans
  4. pseudopods
  5. cilia

Section 2

  1. hyphae
  2. spore
  3. budding
  4. lichen

Unit 6

                                                              

Chapter 19

Section 1

  1. cellulose
  2. cuticle
  3. vascular plant
  4. nonvascular plant

Section 2

  1. rhizoid
  2. pioneer species

Section 3

  1. xylem
  2. phloem
  3. cambium
  4. stomata
  5. guard cell
  6. gymnosperm
  7. angiosperm
  8. monocot
  9. dicot

                                                              

Chapter 20

Section 1

  1. vertebrate
  2. invertebrate
  3. symmetry

Section 2

  1. cnidarian
  2. polyp
  3. medusa
  4. free-living
  5. parasite

Section 3

  1. mollusk
  2. mantle
  3. gills
  4. radula
  5. open circulatory system
  6. closed circulatory system

Section 4

  1. arthropod
  2. appendage
  3. exoskeleton
  4. metamorphosis

                                                              

Chapter 21

Section 1

  1. chordate
  2. endoskeleton
  3. ectotherm
  4. endotherm
  5. fish
  6. fin
  7. cartilage

Section 2

  1. amphibian
  2. hibernation
  3. estivation
  4. reptile

Section 3

  1. bird
  2. contour feather
  3. down feather

Section 4

  1. mammal
  2. monotreme
  3. marsupial
  4. placental mammal
  5. herbivore
  6. carnivore
  7. omnivore

                                                              

Chapter 22

Section 1

  1. behavior
  2. innate behavior
  3. reflex
  4. instinct
  5. imprinting
  6. conditioning

Section 2

  1. territory
  2. aggression
  3. courtship behavior
  4. social behavior
  5. society
  6. pheromone
  7. cyclic behavior
  8. hibernation
  9. migration