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					Sixth Grade Science TCAP Vocabulary

Completion
Complete each statement.

  1. Application of science to make useful products and tools, such as computers.

  2. A Piece of rock or metal made up of material similar to that which formed the
     planets; mostly found between Mars and Jupiter.

  3. A strong outlook or opinion which would cause a scientist to expect certain results
     from his/her investigation.

  4. Large geographic areas with similar climates and ecosystems; includes tundra,
     taiga, desert, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rain forest, tropical rain forest
     and grassland.

  5. Part of the earth that supports life, Earth’s top portion of the crust, the atmosphere
     and all the water on Earth’s surface.

  6. Non-living, physical features of the environment including air, water, sunlight, soil,
     temperature and climate

  7. The process of convection (the transfer of heat by the flow of material) circulating
     heat throughout the atmosphere. Cold air sinks which pushes the warm air to rise
     thus creating a convection of current.

  8. The ability to do work

  9. Depends on an objects mass and its height above the earth.

 10. Changing energy from one form to another.

 11. Instrument that measures temperature and relative humidity

 12. The part or parts of an experiment that do not change

 13. Features of the environment that are alive or once were alive.

 14. An original model on which something is patterned.

 15. Energy that is stored as chemical bonds. When chemicals are broken apart and
     new chemicals are formed, some of this energy can be released.
16. Organisms that eat dead organisms.

17. When average weather conditions of an area no longer fit a normal pattern, this
    would include wind, temperature, rainfall or other types of precipitation such as
    snow or sleet no longer fit a certain pattern.

18. Contains a source of electrical energy and a conductor. Electric current flows as
    long as none of the wires are disconnected or broken. Thus completing a circuit.

19. Daily rise and fall in sea level caused, for the most part, by the interaction of gravity
    in the Earth-Moon system.

20. What is a factor in an experiment called?

21. A factor that purposely is changed by the experimenter.

22. A factor that may change as a result of changes to the independent variable is
    called the__?

23. A mass movement or flow of ocean water

24. Having the quality or power of conducting or transmitting electricity, heat or sound.

25. Materials or objects in which electrical currents are able to flow through.

26. A set of guidelines, step, and procedures used to determine what one is trying to
    measure, solve or prove.

27. Reasoning that assumes one event or condition can bring about another.


28. An instrument for determining atmospheric humidity by the reading of two
    thermometers, the bulb of one being kept moist and ventilated


29. A predefined written procedural method in the design and implementation of
    experiments
30. Information that is gathered through the use of instruments pertaining to and about
    conditions relating to weather.
T-Cap Vocabulary Word Bank
Chemical Potential Energy    Abiotic

Scavengers                   Atmospheric Convection

Meteorological Data          Energy

Protocol                     Gravitational Potential Energy

Climate Change               Energy Transformation

Simple Circuit               Hygrometer

Tides

Psychrometer

Cause and Effect

Criteria

Variable

Electrical Conductor

Conductivity

Independent Variable

Dependent Variable

Ocean Current

Technology

Asteroid

Bias

Biome

Prototype

Biotic

Control

Biosphere
Sixth Grade Science TCAP Vocabulary Answer Section

COMPLETION

    1.   ANS:       Technology
    2.   ANS:       Asteroid
    3.   ANS:       Bias
    4.   ANS:       Biome
    5.   ANS:       Biosphere
    6.   ANS:       Abiotic
    7.   ANS:       Atmospheric convection
    8.   ANS:       Energy
    9.   ANS:       Gravitational Potential Energy
   10.   ANS:       Energy Transformation
   11.   ANS:       Hygrometer
   12.   ANS:       Control
   13.   ANS:       Biotic
   14.   ANS:       Prototype
   15.   ANS:       Chemical Potential Energy
   16.   ANS:       Scavengers
   17.   ANS:       Climate change
   18.   ANS:       Simple circuit
   19.   ANS:       Tides
   20.   ANS:       Variable
   21.   ANS:       Independent Variable
   22.   ANS:       Dependent Variable
   23.   ANS:       Ocean Current
   24.   ANS:       Conductivity
   25.   ANS:       Electrical Conductor
   26.   ANS:       Criteria
   27.   ANS:       Cause and effect
   28.   ANS:       Psychrometer
   29.   ANS:       Protocol
   30.   ANS:       Meteorological data

				
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