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Science Vocabulary

English Language Arts, Grade 2

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SCIENCE VOCABULARY What are some spelling and vocabulary words for second grade science? Seed - the part of a plant that can grow into a new plant. Roots - parts of a plant that take in nutrients and water from the soil. Leaves - the parts of a plant that make the food. Stems - parts of plants that move water and nutrients from the roots to the rest of the plant. Nutrients - nourishment for a plant made from decaying leaves and animals in soil. Germination - the process of a seed growing into a plant Erosion - the process in which wind, rain, ice, and water break down rocks into soil. Wind - air that is moving Thermometer - a tool to measure heat and cold Water cycle - the movement of water from liquid to vapor and back to liquid through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation Condensation - gas changes to liquid Evaporation - liquid changes to a gas or a vapor Precipitation - water that falls to the earth as rain, sleet, snow or hail Matter - anything that takes up space and has mass. It can be solid, liquid, or gas Solid - a form of matter with a definite size and shape (ice, rock, wood) Liquid - a form of matter that can flow to fit any container (water, juice, blood) Gas - a form of matter that can fill any container but may be invisible. (fumes, oxygen, helium) Properties - words used to classify and identify matter. (red, large, round, soft) © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Balance - a tool to compare the mass of objects. Mass - amount of matter in an object. Star - a huge ball of super-hot gas. Our sun is a star. Planet - a solid, liquid, or gas body that orbits a star Gravity - a force on the earth that pulls on objects Orbit - the path of one object around another. Planets follow a path around the sun. Revolve - to make one trip around an object. A year is the time it takes a planet to make one revolution around the sun. Rotate - to move around an axis. It takes the earth 24 hours to make one rotation around its axis. Axis - an imaginary line through the earth from the top (North Pole) to the bottom (South Pole) Solar system - any star and all the objects that orbit it. The sun, planets, and asteroids are a solar system. Constellation - a group of stars that seem to form a pattern or picture in the sky. Mammal - a warm blooded animal with fur or skin that produces live babies. (human, horse, dog) Reptile - cold blooded animal with scales. Reptiles lay eggs. (lizard, snake, dinosaur) Amphibian - an animal that lives in water during its early stages and on land as an adult. ( frog, salamander) Dinosaur - large extinct reptile Carnivore - any animal that eats mostly meat Omnivore - any animal that eats both plants and animals Herbivore - any animal that eats mostly plants Fossils - remains of a plant or animal preserved in rock © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Try this! Fill in the blank with the correct word. 1. A plant makes its own food in the _______ ( leaves, stems, roots.) 2. A _________ is a tool to measure heat and cold. ( balance, axis, thermometer) 3. Water falls to the earth as rain or snow in __________. (evaporation, condensation, precipitation) 4. A _______ is a form of matter with a definite size and shape. (solid, liquid, gas) 5. A planet’s path around the sun is its ________ ( mass, orbit, axis) © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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