Scientific WOW Words

STUDY AND REVIEW WORDS OF THE WEEK ALL YEAR!

August 27

Weather- day to day conditions outside


September 3
Climate- typical weather conditions over time


September 10
Forecast- a prediction of future weather events


September 17
Humidity- the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere (air)


September 24
Air Pressure- the weight of the air


October 1
Jet Stream- fast moving cold air traveling from West to East


October 8
Gulf Stream- warm flow of water up the East coast of the United States


October 15
Cumulus- clouds that look like cotton balls and bring partly cloudy skies


October 22

Cirrus- thin and wispy clouds high in the atmosphere


October 29
Stratus- low, gray clouds that can bring precipitation


November 5
Evaporation- the heating of water changing from a liquid to a gas


November 12
Condensation- the cooling of water changing from a gas to a liquid


November 19
Air Mass- large body of air with the same temperature and moisture


November 26
Fronts- where a warm and cold air mass meet


December 3
Cold Front- cold air mass replaces a warm air mass


December 10
Warm Front- warm air mass replaces a cold air mass


December 17
El Nino- a climate pattern that brings warmer weather and more precipitation


January 1
La Nina- a climate pattern that brings cooler weather and less precipitation


January 7
Force- a push or pull on an object


January 14
Motion- the movement of changing location from one place to another


January 21
Push- the act of moving something away


January 28
Pull- movement towards another object


February 4
Unbalanced Force- forces that are not equal, causing an object to move


February 11
Balanced Force- forces that are equal, causing an object to stay the same


February 18
Thrust- to push something suddenly or with force


February 25
Gravity- a force that pulls things towards the Earth or each other


March 4

Weight- the amount of mass in an object


March 11
Energy- the power to make something work or be active


March 18
Mass- the amount of material in an object


March 25
Interaction- one object affecting another object


March 31
Resistance- a force that slows down a moving object


April 8
Friction- a surface’s fight against motion


April 15
Traction- a force that causes things to stick


April 22
Drag- a force that slows down an object


May 6
Momentum- the power of speed with which something moves


May 13
Speed- quick change in place or position


May 20
Velocity- how fast an object moves in a certain direction


May 27
Distance- the space between two objects


June 3
Direction- the path something moves along