Science Terms 41-60

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Science Terms 41-60
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  1. theory
    • the best explanation currently accepted for a specific event
    • Ex: evolution is a theory, the big bang is a theory
  2. continental drift
    theory that the Earth's land masses have slowly changed location on the surface of the Earth
  3. spontaneous generation
    this disproves the theory that living organisms developed from non-living matter
  4. bias
    thinking that prevents an open minded judgement of something
  5. solid
    one of the four states of matter that refers to a substances that has a definite shape and volume
  6. liquid
    one of four states of matter that refers to a substance that has a definite volume, but takes the shape of a container
  7. gas
    one of four phases/states of matter that refers to a substance that takes both the shape and volume of the container
  8. plasma
    one of the four states of matter that does not have a definite shape or volume and whose particles have broken apart. It is composed of electrons and positiviely-charged electrons. Fire is an example
  9. boiling point
    the temperature at which a liquid heats up to change into water vapor
  10. melting point
    the temperature at which a solid changes into a liquid
  11. physical change
    changes in matter, observed or measured without changing the substance
  12. volume
    how much space an object occupies
  13. Conservation of Mass
    a science law that states during a chemical reaction, matter cannot be created or destroyed
  14. atom
    smallest whole particle of an element
  15. atom
    smallest whole particle of an element
  16. proton
    positively charged particle in the nucleus of an atom
  17. neutron
    neutral particle in the nucleus of an atom
  18. nucleus
    central core onf an atom, contains protrons and neutrons
  19. electron
    negatively charged particle of an atom orbiting the nucleus
  20. element
    one of the pure substances that all matter is made of, a few more than 100 of these
  21. chemical property
    a substance's ablility to react with other substances to create a different substance

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