Science Terminology for 11-13 Yr Olds --- (Jon Witts)


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This contains 12 individual glossaries based on the units from UK Year 8 Key Stage 3 Science.[11-13 Yr Olds] 

They are:

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  • Food and Digestion Glossary
  • Respiration Glossary
  • Microbes and Disease Glossary
  • Ecological Relationships Glossary
  • Atoms and Elements Glossary
  • Compounds and Mixtures Glossary
  • Rocks and Weathering Glossary
  • The Rock Cycle Glossary
  • Heating and Cooling Glossary
  • Magnets and Electromagnets Glossary
  • Light Glossary
  • Sound and Hearing Glossary 
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N

nutrients

substances in your food which are needed and used by your body.

nutritional label

label found on food packaging which states the amount of each nutrient.

O

Omnivore

animals that eat both plants and animals

Opaque

a material that does not allow visible light to pass through it

Oxygen

a colourless non-metallic element that is a gas involved in burning

P

pathogen

organism which causes disease

penicillin

first antibiotic, discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming

Periodic Table

the table showing all the elements

Physical

properties concerning changes that do not involve the formation of a new substance

Pitch

how high or low a sound is


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