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:


  • 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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Lactic acid

by-product of anaerobic respiration, causes aching muscles

Lateral inversion

objects appear back to front when seen reflected in a mirror


molten rock on the surface of the Earth


part of the eye that focuses light onto the retina

Light year

distance light moves in one year

Luminous object

object that gives off light