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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R

Ray diagram

diagram that shows which way light rays travel

RDA

suggested amount of each nutrient which is needed daily to stay healthy.

Reactants

substances that react together during a chemical change

Red blood cells

cells in the blood which carry oxygen around the body

Reflected ray

light ray that bounces off a surface

Reflects

light bounces off a surface

Refraction

bending of light when it moves from one material to another of different density

Repel

force pushing something away

resistant

when bacteria are not affected by antibiotics

Retina

light sensitive surface at the back of the eye

rickets

disease caused by a lack of vitamin D in the diet

Rock cycle

a way (usually a diagram) of linking all the processes involved in the formation of rocks

Roots

part of the plant usually below ground which anchors the plant and absorbs nutrients

rot

substances broken down by chemical action of microbes


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