Nov.-Dec. parent newsletter/vocabulary

October 26, 2015
5th Grade Science Newsletter for 2nd 9 Weeks
Additional Vocabulary words may be added to the vocabulary list. Students are to write down
or take home notes to study for quizzes or classroom assessments.
Quiz December 3, 2015 (1-15)
1. Force- A push or pull that causes an object
to move, stop, or change direction
2. Friction- a force that works against motion
3. Energy- What is needed to do or
cause change
4. Thermal energy- Energy that can be measured
by a thermometer
6. Mechanical energy- Energy produced by a
machine or moving part
7. Potential energy- Energy that is stored in a
system or object
8. Kinetic energy- Energy of motion
9. Gravity-the force that causes attraction
between objects that have mass
11. Direction- A straight path that an object can move
12. Motion- The change in an object's position
with respect to time
and in comparison with the position of other
objects used as reference points
13. Speed- The rate of change of position (or
distance traveled) with respect to time; units in
which speed is measured are expressed as
distance per time (example: meters per second)
14. Acceleration-increasing in speed
15. Position- Refers to an object remaining in the
same spot relative to another object
Quiz December 13, 2015 (16-28)
19. Energy transfer- Change of energy from one
form to another
20. Electricity-a form of energy produced inside
particles of matter
21. Light-a form of energy that travels in waves
and can move through empty space
22. Sound- Mechanical energy that travels as
waves through the air or water and
vibrates the ear drum upon contact
23. Vibrate or Vibration-to move back and forth
24. Open circuit-the electric current is topped
by a break, insulator or open switch
25. Closed circuit-a complete path of conductors
that an electric current can flow through
26. Source of energy-where the energy comes
27. Magnetic or Magnetism-a description of
substances attracted to magnetic force
28. Physical properties-a characteristic of
matter that can be observed or measured
without changing the matter itself
Coming up in January 2016
Chemical Changes-A change that alters the
identity of a substance resulting in a new
substance or substances with different
Chemical Property-A characteristic that can only
be observed or measured when atoms of matter
rearrange during a chemical change.
5th Grade Science Newsletter for 2nd 9 Weeks
Dear Parents,
The following vocabulary are listed for weekly quizzes. can be accessed from
smartphones or computers. Go to your teachers account: Eva_Hanson or Calin_Price and click
on the vocabulary words of the week.
For science fair, at the bottom of this paper are the due dates that are required for every
5th grade student to complete. It is the student’s responsibility to search for experimental
examples to test or create an original testable question.
Thank you for support,
Quiz, November 12, 2015 (1-12)
from Mrs. Hanson and Ms. Price
1. Matter-Anything that has mass and takes up
2. Atom- The smallest particle of an element, made
of electrons, protons, and neutrons
3. State of Matter- Distinct forms of matter known in
everyday experience: solid, liquid, and gas; also
referred to as phases.
4. Mass- the amount of matter an object has
5. Volume-the amount of space taken up by matter
6. Liquid-a state of matter that has volume, but its
shape changes to match the shape of its
container, and its particles move easily over one
7. Gas-a state of matter that does not have fixed or
definite shape, volume, and mass. Its particles
move around freely
8. Solid-a state of matter that has a shape, volume
and mass. Its particles have little movement.
9. Gram-a unit of measurement used to finding the
mass of matter (solid, liquid or gas)
10. Weight-the measure of the pull of gravity on an
11. Density-the amount of mass in a given volume of
an object, refers to whether an object will sink or
float in water.
12. Buoyancy-the upward push of a liquid or gas on
an object.
13. Triple beam balance scale-measures mass
Quiz, November 19, 2015 (1-12)
1. Freezing Point-the temperature at which a
substance changes from a liquid to a solid.
2. Melting Point-the temperature at which a
substance changes from a solid to a liquid
3. Boiling Point-the temperature at which a
substance changes from a liquid to a gas
4. Condensation-the change from a gas to a liquid
as it cools
5. Evaporation-Physical change in matter from a
liquid to a gas.
6. Texture- how something feels or looks
7. Thermal-heat energy of moving particles in a
8. Conductor- a substance that does allow
electricity or heat to pass through it easily
9. Insulator-a substance that does not allow
electricity or heat to easily travel through it
10. Mixture-a collection of materials in which the
materials do not join together
11. Solution-a type of mixture in which the
ingredients are thoroughly mixed together
12. Dissolve-to form a solution with another
13. Graduated cylinder-measures volume
DUE on Monday, November 13, a testable question about an idea, hypothesis with dependent and
independent variable identified. (Teacher will edit and return back to student by Monday).
DUE on Friday, November 20, REVISED copy of question, hypothesis and a list of materials and
procedures written out.
December 4 through January 8 students should be showing copies of their results on a data sheet and
graph paper.
Students can continue to ask their science teacher questions about revising their papers or procedures.
RESEARCH Experiment are due by the 26TH of January