Grade 5
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Atmosphere and Climate Vocabulary

1. aerosols: airborne particles such as volcanic ash, dust, and debris
2. air pressure: the force that air puts on an object
3. atmosphere: the mass of air around Earth
4. carbon dioxide: an invisible, odorless gas that plants use during photosynthesis and that animals breathe out an a waste product
5. climate: the weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
6. condense; to change from a gas to a liquid state
7. cores: layered sediment samples in the form of long tubes
8. debris: scattered pieces of something that are left after the rest is gone or has been destroyed
9. dense: closely packed together
10. deserts: areas of land that do not receive much rainfall and that have limited vegetation
11. emissions: substances that are discharged into the air, such as from engines and factories
12. evaporate: to change from a liquid to a gas state
13. exosphere: the outermost layer of Earth’s atmosphere; the layer in which molecules can escape Earth’s gravity
14. force: the strength or energy that moves an object
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The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi
400 Totowa Road, Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Phone: 973.956.8824
Fax: 973.956.9430