5th Grade Science
Quarter 1 Science Vocabulary
5th Grade

Ecosystem-  Living and nonliving things in an environment and all their interactions

 

Biome- large region of the earth a large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things.

 

Tundra- a large, barren region with no trees.

 

Rainforest- a forest of broad-leaved evergreen trees that receives high annual rainfall and is characteristically associated with tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

 

Desert- large region that gets very little rain each year and has limited plant life.

 

Taiga- largest terrestrial biome and extends across Europe, North America, and Asia.

 

Grasslands- land filled with low growing plants such as grasses and wildflowers.

 

Aquatic- relating to water; living in or near water or taking place in water.

 

Wetlands- areas where the land does not drain well. The ground is saturated, or full of water and classified as swamps, marshes, or bogs.

 

Lakes and ponds- small bodies of fresh water.

 

Ocean- huge body of saltwater that cover nearly 71 percent of Earth's surface.

 

Coral Reef- underwater ecosystem.

 

Marine- various types of water ecosystems, including salt marshes, estuaries, the ocean floor, coral reefs, lagoons, and mangroves.