5th grade Science Vocabulary

Term Definition
altitude elevation especially above sea level or above the Earth's surface.
Cirrus clouds of high altitude, curly, wispy, and made of ice crystals
evaporation the change of phase from liquid water into a gas (water vapor)
humidity the amount of water in the air
land breeze the movement of air created by cool air over the land moving toward the ocean
mountain breeze the movement of air caused by cool air sinking and moving down the slope of a mountain
sea breeze the movement of air caused by cool air over the ocean moving toward the land
temperature the measurement of heat in a substance
tropical zone characterized by a hot climate, and is located near the equator
water cycle the movement of water on Earth that moves between the air, the land, and the oceans
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