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Science Language Students Should Know And Use

Absorbed
To be taken in: “Earth's surface absorbed the heat energy from the Sun.”
Coriolis effect
The observed fact that objects above Earth move to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere.
Energy
The ability to do work.
Greenhouse gas
An airborne gas such as CO2 that traps energy from the sun in the atmosphere, increasing the temperature.
Meteorology
The study of atmosphere and weather.
Radiation
Energy transmitted in the form of rays or waves.
Reflected
When a wave hits an object, it moves in another direction.
Topography
A graphic representation of Earth's surface showing locations and elevations.
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