Vocabulary

In your science journal, starting at the back page, record your vocabulary terms to create a glossary. Lets start with these terms!

  • Agriculture: the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.
  • Chemical Compound: a material made up of two or more elements.
  • Chemical Formula: a set of chemical symbols showing the elements present in a compound and the ratio of each element.
  • Deficiency: a lack or shortage.
  • Element: a substance that cannot be broken down into any other substance. Every element is made up of its own type of atom.
  • Germinate: to begin to grow; to sprout.
  • Microgreens: a very small, young, and tender edible leaf/plant showing 2 tiny leaves; a single microgreen is called a seedling.
  • Input: something that is put in; a variable added into a system.
  • Resource: a source of supply or support.
  • Elements: the fundamental substances that consist of atoms that constitute all matter.
  • Molecule: the smallest particle of a substance that retains all the properties of the substance, and is also composed of one or more atoms.
  • Nutrient: a substance or ingredient that promotes growth, provides energy, and maintains life.
  • Observation: a statement based on something one has noticed using their five senses.
  • Photosynthesis: the process by which green plants use sunlight to make food from carbon dioxide and water.
  • Seed: the fertilized ripened ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable of germinating; (similar to an “egg” that can “hatch” under the right conditions).
  • Soilless Media: a material used instead of soil that provides plants with physical support, allows the water flow, and serves as source of nutrients to allow the plant to grow.