Notes

Reading project: Design and illustrate a treasure map. Write directions to reach the treasure using a minimum of 12 prepositions. Prepositions can only be used once. Your map must include a compass rose, and have correct spelling and punctuation. Be creative and remember neatness counts double.   




Social Studies Notes:

Eastern Europe Vocabulary

Carpathians- a low mountain range stretching from the Alps to the Black Sea area
Balkan Peninsula- one of the largest peninsulas in Europe, extends into the
Mediterranean
Danube- longest river in the region, begins in Germany and flows east across the
Great Hungarian Plain
Chernobyl- a nuclear power plant in Ukraine

infrastructure- the set of resources—like roads, airports, and factories—that a
country needs in order to support economic activities
Warsaw- capital of Poland
Prague- capital of the Czech Republic
Kiev- present-day city where the Rus built a settlement
Commonwealth of Independent States CIS-, an international alliance that meets to
discuss issues such as trade and immigration that affect former Soviet republics
Budapest- capital of Hungary

ethnic cleansing- effort to remove all members of a group from a country or region

 

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Science Notes:

Direction- the line along which something moves

instant- a point or very short space in time

time- the period of duration between two events

motion- the change in position of one object with respect to another

reference point- a place or object used for comparison to determine if something is in motion

distance- the length of the path between two points

speed- the distance an object moves divided by the time it took to move that far; speed is a rate

average speed- the total distance traveled divided by the total time

instantaneous speed- the speed at which an object is moving at a given instant in time.

velocity- speed in a given direction

acceleration- a change in velocity due to changes in direction and speed

slope- the steepness of a line on a graph

force- a push or pull

net force- overall force acting on an object when all the individual forces acting on it are added together

friction- the force that one object exerts on another when the two rub against each other

gravity- the attractive force between objects

electric force- the force between charged particles

magnetic force- the force created when magnetic poles interact

potential energy- energy that results from the position or shape of an object

kinetic energy- energy an object has due to its motion