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A movable airfoil at the trailing edge of an airplane wing that controls the banking of the airplane.
Aileron
To tilt sideways when turning.
bank
The science dealing with the operation of aircraft.
Aeronautics
A scientist who studies objects and events in the solar system and beyond.
Astronomer
An instrument used to measure the speed of wind.
Anemometer
An instrument used to measure the pressure of the atmosphere, which assists in forecasting the weather.
Barometer
The maximum volume of fluid a container can hold.
Capacity
A course around something, such as the circular path in which an ocean current might flow.
Circuit
A closed space where something burns, often explosively, such as gasoline in a motor.
Combustion chamber
An experiment in which one, and only one, variable is changed in order to assess its effect.
Controlled experiment
Any motion or activity that repeats itself.
Cycle
The ratio of the mass of a material in proportion to its volume.
Density
A movable airfoil attached to the tail of a plane that controls motion up and down.
Elevator
An aircraft that has wings but no engine.
Glider
Operation by the pressure of water or other liquids in motion.
Hydraulics
A proposed answer to a question.
Hypothesis
A ballgame where players use long-handled nets to catch and throw the ball and score goals.
Lacrosse
A scientist who studies the ocean.
Oceanographer
A scientist who studies what life was like millions of years ago.
Paleontologist
A mass hung from a fixed point, free to swing back and forth when put in motion.
Pendulum
Maintaining a pressure higher than the surroundings.
Pressurized
A piece of transparent material that separates light into a spectrum.
Prism
A movable airfoil attached to the rear of an airplane that controls the direction of flight on a horizontal plane.
Rudder
The name for the colorful rainbow seen when a beam of light passes through a prism.
Spectrum
The basic procedure used in a controlled experiment, before changing any of the variables.
Standard
Traveling faster than the speed of sound.
Supersonic
A set of objects that are related in some way and can be isolated for study.
system
A set of principles that explains a natural event.
theory
A graph that shows the outcome of a series of experiments when a variable is changed by steps.
Two-coordinate graph
A factor or condition that can change and might affect the outcome of an experiment.
Variable
A machine that has a roller on which a rope is wound.
Winch
The rate at which an object moves in a certain direction.
Velocity