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5 th Vocabulary. “ Zathura ”. meteor. noun. A meteor is a piece of rock from space. gyroscope. noun. A gyroscope is an instrument used to keep ships and airplanes on course. polarity. noun. When something has polarity, it’s opposite poles are equally aligned. dangling. verb.

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5 th vocabulary

5th Vocabulary

“Zathura”


Meteor
meteor

noun

A meteor is a piece of rock from space.


Gyroscope
gyroscope

noun

A gyroscope is an instrument used to keep ships and airplanes on course.


Polarity
polarity

noun

When something has polarity, it’s opposite poles are equally aligned.


Dangling
dangling

verb

When something is dangling, it is hanging or swinging loosely.


Robot
robot

noun

A robot is a a machine that can do some of the same tasks as a person.


Reversing
reversing

verb

When something is reversing, it is moving in the opposite direction.


Defective
defective

adjective

Something is defective if it has a flaw or weakness.


The defective car seat was recalled by the manufacturer.

The defective tire blew out on the highway after only 100 miles.

The car’s brakes were defective, so the company replaced them for free.


Talk to your partner…

about something you had that was defective.

Sentence starter: “I had a defective ___”


Staggered
staggered

verb

If someone staggered, they walked in an unsteady way.


Sophie staggered in the dark until she found the light switch.

Paul staggered as he carried the heavy boxes up the stairs.

The robot staggered through the hallway as its battery ran down.


Get up and move…

Demonstrate this sentence:

The 5th graders staggered to their desks after an exhausting recess.


Rotated
rotated

verb

If something rotated, it turned on or around a central point.


In Math, the students rotated the triangle around point ‘C’.

The Earth rotated on its axis in 24 hours.

The robot’s head rotated 360 degrees.


Rotates or not ? ‘C’.

blades of a ceiling fan

your elbow joint

a shark’s fin

a helicopter’s rotors

lawnmower blades

a moon around a planet


Evasive
evasive ‘C’.

adjective

If you are evasive, you are trying to avoid, escape or not do something.


The Secret Service agents are taught ‘C’.evasive driving techniques in case of an attack on the President.

She became suspicious when he gave evasive answers to her questions.

The spaceship engaged in evasive action to avoid the meteor shower.


Talk to your partner… ‘C’.

How might you be evasive in the following situations? (Sentence starter: “I would be evasive by ____”)

Your mom asks about an uncomfortable situation.

A strange dog starts following you.

Someone you don’t like wants to play with you at recess.


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