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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A meteor is a piece of rock from space.
A gyroscope is an instrument used to keep ships and airplanes on course.
When something has polarity, it’s opposite poles are equally aligned.
When something is dangling, it is hanging or swinging loosely.
A robot is a a machine that can do some of the same tasks as a person.
When something is reversing, it is moving in the opposite direction.
Something is defective if it has a flaw or weakness.
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.
about something you had that was defective.
Sentence starter: “I had a defective ___”
If someone staggered, they walked in an unsteady way.
Paul staggered as he carried the heavy boxes up the stairs.
The robot staggered through the hallway as its battery ran down.
Demonstrate this sentence:
The 5th graders staggered to their desks after an exhausting recess.
If something rotated, it turned on or around a central point.
The Earth rotated on its axis in 24 hours.
The robot’s head rotated 360 degrees.
blades of a ceiling fan
your elbow joint
a shark’s fin
a helicopter’s rotors
a moon around a planet
If you are evasive, you are trying to avoid, escape or not do something.
The Secret Service agents are taught 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.
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.