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  1. Peak Performance • acclimatize– to get used to a different climate or to new surroundings • When I moved from Minnesota to Florida, it took time to acclimatize to the cold winters. • When summer was over and school was starting, I had to acclimatize to the early morning hours. • As I move from elementary school to middle school, I will have to acclimatize to _______.

  2. Peak Performance Vocabulary • altitude– distance above the ground • The airplane flew at an altitude of 37,000 feet. • The altitude increased as I climbed up the mountain. • The altitude is the _________.

  3. Peak PerformanceVocabulary • oxygen– an invisible gas found in air that some living things need in order to breathe • Without oxygen, mammals will die. • Scuba divers carry tanks of oxygen so they can breathe under water. • I need oxygen in order to ______.

  4. Peak Performance Vocabulary • solar– having to do with the sun • Solar panels use the sun’s energy to heat buildings and provide electricity. • Using solar energy is a great way to help the environment. • I would like to use a solar powered ______ to help the environment.

  5. Peak PerformanceVocabulary • stamina– the energy and strength needed to keep doing something for a long time • If you run often, you will build up the stamina to run longer distances. • I will need to build stamina in order to keep getting medals at my swim meets. • I need stamina so I am able to ______.

  6. Peak Performance Vocabulary • precaution–an action taken in advance to prevent something bad from happening • Before riding her bike, Amerikas took the precaution of putting on her helmet. • As a precaution, Trey walked the trail before he rode his dirt bike on it. • Before ______, I take the precaution of ______.

  7. Peak PerformanceVocabulary • scale– to climb up something • When I was little, I couldn’t climb that tree, but now I can scale it easily. • As I scaled the ladder, I accidently slipped on a rung and bruised my hip when I fell. • I would like to scale ______.