Primary General Science Glossary
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The temperature of the surrounding air.
An electronic device that changes, usually increases, the strength or amplitude of a signal passing through it.
To make larger or more powerful; increase.
To increase the volume of or ‘amplify’ sound.
An anemometer is a meteorological instrument that measures wind speed, either be gauging velocity or pressure.
An ancient circular instrument used to observe and calculate the position of celestial bodies.
The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body of sufficient mass, held together by the gravity of the body.
The smallest component of an element or ‘matter’ having the chemical properties of the element.
Very small living organisms made of only one cell which are present everywhere (the air, the soil, on the skin). Many types of bacteria can cause diseases, but others can be very helpful to humans.
A state of equilibrium