Word of the Day: Saprophyte

A saprophyte is an organism that feeds off of dead or decomposing matter. This is the typical life cycle for fungi although there are bacteria that do this…

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Word of the Day: Fomites

Many diseases are spread by direct contact, but others, such as colds and influenza are spread indirectly, through droplets in the air (aerosols) or by germs left on…

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Word of the Day: Albedo

Albedo is a measure of how reflective a surface is, how much light energy bounces off and reflects away and how much light energy gets absorbed. (Think hot…

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Word of the Day: Aerosol

Most people probably think of “aerosols” as something that comes in a spray can. Actually, these tiny particles are extremely varied: car exhaust, viruses and bacteria, desert dust,…

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Word of the Day: Elasmobranchii

Elasmobranchii is a subclass of Chondrichthyes or “cartilaginous fish.” (This is in contrast to the other major class of fish called bony fish.) Members of this subclass have openings on their sides…

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Word of the Day: Element

It’s chemistry week at Sciworthy and this is our final chemistry vocabulary word of the week! Today’s word is … Element. If you understand no other word in…

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Word of the Day: Chirality

This week is chemistry week at Sciworthy! Every word this week will be an important chemistry vocabulary word. Today’s is a really interesting one. Chirality Chirality is a…

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Word of the Day: Reduction

This week is chemistry week here at Sciworthy! All the words of the day will be chemistry vocabulary terms essential for your understanding of chemistry. Today’s word goes…

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