“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-!”-You definitely have heard that extraordinary word from old “Marry Poppins” picture. Its meaning is diverse, which could be “extraordinary”, “good” or “wonderful”. Despite all peculiarity, it is a nonsense word, which became famous after the 1964 film. But what about science? Sometimes, or more suitable to say, almost all the time we hear, read or write tricky and long pronounced words, which might have a different meaning, whether name of the blood cell, state of health or name of the natural happening. In this article, we have collected the most interesting, weird, peculiar and cool scientific words.
Geology will surprise you with a wide range of cool scientific words
Gondwanaland: What’s it mean? Not Land of the Gonds for sure. It’s one of the two ancient continents that existed on Earth 180 million years ago. It is named after the modern-day Gond people of central Asia, so there’s some science in this word.
Terraforming: a very popular word, which you can very often spot while reading comics or fiction books. This term is used commonly in fantastic films and in some courageous scientists suggestions. Terraforming means to alter the environment of a celestial body, in order to make capable of supporting terrestrial life forms. For example, humanity eventually depleted all possible resources of the planet Earth. To stay alive they have to look for a new home, for example, on Mars. However, Mars surface is not suitable for living due to lack of water and unsuitable for breathing planet atmosphere. To move to Mars, people will have to terraform its environment. In other words, grow trees, construct water wells in other words, make the colonization of Mars safer and sustainable.
Anemometer – for example, you taking part in a sailing competition, or decided to spend your weekend doing some extreme sports, like paragliding and need to know how fast you will get from one cliff to another and whether is it safe at all to glide this day. In such a case, you might find Anemometer very useful. Anemometer is a device used to measure the speed of the wind.
If sometimes, while floating in a canoe by the mountain river or swimming in a lake, you ask yourself: “why all this water just does not run out, what holds it? “. Well, a peculiar word, aquifer explains everything. Aquifer commonly used words among hydrologists and geologists. An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rocks, such as sandstone, sand, and gravel, which hold water in its spaces. Water-bearing rocks are permeable. It means that they have openings which let liquids and gases pass through.
Biology can sound weird sometimes
Angiosperm – quite commonly used the term in Botanics and biology overall. If you, not the person who spends his time in laboratories watering some flowers in the pots, here is the meaning of this word. Angiosperm is a seed plant that produces flowers.
If you like biology and Botanic, you might like next word. Chlorophyll is a chemical, which dies plant cells in green. This chemical allows plants to use the Sun’s energy for producing food.
Another cool scientific word describes a relationship between two organisms where one benefits without harming the other. This word is commensalism. Commensalism, for example, can be called the relationship between Sharks and Remora fish. Remora fish also called suckerfish. It uses special suckers attached to its fins, to It attaches itself to the bodies of sharks or whales. Suckerfish uses the shark for transportation, protection and eats up the scraps of food that are left over shark’s prey.
The most exciting words probably can be found in Chemistry
Evaporation – the slow changing of a liquid to a gas, occurs on the surface of a liquid when it reaches its boiling point.
Exothermic called reaction in chemistry, when the energy is released, generally in the form of heat.
As you see, science can not only be cool by itself, it can even sound cool. Science is amazing, usually very difficult and peculiar, but it is such an incredible way of exploring the world. So don’t fail in science, you will always find something interesting in it.
And for dessert, some funny scientific jokes for you…
-B: Anyone knows any jokes about sodium?
-Did you hear the one about the recycling triplets? Their names are Polly, Ethel, and Ian.
The name’s Bond. Ionic Bond. Taken, not shared.
Q: What is the fastest way to determine the sex of a chromosome? A: Pull down its genes!