The purpose of this glossary is to help the user better understand the terminology used in the Colorado Academic Standards. It is intended to assist educational practitioners and pre-service educators in understanding the standards. It is not intended as a study guide for students nor does it represent a comprehensive list of all academic terms.
Use the alphabetical list to view glossary terms by first letter.
The perception that tonal music is based upon a palette of tones that also center around a single tone or tonic. The palette of tones forms a scale.
Content Area: Music
The ability of the body's sensory organs in the muscles, tendons, and joints to respond to either external or internal stimuli.
Content Area: Dance
Describes an object as a large number of small particles (atoms or molecules), all of which are in constant, random motion.
Content Area: Science