Easy, fun way to help your students learn Earth science vocabulary AND prepare for the 5th grade science STAAR test!
*This product is designed to help students master academic vocabulary and can be used to supplement a well-balanced science curriculum.
*Flipper Puzzles are self-checking and give kids practice with essential science vocabulary
*Includes 8 puzzles (80 words) including—Sedimentary Rocks and Fossil Fuels, Landforms, Alternative Energy, Fossils, Weather and Climate, The Sun and the Water Cycle, Earth’s Rotation, The Sun, Earth, Moon System
*Aligns with Earth Science Vocabulary Snip-its! units available in my store
*Students match words and definitions, then flip the board to reveal a simple science image
*Addresses 5th grade science TEKS to help prepare students for the STAAR test
EASY TO SET UP AND USE
1. Using cardstock, copy words with image on the back and cut the word cards out. Copy the definition board on cardstock. Laminate for durability (optional).
2. Mix cards up and have students match words to definitions, adding word cards to definition board. Then, have students place a paper on top (to hold word cards in place), flip over the board, and reveal the image. If the image doesn’t look right, have them try again.
PREVIEW AND DOWNLOAD
*Preview includes ENTIRE product so you can make sure the product fits your needs before purchasing. There are 4 sheets tiled on each page in the preview. Product download is a PDF with 27 pages which includes the teacher's guide.
WANT MORE 5th GRADE SCIENCE VOCABULARY RESOURCES?
*PHYSICAL SCIENCE Vocabulary Snip-its!
*PHYSICAL SCIENCE Vocabulary Flipper Puzzles
*EARTH SCIENCE Vocabulary Snip-its!
*EARTH SCIENCE Vocabulary Flipper Puzzles
*LIFE SCIENCE Vocabulary Snip-its!
*LIFE SCIENCE Vocabulary Flipper Puzzles
*PHYSICAL, EARTH, and LIFE Science Vocabulary Snip-its! Bundle
VOCABULARY--5.7ABCD and 5.8ABCD
oil (petroleum) & natural gas
agents of erosion
mouth of a river
slow changes to Earth’s surface
biofuel or biomass
***A few words may be included on more than one page because they fit the standard and are important for students to master.***
(7) Earth and space. The student knows Earth's surface is constantly changing and consists of useful resources. The student is expected to:
(A) explore the processes that led to the formation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels;
(B) recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons, and sand dunes are the result of changes to Earth's surface by wind, water, and ice;
(C) identify alternative energy resources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuels; and
(D) identify fossils as evidence of past living organisms and the nature of the environments at the time using models.
(8) Earth and space. The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among the Sun, Earth, and Moon system. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between weather and climate;
(B) explain how the Sun and the ocean interact in the water cycle;
(C) demonstrate that Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky; and
(D) identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.
As a Texas teacher, the products I make are designed around the standards for the state of Texas, known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are carefully crafted to help students be successful on the Texas STAAR test. I use the challenge of the TEKS and released STAAR assessments as models to guide me when putting together lessons and materials for my students. Thus, I am careful to post products that, in my judgment, align with these standards. I am not affiliated in any way with these entities and any and all claims of alignment are my claims, not those of the groups behind the TEKS or STAAR test. Please contact me if you have questions.