Same concept as my Motion & Design Word Sort, but four pages of vocabulary corresponding to all four units in NC Essential Standards for Science!
I copied a page on cardstock for each group and cut the words apart. Students had to organize the words together and be prepared to justify their sort. After a certain amount of time, I went around with the iPad and took a picture of each groups' work, telling them to choose a representative or representatives, so that when the work was displayed on the projector, students would be able to follow along easily.
If you want to save time in preparation, have students cut the words out themselves in the groups. It might be wise to copy each groups' words on different colored paper in case words are dropped on the floor and it's "family" cannot be found...
These words are aligned with NC Essential Standards, but can easily be adapted for other grade levels. If you would like to have the Word file so that you can edit easily, please email me and I will send it to you. I actually made this using Google Docs.