Astronomy Taboo Cards
Astronomy units often contain the most new vocabulary words of any unit in Earth Science. This can make understanding our solar system and the universe a challenge especially for our ESL and low reading level students. Instead of practicing definitions, teach your students to play Taboo! Taboo is particularly valuable for new vocabulary because it forces students to describe new terminology with words that they are already familiar with. While Taboo is a fun game and inspires some friendly competition, it also builds long-term vocabulary understanding.
This download includes:
-120 Taboo cards
with a variety of terms from sun-Moon-Earth motions, our solar system and planets, and the stellar life cycle and galaxies.
-Student handout featuring directions for play and score sheets
that encourage students to write down terms that they struggle with to review later.
For more meaningful vocabulary review, check out:
Plate Tectonics Taboo Cards
Weather and Climate Taboo Cards