This interactive vocabulary activity helps students learn and remember the vocabulary better than copying definitions from the textbook. I use this activity at the beginning of the new unit, before we’ve gone over the words/definitions. Print the cards on cardstock paper and laminate the cards. Have students work in small groups to match the words, definitions, and pictures based on prior knowledge. Check their answers before they record on their vocabulary pages for their notebook. Have students tape the vocabulary pages into their interactive science notebook to use as flashcards.