Research shows that students master new vocabulary when they are able to identify the word, attach its definition, use it in a sentence, and draw a picture. I have taken this philosophy and created a card sort that incorporates all 4 aspects of vocabulary.
Your students will love the challenge of matching these science vocabulary words with their definition, sentence, and picture. I have used these in my classroom for 5 years and have had great success!
Check out my other vocabulary units over:
*Adaptations (TEK 5.10A)
*Alternative Energy (TEK 5.7C)
*Ecosystems (TEK 5.9AC)
*Earth, Moon, Sun (TEK 5.8CD)
*Energy (TEKS 5.6AC)
*Food Chains and Webs (TEK 5.9B)
*Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors (TEK 5.10B)
*Landforms (TEK 5.7B)
*Matter (TEK 5.5.A)
*Metamorphosis (TEK 5.10C)
*Plant and CO2 cycle (TEK 5.9D)
*Sedimentary Rock & Fossil Fuels (TEK 5.7A)
Great way to practice academic vocabulary in an engaging and hands-on way!