This packet contains a force and motion vocabulary mat with definitions and a simple machines mat with pictures, words, and definitions. 24 vocabulary words include: force, friction, balanced force, unbalanced force, gravity, velocity, acceleration, speed, momentum, lever, pulley, wheel and axle, screw, inclined plane, wedge, etc.
Looking for a different way to have students practice vocabulary for science, I came up with the VOCABULARY MAT idea. Students have a mat of vocabulary words and a set of definitions. They work to place the words on the mat with more and more accuracy. I copy the mat onto cardstock for extra durability. You could also just use the vocabulary mat and definitions as regular flash cards.
Based on NC 5th grade SCOS and NC Science EOG
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