Want to save time? This is what you need to teach vocabulary words for 4th grade NGSS. Even if you do not use NGSS these words will work to teach 4th grade science.
NGSS does not include vocabulary words that students need to know for each standard. I made these vocabulary lists up on my own using the standards, the website that aligns with NGSS, and my students knowledge of words they already knew.
I print out these cards as I teach the unit. Each student gets the vocab cards when I begin the unit. I cut them out and laminate them for each student and then put them on a ring. This replaces those vocabulary science notebooks. I feel like they write the words down and then don’t use /look at them until test time. This does not allow students to fully understand these terms.
Students get out their vocabulary rings when they either finish their assignment for science or waiting for experiments in class, anytime they have extra time to work on something. I also do vocabulary Fridays where they get out their rings and play games with them.
You can just print them out put them up on a bulletin board and have your students write them in a notebook as well. Or just print off a copy for you, and use a master ring for the classroom for student use.
In the preview you can see all the words that I use for each unit.