The Pond Ecosystem Vocabulary Cards contains 25 pages of material for student use for learning about ponds. It also contains 6 pages of directions, teacher information, and answer keys.
Words studied includes:
producer, consumer, decomposer, ecosystem, population, community, food chain, predator, prey, habitat, environment, and adaptation
Word Wall Cards (2 Sets)
The cards are meant to be printed on cardstock. You could post them during your unit study on the pond ecosystem or add them to your science Word Wall.
Cards are included with word/picture and word/picture/definition.
These cards are meant to be printed on cardstock and laminated for durability. They can be used for a Mix-Match activity, where the students walk around finding the members of their triad. They can also be used as an anchor station activity. A student would match the three components for each word. An answer key for self checking is included.
Switch, Switch, Share Game
This is a fun vocabulary review game. A directions page is included.
This game can be used for reinforcement or assessment. A directions page is included.
Students will choose any two of the vocabulary words randomly, then create a sentence that shows their understanding of and connections made between the words. This activity may require some teacher modeling. Students could work in pairs or teams to create and discuss sentences.
3 Graphic Organizers
Two tree maps encourage critical thinking. Students are asked to think about words in new ways. The two types available are can/has/is and always/sometimes/never.
A vocabulary development box activity with directions and additional information is also included.