In this foldable, students are provided with the word and a student-friendly definition but are responsible for making their own personal "Knowledge Connection" (facts or examples for each word) and a personal "Visual" (drawing or diagram) to help internalize the meaning of the vocabulary word. When the document is printed front and back, the "Visual" column will print on the back of each definition page in such a way that it can be folded over as a flap. This allows the definition to be covered while the student's visual appears next to the corresponding vocabulary word. In this way, students can quiz themselves as they review the words!
These 86 vocabulary words cover all tested areas of science: life science, earth/space science, physical science, and some technology. The vocabulary word list is by no means exhaustive, but is sure to include a majority of the most commonly found words on the science test. This will be especially helpful during your review if your students seem to not be able to recall some of the core content vocabulary from their earlier years of science classes.
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