This vocabulary graphic organizer is made for Science Fusion - Grade 8 - The Dynamic Earth, Module E - Unit 3, Minerals & Rocks. The Science Fusion student workbooks are colorful and very user-friendly, but there isn't anything to help with compiling and organizing each unit's vocabulary. So I created these printable graphic organizers which go along with each unit in the student workbooks. Students can complete these while they're learning the content or at the beginning of a unit to help preview the terms they'll be learning. These worksheets have students using the graphic organizers Science Fusion teaches in the appendix of each module, giving students the choice to use which organizer works best for them, in order to demonstrate they understand the word and the relationship between the word and its meaning.
Unit 3 - Minerals & Rocks Vocabulary
Lesson 1 - minerals, rocks, rock cycle, element, atom, compound, matter, crystal, streak, luster, cleavage
Lesson 2 - weathering, erosion, deposition, igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic, uplift, subsidence, rift zone
Lesson 3 - composition, texture
l- On the arms of the wheel, write words, phrases, or pictures that describe the vocabulary word.
- Fill the squares with description words and drawings that will help you remember the overall meaning of the term and its essential details.
- In each of the four parts of the frame, draw or write details that help define the term, include a definition, essential characteristics, examples, and a sentence using the term.
- Follow the instructions in the word triangle: Write the term and its definition in this bottom section; Write a sentence in which the term is used correctly in the middle section; In this top section, draw a small picture to illustrate the term.
- Write the complete sentence in which the appears in your text. Then, to help you remember the meaning, you can draw a picture; think of an action the word suggest to you; or connect the word to a song, story, or news report.