Science STAAR Vocabulary-Word Wall, Puzzles, Interactive Notebook Pages, Quizzes

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*5th Grade Science STAAR Vocabulary lessons for an entire year to teach about physical science, Earth science, and life science with fun puzzles for science stations!

*This product is designed to help students master academic vocabulary and can be used to supplement a well-balanced science curriculum.

*This is a bundle of my best selling products for helping students excel on the 5th grade science STAAR test. Products are available individually. Buying the bundle saves you about 30%! This bundle includes 22 science vocabulary units (220 words—though a few repeat because they fit the standard).

*Each STAAR vocabulary unit targets 10 must-know vocabulary words. There are 7 physical science units, 8 Earth science units, and 7 life science units. Each unit includes:

*TEACHING POINTS—Teaching points are short, no-prep ways to deepen student understanding and offer ways for you to get students interested in, talking about, and making connections to new science vocabulary. They are not intended to be done all at once. Choose a few a week based on student needs and interest. They are designed to take about 3-8 minutes. Most teaching points are no-prep, but please note that the physical science teaching points may include some low-prep activities. You may occasionally want to show pictures (and video clips) based on suggestions offered, so get Googling!

*WORD WALL CARDS—Copy on cardstock and add to word wall at the end of each unit. There are 10 cards per unit.

*SNIP-ITS—Students cut terms out and glue them in the box that matches the definition, then add a quick symbol to help them remember the meaning of the term. QR codes are included on Snip-Its (non-QR code version also included). Snip-Its make great seat work or station work so you can meet with small groups! They can also be used as homework or added to interactive notebooks (INBs).

*FOLD-IT—Use the fold-it template to introduce terms. Copy this front/back and have students add a word and symbol to the outside flaps then write the definitions and examples in their own words on the inside boxes. A photo of a finished fold-it model is included to show you how to fold and cut the page.

*VOCABULARY QUIZZES—A matching quiz is included for every vocabulary unit to be given at the end to check for mastery. That’s 22 quizzes!

*FLIPPER PUZZLES—Flipper puzzles are self-checking and work great for science stations. Students match words to definitions then flip the puzzle over to see if they’ve made a picture. If the picture is correct, they matched the words and definitions correctly.

SUGGESTIONS FOR USING THIS PRODUCT
*Begin each unit directly teaching vocabulary terms by making a class anchor chart of terms, definitions, and adding illustrations and examples. Have students do the same using the vocabulary fold-it and add the vocabulary fold-it to science notebooks when finished. (whole group)

*Stop throughout the unit and hold “word chats” using 1-2 teaching points to keep kids thinking and talking about science terms. (whole group)

*Use the Snip-Its towards the middle of the unit in a science station for students to review terms and definitions, or as homework or seat work during small groups. (independent/small group)

*Assess at the end of each unit with a quiz, then add vocabulary to word wall. (independent)

*Place Flipper Puzzles in science stations so that students can review vocabulary throughout the year. (independent/small group)

PREVIEW AND DOWNLOAD
*Try before you buy by checking out the full preview! Everything is available in the preview so that you can make sure the materials meet your needs. There are 4 pages tiled on each preview page and a watermark. The full product includes 275 pages. Note that the preview is a very compressed file because preview size is limited. The full product is crisp and clear!

*If you are thinking "Yikes! I can't print 275 pages per student," don't stress. The word wall cards and teaching points make up more than half of this product. The Flipper Puzzles only need to be printed once and placed in a station. There are really only 22 Snip-It pages and 22 quiz pages that would need printing per student over the course of the entire year.

*Product download is a ZIPPED file that includes a PDF of all Flipper Puzzles, a PDF of all 22 science vocabulary units, and an editable PowerPoint file with all 22 science units (NOTE: fonts and formatting may vary for the editable file based on your version of PowerPoint).

PHYSICAL SCIENCE VOCABULARY--5.5ABCD and 5.6ABCD
mass...volume
magnetism
properties
physical state
solubility
conductor
insulator
classify
matter
relative density
constant
boiling point
physical state
melting point
thermal energy
temperature
Celsius
evaporation
freezing point
condensation
ingredient
solution
mixture
magnet
physical change
solubility
dissolve
separate
evaporation
filter
sound energy
electrical energy
transform
energy
thermal energy
The Law of Conservation of Energy
mechanical energy
explore
vibration
light energy
battery
open circuit
flow
insulator
conductor
closed circuit
electromagnetism
circuit
copper wire
current
reflection
lens
laser
magnify
prism
telescope
kaleidoscope
light spectrum
mirror
refraction
position
spring scale
movement
kinetic energy
force
inertia
gravity
potential energy
direction
friction

EARTH SCIENCE VOCABULARY--5.7ABCD and 5.8ABCD
coal
sedimentary rocks
weathering
erosion
fossil fuels
oil (petroleum) and natural gas
compaction
cementation
deposition
sediments
delta
canyon
sand dune
landform
agents of erosion
erosion
valley
glacier
mouth of a river
slow changes to Earth’s surface
turbine
sun
biofuel or biomass
renewable resources
alternative energy
wind
hydroelectric energy
geothermal energy
non-renewable resource
solar
forest environment
present
environment
model
fossil
past
ocean environment
evidence
living organism
identify
temperature
precipitation
weather
trend
humidity
typical
climate
data
generalization
seasons
freshwater
evaporation
ocean
condensation
saltwater
precipitation
cycle
waves
water cycle
interact
night
movement
day
shadow
compass
cardinal directions
axis
stars
sundial
rotation
weight
Earth
surface
crater
gravity
orbit
Moon
Sun
Celsius
mass

LIFE SCIENCE VOCABULARY--5.9ABCD and 5.10ABC
carnivore
decomposer
non‐living element
producer
consumer
ecosystem
organism
herbivore
omnivore
living element
producer
consumer
food web
sun
prey
decomposer
energy
predator
food chain
transfer
change
increase
organism
decrease
grazers
carrying capacity
population
environment
vegetation
impact
significance
carbon dioxide and oxygen cycle
gas
oxygen
plant
carbon dioxide
animal
respiration
cycle
photosynthesis
functions
adaptations
mimicry
hibernation
niche
migration
survive
species
structures
habitat
instinct
inherited trait
learned behavior
offspring
trait
heredity
camouflage
genetics
reproduction
organism
egg
nymph
complete metamorphosis
incomplete metamorphosis
molt
stage
adult
life cycle
pupa
larva
***A few words are included in more than one unit because they fit the standard and are important for students to master.***

INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS INCULDED IN THIS BUNDLE
*LIFE SCIENCE Vocabulary Snip-its!
*LIFE SCIENCE Vocabulary Flipper Puzzles
*EARTH SCIENCE Vocabulary Snip-its!
*EARTH SCIENCE Vocabulary Flipper Puzzles
*PHYSICAL SCIENCE Vocabulary Snip-its!
*PHYSICAL SCIENCE Vocabulary Flipper Puzzles

MORE SCIENCE RESOURCES FROM THE PENSIVE SLOTH
*Conductors and Insulators of Electrical Energy Interactive Notebook Activities
*Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Sedimentary Rocks Powerpoint and Interactive Notebook Activities
*Matter of The Day: Properties of Matter
*Insect Life Cycle Sort: Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis

STANDARDS: TEXAS TEKS
(5) Matter and energy. The student knows that matter has measurable physical properties and those properties determine how matter is classified, changed, and used. The student is expected to:

(A) classify matter based on physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating), solubility in water, and the ability to conduct or insulate thermal energy or electric energy;

(B) identify the boiling and freezing/melting points of water on the Celsius scale;

(C) demonstrate that some mixtures maintain physical properties of their ingredients such as iron filings and sand; and

(D) identify changes that can occur in the physical properties of the ingredients of solutions such as dissolving salt in water or adding lemon juice to water.

(6) Force, motion, and energy. The student knows that energy occurs in many forms and can be observed in cycles, patterns, and systems. The student is expected to:

(A) explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy;

(B) demonstrate that the flow of electricity in circuits requires a complete path through which an electric current can pass and can produce light, heat, and sound;

(C) demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels through one medium to another and demonstrate that light can be reflected such as the use of mirrors or other shiny surfaces and refracted such as the appearance of an object when observed through water; and

(D) design an experiment that tests the effect of force on an object.

(7) Earth and space. The student knows Earth's surface is constantly changing and consists of useful resources. The student is expected to:

(A) explore the processes that led to the formation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels;

(B) recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons, and sand dunes are the result of changes to Earth's surface by wind, water, and ice;

(C) identify alternative energy resources such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuels; and

(D) identify fossils as evidence of past living organisms and the nature of the environments at the time using models.

(8) Earth and space. The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among the Sun, Earth, and Moon system. The student is expected to:

(A) differentiate between weather and climate;

(B) explain how the Sun and the ocean interact in the water cycle;

(C) demonstrate that Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky; and

(D) identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

(9) Organisms and environments. The student knows that there are relationships, systems, and cycles within environments. The student is expected to:

(A) observe the way organisms live and survive in their ecosystem by interacting with the living and non-living elements;

(B) describe how the flow of energy derived from the Sun, used by producers to create their own food, is transferred through a food chain and food web to consumers and decomposers;

(C) predict the effects of changes in ecosystems caused by living organisms, including humans, such as the overpopulation of grazers or the building of highways; and

(D) identify the significance of the carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle to the survival of plants and animals.

(10) Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:

(A) compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals;

(B) differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle; and

(C) describe the differences between complete and incomplete metamorphosis of insects.

DISCLAIMER
As a Texas teacher, the products I make are designed around the standards for the state of Texas, known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and are carefully crafted to help students be successful on the Texas STAAR test. I use the challenge of the TEKS and released STAAR assessments as models to guide me when putting together lessons and materials for students. Thus, I am careful to post products that, in my judgment, address those standards. I am not affiliated in any way with these entities and any and all claims of alignment are my claims, not those of the groups behind the TEKS or STAAR test. Some of my TEKS-based products also address standards from other states, the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), or Common Core and related standardized tests. For these products, I include the standards in the description. I am not affiliated with these entities and any claims of alignment are mine. Please contact me if you have questions.
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