Science Word Wall (NGSS) - 5th Grade - Vocabulary Cards

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TWO background colors. Both colors come in small and large-sized cards. 62 Word Wall vocabulary cards that include words, definitions, and pictures reinforcing vocabulary in the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS). Created specifically for the 5th-grade NGSS, yet suitable for any 5th-grade classroom, this is an easy way to make sure your students are familiar with science vocabulary! Print the small (notecard size) or large (8.5x11") versions for your classroom. Both sizes come in an orange background as well as a teal/turquoise background. A borderless version of the small cards is also included.

This set covers an ENTIRE YEAR OF SCIENCE VOCABULARY, and includes all four of the major science areas:

-Physical Science

-Life Science

-Earth/Space Science

-Engineering Design


★62 SMALL vocabulary cards (4 cards per page) in both orange and blue colors

★62 LARGE vocabulary cards (1 per page) in both orange and blue colors

★62 borderless cards (4 per page) in the SMALL size (for making a student flip ring)

★BLANK CARDS (small and large, orange and blue) in both PDF and editable pptx formats

-each NGSS standard has an average of 3-4 vocabulary words

-suitable for grades 4, 5, 6 (vocabulary is targeted to the 5th-grade standards)

→Use for a word wall, review games, bell ringers, and more!

→Write the words on the back and they make perfect flashcards.

→Print the small size to make a flip-ring for students.

→Post them around the room as great visual aids.

Note: These cards are NOT editable, due to image copyright security.

For a full description of the NGSS Standards, as well as how each one is linked to Common Core standards, visit

*"Next Generation Science Standards" is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. Emphasis is on the idea that plant matter comes mostly from air and water, not from the soil.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. Examples of evidence could include adding air to expand a basketball, compressing air in a syringe, dissolving sugar in water, and evaporating salt water. Assessment does not include the atomic-scale mechanism of evaporation and condensation or defining the unseen particles.
Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. “Down” is a local description of the direction that points toward the center of the spherical Earth. Assessment does not include mathematical representation of gravitational force.
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. Examples could include the influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; the influence of the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate; and the influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere. The geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are each a system. Assessment is limited to the interactions of two systems at a time.


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