Vocabulary Pyramid is a great way to get the kids talking and engaged. Students work together in teams to correctly guess each vocabulary word. One student will provide hints - scientific hints only - as their partner guesses the word. This is game is great for reviewing in any subject!
In my classroom we play one game a day as a warm up. My students are eager to compete against each other. I allow students to use their Interactive Notebooks to assist them while giving out hints. Once all students are done, we go over all the words. The student's share how they helped their partner guess the correct word.
Many of the words used can be found in the Lead4ward Vocabulary Resource. I tailored this game with words I know my students needed help on. This can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.