This resource has been updated as of August 19, 2018 to include over 300 vocabulary terms.
The vocabulary word wall includes a Science Vocabulary Word Wall for Grades 3-4 for the entire year. The following words are included
Science Tools & Nature of Science data science scientist theory law observation investigation record scientific method experiment hypothesis question inference predict infer evidence communicate research question prediction dependent variable independent variable set-up conditions materials list directions real world uses results explanation analyze 28. classify compare contrast control constant expand contract increase decrease magnify model objective subjective qualitative quantitative data table bar graph hand lens microscope pan balance spring scale tape measure graduated cylinder beaker telescope thermometer hand lens
Earth Science solar energy rock cycle sediment rock igneous sedimentary metamorphic mineral luster crystal cleavage streak fracture hardness fossil cast natural gas landform glacier weathering erosion deposition soil lava magma volcano wind energy resource renewable resource conservation nonrenewable resource pollution fossil fuels recycle mantle crust inner core outer core star eclipse tide constellation moon phase lunar phase orbit axis dwarf planet astronomy universe Sun rotation equator infrared waves planet Prime Meridian longitude latitude revolution asteroid space probe satellite galaxy solar system comet meteor atmosphere air pressure position visible astrolabe compass sextant illuminated hemisphere water cycle water pressure water vapor condensation evaporation precipitation accumulation acid biome condensation weather climate cloud rain gauge stratus cloud cirrus cloud cumulus cloud cumulonimbus cloud barometer anemometer Celsius Fahrenheit humidity hurricane tornado wind vane temperate zone wetland mountain ocean ecosystem desert grassland plain prairie forest island polar region river lake drought earthquake valley tsunami tropical zone taiga runoff air mass wind front weather map climate zone intertidal zone troposphere warm front cold front
Physical Science matter atom element freezing point freeze boiling point boil mass volume density physical property texture hardness size color taste odor shape compound solid liquid gas change of state evaporation condensation magnet magnetic pole electromagnet magnetic nonmagnetic attract repel magnetic fields physical change chemical change chemical reaction chemical property energy kinetic energy potential energy chemical energy electrical energy mechanical energy hydroelectric energy solar energy wind energy insulator heat conduction convection radiation conductor light convex lens concave lens reflect refract absorb lens shadow prism visible light spectrum bright dim luminous transparent translucent opaque sound volume sound waves vibration compression decibel pitch frequency intensity wavelength amplitude reflection absorption transmission electricity parallel circuit series circuit electric motor circuit breaker conductor insulator static electricity electric current electric charge electric circuit force acceleration velocity speed position friction gravity work simple machine lever fulcrum pulley wheel-and-axle inclined plane screw wedge
Life Science locomotion life cycle metamorphosis absorb adaptation nocturnal arthropod amphibian camouflage natural selection diversity predator prey flowering plant nonflowering plant insect bird habitat fish insect bird fungi exoskeleton invertebrate vertebrate living nonliving organism mammal molt offspring plant reptile reproduce species senses fertilization basic needs pollination learned behavior instinct heredity inherited characteristic characteristic environmental changes egg nymph larva pupa maturity germination petal flower leaf stem roots cone spore transfer flower food chain energy producer photosynthesis nutrients consumer carnivore herbivore omnivore food web decomposer hibernate migrate seasons dormant Summer Winter Fall Spring
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This product includes 44 words chosen based on the 4th Grade Next Generation Life Science Standards. These cards were used for the following units:
Heredity & Learning, Food Chains, Life Cycles, Plant and Animal Reproduction, & Seasonal Changes
I have used these vocabulary words in my classroom on my Science bulletin board in order to help support student learning. Each slide or page is 8.5x11 and includes two cards/words on each page.
In my classroom, I cut the cards out and then glued onto construction paper (green). To help make the cards last longer, I highly recommend laminating. The following words are included in this product. I would love to hear feedback if you feel any other words should be included.
learned behavior instinct heredity inherited characteristic characteristic environmental changes egg nymph larva pupa maturity germination pollination fertilization petal flower leaf stem roots cone flower food chain energy producer photosynthesis nutrients herbivore omnivore consumer carnivore conservation pollution food web decomposer organism transfer hibernation migration seasons dormant Summer Winter Fall Spring