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Science Vocabulary Pictures™

“We learn and remember best through pictures, not through written or spoken words.”

 – John Medina (founding director of The Brain Center for Applied Learning Research)

 

What does your Science Wall look like? Go from words to WOW! with these incredibly powerful visual science terms. Watch your students master essential science terms in a glance! Each card has a carefully chosen science term cleverly formed into an illustration. Students don’t have to read a word and then associate it with a picture beside the word. Connections are made automatically because letters form the picture!!

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Like math lessons, science curricula is vocabulary-dense. Carnivores feed on herbivores, and both are consumers who feed on primary producers, and….. With so many terms in succession, it can be difficult for students to keep up, even with clear explanations.  

Based on the Science of Learning, Science Vocabulary Pictures are designed to make vocabulary learning and retention quick and easy. Each different term is cleverly illustrated to look like its meaning. With such clear and carefully chosen illustrations, making a connection between the word and its meaning is rapid, aiding in acquisition and recall. 

These cards are ideal for hanging on your word wall, then used as a quick daily discussion of a term a day, or as an in-depth lesson making connections or highlighting differences between terms.  Brightly colored, memory jogging words are on  5.5 x 8.5 coated cardstock. 

Available in 4 individual sets (of 40 cards each) or get all of them for a great deal in a bargain bundle.

Early Grades K-2 is a customized set of 82 cards which include primary appropriate terms. 

Definition Strips, Spanish Word Translation Strips are available for these card sets. Vinyl pockets for displaying the card and strip together are also available.

COMING SOON:

New sets categorized into disciplinary core ideas are available for Pre-Order

Each new set has around 60 cards.

New set titles:

Matter, Energy Force and Motion 

Earth and Space 

Organisms and Environment 

Investigation and Reasoning

Each $48         Bundle (all 4 sets) $180

Word Lists

Science Vocabulary Pictures Classic

Set 1 (40 cards):

blizzard
carnivore
Celsius
condensation
conductor
conglomerate
conifer
deciduous
evaporation
fall
fern
fibrous root
flood
friction
gear
gravity
herbivore
igneous
inclined plane
inherited
lever
fulcrum
load
magnetic
mammal
metamorphic
moss
permeable
precipitation
pulley
reptile
spring
stretch
summer
symmetry
taproot
turn
wedge
wheel
winter

Set 2 (40 cards):

amphibian
capacity
centimeter
chemical change
contract
decimeter
decomposer
desert
drought
electrical
ellipse/circle
erosion
expand
force
fossil
gas
gram
insect
invertebrate
liquid
metamorphosis
meter
metric
millimeter
mixture
omnivore
opaque
orbit
permeable
physical change
revolve
rotate
saturation
solid
solution
thunderstorm
tornado
translucent
transparent
vertebrate

Set 3 (40 cards):

active
air pressure
angiosperm
symmetry
biomes
caustic
chlorophyll
cirrus
conduit
conflagration
cumulus
defoliate
dicot
diurnal
dormant
echolocation
ectotherm
endotherm
extinct
geyser
graduated cylinder
gymnosperm
innate
learned
monocot
nocturnal
olfactory
ossify
phototropism
pollution
bilateral symmetry
recycle
refraction
spring scale
stalactite
stalagmite
stratus
transpiration
tundra
viscous

Set 4 (40 cards):

abrasion
astronomy
attract
balanced forces
biology
botany
buoyancy
camouflage
chemistry
combustibility
commensalism
compound eyes
corona
displacement
double pan balance
fungi
herpetology
ichthyology
kinetic energy
length
meniscus
meteorology
migrate
mimicry
mutualism
oceanography
ornithology
oxidation
phase
pliable
potential energy
radiant
reflection
repel
scavenger
screw
thermometer
triple beam balance
volume
zoology

Early Grades K-2 (128 cards):

animal
astronomy
atom
axle
balance
blizzard
centimeter
cirrus
cold
compost
constellation
cool
cumulus
decimeter
desert
Earth
extinct
fall
flower
force
forest
fossil
freeze
fruit
gas
gear(s)
gravity
habitat
heat
hot
human
incline plane
insect
leaf
lever
light
liquid
living
load
magnet
magnify
meter
millimeter
moon
non-living
ocean
opaque
orbit
planets
pull
pulley
push
recycle
revolve
river
root
rotate
sand
seed
senses
shadow
shelter
simple machine
sky
soil
solid
spring
sprout
star(s)
stem
stratus
summer
thermometer
tornado
transparent
vapor
warm
weather
wheel
winter

Science Vocabulary Pictures 2022

Matter, Force, Motion & Energy (63 cards):

air pressure
alternative energy
attract
balanced forces
biofuel
buoyancy
chemical change
circuit
combustibility
conductor
contract
density
displacement
dissolve
electrical energy
expand
float
fluid friction
force
friction
gas
gravity
hydroelectric
insulator
kinetic energy
light energy
liquid
luster
magnetism
malleable
mechanical energy
mixture
opaque
oxidation
permeable
physical change
pliable
poles
potential energy
pull
push
radiant
reflection
refraction
relative density
repel
saturation
sink
solar energy
solid
soluble
solution
sound energy
temperature
texture
thermal energy
translucent
transparent
turn
viscous
volume
water vapor
weight

Earth & Space (56 cards):

abrasion
arid
axis
barometer
blizzard
canyon
cirrus
climate
condensation
conglomerate
core, mantle, crust
corona
cumulus
cycle
day
delta
deposition
drought
erosion
evaporation
extinct
fall
flood
fossil
fossil fuel
geyser
igneous
inclement
landforms
metamorphic
nonrenewable resource
orbit
ossify
phase
planets
precipitation
recycle
renewable resource
revolve
rotate
season
sedimentary
solar system
spring
stratus
summer
thunderstorm
tornado
valley
volcano
waning
waxing
weather
weathering
winter
year

Organisms & Environments (55 cards):

abiotic
amphibian
angiosperm
barometer
biomes
biotic
camouflage
carnivore
chlorophyll
commensalism
compound eyes
conifer
consumer
deciduous
decomposer
desert
dicot
diurnal
ectotherm
endotherm
fern
fibrous root
food chain
food web
fungi
gymnosperm
habitat
herbivore
hibernate
inherited
innate
insect
invertebrate
learned
living
mammal
metamorphosis
migrate
mimicry
monocot
moss
mutualism
nocturnal
non-living
omnivore
photosynthesis
phototropism
predator
prey
producer
reptile
scavenger
taproot
transpiration
tundra
vertebrate

Scientific Investigation & Reasoning (60 cards):

analyze
apron
astronomy
balance scale
beaker
biology
botany
calculator
capacity
catching net
Celsius
centimeter
chemistry
collect
conclusion
construct
double pan balance
evaluate
examine
Fahrenheit
flask
funnel
gloves
goggles
graduated cylinder
gram
hand lens
herpetology
hot plate
ichthyology
infer
interpret
liter
magnet
measure
meteorology
meter
meter stick
microscope
milligram
milliliter
millimeter
mirror
model
observe
oceanography
ornithology
petri dish
pipette
predict
prism
record
slide
spring scale
stopwatch
temperature
test tube clamps
thermometer
triple beam balance
tweezers

3 reviews for Science Vocabulary Pictures™

  1. Karen Cobb

    I use these visual vocabulary cards in my 6th grade Earth and Space science and arts infused classroom. Kids ADORE them! You won’t be disappointed, they’re awesome.

  2. Jamie Brotemarkle

    We want to thank you for developing the perfect Science vocabulary flash cards to help support our English as a Second Language (ESL) students. We initially ordered them with just our ESL students in mind, but as it turns out they have been helping many of our students who struggle with some of the more difficult science terms. If you are debating about purchasing these cards, you won’t be disappointed. You can tell a lot of thought went into choosing the right photos to help students understand and remember what many of the key science terms mean.

  3. Theresa Brown

    I love these vocabulary picture cards. I have my students create their own based on the ideas and I recommend these to colleagues every chance I get.

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