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First Grade Science Vocabulary

1st Grade Science Lists
Summary Word Lists 7 lists
Scientific Inquiry 20 lists
Matter 8 lists
Energy 10 lists
Motion 10 lists
Space Science 8 lists
Earth Science 15 lists
Life Science 17 lists


1st Grade Science Summary Lists
Scientific Inquiry
Matter
Energy
Motion
Space Science
Earth Science
Life Science
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Science is an awe-inspiring subject that encompasses many topics from astronomy to earth science. Faced with the vast array of first grade science terminology that is used, students can gain a comprehensive understanding of science by making connections between first grade science vocabulary and real life contexts.

Using first grade science games for online review along with targeted science worksheets and automated testing allows students to make the vital connection between science and application. The activities are designed to instill an understanding of the word definitions through quizzing, drilling, and repetition. Familiarity with a term’s spelling and meaning plays an important role in understanding its function in science and linkages to other areas.

VocabularySpellingCity has developed extensive elementary science word lists to enable students to make this connection. You have the option to browse the summary lists (see “Summary Lists” below) at a glance, or to view the extended versions in the following categories: Scientific Inquiry, Matter, Energy, Motion, Space, Earth, and Life Science.

The word lists are designed to fit the standard 1st grade science curriculum, and to cover a wide range of topics. Learning to use and understand vocabulary words from these science areas at the first grade level is key for students to advance to second grade science and beyond. Interactive first grade science activities make learning science awesome!

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1st Grade Science Vocabulary
Words at a Glance

1st Grade Scientific Inquiry

Actions: add, alter, create, decrease, increase, separate, sequence, sort, map, subtract, classify, definite, explore, grow, magnify, prevent, produce, respond

Appearance: characteristics, circle, luster, rectangle, shape, triangle, straight, shine, surface, appearance, color, combination, size, square, circular, texture, dull, rough, shimmer, shiny, soft, smooth

Behavior: science, characteristics, cold, composition, heat, takes up space, magnetic, temperature, warm, observe, made up of, float, gas, liquid, shine, sink, solid, stronger, weaker, hot

Conducting Experiments: compare, gather data, hypothesize, identify, imagine, measure, observe, journal, trials, record, experiment, notebook, problem, scale, tally chart, teamwork, variable

Direction: east, left, north, right, south, west, direction, across, back, down, up, angle, backward, far, farther, forward, in front, through, zigzag

Physical Processes: boil, change of state, contract, dissolve, expand, melt, mix, law, mixture, freeze, thaw, physical change, cycle, freezing, interact, system

Position: next to, center, east, north, right, south, top, west, left, position, close, front, high, near, behind, between, low, middle, outside, over, around, location, above, away, below, closer, inside, under, bottom

Properties: gas, solid, matter, object, volume, liquid, substance, mass, phase, takes up space, material, mixture, property, scientist

The Scientific Method: analyze, attempt, balance, communicate, graph, make conclusions, predict, scientific method, pattern, investigate, infer, bar graph, qualitative observations, quantitative observations, relationship, share, solution

1st Grade Matter

The Changes in Matter: alter, boil, evaporate, condense, freeze, melt, separate, combine, change, condensation, evaporation, phase, physical change, vibrate, dissolve, matter

The Characteristics of Matter: dull, light, rough, shine, smooth, texture, characteristics, shape, luster, appearance, describe, alter, combination, property, shiny, color, float, sink, cold, surface, vibrate, warm

The States of Matter: atom, composition, mass, matter, volume, weight, phases of matter, material, states of matter, liquid, mixture, physical property, solid, water vapor, container, definite, substance, takes up space, phase, separate, water

1st Grade Energy

Electricity: battery, electricity, speed, wave, weaker, energy transfer, interaction

Energy Flow: circuit, energy, energy flow, energy system, heat gain, heat loss, model energy system, solar energy

Fossil Fuels: coal, earth, fossil, fossil fuel, gasoline, natural gas, nonrenewable, plastic, rubber

Heat Energy: absorb, reflect, shortest, solar energy, heat gain, heat loss, hot, longest, wave, sun, freezing, heat, melt, temperature, thermometer

Light Energy: speed, absorb, light, light ray, longest, reflect refract, shortest, transparent, visible

Renewable Resources: solar energy, renewable, reuse, water energy, wind energy, wood, water cycle, resource, earth, wave, aquarium, natural resource, recycle, reduce, sun, terrarium

Sound Energy: absorb, longest, shortest, wave, speed, sound wave, soft, hear, loud, pitch, sound, vibration, volume

1st Grade Motion

Direction Words: left, north, right, south, west, back, east, surface, across, backward, circular, down, through, zigzag, straight, measure

Force: attract, friction, horseshoe magnet, magnet, magnetism, movement, position, repel, away, force, iron, magnetic, metal, nonmagnetic, pull, ring magnet, bar magnet, gravity, location, magnetic field, motion, nonmetal, push

Position Words: left, north, right, south, west, inside, outside, east, above, close, in front, around, behind, below, between, bottom, center, near, top, far, position, next to, low, closer, farther, front, high, middle, over, under

Simple Machines: fixed point, inclined plane, level, rod, simple machine, wedge, fulcrum, machine, pulley, ramp, screw, wheel and axle, work

1st Grade Space Science

The Moon: mass, gravity, surface, beaming, lunar, moon, reflect, shimmer, orbit, full moon, calendar,motion, revolve, first quarter moon, new moon, phase, third quarter moon, waning, waxing

The Planet Earth: mass, gravity, surface, earth, equator, poles, spaceship, telescope, motion, revolve, day, month, night, sunshine, time, speed, autumn, orbit, fall, north pole, seasons, south pole, spring, summer, winter

The Sun: mass, light energy, light ray, light waves, shine, solar system, star,sun, light, Milky Way Galaxy, galaxy, solar energy, sunlight, energy, gas, planets, space, system, universe

The Universe: galaxy, light waves, Milky Way Galaxy, orbit, planets, star, sunlight, surface, time, universe

1st Grade Earth Science

Formation: composition, cycle, dissolve, lava, material, melt, water, water energy, wind energy, erosion, flood, glacier, gravity, landslide, mass, matter, physical change, substance, weathering

History of the Earth: earth, extinct, fossil, glacier, melt, movement, oxygen, rain, water

Inside the Earth: coal, crust, earthquake, magnetic field, mass, natural gas, oil, rock, core, earth, equator, lava, mantle, north pole, south pole, iron

Landforms: identify, landform. map, rough, shape, size, structure, surface, mountain, plain, river, smooth, texture, valley, volcano

Minerals: copper, dull, luster, metal, mineral, mining, nonmetal, silver, shine, identify

Processes: air, cloud, evaporate, melt, nutrients, precipitation, smog, snow, water cycle, water vapor, weather, water pollution, sleet, renewable, rain, liquid, freeze, condensation, climate, air pollution

Resources: air pollution, smog, water pollution, natural resource, recycle, renewable, nonrenewable, water, nutrients

The Earth's Surface: root, soil, plant, river, surface, natural resource, nonliving, living, heat energy, Earth's surface, sand, dirt, plants, map, gravity, cast, surface

The Water Cycle: freeze, condensation, water cycle, evaporate, water vapor, climate, hail, rain, cycle

The Weather: air, snow, weather, cirrus clouds, sleet, melt, liquid, cumulus clouds, cloud, precipitation

1st Grade Life Science

Animal Body Parts: flipper, fur, gills, paw, scale, tail, webbed foot, wing, beak, claw, feather, fin

Animals: amphibian, animal, bird, fish, mammal, reptile, insect, shellfish

Body Functions: backbone, body covering, breathe, function, hear, lungs, senses, taste

Ecosystems: climate, lake, grassland, ecosystem, forest, desert, freshwater, saltwater, ocean, tundra, extinct, habitat, wetland, river, cycle, rainforest, interact, endangered

Environment: features, habitat . water, absorb, resource, shelter, community, wildlife, population

Living Things: inherit, adapt, basic needs, living, organism, life cycle, offspring, trait, reproduce, genetic

Plants: flower, leaf, plant, root, seed, shrub, sprout, stem

Resources: water, air pollution, resource, conservation, energy transfer, garbage, solar energy, reuse, litter, solar power, farm, natural resource, nonrenewable, recycle, renewable, water pollution

The Food Chain: interact, consumer, food chain, predator, prey, ecosystem, relationship, producer, food web, herbivore, nutrients, omnivore, organism, environment, community, carnivore, consumer, food, herbivore, omnivore, predator, prey, producer

The Life Cycle: eggs, embryo, metamorphosis, hatch, life cycle, grow, adult, parent

The Weather: climate, air, outside, polar climate, sunlight, rain, winter, weather, cloud, cold, condensation, precipitation, tropical climate, water cycle, evaporation


 
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