Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 1: Word List - Science

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air  Read Word
a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; the region above the ground
balance  Read Word
being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability
classification  Read Word
assigning to a class or category
Earth  Read Word
the planet on which we live; the world
environment  Read Word
surroundings; totality of surrounding conditions
float  Read Word
drift along; make the surface of level or smooth; move lightly
food  Read Word
any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
force  Read Word
strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
habitat  Read Word
type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives
hardness  Read Word
the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; excessive sternness
light  Read Word
brightness; something that admits illumination; source of fire; particular aspect of a situation
liquid  Read Word
fluid; juice; substance in fluid state
luster  Read Word
shine, polish or sparkle; soft reflected light
mixture  Read Word
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; the act of mixing together
motion  Read Word
movement; act of changing location; ability or power to move
organism  Read Word
living being; system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
plant  Read Word
a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
position  Read Word
place or location
properties  Read Word
characteristic trait or peculiarity, especially one serving to define or describe its possessor
pull  Read Word
steer or move into a certain direction; take away; remove from a fixed position; extract
push  Read Word
press against forcefully without moving
rock  Read Word
a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
roll  Read Word
a list of names
sink  Read Word
fall by, force of gravity; descend lower; decline gradually; enter deeply
soil  Read Word
material in the surface of the earth
solid  Read Word
uninterrupted in space; having no gaps or breaks; a three-dimensional shape
space  Read Word
an empty area, usually bounded in some way between things
stable  Read Word
not easily moved or disturbed
stack  Read Word
an orderly pile; heap; a large number ; arrange in pile
streak  Read Word
a line or long mark of a different color from the ground; stripe; vein
unbalance  Read Word
a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
water  Read Word
clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid
weight  Read Word
a measure of the heaviness of an object; a unit measure of gravitational force