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.

Kindergarten: Word List - Science

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behavior  Read Word
the way a person behaves toward other people; manner of acting or controlling yourself
care  Read Word
feel concern or interest; the work of providing treatment for
change  Read Word
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
cloud  Read Word
a large moving body of things in the air or on the ground
color  Read Word
the use or effect of pigment in painting, as distinct from form
compare  Read Word
examine and note the similarities or differences of
diurnal  Read Word
daily; relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period
growth  Read Word
the gradual beginning or coming forth
height  Read Word
the distance from head to foot; the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
humans  Read Word
all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
length  Read Word
the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end; size of the gap between two places
living  Read Word
still in existence; still in active use
measure  Read Word
determine the size of something; mark, lay out, or establish dimensions; estimate by evaluation or comparison
movement  Read Word
act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another
needs  Read Word
in such a manner as could not be otherwise
nocturnal  Read Word
of or relating to or occurring in the night; most active at night
nonliving  Read Word
not endowed with life
non-standard unit  Read Word
unusual units of measurement
observe  Read Word
be on the watch respecting; pay attention to; notice with care; see; perceive
precipitation  Read Word
unexpected acceleration or hastening; the quantity of water falling to earth
resource  Read Word
materials; abilities; available source
senses  Read Word
natural appreciation or ability; a general conscious awareness
shape  Read Word
the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
shelter  Read Word
structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
size  Read Word
the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements
standard unit  Read Word
the modern form of the metric system and is the world's most widely used system of measurement, used in both everyday commerce and science
structure  Read Word
complex construction or entity; complex composition of knowledge
temperature  Read Word
degree of any quality; condition with respect to heat or cold; degree of heat or cold
texture  Read Word
rough surface quality; structure of interwoven fibers or other elements; feel of a surface or a fabric
thermometer  Read Word
instrument for measuring temperature
tools  Read Word
device, such as a saw, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work
weather  Read Word
endure the effects of weather or other forces; come through safely; survive
width  Read Word
measurement of the extent of something from side to side
wind  Read Word
air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure