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WORDS IN CONTEXT DAY 1

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compass
(noun)

You can easily find south, east, and west because your compass always points north. Before the compass, or magnetic compass, was invented, sailors used the Sun and other stars to find their way at sea. His friends called Aaron the human compass because he was so good at finding his way.

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theory
(noun)

1. An unproven theory is a hypothesis, while a proven theory is a principle. 2. A theory is developed by a scientist to explain a phenomenon. 3. They developed a theory to explain how dinosaurs became extinct.

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molecule
(noun)

Several forces hold the atoms in a molecule together. A molecule is a group of atoms that are bonded together. The smallest unit of a chemical compound is a molecule.

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WORDS IN CONTEXT DAY 1


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1. In algebra, letters take the place of unknown numbers.

algebra
(noun)

2. Algebra is taught by a math teacher, not a social studies teacher. 3. When doing algebra, you must determine the number that "x" represents.

atom
(noun)

1. The nucleus of an atom, which contains protons and neutrons, is surrounded by orbiting electrons. 2. An atom joins with other atoms to create a molecule. 3. A water molecule is made up of one atom of oxygen bound to two atoms of hydrogen.

1. The universe is the sum total of everything that exists.

universe
(noun)

2. Scientists believe that the universe, or cosmos, has existed for more than 13 billion years. 3. The Big Bang theory is a scientific theory about how the universe came into existence.
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WORDS IN CONTEXT DAY 1


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patent
(noun)

A patent is legal proof that an item was invented by a particular person and not someone else. A patent for a machine is similar to a copyright for a piece of written work. Alexander Graham Bell got a patent for the telephone, but other people also thought of the idea.

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physics
(noun)

Physics is concerned with the basic building blocks of the universe, including energy, matter, space, and time. Physics falls under the category of physical sciences, unlike botany, which is one of the life sciences. Albert Einstein's scientific theories revolutionized the field of physics.

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A revolution is a dramatic change in something, such as a government, a fashion, or a set of ideas. The French Revolution, which lasted from 1789 to 1799, brought democracy to France's government. Albert Einstein's theories caused a revolution, or dramatic change, in the way people think about the universe.

revolution
(noun)

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WORDS IN CONTEXT DAY 1


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criticism
(noun)

If you receive criticism, people share with you their negative thoughts about something you did. People who have new ideas in scientific fields often receive criticism at first, but over time their ideas often gain acceptance. She ignored her parents' criticism of her decision to be an artist and went on to become quite successful.

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astounded
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If you are astounded by the beauty of the Grand Canyon, you are so dazzled by it that you can hardly believe what you're seeing. I was astounded, or astonished, to see all the tricks her dog could do. Scientists in the early 1900s were astounded by Albert Einstein's ideas about the nature of the universe.

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certification
(noun)

Certification is the process by which a person obtains a patent for a new invention or a document for completing a course of study. When the process of certification takes place, a person or organization receives a certificate. Albert Einstein once had a job making sure that devices submitted for patent certification worked the way their inventors said they did.

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WORD SMART DAY 1


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Name: _______________________________________________________
INSTRUCTIONS: Record a vocabulary word in each word box. Then write a synonym and an antonym, draw a picture, and define each word. Use each word in a sentence on the back of this worksheet.

Word

Picture

Synonym

Antonym

Definition

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Picture

Synonym

Antonym

Definition

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compass

a direction-finding tool with a needle that always points north (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

theory

a possible explanation that has not been proven true (noun)

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DEFINITION CARD

molecule

the smallest part of a substance that can exist by itself, made of one or more atoms (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

algebra

a branch of math in which symbols, usually letters, are used to represent unknown numbers (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

atom

the smallest unit of an element (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

universe

all things that exist in space (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

patent

a document granting the right to make money from an invention (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

physics

the scientific study of matter, motion, and energy (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

revolution

an overthrow of previous ideas or ways of doing things (noun)

WORD CARD

DEFINITION CARD

criticism

the act of finding fault or carefully judging for review (noun)

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DEFINITION CARD

astounded

completely surprised; amazed (adjective)

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DEFINITION CARD

certification

the process of receiving an official document showing that something is true or that it works as claimed (noun)
DEFINITION CARD

WORD CARD

ANALOGIES DAY 2
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Name:
An analogy shows a relationship between two sets of words. The words in the first pair must have the same relationship as the words in the second pair. To complete an analogy with a missing word, you must first discover the relationship between the completed pair. (Example: Cat is to meow as dog is to bark.)

temperature hypothesize elements social studies

biology revolution property rocks and minerals

battle approval frightened abbreviate

INSTRUCTIONS: Determine the relationship between the first pair of words. Then use the words in the word box to complete the second pair of words.

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Certification is to certify ...as... abbreviation is to

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Patent is to license ...as... possessions are to

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Theory is to theorize ...as... hypothesis is to

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Physics is to energy and matter ...as... geology is to

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Universe is to cosmos ...as... orbit is to Criticism is to disapproval ...as... acceptance is to


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ANALOGIES DAY 2
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Name:
An analogy shows a relationship between two sets of words. The words in the first pair must have the same relationship as the words in the second pair. To complete an analogy with a missing word, you must first discover the relationship between the completed pair. (Example: Cat is to meow as dog is to bark.)

temperature hypothesize elements social studies

biology revolution property rocks and minerals

battle approval frightened abbreviate

INSTRUCTIONS: Determine the relationship between the first pair of words. Then use the words in the word box to complete the second pair of words.

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Astounded is to amazed ...as... alarmed is to

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Compass is to direction ...as... thermometer is to

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Atom is to chemistry ...as... genes are to Algebra is to math ...as... history is to

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Molecule is to atoms ...as... compound is to

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Revolution is to rebellion ...as... fight is to


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CLOZE SENTENCES DAY 2


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Name:

compass theory molecule

algebra atom universe

patent physics revolution

criticism astounded certification

INSTRUCTIONS: Use the vocabulary words in the word box above to complete the sentences below.

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Professional prove that he or she is qualified to perform a job.

requires a person to

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A The of.

is used to explain a phenomenon. contains much more than we can be aware

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is the basic unit of matter. is negative feedback from other people.

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The inventor of a product needs to get a protect his or her rights to it.

to

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In

, you find the missing number. is the branch of science that studies the building

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blocks of the universe.


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CLOZE SENTENCES DAY 2


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Name:

compass theory molecule

algebra atom universe

patent physics revolution

criticism astounded certification

INSTRUCTIONS: Use the vocabulary words in the word box above to complete the sentences below.

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The needle of a A She was

always points north. consists of one or more atoms. to discover that her new friend's

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parents have the same birthdays as her own parents.


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The invention of the computer created a worldwide in how people do business.

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EXPLORATION DAY 3
INSTRUCTIONS: Assign one or more of the following activities to reinforce the function of nouns.

NOUNS
Draw a Picture
Materials: Word cards; box or envelope; paper; pencils, markers, or crayons Place all the word cards in a box or envelope. Have students pull out a word card and draw a picture of the chosen word. Encourage them to draw a picture that illustrates the words meaning.

Make a Picture Dictionary


Materials: Paper; pencils, markers, or crayons Have students create a picture dictionary for the word list by writing their own denitions and drawing their own illustrations in their book.

Make a Sentence
Materials: Word cards, box or envelope, strips of paper Place all the word cards in a box or envelope. Have students pull out a word card and use their chosen word to create a written or oral sentence.

Match a Word
Materials: Word cards, tape, box or envelope Place all the word cards in a box or envelope. Have students pull out a word card and tape it onto an object in the classroom using the word as a label.

Mime It!
Materials: Word cards, box or envelope Place all the word cards in a box or envelope. Have students pull out a word card and act it out. Have classmates try to guess the word.

Pick a Synonym or Antonym


Materials: Word cards Place all the word cards in a box or envelope. Have students pull out a word card and give a synonym or an antonym for the chosen word. (You may choose to omit words that do not have synonyms or antonyms, or you may choose to include them as points of discussion.)

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CONCEPT COMPLETION DAY 4


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INSTRUCTIONS: Use what you know about the vocabulary words to complete the following sentences.

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I would be astounded if I saw If you study physics, you will learn about I have a theory about Criticism is An atom is A revolution is It's a good idea to get a patent if you One of my favorite things in the whole universe is Certification is a process by which The captain used the compass to A molecule is made up of Algebra is a branch of

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ASSESSMENT DAY 5
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Name:
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the best answer to complete each statement.

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A compass would be most useful to a person who is cooking hiking reading A theory is developed by scientists to explain a phenomenon procedure consequence A molecule is the smallest part of a substance a reaction an element

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Scientists believe the universe is at least years old. 13 thousand 13 billion 13 million gets a patent. A clothing store An inventor A parent not part of the realm of physics. Animals are Energy is Matter is

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Algebra is a branch of science the arts math An atom of water. oxygen nitrogen hydrogen is not part of

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is not a synonym for revolution. Election Dramatic change Overthrow Criticism is not the same as positive feedback disapproval negative feedback

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ASSESSMENT DAY 5
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INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the best answer to complete each statement.

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An antonym for astounded is excited bored angry

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After certification, a person or organization receives a document gold watch medal

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