Central Park Vocabulary Practice

School:Central Park
Location:Omaha NE

Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


Vocabulary Pinball Click on the red flipper buttons to keep the ball in play. Try to hit all of the letters with the ball to spell a word. Next, choose the correct definition for the word. A correct answer gives a free ball and an incorrect takes a ball away. Hold down and release the green button to launch the ball! Try all of the lists or register to make your own!

Word Find

Play the classic Word Search and find game.

Word Scramble - Words Only

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!

Word Scramble - Problems and Definitions

Solve the scrambled words by moving the tiles around. Use the vocabulary definition or math answers to provide you the hint you need!


Play hangman with your words. Guess letters to form words from the lists that are added by people just like you! Practice your classroom lists.

List Content

Gr. 5 Life Vocabulary 1

  • acquired trait -- a trait that can be changed or learned
  • biotic factor -- living parts of an ecosystem
  • inherited -- when characteristics are passed from parent to offspring (baby)
  • abiotic factor -- nonliving parts of an ecosystem
  • survival -- the ability of an organism to stay alive
  • population -- all members of one species that live in an area

Gr. 5 Physical Vocab. 1

  • pull -- a force on an object that moves the object toward itself
  • change of motion -- to start, stop or turn
  • force -- a push or pull that acts on an object
  • push -- a force on an object that moves the object away from itself
  • gravitational force -- the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
  • inertia -- the tendency of an object to resist change in its state of motion
  • weight -- the force of gravity on an object
  • speed -- a measurement of motion
  • gravity -- the basic force that attracts all objects to each other
  • direction of motion -- the direction an object is moving
  • first law of motion -- an object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion unless a force acts on it

Gr. 5 Physical Vocab. 2

  • burning -- the act of being on fire and giving off heat
  • conductor -- a substance or object that allows electricity, heat or sound to pass through it easily
  • friction -- the force that resists motion between objects that are touching
  • conduction -- the movement of energy through direct contact
  • heat transfer -- the movement of energy in the form of heat into or out of a substance
  • insulators -- a substance or object that does not allow electricity, heat or sound to pass through it easily

Gr.5 Earth/Space Vocab.

  • orbit -- the path of a planet traveling around a star (the sun)
  • weather -- conditions in the atmosphere at a certain time and place
  • climate -- the average temperature and rainfall of an area over many years

Grade 5 Inquiry Vocab.

  • data analysis -- process of inspecting data with the goal of highlighting useful information
  • feedback -- the return of information about the results of a scientific investigation which modify, correct or strengthen the investigation (experiment)
  • measurement -- the act of measuring; a unit or system of measuring
  • explanation -- statement giving reasons for the information obtained from experiments
  • reasoning -- the act or process of drawing conclusions from facts, evidence, etc.
  • variable -- a measurable object, condition, or event that can be changed
  • thermometer -- a tool use to measure temperature
  • interpretation -- assigning meaning to data and making conclusions
  • investigation -- a series of controlled steps, which can be repeated, for the purpose of answering a testable question
  • data -- information, often in the form of facts or figures, obtained from experiments

Sci. Review Vocab 3rd (2)

  • meter -- the metric unit of measuring length/distance
  • frequency -- how often something occurs
  • sound -- waves caused by vibrations through a material which can be heard when they reach an ear
  • translucent -- allows some light to pass through (e.g. curtain)
  • liter -- the metric unit of measuring volume/capacity
  • milli -- prefix meaning one thousandth (1/1000)
  • energy -- the ability to do work
  • opaque -- not able to see through (e.g. wall)
  • kilo -- prefix meaning one thousand (1000 times)
  • metric -- a standard unit of measurement used in science
  • pitch -- how high or low a sound is
  • vibrate -- when something moves continuously and rapidly back and forth
  • transparent -- allows all light to pass through (e.g. window)
  • centi -- prefix meaning one hundredth (1/100)

Sci. Review Vocab 3rd (3)

  • life cycle -- stages that an organism goes through as it grows up
  • pollination -- transfer of pollen from one flower to another
  • living -- things that need food, water, air, space and shelter
  • structure -- the way something is put together
  • metamorphosis -- a change in body form
  • nectar -- sugary liquid that attracts insects which then help in pollination
  • organism -- any living thing
  • function -- the way something works
  • germination -- to begin to grow, as when the conditions allow for a seed to start growing
  • reproduction -- the way organisms make more of their own kind
  • nonliving -- things that do not need food, water, air, space and shelter

Sci. Review Vocab.3rd (4)

  • erosion -- movement of Earth materials by water, wind or ice
  • crescent moon -- shape of the moon when it is halfway between half and full
  • new moon -- shape of the moon when none of it is visible
  • axis -- a real or imaginary line through the center of a spinning object
  • rotate -- to turn around
  • weathering -- the process by which rocks are broken down into smaller pieces
  • half moon -- shape of the moon when it is halfway visible
  • telescope -- a tool that makes far away objects appear closer
  • revolve -- to move around another object
  • deposition -- dropping of eroded soil and rock pieces to a new place
  • full moon -- shape of the moon when it is all visible
  • phases -- a change in the shape of the moon that can be seen from Earth
  • position -- the place where a person or object is located

Sci. Vocab. Review 4th(1)

  • testable question -- a question that can be answered through an investigation where one part of the experiment is allowed to change and all other parts stay the same
  • magnetism -- the force of push or pull between poles of magnets
  • poles -- the ends of magnets
  • attraction -- a force that draws objects together
  • magnet -- an object that attracts iron and some other metals
  • microscope -- a tool that magnifies objects that are too small to be seen with the eyes
  • repulsion -- the force that pushes objects apart
  • magnetic field -- the area around the magnet where the magnetic force acts

Sci. Vocab. Review 4th(2)

  • food chain -- the sequence of who eats whom in a community
  • decomposer -- an organism that eats another organism to get energy
  • herbivores -- an organism that eats only plants to get energy
  • nutrients -- a food or substance that provides energy for survival and growth
  • electrical circuit -- a path in which electricity flows
  • open circuit -- a circuit path that is broken or interrupted so that electricity cannot flow through it
  • consumer -- an organism that eats another organism to get energy
  • ecosystem -- a community of organisms and their environment
  • carnivores -- an organism that eats only other animals to get energy
  • closed circuit -- a closed path in which electricity flows freely
  • electricity -- a type of energy
  • community -- a group of organisms that live together and share resources
  • producer -- an organism that feeds on another organism that is dead
  • omnivores -- an organism that eats both plants and animals to get energy
  • electrical current -- electricity flowing inside a circuit

Sci. Vocab. Review 4th(3)

  • minerals -- a basic Earth material; part of a rock that cannot be broken down any further
  • soil composition -- different components that make up soil
  • water -- a natural liquid material on Earth made up of hydrogen and oxygen
  • camouflage -- an adaptation that allows animals to blend into their surroundings
  • characteristics -- something you can observe about an object use to describe it
  • soil -- the loose material in which plants can grow in the upper layer of Earth
  • soil texture -- the size of minerals in the soil
  • environment -- the things that make up and area such as land, water and air
  • atmosphere -- the layer of air that surrounds earth
  • rocks -- an Earth material that is made up of minerals
  • rock composition -- the components that make up rocks
  • geologist -- a scientist who studies ricks and minerals to learn more about the Earth
  • adaptations -- changes made to organisms to help it meet its needs
  • survival -- ability of an organism to stay alive

Sci. Vocab. Review 4th(4)

  • land slide -- the sudden movement of land due to large amounts of water
  • volcanic eruption -- an opening in the surface of the Earth
  • fossil fuel -- a nonrenewable energy source formed over many years found in the Earth
  • sediment -- loose sand, clay, silt or other soil pieces

Science Vocab. Review 3rd

  • matter -- anything that has mass and takes up space
  • pure substance -- matter that cannot be separated into other kinds of matter by any physical process(e.g. sugar, salt,water)
  • elasticity -- the ability of an object to go back to its original shape or size after being stretched, squeezed or pulled (e.g. a rubber band)
  • temperature -- the measurement of how hot or cold something is
  • gas -- matter that takes the shape and volume of its container
  • procedure -- a series of controlled steps, which can be repeated, for the purpose of answering a testable question
  • physical properties -- how something looks, smells, feels (e.g. color, texture, odor, weight, floating)
  • dimensions -- measurement of the size of an object (e.g. length, width, height)
  • mass -- the measure of the amount of matter an object has
  • weight -- the measurement of the force of gravity on an object
  • explanation -- a statement giving reasons for information obtained from experiments
  • mixture -- when two or more things are combined, but the things do not change form (e.g. salad or trail mix)
  • Celsius -- the metric unit used to measure temperature
  • Fahrenheit -- the standard unit used to measure temperature
  • volume -- the amount of space that an object takes up
Play Kids Games provides free online kids games that are both fun and educational. Aimed at ages pre-K through middle school, Play Kids Games offers kids a safe environment to discover their abilities and learn new skills with interactive and fun computer games. Our games build skills in math, logic, memory, vocabulary, alphabet, spelling, geography, computer skills, color identification, shape identification and other various problem solving. Our commitment to parents, teachers, and kids, is to connect learning and skill building with a sense of challenge, fun, and self esteem. From the fun of "Alphabet Whack-a-Mole" to the skill building "Math Fact Practice", our hope is that will be a part of our future generation's ongoing experience and development.

Let us know what you think, and go ahead, whack a mole!

The Play Kids Games Team.

Teachers, Parents, Anyone! The time has finally come. You can now create your own class page and game content for our games! Create vocabulary lists and math problems for pinball or word lists for word search. Your vocabulary lists will automatically show in Word Find as well. It is easy! Just create a login, add your class page detail, and create lists! Your lists will automatically show up in the games!
Click here to be notified of new games.

View our privacy statement

©, 2002