Mrs. Becker's 3rd Grade

School:Shady Brook
Comments:The Science Tools games will help to review for the 1st Six Weeks Science MAP Test. I think that the word scramble (with hints) and pinball are the best for reviewing. Stingray Chaser is good too but it is very challenging! ~Mrs. B

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


  • Saturn -- the 6th planet from the sun; has a large set of gas rings around it
  • Pluto -- a dwarf planet; formerly known as the 9th planet from the sun
  • Venus -- the 2nd planet from the sun; rocky with no water; known as “Earth’s Twin” because it is about the same size as Earth
  • Jupiter -- the 5th planet from the sun; the largest planet
  • Neptune -- the 8th planet from the sun; has a blue appearance
  • Outer -- the furthest 4 planets in the solar system from the sun; these planets are the coldest and largest; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; known as the gaseous planets
  • Mercury -- the 1st planet orbiting the sun, closest to the sun; rocky with no water and extreme temperatures
  • Mars -- the 4th planet from the sun; known as the “red planet” because of it’s red color; has no liquid water, but ice on its North Pole in winter
  • Uranus -- the 7th planet from the sun; rotates as if on its side
  • Inner -- the first 4 planets that orbit the sun ~ Mercury, Venus, Earth, & Mars; known as the rocky planets
  • Earth -- the 3rd planet from the sun; the only planet that supports life

Resources & Soils

  • renewable -- a resource that can be replaced in a relatively short amount of time; within a person’s lifetime; Examples: fresh water, plants, animals, soil
  • recycle -- using materials more than once or in a different way
  • clay -- soil made up of the tiniest particles of rock. Water doesn’t flow through easily
  • topsoil -- loose, upper layer of soil. rich in humus and minerals, soaks up and stores water well
  • resources -- materials on earth that are used by people and other living things
  • inexhaustible -- resources that are so vast they cannot be used up; Examples: sun, wind, ocean tides
  • minerals -- naturally occurring elements found in rock; Examples: gold, copper, silver, diamonds and other gems
  • humus -- the part of soil that comes from decaying plant and animal material in soil; helps plant growth
  • sand -- material made up of very tiny pieces of rock; does not hold water or nutrients
  • bedrock -- solid rock that lies under layers of soil and sediment
  • nonrenewable -- a resource that cannot be replaced in a short amount of time to meet peoples’ needs. These resources form over 10,000 years or more; Examples: fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas) and minerals
  • fossil fuels -- oil, coal, and natural gas formed over millions of years from the remains of ancient plants and animals
  • soil -- material made of tiny pieces of rock, minerals, and decayed plant and animal matter that forms at the earth’s surface; also contains water and air
  • loam -- soil made up of a mixture of clay, sand and humus, good for growing most plants
  • subsoil -- layer of soil below the topsoil, rich in minerals, may find clay here

Science Tools

  • grad. cylinder -- tall, thin container used to measure SMALL volumes of liquids
  • compass -- determines direction
  • goggles -- prevents liquids and gases from getting into your eyes
  • computer -- used to study, measure, and organize information
  • metric ruler -- measures length or distance in millimeters and centimeters
  • beaker -- container with straight sides used to measure LARGE volumes of liquid
  • stopwatch -- measures time
  • microscope -- uses lenses to make tiny things look larger
  • magnet -- an object that attracts iron
  • meter stick -- measures length or distance in centimeters and meters
  • balance -- measures an object's mass (amount of matter in an object)
  • spring scale -- measures the force of gravity pulling on an object (Weight)
  • hand lens -- a lens that makes things look larger
  • model -- used to represent other objects in our world
  • thermometer -- measures temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit

Science- Earth Forces

  • volcano -- hill or mountain formed when magma inside the earth erupts to the earth's surface
  • mantle -- the layer of earth below the crust and above the core
  • slow -- the type of change to earth's surface caused by weathering and glaciers
  • erosion -- movement of weathered rock by wind, water, ice, or gravity
  • destructive -- a force that breaks down the earth's surface
  • deposition -- process where wind, water, and gravity leave eroded sediments in a new place
  • core -- the insed layer of the earth that is liquid rock
  • fast -- the type of change to earth's surface caused by earthquakes and volcanoes
  • force -- a push or a pull
  • constructive -- a force that builds up the earth's surface
  • glacier -- large mass of ice and snow that is around all year and causes erosion
  • crust -- outer layer of earth made up of rocky surfaces
  • moraine -- the ridges formed when glaciers deposit eroded materials at the front end or sides of the glacier
  • earthquake -- energy traveling through the earth caused by a shift along two of earth's plates
  • weathering -- the process wehre water, wind, and ice wears down the rocks and other exposed surfaces

Solar System

  • star -- huge object in space made up of gas and giving off its own heat and light; our sun is a star
  • rotation -- the spinning of a planet or moon on its axis; Earth rotates once every 24 hours or one day and night
  • solar system -- a sun and all the objects that move around it
  • sunspot -- a dark spot on the sun that is not as hot as the other spaces on the surface of the sun
  • comet -- a mountain-sized chunk of ice and dust that orbits the sun
  • planet -- a large object that orbits a star such as the Sun
  • galaxy -- a group of millions of stars held together by gravity
  • revolution -- one complete trip of a planet around the sun; one revolution equals one year
  • orbit -- path an object in space takes around another object in space; usually an elliptical or flattened circle shape
  • solar flare -- a brief burst of energy that occurs as an eruption on the sun’s surface
  • telescope -- a long cylinder-shaped tool for viewing objects that are very far away
  • sun -- An average-sized star at the center of our solar system.
  • asteroid -- a large space rock that orbits the sun
  • tilt -- the angle the Earth leans to the side on its axis
  • axis -- an imaginary line that runs through the center of the Earth from the North Pole to the South Pole

Water Cylce

  • water cycle -- the constant recycling of the earth's water; the change of water from one state to another as it moves between the atmosphere and on Earth’s surface
  • precipitation -- water that falls to Earth’s surface as rain, snow, sleet or hail
  • condensation -- process of changing from a gas to liquid; water vapor changes to liquid water
  • evaporation -- process of changing from a liquid to gas; liquid water changes to a gas called water vapor
  • water vapor -- the gas state of water
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