3rd Grade Games

School:McCook Elementary

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

L to J

  • biography -- a non-fiction story that an author writes about someone else's life
  • cause -- a reason something happens
  • almanac -- a book that comes out every year with facts on different subjects
  • autobiography -- a non-fiction story that an author writes about his/her own life
  • cardinal direct -- the four main directions: north, south, east, west
  • chemical change -- a change that causes different kinds of matter to form
  • atlas -- a book of maps
  • capacity -- the amount a container can hold
  • century -- one hundred years
  • angle -- a figure formed by two rays that share an endpoint

L to J #2

  • citizenship -- when a person shows behaviors that follow the law and help their community
  • conservation -- saving and not using more than is necessary
  • contraction -- a word made from two words put together using an apostrophe for the missing letter or letters
  • demand -- the amount of goods or a service that people want and can pay for at different prices
  • conflict -- a fight, struggle or disagreement
  • context clues -- using the words around an unknown word to decide its meaning
  • dehydration -- not having enough water or fluids
  • condensation -- the process through which a gas changes into a liquid
  • consumer -- a) a person who buys goods and services b) a living thing that eats food
  • decade -- ten years

L to J #3

  • diameter -- a line segment that passes through the center of a circle and has its endpoints on the circle
  • encyclopedia -- an informational resource book with facts about people, places, and things
  • evaporation -- the process thropugh which a liquid turns into a gas
  • expression -- reading with inflection to make the reading more interesting
  • effect -- the consequence of a cause
  • erosion -- the movement of weathered rock
  • expanded form -- a way to write numbers by showing the value of each digit
  • distinquish -- the ability to tell the difference between different things
  • equator -- a line drawn around the middle of a glove
  • exaggeration -- stretch of the truth

L to J #4

  • graphic organiz -- visual representations of knowledge concepts or ideas
  • hemisphere -- one half of the earth
  • friction -- a force that occurs when one object rubs against another
  • goods -- things that are made or grown and then sold
  • heart rate -- the speed a person's heart beats
  • factor -- a number that is multiplied by another number to find a product
  • germinate -- when a plant begins to grow
  • guide words -- words at the top of a dictionary page that include the first and last word on the page
  • expression -- the part of a number sentence that combines numbers and operation signs but no equal sign
  • friendly letter -- an informal letter that is written to a friend or relative

L to J #5

  • infer -- to determine the meaning of a situation or story from things not actually stated
  • introduction -- the beginning of a story
  • line -- straight path extending in both directions with no endpoints
  • index -- an alphabetical list at the end of the book that shows where information can be found
  • intersecting li -- lines that cross
  • journal -- to write thoughts about a topic on paper
  • human resources -- a person who makes products or provides a service
  • informational t -- a non-fiction genre that includes details about a subject of study
  • investigate -- to solve a problem or answer a question by following a process
  • line segment -- a part of a line that includes two points and all of the points between them
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