Vocabulary with Mrs. Carey!!

School:Itinerant Hearing Resource
Location:New York

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

Astronomy 1

  • rotation -- to turn on an axis
  • light year -- the distance light travels in a year
  • universe -- everything in space
  • axis -- imaginary line thru the center of the Earth. Earth rotates on this axis
  • revolution -- one complete orbit around the sun
  • astronomers -- a person who studies the universe
  • planet -- round sphere that doesn't give off its own light
  • orbit -- path that a satellite follows as it moves around another object
  • astronomy -- the study of the universe
  • atmosphere -- gases that surround a planet such as Earth

Astronomy 2

  • meteorite -- a meteor that has reached the ground
  • refracting tele -- telescope that uses lenses
  • space probes -- instruments used to explore outer space; they do not orbit
  • asteroids -- chunks of rock and metal that orbit the Sun; asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter
  • meteors -- a meteoroid that is burning up as it enters the atmosphere; a shooting star
  • reflecting tele -- telescope that uses mirrors
  • satellite -- obj. that revolves around another obj. in space; gathers info., relays messages, studies geography
  • Space Shuttle -- 1st spacecraft that could be used for more than one flight; 4 parts...orbiter, rocket boosters, external fuel tanks, 3 main engines
  • meteoroids -- small chunks of rock or dust in space
  • observatory -- building where telescopes are used to observe the universe
  • radio telescope -- telescope that uses radio waves
  • Space Station -- city in a satellite that orbits Earth; spacecraft come and go; has a lab, workshop, and living area for astronauts to live
  • comets -- frozen balls of dirty ice with tails; they have a nucleus, coma, and tail

Astronomy 3

  • Venus -- inner planet; Earth's twin; 2nd planet from the Sun; rotates opposite of the Earth; no moons
  • Jupiter -- outer planet; 5th planet from the Sun; largest planet; Great Red Spot - a huge storm; 16 moons
  • Neptune -- outer planet; 8th planet from the Sun; gas planet; cold; has rings; 8 moons
  • Mercury -- closest planet to the Sun; inner planet:; rocky with no moons
  • Mars -- inner planet; 4th planet from the Sun; called the Red Planet; ice caps; 2 moons
  • Uranus -- outer planet; 7th planet from the Sun; tilts on side; bluish-green color; 15 moons
  • planets' order -- Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  • Earth -- inner planet; 3rd planet from the Sun; intelligent life; rotation causes day and night; tilt on axis creates 4 seasons; one moon
  • Saturn -- outer planet; gas planet; 6th planet from the Sun; has 8 rings around it; 24 moons

Astronomy 4

  • Polaris -- the North Star
  • moon -- Earth's natural satellite; has craters, highlands, and flat areas; no air or wind; controls ocean tides; reflects the Sun's light
  • Sun -- closest star to Earth; medium sized yellow; gaseous; center of our solar system; produces energy for us
  • prominences -- flaming streams of gas that shoot up and fall back to the surface of the Sun
  • galaxy shapes -- elliptical, spiral, and irregular
  • new moon -- when the moon is not visible to us
  • constellations -- groups of stars that form patterns or pictures in the sky; Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Orion
  • fiery explosion -- flare on the Sun
  • galaxies -- groups of stars, dust, and gases held together by gravity; our galaxy is the Milky Way
  • full moon -- moon is completely illuminated on the side that faces Earth
  • stars -- hot masses of gas; brightness=magnitude; color depends on temperature; hottest=blue/whitw, cold=red; dwarf=small, giant=large
  • sunspots -- giant storms on the surface of the Sun
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