Use these space related vocabulary cards for a word wall and to expand students' understanding of the solar system. Inspire space project ideas and more.
Print-and-Go Space Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
Use these space vocabulary words and space terms to unlock the solar system for your elementary students as they learn about space, the solar system, and the world far beyond your school.
This resource was teacher-created to support your science lessons.
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Just a few of the celestial words included in this deck are: Space, Earth, Solar System, Jupiter, Mars, quarter moon, Neptune, moon, gibbous moon, Mercury, Pluto, half moon, Saturn, Venus, crescent moon, Uranus, planet, axial tilt, waning, waxing, asteroid belt, asteroid, black hole, big bang theory, astronaut, comet, binary star, astronomer, astronomy, elliptical orbit, density, constellation, deep space, cosmonaut, cosmos, dwarf planet, crater, day, dwarf star, dust, equinox, inner planets, eclipse, ecliptic, inferior planets, galaxy, lunar, falling star, meteorite, meteor, meteor shower, meteoroid, lens, gravity, full moon, inertia, Milky Way, mass, magnitude, outer planets, nebula, orbit, shooting star, rocket, solar, space exploration, solstice, star, total eclipse, umbra, space, vernal equinox, sky, satellite, solar system, new moon, penumbra, solar wind, light-year, rings, partial eclipse, observatory, phase, orbital inclination, universe, zodiac, space station, sun, starlight and telescope.
There is a blank sheet provided at the end for any extra words that your students may want to add.
Build a student vocabulary as wide as space itself, inspiring elementary students to get hooked on language and learning. With the 60 outer space words in this download and your teaching skills, your students will become thoughtful, articulate speakers and writers who can communicate their ideas effectively and with confidence.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the blank or complete space terminology PDF of this resource. Print on cardstock for durability. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
Stick the space word vocabulary cards up around your room to immerse your students in the content-specific vocabulary of space and the solar system.
There is a blank sheet provided as an additional download in case there are extra astronomy words or space vocabulary words that your students may want to add during your space lessons.
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