January/February Vocabulary

Science

compost

decomposer

ecosystem

energy

estuary

food chain

food web

limiting Factor

predator

prey

producer

soil

species

topsoil

Social Studies

monarch

encomienda

class structure

missionary

drought

investor

cash crop

House of Burgesses

representative

pilgrim

Mayflower Compact

indentured servant

puritan

Northwest Passage

commerce

November / December Vocabulary

Science: 

adaptation

cellular respiration

chlorophyll

decomposer

ecosystem

food chain

food web

microorganism

nonnative species

organism

photosynthesis

predator

prey

producer

soil

Social Studies: 

merchant

navigation

astrolabe

technology

caravel

trading post

slave trade

patron

conquistador

expedition

empire

circumnavigate

colony

columbian exchange

epidemic

devastation

Vocabulary 10/29-11/2

Science:

Chemical reaction

Electric current

Electric energy

Resistor

Thermal energy

Circuit

conduction

 

Social Studies:

merchant

navigation

astrolabe

technology

caravel

trading post

slave trade

patron

conquistador

expedition

empire

circumnavigate

colony

columbian exchange

epidemic

devastation

Vocabulary Cards

Students will continue to study the vocabulary cards over and over even after they have been quizzed on them. After a major unit test, we will recycle the cards and start a new stack.

The definitions come from our social studies and science book glossary sections. Students have time in class each week to work on the vocabulary cards.