- Life Cycle
- The predictable pattern of changes and phases organisms go through from birth to death.
- The organism that hatches from a frog egg; the first phase of a frog’s life cycle.
- A tadpole with front and back legs that can begin to move like a frog.
- A change that occurs in an organism over time to make it better suited to the environment.
- The natural environment where an organism lives.
- A living thing, like an animal, plant, or insect.
- Connects two or more pieces so that they lay flush with one another.
- Connects two pieces but leaves a space in between. Each kind of standoff has a different width gap that will be created by its use.
- The parts of the VEX GO Kit that create a right angle connection between two other pieces.
Encouraging Vocabulary Usage
The following are additional ways to facilitate vocabulary usage as students are engaged in the activities throughout this Unit.
Students should be encouraged to use the vocabulary terms:
- Throughout all of the activities
- As they are working in groups
- As they are reflecting
- As they are sharing their knowledge and experience
Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage
- Reinforce Correct Vocabulary: as students work on the Choice Board activities, positively reinforce the correct use of vocabulary in their writing, drawing, designing, or explaining. In writing a letter or journal prompt, for instance, students should try to incorporate vocabulary words in context. When building a habitat, or designing a future build, have students identify the components that pertain to the vocabulary words.
- Create a Word Wall Challenge: this can be created within your classroom to highlight vocabulary words and usage. Challenge students to see how many times in the course of a day they can use a particular word correctly and in context. Keep a tally on the board, and let the winner choose the word for the next challenge.