Increasing Science Vocabulary Using PowerPoint Flash Cards

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As a group of teachers was eating lunch, the topic of standardized test scores in science came up—students at our school had not done as well as we had hoped. We felt they understood the concepts and concluded a contributing factor was insufficient knowledge of the scientific vocabulary used on the exam. Our school has a large number of students with special needs, as well as students who are learning English as a second language. After further discussion and planning, we decided to address this issue school-wide, integrating science vocabulary into our school culture.

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