Lone Star Learning is a company in Texas which offers educational products for teachers. Their products include materials for math, reading and science, for Kindergarten through Grade 8. We were offered their Science Vocabulary Pictures, Set 1, which are vocabulary flashcards and the cost is $29.99.
There are 40 cards in this set. They are high-quality, sturdy, colourful cards. I wasn't doing a science curriculum that used any of these words, so during lunch a couple of times per week we played a "can you define this word?" game. I used this with all five of my children, even my high school age student, just for fun. I would start with the person on my left and go around the table until someone could give the correct definition. We had a good time. For some it was recalling information they had learned in the past, for others it was brand new information and for some it was more of "oh, I know what it is, but how do I give a proper definition?". It was a great exercise!
I will note that the definitions are not on the back of the cards. I was a little disappointed in this, although I can see that it would be easy to use this as a concentration/memory type game, if you were to make your own definition cards to go along. There is a sheet of paper that accompanies the card set with a definition list.
These are the words included in this set:
load – fulcrum
(Ava wasn't feeling well on this day and didn't join us for the game.)