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Kindergarten Grade Science Vocabulary Words

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Kindergarten students are naturally curious about the world. This curiosity opens the door to scientific exploration. These Kindergarten grade science vocabulary words help introduce students to the fascinating world of science.

Kindergarten Grade Science

Kindergarten is often the first step in formal education for students. This is a time of rapid change and growth for students who are increasingly interested in their surroundings. Students at this age should begin learning about living and non-living things, weather, space, and scientific observation, among many other things through introductory science curriculum. The following vocabulary words will help guide Kindergarten science curriculum with your students. They appear in alphabetical order, but need not be presented this way in your instruction.

Science Vocabulary Words for Kindergarten

Words That Begin With the Letter A

  • absorb
  • acid
  • action
  • active
  • adapt
  • after
  • air
  • amphibian
  • animal
  • angle
  • April
  • aquifer
  • arctic
  • artificial
  • asteroid
  • astronomy
  • astronaut
  • atmosphere
  • atom
  • August
  • automatic
  • avalanche

Words That Begin With the Letter B

  • bacteria
  • basic needs
  • barometer
  • barrier reef
  • bedrock
  • before
  • below
  • behind
  • beside
  • big bang theory
  • biological
  • blizzard
  • body covering
  • boil
  • boulder
  • blubber

Words That Begin With the Letter C

  • calendar
  • carbon dioxide
  • cause
  • cave
  • celestial
  • Celsius
  • center
  • change
  • chart
  • chemical
  • clay
  • clarity
  • climate
  • cloud
  • coast
  • cold
  • comet
  • conclusion
  • constellation
  • continent
  • coordinates
  • core
  • cosmic
  • crater
  • cycle
  • cyclone

Words That Begin With the Letter D

  • dam
  • data
  • day
  • decay
  • December
  • decomposition
  • decrease
  • define
  • deflate
  • describe
  • dew
  • dinosaur
  • direction
  • dirt
  • dispose
  • Doppler
  • down
  • drain
  • drift
  • drizzle
  • drought
  • dust

Words That Begin With the Letter E

  • Earth
  • earthquake
  • echo
  • eclipse
  • edge
  • effect
  • electric
  • element
  • energy
  • environment
  • equal
  • equator
  • equinox
  • erosion
  • erupt
  • evaporate
  • expand
  • extinct

Words That Begin With the Letter F

  • Fahrenheit
  • February
  • five senses
  • fire
  • Fahrenheit
  • flame
  • flammable
  • flood
  • fluid
  • fog
  • fossil
  • freeze
  • fuel

Words That Begin With the Letter G

  • galaxy
  • gas
  • glacier
  • globe
  • gravity

Words That Begin With the Letter H

  • H2O
  • hail
  • haze
  • heat
  • hemisphere
  • horizon
  • hot
  • hurricane
  • hypothesis

Words That Begin With the Letter I

  • ice
  • iceberg
  • impact
  • investigate
  • inhabit
  • instrument

Words That Begin With the Letter J

  • January
  • July
  • June
  • Jupiter

Words That Begin With the Letter L

  • land
  • latitude
  • lava
  • layer
  • leaf
  • life
  • light
  • limb
  • liter
  • liquid
  • location
  • longitude
  • lunar

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