My students participated in a vocabulary activity that will be used with future students. They helped create vocabulary photo albums based on the terms they've studied throughout the school year. When the next school year begins I'll have a photo album for each table group to use as a science glossary.
What we did...
First, I created a simple template for my students to use.
I cut out each section and handed them out randomly. Students had multiple cards to complete and a letter of the alphabet was assigned to each card. From there, students decided which vocabulary word they wanted to use, added the definition and illustrated the word.
As students completed a card they placed them in stacks alphabetically. That made it easier to see which words we were missing.
I had purchased photo albums/brag books from a local dollar store. We used the photo albums to store the completed vocabulary cards. So next school year I have a visual glossary for my students to use and the best part is that it is chocked full of the vocabulary words for 8th grade science!