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Science Password

Division:A – ElementaryNC Essential Standards Alignment:Vocabulary found throughout K-6 Science Essential StandardsEvent Rules:Science Password Rules
Science Password Word ListEvent Score Sheet:NoneClarifications:Waning appears twice on the list, but you only have to learn it once, making the list only 199 terms this year.

Lightening should be LIGHTNING.

Sounds can not be used as clues – Ex: don’t oink if you want your partner to say “pig.”


Team members will take turns guessing verbal clues for scientific terms or concepts from across all Essential Standards for Elementary Math & Science.


Teams must be in groups of 2 or 3 in order to compete in this event. Teams may not bring anything with them to the competition. Event Leaders will provide stopwatches, 40 words printed on index cards, and score sheets.


Team with the most words guessed correctly in 4 minutes wins.

Common Mistakes:

Students get caught on a word they don’t know and forget to pass in order to move on. Students may not use any part of the actual word in the clue. Example: if the word is “thermometer” the clue cannot be “thermo.”



Fast Facts:


Event Resources:

2018 Science Password Test

2017 Coaches Clinic Presentation (with Work It Out and Data Crunchers)


NoneMany students will have never seen the TV game show Password, so you may want to show them a video clip from Youtube for reference.