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A word wall has many uses in the middle school science classroom. It is ideal for reinforcing vocabulary and connections between concepts. In this article, the author describes an interactive way to use the word wall to create food webs. In addition, an enrichment activity using the word wall as a game that students play at the end of class is also featured. Once students are comfortable with the vocabulary introduced through the word wall, they can engage in a culminating activity that allows them to work in pairs to make as many connections as possible among the words. You’ll be amazed at how many different combinations the groups develop and the various ways that the webs evolve.