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Little Explorers
Picture Dictionary

Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
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ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw
Words that Start with the "Short E" Sound

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echidna

The echidna is a primitive, spiny, egg-laying mammal from Australia and New Guinea. It is also called the spiny anteater.


echolocation

In echolocation (also called sonar), a high-pitched sound (usually clicks) is sent out. The sound bounces off the object and some returns. The returning echo is interpreted to determine the object's shape, direction, distance, and texture. Dolphins (and other toothed whales) and some bats use sonar to navigate and find prey.
Edison
Edison, Thomas

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was an American inventor whose many inventions revolutionized the world. His work improved the light bulb; he invented the phonograph, the carbon telephone transmitter, and the motion-picture projector.
Edmontonia

Edmontonia

An armored, plant-eating dinosaur from North America.
Edmontosaurus

Edmontosaurus

Edmontosaurus was a duck-billed dinosaur.


egg

Many animals hatch from eggs. Dinosaurs hatched from eggs.


egg carton

An egg carton holds eggs and keep them from breaking.


eggplant

An eggplant is a purple vegetable.


elbow

The elbow is the joint in the middle of your arm.


elephant

The elephant is a big, gray animal with a trunk.


elephant seal

The elephant seal is a huge seal that lives in the Pacific Ocean.


elevator

An elevator carries people and things up and down a tall building.


elk

Elk have beautiful antlers.


elm

The elm is a large, fast-growing deciduous tree.


embryo

An embryo is a very young, unborn organism.


emerald

An emerald is a hard, shiny, deep green jewel.


emerald tree boa

The emerald tree boa is a tree-dwelling nocturnal snake from South American rain forests.


emperor

An emperor is an unelected ruler of a country.

emperor angelfish

The emperor angelfish is a brightly-colored, flattened fish that lives in shallow warm waters.


emperor penguin

The emperor penguin is the largest penguin; it lives on ice packs in Antarctica.


empty

When something is empty, it has nothing in it. The jug above is empty.


energy

Everything needs energy to work or act. Some types of energy include electrical energy, mechanical energy, and potential energy.


engine

The engine of a train pulls the railroad cars along the track.


entrance

You can go into an area through an entrance.


envelope

An envelope holds a letter.


estuary

An estuary is where a river meets the sea or ocean.


evergreen

An evergreen plant doesn't lose its leaves in the winter.


every

Every child has a balloon.


exam

An exam is a test.
!

exclamation point

An exclamation point is a punctuation mark that is used to show strong feeling!


exercise

Exercise is very good for you.


exit

You can leave an area through an exit.


experiment

People do experiments to learn about the physical world or to test theories.


explorer

An explorer explores unknown places and discovers new things. For example, Magellan was an explorer who led the first expedition that sailed around the Earth.


extinct

When a group of animals or plants goes extinct, they are gone forever. Some extinct animals include dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats, and dodo birds.


x-ray

An x-ray is a special, high-energy picture of your bones or teeth.

Go to a Page of Short e Activities

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
+ k
ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw


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