A gas molecule that is made up of three oxygen atoms that cover the earth from radiation from the sun
A fireproof material that can cause cancer when inhaled
Conversion of light energy from the sun into food for plants
A substance that kills rats, insects, and bacteria
Inhalation and exhalation of air.
colorless, odorless, and tasteless mixture of gases
The top layer of Earth's surface that supports plant growth
The environment where an organism lives
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosphere by carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, and other gases
Compounds that contain nitrogen and oxygen
A pale yellow element that commonly occurs in nature
A gas that arises from the earth where radioactive materials are present.
Compounds composed of only carbon and hydrogen
A clear colorless, tasteless, odorless liquid; also a universal solvent
A series of events in which one organism eats another and obtains energy.
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface.
The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
a material (such as decaying leaves, bark, or compost) spread around or over a plant to enrich or insulate the soil.
The change of a substance from a liquid to a gas
to make clean and free of dirt or pollutants
a chemical or natural substance added to soil or land to increase its fertility
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
a crop planted in the off-season to help prevent soil erosion and to return nutrients to the soil
An underground formation that contains groundwater
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.
Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.
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Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.
Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.
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Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.
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