Refers to the situation where different species may live in the same area, but properties of individuals prevent them from interbreeding. The things which stop species or groups of organisms reproducing sexually are called isolating mechanisms.
The theory that changes in the earth's crust during geological history have resulted chiefly from sudden violent and unusual events.
Wings of insects and birds used for flying.
The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.
The breeding of plants and animals to produce desirable traits.
The proportion of this total variation between individuals in a given population due to genetic variation.
The formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution.
Evolutionary change within a species or small group of organisms, especially over a short period.
The theory that changes in the earth's crust during geological history have resulted from the action of continuous and uniform processes.
All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country.
A term that refers to a population of animals, plants, or other organisms that are separated from exchanging genetic material with other organisms of the same species.
A structure in an organism that has lost all or most of its original function in the course of evolution, such as human appendixes.
an example of an organ or bone that appears in different animals, underlining anatomical commonalities demonstrating descent from a common ancestor. In other words, it's when very different animals have bones that appear very similar in form or function and seem to be related.
the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.
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.
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