The scientific study of the interactions between different organisms and between organisms and their environment
The levels at which organisms and the environment is organized
What are living things in an ecosystem called?
___________ is a group of organisms of the same species that live in the same area.
The functional role of an organism in an ecosystem is considered its ____________.
What is a consumer that eats only plants?
A nonliving thing in an ecosystem is an ___________________.
What is considered to be all the populations that live and interact with each other in a particular place?
A group of organisms that are physically similar and can mate with each other and produce offspring is called _____________.
A ______________ is an organism that feed on dead or decaying organisms.
A community of all living things that interact with the nonliving things in one area is called a _____________________.
An ____________________ is a single individual animal, plant, or other living things.
What is an organism that use sunlight and energy that they store to make their own food?
An _____________________ is a behavior or physical characteristic that’s allows an organism to survive or reproduce in its environment.
Organisms that rely on other organism for their energy and food supply are called ____________________.
The place where a particular plant or animal lives or grows
These consumers eat both plants and animals
A consumer that eats only animals
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.
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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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