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A Watershed Puzzle
Young scholars engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of a watershed and explore the vocabulary terms related to ir. They define the terms and then compile them into the form of puzzle pieces and distribute the pieces to other members of the class and put them together into a master class puzzle.
Earth Day Crossword Puzzle-- Difficult
In this science worksheet, young scholars participate in an Earth Day activity by completing a crossword puzzle. Students read each clue. The answer which fits in the puzzle is provided in a scrambled word form. Young scholars unscramble the words and complete the crossword puzzle.
Puzzles: Picture, Word, Number and Logic
For this puzzles: picture, word, number and logic worksheet, 3rd graders follow map directions, solve letter scrambles and a crossword, fill in sudoku and a multiplication tree, and play a logic board game with a partner.
Match Puzzles Galore
In these number puzzles worksheets, learners place eight numbers from 1-9 into the small diamonds so they can be added around and along the big and small diamonds to reach 20 each time. Students complete a second worksheet where they join the numbers horizontally or vertically so that they can make a continuous path for the twelve numbers that add to 174.
Young scholars sketch and give a title to a painting which they are given a small detail of. In this painting lesson plan, students share their titles and try to determine the theme and subject of the full painting based on these clues. At the end of class the young scholars put their details together like a puzzle to create a reproduction of the painting.
Puzzles and Games: Pictures, Words, Numbers and Logic
For this puzzles and games: pictures, words, numbers and logic worksheet, 2nd graders solve a variety of puzzles by circling pictures, completing words, adding numbers and playing a tic-tac-toe type logic game.
We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle
Seventh graders are shown a small puzzle. They are explained that without all the pieces, a puzzle is not complete. Students are explained that the same principle applies to the world of work. They are also explained that each person who provides a service or who produces a product depends on others to make the process complete.
Sight Words Crossword Puzzle #6
In this sight words activity worksheet, students use the 35 clues and word bank to identify the words needed to complete the crossword puzzle.
Career Challenge Puzzle
In this awareness of career choice worksheet, students find 42 careers in a word search puzzle. The careers span a range of skill and education levels.
Energy Crossword Puzzle
In this energy crossword activity, students read 36 clues pertaining to energy conservation. Students fit their answers in a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank.
Here is a great way to help your young scholars discover ways to combine shapes to fill the area of a given shape using pattern blocks. They discover relationships between different shapes. Using the Internet, learners create puzzles for a partner and play an on-line game.
Curious kids examine plate tectonics and give examples of their movement. They recognize how plates change the Earth through video, and web-based articles. In small groups, they receive complete a tectonics puzzle by silently switching pieces.
Explore polygons with your elementary learners. Divide the class in 12 to configure the polygon puzzle before them. They list the attributes of each type of polygon they see, and if there's time, they jump on the interactive website Polygon Playground. Materials are attached here. Although the lesson states that it is designed to meet third grade Common Core math standards, it is not clear as to how that should be done.
WaterWeb - Conservation and Water Supply
If 71% of our planet is covered with water, why do we need to bother conserving water? Find out with these activities designed for middle and high school environmental scientists. From reading articles to solving crossword puzzles, to building their own desalination devices, a variety of learning styles are addressed, while showing kids the importance of protecting one of Earth's most valuable natural resources. Although the activities are Florida-focused, water conservation is a global issue, so either during or after completing the lesson, you may wish to talk about water conservation in your own region.
Toll Bridge Puzzle
Here is a great problem-solving activity for young mathematicians. Intended solely for instructional purposes, the activity is appropriate for learners to add four numbers together. Not only must they add four numbers together, youngsters are challenged to find the route over the toll bridge without going over 100. Have them find more than one route to really test their understanding.
Give your mathematicians this set of data and have them create a dot plot, then find mean and median. They are asked to question the values of the mean and median and decide why they are not equal. Have learners write their answers or share as a class. Expand your answers choices to include box and whisker or other graphs.
Unique Monique: Building a Community of Unique Individuals
Students recognize that each student is unique and has special talents. Students develop a puzzle piece that describes them and their particular talents. Students share their pieces and post on a bulletin board.
Where in the World...?
Students use longitude and latitude to locate various cities, regions, landforms, and bodies of water around the globe. They use The New York Times Learning Network's crossword puzzle 'Longitude and Latitude' to sharpen their atlas skills.
I Am Special
Students identify and discuss an attribute that makes them special and unique. The teacher interviews each student about their interests and skills, writes the answers down on a "Puzzle Person," cut apart the puzzle to create an individual puzzle, and discuss the similarities and differences between themselves and their classmates.
Pieces of the Past
Students study the importance of preserving the archaeological record. They write a paragraph describing an object and why it is important to them. They cut their paper into a puzzle and compare their own to the student they trade with.