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- Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
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Pupils review and reinforce key science facts by participating in a variety of science puzzles. They assess three main sections: living things, solids, liquids and/or gas and the Earth time and sound. Each section includes a wordsearch and a crossword puzzle with twenty key words for each area.
In this grouping puzzles instructional activity, 7th graders solve and complete 8 different problems that include grouping in various puzzles. First, they read the clues given in each box to solve the puzzle. Then, students create their own puzzle using the ones on the sheet as a guide.
Middle schoolers 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.
In these number puzzles worksheets, students 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.
Students 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 students put their details together like a puzzle to create a reproduction of the painting.
Young scholars solve pentomino puzzles. In this problem solving lesson, students discuss how pentomino puzzles play into the plot of Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and practice solving a pentomino puzzle on their own. Young scholars will then work in teams solving pentomino puzzles and write written directions on how they solved their puzzle.