Chemistry Vocab Wordangle #04

Chemistry Vocab Wordangle #04

Here is a chemistry vocabulary word angle puzzle to use as lesson plan resource to engage critical thinking skills while supporting review of students' academic chemistry vocabulary. The list of 24 words is related to the periodic table. Word search puzzles with a right angled twist are called wordangle puzzles! Most letter paths have one right hand turn.

Problem solving strategies:
- review the complete list of words to engage the brain
- try locating some of the longer words first, since their letter paths will take up more squares
- letter paths travel up, down, forwards and backwards, but not diagonally, so intersection points will be at right angles to each other
- circle, or trace the letter paths as hidden words are found
- track progress by checking off the words as they are located in the grid
- work with a peer to help solve the puzzle

Here are additional lesson plan activities:
1. get students to create their own word search puzzles [link is below]
2. create interactive engagement by having students make connections between this list of chemistry words and elements of the periodic table [find the periodic table of elements puzzles here: Chemistry-Periodic Table puzzles]; students learn best the more connections they can make between and among concepts
3. have students define the academic vocabulary

Blank word search grids link: blank word search grids.

Puzzle benefits:
- supports tutoring high school students
- provides academic vocabulary building resources for high school students in grades 9-12
- supports home school learning environments, grades 9-12
- provides university students with a dynamic review of periodic table vocabulary and elements