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Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Wordangle #03()
Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Wordangle #03

Are you an educator looking to activate problem solving skills in students grades 9-12? Engage critical thinking skills with this academic chemistry vocabulary word angle puzzle. Brain teaser includes word clues with scrambled letters and most words hidden in the grid have letter paths that include one right hand turn.

Try these problem solving strategies:
1. record the correct spelling of each word, once letters have been rearranged to reveal the correct spelling
2. further 'engage' the brain by first reviewing the complete list of words before solving the puzzle
3. use the circled letters as letter hints; these are the first letters in each hidden word
4. locate some of the longer words first, since their letter paths will take up more squares: go from most number of letters to fewest number of letters in the word clues
5. letter paths travel up, down, forwards, backwards; there are no diagonal letter paths
6. trace each letter path of the word clues, remembering to be on the look out for the right hand turn
7. track progress, by checking off the words, as they are located in the grid
8. work with a peer to help solve the puzzle
9. put words in alphabetical order; some students may find this easier to work systematically
10. note that scrambled letter clues do not always represent the number of letters in each multiple word clue. (e.g. 'covalent bond' may be scrambled to look like: 'bnntc vaeolod').

Lesson plan activity ideas:
1. create new word search puzzles [link is below for blank word search grids]
2. create more critical thinking skills activities by having students make connections between this list of chemistry words and elements of the periodic table [periodic table of elements puzzles found here: Chemistry-Periodic Table puzzles]
3. have students collaborate on activity #2 since students learn best by interacting and learning from their peers
4. include the Frayer Model graphic organizer to help consolidate understanding of academic vocabulary
5. record definitions of academic vocabulary

Link to blank word search grids: blank word search grids.

Benefits of puzzles in the classroom:
1. supports tutoring high school students
2. provides academic chemistry vocabulary building resources for students in grades 9-12
3. supports home school learning environments, grades 9-12
4. provides university students with an interactive and engaging review of periodic table vocabulary and elements
5. supports adult brain health




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