Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Word Maze #01

Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Word Maze #01

Looking for educator lesson plan resources for chemistry vocabulary? This challenging academic chemistry word maze puzzle includes a list of 20 word clues, with their letters scrambled!

Solve the puzzle:
l. FIRST, rearrange the letters to reveal the words hidden in the word maze; record the correct spelling
2. REMEMBER: letter paths travel vertically, horizontally, forwards, backwards, but NOT diagonally
3. NEXT, start at the circled letter
4. NOTE: letter paths do NOT cross
5. THEN: trace the letter paths from beginning to end, creating a maze like structure within the word search grid
6. FINALLY, track progress, by checking off the words

More lesson plan resource ideas:
1. students create their personal word search puzzles using any number of academic chemistry words [blank word searches link, below]
2a. innovate critical thinking skill activities: have students make connections between lists of chemistry words and elements of the periodic table [relevant puzzles found here: Chemistry-Periodic Table puzzles]
2b. here are some innovative ideas: 1) organize information between the two word lists based on any number of criteria, 2) match academic chemistry vocabulary with elements of the periodic table, 3) encourage students to spell the chemistry vocabulary using periodic table symbols [e.g. using the elements: Carbon, Argon, Boron, Oxygen and Nitrogen, spell the word: C A R B O N; or could C A R B O N be spelled using different symbols?]
3. foster cooperative learning environments: have students work together on activity #2 in its various forms

Blank word searches link: blank word searches.

Why are puzzles important? Use puzzles for:
1. critical thinking skills engagement
2. problem solving skills
3. brain engagement
4. helping to improve memory
5. supporting brain health
6. helping to consolidate spelling of the more challenging academic words
7. supporting visual acuity