Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Word Maze #03

Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Word Maze #03

Looking for academic teacher lesson plan resources for chemistry? Here is an academic chemistry vocabulary word maze puzzle with a list of 19 word clues, with their letters scrambled! Puzzle is suitable for grades 9-12, academic chemistry and homeschooling environments. Letter paths in this maze puzzle do not cross. Words are related to the periodic table.

How to solve the puzzle:
1. FIRST, unjumble the letters in each word clue to reveal the words hidden in the grid and then record the correct spelling
2. REMEMBER: word paths travel in the following directions: vertically, horizontally, forwards, backwards, but NOT diagonally
3. NEXT, locate the circled letter as this is your starting point
4. NOTE: letter paths do NOT cross
5. THEN: trace the letter paths from beginning to end; the result is a maze like structure within the word search grid
6. FINALLY, check off each word as you find it to track progress

Lesson plan activity ideas:
1. students create word search puzzles using blank word search grids and any number of chemistry words [blank word search link, below]
2a. include more critical thinking skill activities into programming: have students make connections between lists of chemistry words and elements of the periodic table [relevant puzzles found here: Chemistry-Periodic Table puzzles]
2b. other innovative ideas: 1) students organize information between two word lists (chemistry vocab and periodic table puzzle list) based on any number of criteria, or 2) match academic chemistry vocabulary with elements of the periodic table, or 3) encourage students to spell chemistry vocabulary using periodic table symbols [e.g. spell the word: C A R B O N using the elements: Carbon, Argon, Boron, Oxygen and Nitrogen; or could C A R B O N be spelled using different symbols?]
3. have students work together on any of a number of interactive activities

Blank word search link: blank word searches.

Puzzles are important. Use them to:
1. engage critical thinking skills
2. activate problem solving skills
3. engage the brain
4. help improve memory and support brain health
5. support consolidation of spelling new and/or challenging academic words
6. support visual acuity