Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Word Maze #04

Chemistry Vocab Scrambled Word Maze #04

Looking for educator lesson plan resources for chemistry? Academic chemistry vocabulary word maze puzzle with a list of 25 word clues, with scrambled letters! Puzzle suitable for grades 9-12, academic chemistry and homeschooling environments. Letter paths in this maze puzzle DO cross. Words are related to the periodic table.

Solve the puzzle:
1. FIRST, rearrange 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, diagonally AND word paths DO cross
3. NEXT, locate the circled letter as this is your starting point
4. NOTE: letter paths DO cross, which increases the complexity of this puzzle
5. THEN: trace the letter paths from beginning to end; the result is a maze like structure within the word search grid, with letter paths criss-crossing one another
6. FINALLY, check off each word as you find it, to track progress

Lesson plan resource ideas:
1. students create their own word search puzzles, using any number of chemistry related words to exchange with peers to solve [see link below for blank word search]
2a. engage critical thinking skills with additional activities: print off a collection of periodic table puzzles and encourage students to make connections between the lists of chemistry words and elements of the periodic table [link to relevant puzzles: Chemistry-Periodic Table puzzles]
2b. other innovative ideas: 1) organize information between the two word lists 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 collaboratively on any of a number of interactive activities

Blank word search link: blank word searches.

Puzzles are important. Use them to:
1. engage and develop students' critical thinking skills
2. activate and support development of students' problem solving skills
3. engage the brain
4. help improve memory
5. support consolidation of spelling of academic words
6. support visual acuity