Earth Space Wordangles 05

Earth Space Wordangles 05

Earth Space Wordangles 05 For Google Apps
Earth Space Wordangles 05

Looking for fun and interactive teacher, parent, care-giver activity ideas and resources for Earth Space? Here is a wordangle puzzle, similar to a word search, that includes a twist in the puzzle - a right angled twist. A list of 20 space words are hidden in the grid. Choice board activity ideas, below, include a number of creative ideas to support both online and offline activities. Puzzle is suitable for students in grades 4,5,6, home schools and as a tutoring resource.

To access the free puzzle to print, click on the image for the PDF. To access the Google apps version, click on the Google apps link to copy the file to the computer.

To solve the puzzle:
- review the list of 20 words below the grid
- locate the start bubble for each word
- trace the word path, remembering to watch for the right hand turn in most word paths
- some paths may cross
- check off words as they are located

Choice board activities:
l. IGNITE curiosity: encourage kids to ask, What if/What would happen if? questions using the list of words as clues. For example: If there was not such thing as the Big Bang Theory, then how might scientists describe how the universe began? What if an eclipse stopped half way through its cycle?
2. ACTIVATE students' imaginations by getting them to create a treasure map using some of the space words (e.g. new moon, supernova, natural satellites).
3. IGNITE imagination and innovation by getting kids to engineer a model (either 2D or 3D) for a supernova, eclipse, black hole.
4. ENGAGE kids' brains by having them create word searches from blank word search grids (links below)

Link to blank word search grids: blank word search

Link to basic 11x11 word search grid: 11 by 11 grid

Link to sun shaped, blank word search grid: sun shaped word search grid Use this blank grid as a: planet, the sun, full moon, new moon, harvest moon

Link to moon shaped, blank word search grid: moon shaped word search grid