|Earth Space Scrambled 09 For Google Apps
Looking for engaging parent, educator and care-giver lesson plan activities and resources for Earth Space? Here is a scrambled letters word search puzzle for kids to solve. It includes a list of 20 space words hidden in the grid. Choice board activity ideas, listed below, include a number of ideas to help complement distance, blended and independent learning. Puzzle is suitable for students in grades 4,5,6, home schools and as a tutoring resource and supports distance, blended and differentiated learning.
Download this puzzle to print and/or click on the Google Apps link to copy the file to your computer for the Google Apps version.
To solve the puzzle:
-rearrange the letters to reveal the words hidden in the grid
-record the correct spelling, to make solving the puzzle easier
-locate words hidden in the grid
-trace, or circle, the letter paths
-track progress by checking off each word as it is found in the grid (process of elimination)
Choice board activities:
l. ENGAGE critical thinking skills by encouraging kids to ask, What if/What would happen if? questions using the list of words as clues. For example: What would happen if there was no gravity on Earth? Then what? Generate ideas with explanations.
2. INTEGRATE mapping skills with art: encourage kids to create a new version of The Milky Way, mapping out size, shape, orbits around the center of the universe of the various astronomical bodies. Give everything a name.
3. FOSTER innovation and ENGAGE critical thinking skills when students engineer a 3D model of their new Milky Way galaxy (choice board activity #2). Remember to include details about planning, materials used, problems that arose and their solutions, what worked/what did not work, reflections, next steps.
4. ACTIVATE problem solving strategies by encouraging kids to create word search puzzles using blank templates (square shape, circle shape, crescent moon shape - see links below).
Link to blank word search grids: blank word search
Here is a link to the basic 15x15 word search grid: 15 by 15 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