Earth Space Scrambled 12

Earth Space Scrambled 12

Earth Space Scrambled 12 For Google Apps
Earth Space Scrambled 12

Are you looking for fun, interactive and engaging parent, teacher and care-giver activities and resources for Earth Space? This scrambled letters word search puzzle includes a list of 20 space words hidden in the grid. Choice board activity ideas, 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. Puzzle also supports 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 and then record the correct spelling, to make solving the puzzle easier
-locate words hidden in the grid and then 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 Saturn's orbit was more elliptical that it currently is? Then what? Generate as many ideas as possible. Include explanations.
2. INTEGRATE mapping skills with art: encourage kids to create a new astronomical body with a perfect circular orbit around the center of its universe. Remember to mapping out size, shape, the orbit. Give the new creation a name and include labels.
3. FOSTER innovation and ENGAGE critical thinking skills when students engineer a 3D model of their new astronomical body (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