|Landforms Freeform-05 For Google Apps
Looking for a teacher, parent, care-giver resources to support kids' independent learning of landforms? Freeform crossword puzzle engages students' critical thinking skills and supports science vocabulary development. Suits students grades 3-5, home schools and as a tutoring resource.
Freeform crossword puzzle is available in both printable and Google Slide™ formats.
Solve the puzzle
Step l: review the list of word clues to engage the brain
Step 2: start to solve puzzle with words that have the least/most/unique number of letters (e.g. escarpment or mountain)
Step 3: fill in the remaining blank spaces by aligning words that share common letters with those letters in the grid
Step 4: track progress by crossing off each word as it is identified
Choice board activity ideas:
-ACTIVATE students' critical thinking skills: have kids create word search puzzles, to exchange with others, using any number of different blank word search grids (see link below); grids could be square/circle shaped, animal/continent/technology shaped
-TRIGGER creativity and innovation: construct treasure maps using landforms as the locale (think outside the box): up/around/beside a ravine, over/around/through(?) a waterfall, across a tundra (remember to include a legend, compass rose)
-INSPIRE originality using multi-media design strategies: brain storm ideas, plan, engineer and record (audio, audio/visual, hand drawn diagrams, use online/offline resources) construction of 3D model of a landform (student choice); include color, labels, other relevant information as required
Link to blank word search grids: blank word search grids.
Answers included in file download. Supports distance and independent learning.