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Properties Scrambled Search#03()
Properties Scrambled Search#03

Are you a teacher, parent or caregiver looking for fun and engaging resources for your science unit on properties of matter? Here is a scrambled letters word search puzzle to activate problem solving strategies while supporting vocabulary building in students grades 2-3. Letter hints provided to support differentiated learning.

Solve The Puzzles
l. rearrange the letters to reveal the words hidden in the grid; record the correct spelling
2. review the list of words
3. locate the start bubble (first letter in each word)
4. trace the letter paths; paths travel up, down, right, left
5. track progress by crossing off each word as it is printed in the puzzle

Choice Board Activity Ideas
l. complete the Frayar model graphic organizer
2. create a scavenger hunt to locate as many items of matter that share the list of properties in this puzzle (note: matter may share more than one property)
3. categorize the properties (e.g. color, shape, size, texture, sink/float)

Three states of matter: solids, liquids and gases (plasma is not included here)

Properties of matter include the various characteristics of matter (solid, liquid, gas) such as: size (small, big), weight/mass, volume, boiling and freezing points, color (red, orange, yellow, etc), bendability/flexibility, texture (what matter feels like: gooey, prickly, smooth, rough, crinkly, soft, furry), whether matter sinks or floats, taste (crunchy, sweet, sour, bitter), whether something is magnetic or not, sound (noisy, quiet), hard/soft