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Properties Scrambled Search#08()
Properties Scrambled Search#08

Are you an educator looking for engaging activities and resources for properties of matter? This scrambled letters word search puzzle engages problem solving strategies while supporting vocabulary building students grades 2-3. Letter hints provided.

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 circled letters (starting letter for each word)
4. trace the letter paths; paths travel up, down, right, left and diagonally in all 8 directions
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. create puzzles (crosswords, matching, multiple choice)

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