Introduction to Plants
Set of Two Crossword Puzzles
I love crossword puzzles and I use them all the time in my biology classes. Crossword puzzles are a great way to reinforce and review the many, many vocabulary words covered in a biology class. Crosswords not only help with strengthening vocabulary, they also provide invaluable spelling practice.
I use these two crossword puzzles when I am teaching my introductory unit on plants. Specifically, these puzzles were written to go along with my PowerPoint Presentation
on this topic.
These puzzles are suitable for biology or life science students in grades 8-12. Here is a list of vocabulary words used in each puzzle so that you can decide if these puzzles are right for your students.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is included in my bundled complete unit plan which can be viewed here: The Plant Kingdom: Introduction and Classification. Complete Unit Bundle of Products.
Puzzle 1: Producers, photosynthesis, glucose, oxygen, Plantae, eukaryotic, cellulose, chlorophyll, alternation of generations, sporophyte generation, gametophyte generation, meiosis, spores, gametes, haploid, diploid, algae, dehydration, structural support, reproduction, mosses, sporopollenin, archegonium, antheridium, apical meristems, vascular tissue, xylem, phloem, nonmotile, cuticle, bark, tracheophytes, bryophytes, ferns, water, motile gametes, rhizoids, gametophyte, thallus, gemmae, seat and capsule, protonema, archegonium.
Note: If a word is listed twice, it is because it appears in the puzzle twice.
Puzzle 2: Vascular plants, xylem, phloem, lignin, ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms, sporophyte, tracheophytes, cuticle, motile gametes, meiosis, rhizome, frond, sori, prothallus, antheridium, archegonium, fiddlehead, gymnosperms, pollen, pollination, sperm cells, embryo, food supply, seed coat, adaptive radiation, naked seeds, needles, transpiration, cones, flowers, ovary, Monocotyledonae, Dicotyledonae, cotyledon, parallel, branched, three, four or five, scattered, ringed, fibrous, taproot.
Suitable for biology and life science students in grades 8-12. Answers keys are included.
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