An Entire Year of High School Biology Crossword Puzzles (56 Crosswords!)

An Entire Year of High School Biology Crossword Puzzles (56 Crosswords!)
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Enjoy an ENTIRE YEAR of high school biology vocabulary crossword puzzles! This bundle includes 56 puzzles, plus answer keys. I give these to my students before each test as a fun vocabulary review of key terms.

This incredible deal includes 10 smaller bundles:
Volume 1: Foundations of Biology
Volume 2: Cell Biology
Volume 3: Genetics & Biotechnology
Volume 4: Evolution
Volume 5: Ecology
Volume 6: Microbiology
Volume 7: Plants
Volume 8: Invertebrates
Volume 9: Vertebrates
Volume 10: Human Biology


1) Introduction to Biology (unicellular, reproduction, evolution, cell, ecosystem, tissues, gene, homeostasis, organelles, biology, natural selection, development, metabolism, ecology, adaptation, kingdoms, domains, multicellular)

2) The Scientific Method & Tools of the Trade (hypothesis, microscope types, control group, peer review, magnification, resolution, dependent variable, independent variable, resolution, data, theory, metric system, observation, experiment)

3) Chemistry of Life (enzyme, ion, compounds, ionic, catalysts, mass, energy, proton, redox, matter, atom, reactants, neutron, atomic number, molecules, bonds, products, electron, orbital, isotopes)

4) Water & Solutions (concentration, polar, hydrogen, oxygen, buffers, bond, solute, saturated, hydroxide, base, solvent, adhesion, solution, cohesion, capillarity, pH, acid, aqueous)

5) Biochemistry (phospholipids, hydrolysis, DNA, lipids, polymer, condensation, nucleotide, carbohydrates, peptide, steroid, organic, RNA, monomers, monosaccharides, ATP, proteins)

6) Cell Structure and Function (centrioles, cytoskeleton, peroxisomes, prokaryotes, Golgi, eukaryotes, mitochondria, chloroplast, rough/smooth endoplasmic reticulum, vacuole, cytosol, ribosomes, phospholipids, nucleolus, cytoplasm, cell wall, plasma membrane, lysosomes)

7) Cell Transport (exocytosis, facilitated diffusion, hypertonic, equilibrium, turgor, plasmolysis, isotonic, pinocytosis, passive transport, contractile vacuole, endocytosis, phagocytosis, active transport, ions, osmosis, hypotonic, cytolysis, diffusion)

8) Photosynthesis (CAM, heterotrophs, chloroplast, electron, chemiosmosis, carotenoids, pigments, thylakoids, light, photosystem, autotrophs, stroma, Calvin, stomata)

9) Cellular Respiration (pyruvic acid, fermentation, aerobic, citric acid, glycolysis, lactic acid fermentation, kilocalorie, oxaloacetic acid, alcoholic fermentation, cytosol, FAD, mitochondrial membrane, Krebs cycle, FADH, NADH, mitochondrial matrix)

10) Mitosis & Meiosis (chromosomes, autosome, anaphase, mitosis, centromere, telophase, karyotype, meiosis, histones, crossing over, binary fission, tetrad, metaphase, chromatin, cytokinesis, asexual, spermatogenesis, synapsis, interphase, diploid, haploid, prophase, oogenesis, gametes, homologous)

11) Fundamentals of Genetics (codominance, homozygous, independent assortment, incomplete dominance, complete cominance, heredity, dominant, genotype, genetics, Punnett square, heterozygous, phenotype, trait, dihybrid, testcross, recessive, probability, monohybrid)

12) DNA, RNA & Protein Synthesis (ribosomal RNA, nucleotide, pyrimidines, guanine, ribose, helicases, purines, mutation, transfer RNA, codon, transcription, messenger RNA, DNA, translation, polymerases, adenine, deoxyribose, genome)

13) Gene Expression (cell differentiation, leukemia, homeotic genes, carcinoma, promoter, inducer, proto-oncogenes, metastasis, euchromatin, transcription factors, sarcoma, carcinogen, cancer, repressor, genome, oncogene, gene expression, introns, operator, operon, exons)

14) Inheritance Patterns & Mutations (frameshift, autosomes, deletion, genetic counselor, substitution, translocation, linked genes, complex characters, nondisjunction, inversion, gene therapy, pedigree, polygenic, sex chromosomes, XX, XY, point mutation, amniocentesis)

15) Gene Technology (telomeres, restriction enzymes, primers, electrophoresis, polymorphisms, clone, recombinant, vector, plasmids, bioethics, fingerprint, PCR, bioinformatics, engineering, genome, proteome, probe)

16) History of Life (Biogenesis, radiometric dating, coacervates, microspheres, half life, Redi, Spallanzani, Pasteur, chemosynthesis, spontaneous generation, endosymbiosis, isotopes, radioactive, cyanobacteria, mitochondria, mass number, ribozyme, ozone, archae)

17) Theory of Evolution (artificial selection, Lamarck, Darwin, natural selection, strata, homologous structures, analogous structures, absolute dating, overproduction, relative dating, convergent evolution, divergent evolution, biogeography, evolution, vestigial structure, fitness, phylogeny, adaptation, superposition)

18) Population Genetics and Speciation (gradualism, morphology, speciation, sympatric speciation, allopatric speciation, frequency, allele, phenotype, morphology, gene pool, disruptive selection, directional selection, stabilizing selection, reproductive isolation, geographic isolation, sexual selection, microevolution, immigration, emigration, bell curve, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium)

19) Classification of Organisms (taxonomy, phylogeny, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species, subspecies, Bacteria, Archaea, Eukarya, Fungi, Animalia, Plantae, Protista, Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, taxon, binomial nomenclature, cladistics)

20) Animal Behavior (migration, innate, behavior, learning, pheromones, territory, monogamy, polygamy, aggressive, mimicry, aposematic, imprinting, sensitive period, communication, action potential, dominance, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, altruism, hibernation, ethologist)

21) Introduction to Ecology (producers, biosphere, combustion, model, groundwater, habitat, biomass, community, population, ecosystem, acclimation, migration, nitrification, denitrification, ammonification, transpiration, chemosynthesis, dormancy, consumers, food web, ecology, niche, detritivores)

22) Populations (logistic growth, exponential growth, density-independent factor, demographic transition, survivorship curve, agricultural revolution, hunter-gatherer, developed country, emigration, immigration, area, distribution, density, births, clumped distribution, uniform distribution)

23) Community Ecology (symbiosis, mutualism, parasitism, commensalism, primary and secondary succession, climax community, stability, species richness, species evenness, pioneer species, predatory, prey, interspecific competition)

24) Ecosystems (biomes, estuary, tundra, deserts, wetlands, plankton, neritic zone, deciduous trees, coniferous trees, epiphytes, benthic zone, tropical forest, permafrost, tropical, chaparral, pelagic zone, oligotrophic, eutrophic, aphotic zone, canopy, savannas, taiga)

25) Humans and the Environment (greenhouse effect, acid rain, climate change, pollution, sustainability, atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, keystone species, urban ecology, biological magnification, chlorofluorocarbons, bioindicator, extinction, conservation)

26) Bacteria (conjugation, bacilli, streptococci, capsule, pili, plasmids, prokaryotes, exotoxins, bioremediation, thermoacidophiles, methanogens, endospore, antibiotics, resistance, transduction, Gram-stain negative, transformation, staphylococci, peptidoglycan, pathology, halophiles, zoonosis)

27) Viruses (virulent, prophage, provirus, temperate phage, lytic cycle, lysogenic cycle, vaccination, protease, transcriptase, bacteriophage, proto-oncogenes, oncogenes, prions, envelope, retrovirus, viroids)

28) Protists (gametocytes, contractile vacuole, carrageenan, euglenoids, diatoms, merozoites, pseudopodia, gametangia, sporozoites, cryptosporidiosis, conjugation, binary fission, phytoplankton, bioluminescence, slime mold, chemotaxis, pellicle, protists, malaria, trichomoniasis, algae)

29) Fungi (mycology, molds, yeasts, hyphae, sporangiophores, ringworm, zygomycota, lichens, mycorrrhiza, dimorphism, budding, candidiasis, zygosporangium, mycelium, chitin, rhizoids, aflatoxins, basidiomycota, ascomycota)

30) The Importance of Plants (botany, fertilizers, pesticides, agriculture, medicine, aspirin, legumes, vegetables, fruits, spices, herbs, weeds, root, chloroplast, nut, cereals, mycorrhizae)

31) Plant Classification (monocots, dicots, ovary, coniferous, deciduous, liverworts, vascular plants, gametophytes, sporophytes, cotyledon, phloem, xylem, bryophytes, strobilus, angiosperms, gymnosperms, germination)

32) Plant Structure & Function (tendril, blade, collenchyma, wood, epidermis, bark, micronutrients, macronutrients, parenchyma, mesophyll, endosperm, translocation, transpiration, guard cells, cuticle, sapwood, heartwood, cork, venation, meristems)

33) Plant Reproduction (stamen, cuttings, sepals, grafting, stigma, anther, heterospory, carpels, archegonium, vegetative, antheridium, petals, hypocotyl, dormancy, pollination, nectar, style, pistil, seed coat)

34) Plant Responses (phototropism, cytokinins, auxins, hormones, chemotropism, gravitropism, thigmonastic, nyctinastic, apical, biennial, abscission, phytochromes, abscisic acid, vernalization, gibberellins, indoleacetic acid, photoperiodism, bolting)

35) Introduction to Animals (gastrulation, bilateral, radial, protostomes, deuterostomes, segmentation, zygote, endoskeleton, ingestion, endoderm, mesoderm, vertebrates, coelom, chordates, exoskeleton, hermaphrodites, invertebrates, fertilization, archenteron, enterocoely, ectoderm, acoelomates, blastopore)

36) Sponges, Cnidarians, & Ctenophores (gemmules, cubozoa, sponges, filter, spongin, osculum, scyphoza, cnidarians, colloblasts, bioluminescence, medusa, regeneration, hermaphrodites, anthozoa, ostia, cnidocytes, hydrozoa, net, nematocyst, sessile)

37) Flatworms, Roundworms, & Rotifers (cestoda, trichinosis, primary host, intermediate host, eyespots, nematoda, rotifera, flame, scolex, hookworms, platyhelminthes, cysts, parthenogenesis, elephantiasis, trematoda, mastax, cloaca, ganglia)

38) Mollusks & Annelids (bivalves, annelida, ganglia, radula, nephridia, clitellum, oligochaeta, polychaeta, mantle, setae, visceral, mollusca, siphons, cephalopoda, gastropoda, trochophore, gizzard, aortic, hirudinea)

39) Arthropods (spinnerets, decapoda, carapace, isopods, diplopoda, nauplias, myriapoda, chelicerata, molting, book lungs, arachnida, swimmerets, pedipalps, telson, mandibles, appendages, cephalothorax, malpighian, compound eyes, arthropoda, crustacea, chitin, telson)

40) Insects (pheromone, homoptera, ovipositor, metamorphosis, diptera, orthoptera, pupa, drones, workers, lepidoptera, hymenoptera, coleoptera, incomplete metamorphosis, complete metamorphosis, lepidoptera, isoptera, hexapoda, queen bee, odonata, insecta)

41) Echinoderms & Invertebrate Chordates (echinodea, ossicles, cardiac stomach, pyloric stomach, chordata, cephalochordata, asteroidea, urochordata, atriopore, pedicellariae, ophiuroidea, ampulla, vascular, bipinnaria, holothuroidea, radial, crinoidea)

42) Fishes (swim bladder, ray-finned fish, cartilage, cephalspidomorphi, placoid scales, actinopterygii, sarcopterygii, lateral line, cranium, chondrichthyes, myxini, external fertilization, internal fertilization, tectum, spawning, operculum, lobe-finned fish, vertebrae, countercurrent)

43) Amphibians (columella, duodenum, mesentery, anura, amphibia, caudata, systemic circulation, pulmonary circulation, tympanic, nictitating membrane, preadaptations, tadpoles, mucous, gymnophiona, lobe, cutaneous)

44) Reptiles (chelona, carapace, septum, ectotherms, amnion, crocodilia, pastron, squamata, asteroid, dinosaurs, elapids, viviparity, ovoviviparity, oviparity, keratin, Jacobson's organ, vipers, reptilia, constrictors, thermoregulation, rhynchocephalia)

45) Birds (oviduct, anseriformes, gizzard, columbiformes, furcula, passeriformes, galliformes, apodiformes, crop, pygostyle, psittaciformes, ciconiiformes, barbules, strigiformes, sternum, proventricules, precocial)

46) Mammals (chiroptera, xenarthra, sirenia, monotremes, cetacea, primates, placental, carnivora, insectivora, synapsids, baleen, marsupial, lagomorpha, canines, endothermy, molars, rodentia, monotremata, mammary gland, artiodactyla, perissodactyla, proboscidea)

47) The Body Plan & Skeletal System (periosteum, smooth muscle, osteocytes, skeletal system, ligaments, ossification, fracture, cardiac muscle, bone marrow, appendicular skeleton, movable joint, organ, axial skeleton, haversian, muscle, rheumatoid arthritis, epithelial tissue, osteoarthritis, joint, nervous tissue, semimovable joint, synovial fluid, connective tissue, fixed joint)

48) The Circulatory System (hemoglobin, systemic circulation, valve, sinoatrial, blood pressure, pulse, vein, arteries, atrioventricular, atria, ventricles, leukocytes, platelets, plasma, capillaries, lymph, hypertension, circulatory, pulmonary circulation, erythrocytes, atherosclerosis)

49) The Muscular & Integumentary System (actin, fibers, exocrine gland, tendon, oil gland, oxygen debt, muscle fatigue, dermis, sarcomere, flexor, epidermis, involuntary muscle, voluntary muscle, myosin, fascicles, sweat, extensor, myofibrils, integumentary, keratin, melanin, voluntary)

50) The Respiratory System (bronchioles, pharynx, internal, bronchi, respiratory, larynx, alveoli, expiration, inspiration, external, epiglottis, lungs, diaphragm)

51) The Immune System (antigen, interferon, antibody, humoral, pathogen, allergy, asthma, HIV, histamine, helper T cell, autoimmune, vaccination, barrier defense, memory cells, cell-mediated, complement system, lymphocyte, neutrophils, cytotoxic T cells, phagocytes, inflammatory response)

52) The Digestive System (pharynx, chyme, nutrient, pancreas, cardiac, gallbladder, amylase, ulcer, villi, large intestine, small intestine, dehydration, peristalsis, pyloric, digestion, epiglottis, vitamins, minerals, liver)

53) The Urinary System (urethra, urine, urea, filtration, ammonia, medulla, cortex, kidneys, bladder, pelvis, renal, glomerules, ureter, reabsorption, ureter, Bowman's capsule, nephrons, excretion)

54) The Nervous System (dendrites, peripheral, central, cortex, axon, reflexes, hypothalamus, autonomic, action potentials, neurotransmitters, interneurons, nerves, thalamus, somatic, resting potential, refractory period, brain stem, neuron, synapses, cerebrum, cerebellum, medulla oblongata)

55) The Endocrine System (growth hormone, parathyroid, ovaries, oxytocin, pituitary gland, thymus, thyroid, prostaglandins, fat soluble, pancreas, adrenocorticotropic, antidiuretic, prolactin, water soluble, target cell, luteinizing hormone, pineal gland, second messenger, endocrine, neuropeptides)

56) The Reproductive System (ovaries, vulva, labia, uterus, vas deferens, prostate gland, ovulation, seminal vesicle, vagina, seminiferous tubules, penis, fallopian tubes, epididymis, menstruation, luteal phase, ovulation, testes, bulbourethral gland, scrotum)

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