A WordFit puzzle is a great way to introduce vocabulary for a Geologic Time unit in Earth Science. This type of puzzle is more challenging than a Word Find and will exercise students' logic skills! While a crossword puzzle GIVES the definitions, this resource makes your students put the words in alphabetical order and look up the definitions in their glossary (some will not be in their book, so it is also a good opportunity to learn how to properly use the internet to find the proper definitions). Puzzle include a Word Scramble about the history of the geologic time scale. Also includes an exercise in "how many words can you make from Uniformitarianism". Add a timer with this for some real fun!
This product includes: 1) Wordfit Puzzle and Answer Key; 2) "How many words can you make" puzzle 3) Worksheet for putting terms in alphabetical order and finding definitions AND answer key
Vocabulary words included: eon, era, fold, cast, mold, fault, index (fossil), trace (fossil), Steno (Nicolaus), epoch, key bed, Ussher (James), Hutton (James), fossil strata, period, crinoid, isotope, absolute (age), relative (age), trilobite, radiometric (dating), paleontology, Precambrian, crosscutting, superposition horizontality, catastrophism, uniformitarianism, geologic time scale.
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