These earth science crossword puzzles make wonderful vocabulary reviews for middle school students.The topics highlighted include plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and geologic time. I give these to my students before each unit test as a fun review. An understanding of vocabulary is essential to excelling in science. This pack consists of four crossword puzzles plus an answer key!
The crossword puzzles are:
1) Plate Tectonics (transform boundary, Pangaea, Alfred Wegener, plates, fossil, divergent boundary, ridges, continental plate, trenches, sea-floor spreading, convection current, rift, faults, plate tectonics)
2) Earthquakes (stress, seismogram, moment magnitude scale, Richter scale, tension, compression, shearing, magnitude, Modified Mercalli scale, seismograph, normal fault, reverse fault, strike-slip fault, plateau, surface wave, epicenter, S and P waves, focus)
3) Volcanoes (magma, lava, volcano, batholith, volcanic neck, Ring of Fire, island arc, hot spot, magma chamber, pipe, vent, crater, silica, pyroclastic flow, dormant, extinct, shield volcano, composite volcano, cinder cone, caldera)
4) Geologic Time (fossil, mold, cast, carbon film, trace fossil, evolution, extinct, unconformity, relative age, absolute age, extrusion, fault, index fossil, law of superposition, mammal, period, era, comet, invertebrate, reptile, amphibian, extinction, radioactive decay)
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JUST TEACH EARTH SCIENCE? This product is part of a larger bundle that is made up of 5 volumes.
An Entire Year of Middle School Earth Science Crosswords
The bundle above consists of the following volumes:
Middle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 1-Maps, Earth,
Rocks, and SoilMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 2-Plate Tectonics and Geologic TimeMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 3-Climate Change and Natural ResourcesMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 4-The Atmosphere, Water, and WeatherMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 5-Outer Space
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