These earth science crossword puzzles make wonderful vocabulary reviews for middle school students.The topics highlighted include the phases of the moon, the tides, the solar system, telescopes, the scope of the universe, the planets, stars, and galaxies. 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 five crossword puzzles plus an answer key!
The crossword puzzles are:
1) Introduction to Outer Space (planet, equinox, solstice, calendar, satellite, force, Newton's first law of motion, constellation, rotation, star, rotation, revolution, axis, mass, meteor, orbit, weight, inertia, gravity, comet)
2) Phases of the Moon and the Tides (phases of the moon, full moon, lunar, neap tide, penumbra, spring tide, craters, eclipse, crescent, new moon, tides, umbra, gibbous, maria, craters)
3) The Solar System (asteroids, solar flares, satellites, fusion, dwarf planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, meteorites, Mercury, astronomy, convection, Earth, Mars, corona, heliocentric system, Venus, comets, sunspots, Neptune, greenhouse gases, meteor)
4) Telescopes and the Scope of the Universe (universe, parallax, matter, background radiation, telescopes, observatory, light telescope, scientific notation, visible light, wavelength, electromagnetic radiation, refracting telescope, big bang, spectrum, optical telescope, energy, reflecting telescope)
5) Stars and Galaxies (spectograph, apparent brightness, absolute brightness, Herzsprung-Russel diagram, nebula, protostar, white dwarf, supernova, neutron star, pulsar, black hole, binary star, eclipsing binary, open cluster, globular cluster, galaxy, spiral galaxy, elliptical galaxy, irregular galaxy, quasar)
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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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