Science Reading Activity- Deserts

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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3 pages
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This is a two-page, printable worksheet about desert ecosystems. The first page is a short (450-word) informational text. The second page is a crossword covering key terms which are highlighted in bold within the text. There are also a couple critters to color!

The crossword has eleven clues in all, for example:

Clue: Active only at night.
Answer: Nocturnal

Clue: Type of relationship in which one or both species benefit.
Answer: Symbiotic

I have more crosswords on a variety of topics at my store, Curious Crosswords. You can also find free printables, activity ideas, and book reviews at my website,

I hope you enjoy using my puzzles as much as I enjoy creating them!
Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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