This is a two-page, printable worksheet. The first page is a short (approximately 450 word) informational text about the planet Mercury. The second page is a crossword covering vocabulary and key terms which are highlighted in bold within the text. There are eight clues total, for example:
Clue: Earth-like; having a hard, rocky surface.
Clue: To revolve around another object.
Clue: A hole or depression left after a meteorite strikes the ground.
I have more crosswords on a variety of topics at my store, CuriousCrosswords. You can also find some fun free printables, coloring sheets, and activity ideas on my blog, www.CuriousCrosswords.com.
I hope you enjoy using my puzzles as much as I enjoy creating them!