Taxonomy is full of new and complicated vocab! I've found giving students a word search helps them familiarize with new and weird words. Not only that, it helps them practice spelling.
But this word search is not for the faint of heart! It's actually quite large and difficult. It has even stumped advanced students!
It includes 27... yes 27 taxonomy (and a few traits of life) vocab words including:
TAXONOMY, KINGDOM, PLANTAE, FUNGI, ANIMALIA, PROTISTA, ARCHAEBACTERIA, EUBACTERIA, PHYLUM, CLASS, ORDER, FAMILY, GENUS, SPECIES, BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE, MULTICELLULAR, UNICELLULAR, LINNAEUS, CLASSIFY, VERTEBRATE, INVERTEBRATE, LATIN, HETEROTROPH, AUTOTROPH, STIMULI, CELLS, GROW
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