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Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics, English Language Arts

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Crossword on Climate Action

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  • This online crossword puzzle is a fun and interactive way to learn a variety of sustainability and climate-related terms.
  • Using clues, students must figure out which sustainability term is most relevant and fits best in the puzzle.
Teaching Tips


  • This crossword is a great way for students to practice their typing skills while learning new vocabulary on climate action.
  • The clues for each word include a definition, an example of the term used in a sentence, and sometimes an image.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This resource requires access to the internet.
  • Students can replay the game to learn new terms, but most will repeat after one game.
  • Students can use the "Reveal a letter" button up to seven times if they are stuck.


  • Teachers can use this game as an introductory activity to climate action.
  • The crossword includes topics like fast fashion, net-zero emissions, and conserving electricity, all of which teachers can expand on during class.
  • This resource can also be used in civics classes during lessons about how individuals and societies can take action on climate change and in science classes during lessons about the leading causes of climate change.
  • Similar activities include these crosswords on air pollution, oceans, and endangered animals.
Scientist Notes
The crossword has students fit in appropriate words to answer a set of questions relating to climate action, education, environmental justice, and sustainability. The resource is recommended for classroom use.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Language (K-12)
      • L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
  • Science
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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