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Author

Green Guardians

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Game
  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

Crossword on Our Oceans

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Synopsis
  • This online crossword puzzle is a fun and interactive way for students to learn various terms related to the oceans and sea life.
  • Using clues, students must figure out which term is most relevant and fits best in the puzzle.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This crossword is a great way for students to practice their typing skills while learning new vocabulary about the oceans.
  • 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.
  • Teachers may need to explain how to use a crossword puzzle before starting the activity.
  • Students can replay the game to learn new terms, but most will repeat after one game.

Differentiation

  • Teachers can use this game as an introductory activity to sea life and ocean conservation or to test students on their knowledge.
  • Students can complete this activity alone or in groups.
  • To engage the entire class, project the crossword and have students take turns guessing words. You can also adjust the level of difficulty by covering the image or the sentence example.
  • Similar activities include these crosswords on plastic pollution, climate action, and endangered animals.
Scientist Notes
The crossword introduces students to fill in appropriate words to answer a set of questions on ocean ecosystems and marine resources, including sea otters and other endangered species. The resource is recommended for classroom use.
Standards

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

  • English Language Arts
    • Language (K-12)
      • L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
      • L.3.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
      • L.6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
      • L.7.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
      • L.8.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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