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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th


Science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Health

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Crossword on Sustainable Food Consumption

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  • This online crossword activity involves terms associated with the environmental impacts of food production and sustainable food choices.
  • Students can learn some interesting facts while playing this interactive crossword puzzle.
Teaching Tips


  • The prompts for each term include both a definition and a fill-in-the-blank sentence.
  • If students get stuck, they can use up to eight hints to reveal a letter.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know the states of matter and that our atmosphere is made up of gases.
  • Students should be familiar with the terms emissions, atmosphere, agriculture, livestock, global warming, fossil fuels, and protein.


  • This game can either serve as a review of a lesson on greenhouse gases and agriculture, or can be used as an introduction to see what students already know.
  • After doing this crossword, students in health classes can talk about the importance of protein in a diet and can list alternatives to beef and other meats, including those mentioned in the crossword and from students' own ideas or research.
  • Students in science classes can use this crossword to launch or review a lesson on cellular respiration, nutrition, the carbon cycle, energy losses as you move up a trophic pyramid, or the impacts of eating higher on the food chain.
  • Social studies classes can discuss the economic, health, and moral issues related to industrial livestock production, and the industry's role in decision-making regarding subsidies, incentives, regulations, or marketing of those products.
  • The terms in the crossword should be defined for English language learners prior to playing the game.
Scientist Notes
This resource is a crossword puzzle that has words related to sustainable food consumption. The clues have an associated picture. Each clue also has a sentence where the answer fills in the blank space in the sentence. The game would be a good activity to supplement a lesson but does not provide information beyond definitions. This resource is recommended for teaching.

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

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
      • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • English Language Arts
    • Language (K-12)
      • L.VL.5.2 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning academic and domain-specific words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
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    • I love Green Guardians! Their crosswords are so fun! 😊😊
      11 months ago