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Magnetism Crossword Puzzle

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  3

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  3 - 5

Reinforce science vocabulary with a magnetism crossword puzzle.

Looking for a Magnetism Worksheet? Try our Crossword Puzzle!

Magnetism is a force that makes certain materials attract or repel each other. It’s like magic, but it’s actually the result of tiny particles inside the material called electrons. Some materials, like iron, can be naturally magnetized, meaning they have a special power to attract certain things. It’s kind of like how a superhero has a special power. You can find magnets in refrigerator doors, toys, and even the Earth’s magnetic field!

If you are looking for a worksheet to help your students review the many vocabulary terms associated with magnets and magnetism, look no further! Teach Starter has created a crossword puzzle to help your students with vocabulary terms associated with magnetism.

The resource includes two versions, one with a word bank and the other without. The worksheet includes 9 definitions and vocabulary terms, including those such as:

  • repel
  • electromagnet
  • poles
  • attract
    And more!

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

  • Guided science groups
  • Lesson warm-up
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Fast finishers 
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class review (via smartboard)

If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create a comic or infographic using the words from the crossword puzzle.

Provide the crossword puzzle with the word bank for students who need additional support. Additionally, encourage students to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts.

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker and then erase and reuse them. 

This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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