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Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition – Crossword Puzzle

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 3 pages | Grades: 4 - 5

Review science vocabulary terms associated with weathering, erosion, and deposition with a crossword puzzle.

Looking for a Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Worksheet? Try our Crossword Puzzle! 

Are your students learning about how the surface of the earth can change due to environmental and human factors? During their science studies, students will explore and identify slow changes to Earth’s surface by weathering, erosion, and deposition from water, wind, and ice.

Teach Starter has created a crossword puzzle for your students to enjoy while learning important vocabulary terms related to this science concept. This puzzle includes 11 sentences that students must complete to finish. Vocabulary terms include:

  • Sediment
  • Erosion
  • Glacier
  • Weathering
  • Deposition

And more!

There are two versions of the crossword puzzle that you can choose from. The one-star version (as noted in the upper right-hand corner) has a word bank that students can use. The two-star version does not include a word bank.

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

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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, then erase and reuse them. 

This resource was created by Brittany Kellogg, a teacher in Ohio and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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