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.
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.
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.
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.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
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.
5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
National Health Education Standards
Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
5.5.3 List healthy options to health-related issues or problems.