These science crossword puzzles can help you think about the meanings of a few key scientific terms in English. They also highlight some of the connections between different scientific disciplines and their specialized vocabularies.
The Basics of Science Crossword on this page looks at a small sample of the essential vocabulary from different categories of science.
(It also has includes definitions for some of those categories: biology, chemistry, etc. If you want to review them first, see the last part of the Science Vocabulary page.)
You can complete the crossword online or download the pdf for the Basics of Science Crossword and its answers to complete it offline.
Below that puzzle are links to some other science crosswords on EnglishHints—and to a few pages discussing or practicing that vocabulary.
Click on a number in the grid to see the clue or clues for that number. (That will also open the box where you can enter your answer and show the 'Hint' button.) All the clues are also given below the puzzle.
Complete the crossword, then click on "Check" to check your answer. If you are stuck, you can click on "Hint" to get a free letter. (Each hint takes 1 point off your score.)
(If you are using a small phone, you may find it easier to download the pdf and answers above, since the puzzle is 23 spaces wide.)
There are several other science crosswords on EnglishHints, most connected with the vocabulary studied in various newsletters.
See also Printable Crossword Puzzles for these and other types of English vocabulary practice.
Scientific Method Vocabulary discusses the main steps in the scientific method: identifying a problem, forming a hypothesis, planning an experiment or other way to test it, keeping a record of the experiment and observations, and analyzing and reporting the results. The page also discusses key vocabulary involved.
Climate Change and Weather Vocabulary discusses weather and climate in detail and has a practice exercise.
The Research and Scientific Words Quiz mostly practices general academic vocabulary that is also important for understanding scientific research: words like formula, implication, outcomes, and principles.
There are other related pages (practicing both science AND general academic terms) linked from the EnglishHints Sitemap Science Vocabulary section.
There is a lot more scientific vocabulary than I have been able to teach on EnglishHints, however. See the Thought Company Science section that goes into the specialized vocabulary of physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences that isn’t explained on EnglishHints.
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