A-Maze-ing Word Puzzles

Solve these word puzzles to learn interesting science facts. Students follow their way through a word maze by connecting letters to make words. The unused letters can be connected to reveal a science fact.

Connect letters to spell out the names of the animal species that live on the continent of Australia. The unused letters will spell out an interesting fact about marsupials.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Connect the names of the bear species to find your way through the letter maze. The unused letters will reveal an interesting fact about Pandas.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Connect letters in the words egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Then write the unused letters on the blank lines to reveal an interesting fact about the butterfly life cycle.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Connect the names of the plant species. What do they all have in common. Write the unused letters on the lines to find out.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Follow the letters to create a maze of conifers, including: pine, redwood, cedar, spruce, hemlock, and juniper. The unused letters will spell a fact about coniferous trees.
3rd through 6th Grades
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This puzzle lists amphibian species: frog, toad, newt, salamander, and mudpuppy. The extra letters spell out a couple interesting facts about amphibians.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect letters in the puzzle to spell the names of ten insect species. Then write the unused letters on the blank spaces to learn two interesting facts about insects.
(Recommended for Grades 3 and up.)
3rd Grade
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Learn about tectonic plates, earthquakes, and layers of the earth with this activity.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Connect letters of the lizard species. The unused letters will spell out the name of the largest lizard in the world.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Draw lines to connect the letters in the planet names. Then, write the unused letters on the lines to reveal a fact about our solar system.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Learn about the animals with prehensile tails, which act like an extra hand to help animals climb and eat.
3rd Grade
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Connect the primate words in the puzzle, including baboon, capuchin, tamarin, chimpanzee, gibbon, and orangutan. The unused letters will spell out an interesting primate fact.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect the names of the raptors, including owl, falcon, hawk, eagle, and vulture. When you've completed the word maze, the remaining letters will spell an interesting bird fact.
2nd through 4th Grades
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The unused words in this puzzle spell out the following fact: Rhinos are herbivores, which means they eat plants. They have good hearing, but poor eyesight.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Learn an interesting fact about rodents' teeth by solving this word-maze challenge.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect letters that make up the names of the sea animals to find your way through the maze. Then copy the unused letters to reveal an fascinating fact about the largest animal on Earth.
2nd through 4th Grades
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The words for this puzzle are sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. The fun fact is: Sharks and rays have a special electric sense that helps them find prey.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Connect letters in the following shark species: basking, great white, hammerhead, mako, nurse, tiger, and whale. Then write the extra letters on the line to reveal an unusual fact about sharks.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect the snake words and decode the snake facts. List includes cobra, bullsnake, rattlesnake, python, adder, and boa.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect the names of the spider species. Words include crab spider, jumping spider, black widow, tarantula, brown recluse, and trapdoor spider. The unused letters will spell out an interesting spider fact.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect the letters in the names of the toothed whale species. (beaked whale, beluga, dolphin, porpoise, sperm whale, and narwhal) Write the unused letters to reveal a fun fact. "Toothed whales use echolocation by sending off sounds that echo off objects. This helps them hunt and navigate."
3rd through 5th Grades
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Word list: blue whale, eagle, giant anteater, hummingbird, toad, turtle. Fun fact reads: "These animals have no teeth. They either swallow food whole, cut it with beaks, or use their tongue to eat."
3rd through 6th Grades
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Learn about tortoises and turtles with this fun word maze puzzle. The unused letters will spell out an interesting fact about a turtle's jaws.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect letters to spell the names of five different animal groups (mammals, amphibians , birds, reptiles, fish). The unused letters will tell you what the animal groups have in common.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Find the water cycle stages in the puzzle. Then write the unused letters on the blank lines to write a fact about the water cycle.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect letters that name the animals. The unused letters will spell out a connection between the animals.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Connect letters to spell out the names of the baleen whale species. The unused letters will spell out two interesting facts about baleen whales.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect the names of wild cats in the puzzle, including cheetah, tiger, lynx, puma, and bobcat. Interesting fact: All cats are carnivores (meat-eaters).
2nd through 4th Grades
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Connect the weather words in the puzzle, including snow, cloudy, fog, freezing, hail, snow, sleet, hot, humid, and lightning.
2nd through 4th Grades
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