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Advancing Scientific Literacy in Biology

Puzzle-based cloze reading worksheets for Yrs 8-10

Remove the "too hard" label from science. These fun, accessible resources use the cloze technique and a variety of puzzles to develop students' knowledge of science concepts and vocabulary. They are ideal for introducing or reinforcing a wide range of science topics within the broad subject areas of biology, physics, chemistry and earth science. The activities are engaging and will draw in even students who feel they "can't do the" science.

Ages: 12-15 | Pages: 64 | Code: 5572 | ISBN: 9781927143056

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Julia Burton

Through her study at Otago University,New Zealand, Julia Burton gained a BSc with a major in chemistry and a BA with a major in English. She then gained her Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) from Teachers’ College at Victoria University. She taught science and chemistry at Upper Hutt College and is now taking a break to look after her children.


How to use this resource4
1. Adaptations5
2. Cell division6
3. Cloning8
4. Evolution10
5. Food webs11
6. Genetic engineering12
7. Selective breeding13
8. Sexual reproduction15
9. Variation16
10. We are what we eat17
11. What is life?18
Human biology19
12. Blood19
13. Bovine digestion21
14. How food moves through the body22
15. Gametes23
16. Hearing range25
17. The heart and the blood27
18. MRI28
19. Pregnancy29
20. Respiration31
21. Smell and taste32
22. Teeth33
23. How the ear works35
24. The eye37
25. The nervous system38
26. Vitamins and minerals39
27. Bacteria40
28. Cells41
29. Cheese-making43
30. Defences against disease45
31. Fungi46
32. Your immune system47
33. Stopping microbes48
34. Viruses49
35. Yeast50
36. Carnivorous plants51
37. Flowers52
38. Osmosis53
39. Photosynthesis55
40. Seed dispersal56
41. Transpiration57
42. Trees58
Cloze text answers60
Word search answers63