This listing features a fun cryptogram puzzle about photosynthetic producers for an introductory unit of ecology for a middle or high school science class. A cryptogram is a type of puzzle with an encrypted text. In this cryptogram, students will decipher a number code to reveal the letters to form the text of the summary statements about producers. The header on both of the student pages has a horizontal letter-number assignment table. Students start out the activity knowing the number assignments for six letters. The entire message appears as a series of blank lines grouped into what will become words. There are numbers located under all of the letter lines. Students will use their insight to fill in the letters to complete the words of the puzzle with the help of a word bank table on the third page. Students can keep track of their number-letter assignment findings on the tables at the top of each page.
I assign this fun activity to my seventh-grade life science students. It takes them at least an entire class period to complete. This activity could also be used as a fun reinforcement activity in a high school biology course too.
This document will become editable upon conversion to Microsoft Word using an Adobe Acrobat Reader DC app. It includes a complete answer key. Another bonus about this activity is the fact it is SUPER EASY TO GRADE!
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