Welcome! This listing features a one-of-a-kind cryptogram for Earth science about The Theory of Continental Drift. 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 summary statement text about The Theory of Continental Drift. 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 approximately fifty percent of the letter lines, some of which students start out knowing and most others they don’t. As students fill in the words of the puzzle with the help of a word bank table on the bottom of the second page, they will discover the number assignments for additional letters. Students can keep track of their number-letter assignment findings on the tables at the top of each page.
This PDF document will become editable upon conversion to Microsoft Word using an Adobe Acrobat Reader DC program. I provided a full-page answer key. I use this lesson in my seventh grade earth science class, but it could also be used as a reinforcement/sponge activity in a high school earth science course. It takes my seventh grade students approximately 40 minutes to complete the puzzle.
This activity complements other lessons about plate tectonics I have published.
Plate Tectonics Cryptogram Puzzle
Plate Tectonics Homework Quiz
Plate Tectonics Fill-in-the-Blank Study Guide
Plate Tectonics Crossword Puzzle
I appreciate your interest. Below is a lost of other earth science-themed fun cryptogram puzzle activities available in my store: