40 Free Science Word Search Puzzles

Science Word Find Puzzles for Kids

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Science word search puzzles are a great way to get students comfortable with new science terms or strengthen science vocabulary. Not only are they a great teaching tool but kids seem to really have a fun time completing them. Use them to introduce a new unit, review vocabulary, or as a fun break to the everyday.

The puzzles below are organized by area of science—biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, and famous scientists. They're also organized with the easiest word searches listed at the beginning of each section. That way you can quickly find a puzzle for the age you're looking for.

All of these are printable and completely free to use. They're a great resource to use in the classroom or at home. If it's the beginning of the school year, the kids will love these back-to-school word search puzzles.

Biology Word Search Puzzles

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These science word search puzzles are all about biology. You'll find puzzles over animals and bones here.

  1. Mammals Word Search: Find just 10 hidden words to solve this word search puzzle.
  2. Butterfly Life Cycle Word Search: There are 14 hidden words all having to do with the life cycle of the butterfly in this free word search puzzle.
  3. Omnivores Word Search Puzzle: Seek out 17 animals that are omnivores in this word search puzzle.
  4. Carnivores Word Search Puzzle: Find 17 carnivores in this word search puzzle.
  5. Herbivores Word Search Puzzle: There are 19 herbivore animals hiding in this animal word search.
  6. Cells Word Search: Find 30 words related to cells in this free, printable science word search.
  7. Human Body Word Search: The students will be busy with this 59 term word search puzzle all about the human body.

Earth Science Word Search Puzzles

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These word search puzzles cover earth science, like related words, trees, and flowers:

  1. Natural Disasters Word Search: There are 13 words having to do with natural disasters hidden within this puzzle.
  2. Hurricane Word Search: Find all 15 hidden words and phrases to solve this word search all about hurricanes.
  3. Earth Word Search: This is a general earth science word search where you'll need to find 18 words.
  4. Landforms Word Search: Find the 19 hidden words about different landforms in this free puzzle.
  5. Trees Word Search: Find 20 tree varieties in this earth science words for each puzzle.
  6. Plant Word Search: Geared towards students in 2-4 grades, this plant word search has 22 words that you'll in to find in order to solve it.
  7. Flowers Word Search: Search for 10 flower names in this word search puzzle.
  8. Earth Science Word Search Puzzle: This 48-term word search puzzle is all about what makes up the Earth.
  9. Earth & Environmental Science Word Search: Find 14 weather and environmental-related words in this puzzle. How quickly can you solve it?

Astronomy Word Search Puzzles

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Below are puzzles over planets, stars, moons, and constellations.

  1. Neptune Word Search: Look forwards and backward to find 25 words about the planet Neptune in this word search.
  2. Cycle of the Stars Word Search Puzzle: Seek out 23-star cycle words in this puzzle.
  3. Planet Uranus Word Search: There are 29 words hiding in this word search puzzle.
  4. Mercury Word Search Puzzle: There are 34 words that need to be found about Mercury in this science word search puzzle.
  5. Jupiter's Moons Word Search: Find all 37 of Jupiter's Moons to solve this puzzle.
  6. Constellations Word Search: There are 40 constellations to find in this astronomy word search puzzle.

Chemistry Word Search Puzzles

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These printable science word search puzzles are on chemistry. They're about elements, atoms, and more.

  1. Mixture Word Search: Find 15 hidden words in this word search puzzle.
  2. Element Word Search: There are 10 hidden words to spy in this printable science word search.
  3. General Chemistry Word Search: Find 25 chemistry terms in this chemistry word search puzzle.
  4. Chemistry Word Search for Kids: The students will need to hunt down 20 chemistry related words in this science word search.
  5. Chemical Reactions Word Search Puzzle: Look for chemical reactions in this free word search puzzle from Word Search Labs.

Physics Word Search Puzzles

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This free science word search puzzles cover physics:

  1. Physics!: There are just 12 hidden physics terms in this free word search puzzle, making it an ideal choice for elementary school.
  2. Electronics Word Search: After you find all 40 words you can use the rest of the letters to spell out the name of an electric component.
  3. World of Physics: Here's a huge science word search puzzle all about the world of physics.
  4. Physics of Motion: There are 20 hidden words in this physics word search that can be printed and completed by hand or solved online.
  5. Physics 1 Word Search: There are just under 50 hidden words in this free word search puzzle that has everything to do with basic physics.

Famous Scientists Word Search Puzzles

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The inventor of everything from the phonograph to the light bulb, have fun with the Thomas Edison puzzle and others.

  1. Influential Scientists Word Search Worksheet: You'll need to find 15 last names of influential scientists to solve this free, printable word search puzzle.
  2. Thomas Edison Word Search: Find 18 words about Thomas Edison in this science word search.
  3. Women in STEM Word Search: There are 20 famous women scientists' names that you'll need to find within the puzzle. Also included are an answer key and a fact sheet about the names found in the puzzle.
  4. Famous Scientists Word Search: There are the last names of 24 famous scientists in this free word search puzzle.
  5. Famous Physicists Word Search: Find 40 famous physicists in this large word search puzzle.
  6. Famous Chemists Wordsearch: There are 35 hidden last names of famous chemists in this free, printable word search puzzle.
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