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These crosswords are made for kids ages 8 to 12. They are made up of words that are often found in third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade spelling lists and cover subjects of interest to older kids. To view or print a crossword puzzle for children click on its title.

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The British System of Government World Geography Although both houses of Parliament must, in theory, approve laws before they are submitted to the king or queen, the Lords can only ... a bill that has passed in the House of Commons. . In each electoral distric, the candidate with the most votes wins and sits in the Commons. In the so-called 'first-past-the-post' system, all other votes are .... The power of the Lords is ... when compared to that of the House of Commons. . Her Majesty's Government consists of the Prime Minister (PM) and the ..., which is made up of the MPs who run the different government departments. . Each Member of Parliament (MP) represents one of 650 ... in the UK. .
All About George Washington History Where did George live when he was growing up?. What monument was named after George?. Who did the American army fight against in the Revolutionary War?. How many real teeth did George have left when he became President?. Because of George's fear of being buried alive, how many days did they wait to bury him after he died?.
Water Cycle Meteorology Write the correct word according to the definiton Frozen raindrops. Water that falls from clouds as rain, snow, sleet or hail. A measure of how far a place is from the equator. The state of the atmosphere. Repeated movement of water through the environment in different forms..
The British Empire Transportation Also known as the United Kingdom. A country that is surrounded by islands. A country near the USA. A continent near the British territory called Gibraltar. A country in the south of Asia .
Murder Mystery Literature and Writing Read the clues below and fill in the answers! Remember to go back to the tricky ones when you have more letters! There could be a lot of this if the murder has been very violent!. The mystery is often set in an abandoned house, where people might feel.... The person who the crime was against. The reason why someone committed the crime. Someone who saw something suspicious.
Cakes, Pies, and Cookies Food Cookie that is created from a cookie press; example is spritz. Cookie that has a high proportion of fat, long roll, cut and sliced after chilled. the dough as little as possible to prevent overdeveloping the gluten. A good pastry dough is tender and __.. is used to make main dish pies and four basic kinds of dessert pies.
Great Barrier Reef Earth Sciences complete puzzle in a animated film. living thing. a big grey animal . its a type of snake . hot and cold .
Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw Books people who are under D'ru influence. a group of people that have magical powers . main character father. little girl who lost there parents. the man who hit Artemis in the face with a bow in the beginning of the story.
The Vietnam War History Sharpened spear hidden in ground, designed to impale unwary U.S. and South Vietnamese troops.. Basic rifle used by U.S. troops in Vietnam.. Guerrilla group formed by Ho Chi Minh after World War II to force the French colonial rulers out of Vietnam.. A military unit that consists of three rifle squads. It has a nine-man headquarters with a platoon leader, platoon sergeant, radiotelephone operator, and two machinegun crews.. A military unit that consists of 11 men and is led by a squad leader. It fights as two fire teams. Each fire team can fire, maneuver, or overwatch. .
Natural Gas Christmas What is natural gas primarily composed of?. There is enough natural gas to last the United States about _____ years or more.. Natural gas has a very ______ range of flammability.. About ____ of the natural gas reserves are in the United States.. A disadvantage to this resource is that it is ____________ like all fossil fuels..
The Son of Neptune Books the god of the moon. camp for half bloods. son of posidon. greek form of hades. dad of the giants.
Planets Astronomy usually the most distant planet in the solar system.. The second planet from the sun (the Earth is third) is named.... 6th planet from the sun. hottest planet in our solar system. The Roman name of Ares, the Greek and Roman god of war..
The Sun Astronomy a loop of coronal gas that is relatively cool, caused by the strong magnetic field of the Sun.. The process of combining nuclei of small atoms to form larger atoms.. colored light that is produced when charged particles interact with the Earth's Magnetosphere. Oxygen and Nitrogen become excited and give off light. . Light is electromagnetic radiation within a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.. The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun..
Book of Joshua Bible Moses told the people that his _________, Joshua, was chosen by God. Jonah, the great prophet, was in the belly of a great ____. The descendants of Abraham will be exiled in a foreign land where, for four hundred years, they will be _________. The people passed over on ____ ground. Changed his name from Hoshea to Yahshua.
Force Physics is the tendency of all objects to resist any change in motion. is an example of a contact force between two surfaces that are touching. unbalanced forces produce change in an objects directions and speed. forces can also act on objects that are at a . forces that both have a size and a direction.
Spanish Armada History How many times was Phillip married?. What did Phillip call the invasion?. When did the Spanish fleet set sail from Spain?. What was the name of the battle in the North Sea?. Who was executed by Elizabeth? ----, Queen of Scots.
Food Food Large yellow citrus fruit. Amount of food, that is served to a person at one time. Small amount of food eaten between meals. Yellow citrus fruit, that has a sour taste. Make bread or cake in oven.
Norse Mythology Other This giantess gives Thor magical items to protect him. This giantess attempts to squash Thor. Loki helps this giant try to kill Thor. Loki eats this body part of the witch after she is killed. The unwelcome witch who hangs out in Asgard and causes problems.
Earth Science Earth Sciences a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, shaped like an icicle, hanging from the roof of a cave or the like, andformed by the dripping of percolating calcareous water. . an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly.. something that drains or flows off, as rain that flows off from the land in streams.. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling.. a stream that flows to a larger stream or other body of water..
Winter Olympics Sports the athlete rides on a flat sled - head first down an ice track. athletes compete on a board which is like one large ski, to glide on snow doing jumps and tricks. steering is done by flexing the sled's runners with the calf of each leg. individuals, pairs or groups skate on the ice - usually to music. sometimes called bobsled.
A Wrinkle in Time Books A changeover. Gas surrounding the Earth. Victorious-winning and proud. Hard to describe;having no outstanding features. Bow down as a show of respect.
Black Like Me Books City where Griffin conducts interviews before returning to New Orleans. Newspaperman who provides Griffin shelter in Mississippi. Blacks and whites have separate _______, including restrooms and busses. First name of the man who is lynched in Mississippi. Last name of the main character/narrator of the story.
Becoming Naomi Leon Books Find and write in the described words cover attached above a bed or seat, used as decoration or as a shelter. Spanish for symbolic; standing for a particular event, process, or situation. person who tries to help two groups to stop arguing and make an agreement. public scene or show that is very impressive. influence or control.
Science Science Is the hightof the crest and trough. is the process that powers the sum and the stars. a substance that does not readily allow the passage of heat or sound. Solid Liquid gas are _________ through which waves can travel. the resistance to motion of one object moving relative to another .
The Jefferson Era History Complete the puzzle fight between the U.S. and U.K. and its Native American allies.. Cost 15 million, doubled the size of U.S.. The president to send two men to the west on an expedition. He explored the Southwest, Pikes Peak named after him. American soldier, leader of an expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery.
The Structure of The Atom Physics The protons in the nucleus. . Has no charge. . Positives and ____ are included in the nucleus. . The small particles found in atoms. . Basic units of matter. .
The Simpsons Television She sucks pacifier.. He runs Moe's Taven in Springfield.. She plays the saxaphone.. He is the principal of Springfield Elementary School.. He is a personal assistant to Mr Burns..
Bones and Muscles Body muscle that makes up your theigh. aka your thinking cap. longest bone in body. Muscle that runs down the back of your leg. muscle on the side of your upper arm, part of shoulder.
Body Parts Body Fill in the crossword puzzle with different body parts joint between arm and hand. joint between upper and lower part of the leg. top part of the human body. the joint between the upper and lower arm. thread-like thing that grows on the head.
Persuasive Writing Techniques Home and Family The question might be one that does not have an answer. It might also be one that has an obvious answer but you have asked the question to make a point, to persuade or for literary effect.. Provide potential solutions.. The writer speaking directly to (or at) the reader through words such as “you or your company.”. The repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect - I will win, I will become president, I will do you proud!. Rule of three. Three words, clauses or sentences given together in order to create a memorable impact. ‘Disneyland is the most exciting, wonderful, unbelievable theme park.’.
The Spanish Armada History King Philip I ruled this country.. The surname of the most famous English 'sea dog'. The name given to the Spanish fleet who hoped to beat England. . The name given to Spanish ships.. The name of Belgium and Holland during Philips reign..
The Hundred Dresses Books extremely beautiful and well-made. a gentle push. a game in which children hop into and over squares marked on the ground. didn't fit properly. noisy, dragging movements of the feet on the ground.
In a Dark, Dark Wood Books What is Leonora's occupation?. How is James murdered?. What is Nina's occupation?. Who gives Leonora his number at the end?. How many years has it been since Clare and Leonora have seen eachother.
British Acts History 7 British acts, Boston Tea Party, and Boston Massacre. Act that made the colonist do the Boston Tea Party.. Parliament could search any ship trying to avoid the tax.. To punish the colonists after the Boston Tea Party.. When 5 colonists got murdered in Boston.. Colonists reaction to the tea act..
Out of the Dust Books Use the definitions to fill in the words or phrases The constant blowing of dust inside clothes caused ______ skin. The cause for which thirty three dollars were raised at the President's Birthday Ball. A kind of spiced apple pudding baked in a deep dish. A type of cereal, Ma told Daddy to try growing cotton and _______ as a substitute for wheat.. A layer of dust on a surface.
Sonnet Literature and Writing Act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text, usually involves close reading and special attention to figurative language.. A word, phrase, line, or group of lines that is repeated, for effect, several times in a poem.. Unrhymed iambic pentameter verse . A lyric poem of 14 lines, commonly written in iambic pentameter.. A poem consisting of four lines, or four lines of a poem that can be considered as a unit.
Swimming Sports A stroke where arms follow a heart shaped pattern. Movement of palms and forearms in a horizontal movement. To plunge headfirst into water. Another name for Australian Crawl. Freestyle drill with hands closed.
Genetics Science a scientist that studies heredity. a section of a chromosome that determinds a trait. a distinguishing characteristicsbased on your genes. production of new cells for the repair, growth, and development of cells. structures found in the nucleus that resemble rods and contain genetic material.
Korean War History Dismissed for disobeying orders. Passed by the UN Security Council in response to the North Korean invasion. The estimated number of Korean deaths during the conflict. The circle of latitude that separates North Korea from South Korea. The USA were trying to prevent this kind of effect happening to countries all over Asia.
Pilgrims History NFL team that has hosted Thanksgiving day game since 1934. song originally written for Thanksgiving day. first governor of Plymouth, MA. First name of baby boy born on voyage to new world . How long was the pilgrims voyage to the new world .
Medieval Europe History Pope Urban II called the first.... Medieval architecture style . Ebola like. not a Medieval slave. A Medieval land grant.
10 Plant Parts Botany The male reproductive structure of flowers.. The part of the stamen that contains pollen.. A thin stalk of the stamen.. The part of the stamen that contains pollen.. Broad, flat, thin leaflike parts of a flower..
Louisiana Purchase History This Act lifted all embargoes on American shipping except for those bound for British or French ports. Its intent was to damage the economies of the United Kingdom and France. Like its predecessor, the Embargo Act, it was mostly ineffective, and cont. a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.. was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States.. fought on November 7, 1811, near present-day Lafayette, Indiana between American forces led by Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana Territory and Native American warriors . a land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million..
British Acts, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party History these were started in order to pay for the Seven Years War. the group of colonists who violently protested. the group of colonlists who stayed loyal to England and King George III. where the Boston Tea Party took place. the group of colonists who attacked the British soldiers/loyalists during the Boston Massacre .
Biology Biology a plastid that contains chlorophyll. a space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell. any of a class of small organelles. cells apart from prokaryotic cells. the central and most important part of an object.
Cardiovascular System Body When the lungs Cary oxogyn to the veins. The parts in the body that let you breath. Main chambers of the heart. Another valve in between other systems in the cardiovascular system. A tubular structure that carries the blood through the body.
Roles of the President and Vice President Government and Politics Determine the Presidential role that matches the hint or hint that matches one of your vocabulary words Where the President resides. The President oversees federal (national) agencies, appointing their directors and creating policies to determine their goals during his term. . The President makes plans to make sure the federal government's budget is profitable.. The President oversees treaties (agreements) with other countries.. Presides over the Senate and helps decide if the President is disabled..
Volleyball Sports Terminologies The original name of the game of volleyball, created by William Morgan.. The clockwise movement of players around the court and through the serving position following a side out. Players must retain their initial rotational order throughout the entire game, but once the ball is contacted on serve they are allowed to move . To change court positions after a ball is served to facilitate strongest player positions.. A serve that results directly in a point, usually when the ball hits the floor untouched on the receiving team's side of the court.. The tactical skill in which a ball is directed to a point where a player can spike it into the opponent's court..
Volleyball Terminologies Sports Complete the puzzle below. original name of the game of volleyball. the back boundary of the court. the clockwise movement of players around the court. an errant set that crosses the net without being touched by another offensive player. to change court positions after a ball is served to facilitate strongest player positions.
Anti-Slavery Movement History was the most famous black man among the abolitionists. ended slavery in the United States—at least in name. issued the Emancipation Proclamation. freed all slaves residing in areas of the nation currently in rebellion. The condition in which one person is owned as property by another and is under the owner's control.
 
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