Crosscut Symbols

The Crosscut Symbols below are from Peter A’Hearn. These can be found at with lots of supporting information including critical questions, questions that connect to science and engineering practices, and more for each concept. Teachers and students can also submit their own images for the crosscutting concepts on Peter’s website.


Print Version: Cut out the symbols and have learners decide which symbol can be used to represent each crosscutting concepts.

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