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Waste and Our World We need to understand the waste we produce and reduce or recycle or compost because too much waste will harm the natural ___________________________.. Examples of decomposers are bacteria, fungi and _____________. (Hint, plural). Paint, batteries and other chemicals should be disposed of at the fire station because they are __________.. This material is made from oil or other fossil fuels.. Fruit peels, yard waste and paper towels are __________________ because they can be broken down by living things into new nutrients.. Big
The Environment the action of clearing a wide area of trees.. a luxuriant, dense forest rich in biodiversity, found typically in tropical areas (2 words). a combustible black or dark brown rock consisting chiefly of carbonized plant matter used as fuel. a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.. the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community (2 words). Hard
Earths Layers Coming from a volcano . Comes from lava . You live on. High land. Thickest layer. Young Kids
Water Cycle & System Scientific name for water. A body of fresh water that specifically stores water for drinking. Large amount of water travelling toward a lake/ocean. Where the river meets the ocean. A small body of fresh water that supports the natural habitat. Big
The Carbon Cycle Complete the crossword using the clues relating to the carbon cycle An animal that breaks down dead plant and animal material. The burning of fossil fuels. A gas containing carbon. The organelle where respiration takes place. The break down of glucose inside cells to release energy. Hard
Sustainability a natural resource rich in biodiversity. protecting resources for the future generations. if we destroy this it will be very difficult to live. a beautiful place full of nature. an example of a fossil fuel. Big
Eutrophication a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems. green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. the reduction in the concentration of dissolved oxygen in water, especially as a result of pollution. the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients. habitats that support marine life. Hard
Hydraulic Cycle the end of river were it meets the sea. when water goes into the through the ground.. When big boulders roll on the river bed.. what is the first stage of a river. when the sun heats up sea this is _______.. Big
Ecology Use your knowledge organisers to help you The number of organisms in a species. The clearing of a wide area of natural trees. The very first organism in a food chain is called this. A compound that traps sun rays in the atmosphere. Living factors that affect an organism's ability to survive in an environment. Older Children
Fossil Record Organs in a body which no longer serve a function.. In a habitat there are multiple bugs. Age of Reptiles and the Age of Conifers.. A study of the structure or internal workings of something.. An early stage of development of a multicellular organism. Hard
Earth's Spheres The high surface tension of water makes rain drops tiny bullets, that given enough time will erode ____. The lithosphere is able to move about, which over time causes the ___ to change positions. The current rates of use for lithospheric resource consumption is greater than the natural processes of replenishment - they are termed ___ resources. The lithosphere is broken into continental ____. Only 2% of the earth's water is ___. Very Difficult
Earth as a System The center of the Earth made mostly of iron and nickel. Earth was formed about 4.6 billion years ago and is made mostly of . The denser layer beneath the crust . vibrations that travel through the Earth. The mostly solid part of Earth. Older Children
Ecology Large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. Group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals. Individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. Group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. Any of the almost spherical concentric regions of matter that make up the earth. Big
Intro to Ecology A group of individuals that belong in the same species and live in the same area. a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. A group of similar organisms that can mate and produce fertile offspring. An individual living thing. All the populations of all the different species that live together in a particular area. Big
Nutrient Cycle and Photosynthesis where trees store nutrients. Trees and plants are known as the __________ of the world.. ______________ is a good source of Vitamin D. nutrients are released back into the ________. for trees to eat they go through a process called ____________________.. Big
Ecology a large area like a forest or tundra . living organisms, capable of reproducing and exchanging genes . single celled life form . a group of people having something in common. matter that makes up earth and its atmosphere . Big
The Carbon Cycle The name given to an animal that feeds on other animals. This human activity involves removing large amounts of plant life. The scientific term for burning. Due to the ability of carbon dioxide to hold heat, it is known as a ______________ gas. Fossil fuels from due to a lack of this. Big
Earth's Interior Use the hints to find the word. The central part of Earth below the mantle.. A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an asteroid.. The strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core.. An elastic wave, or a packet of energy, produced by an eathquake.. A primary wave, or compression wave.. Big
Trees & Forests the top of a tree which forms the canopy. growing part of a tree where cells form wood. the non living wood making up most of a tree stem which strengthens the stem. living components of an environment. a tree which bears cones and has needles (ie pine, spruce, fir) aka evergreens. Hard
Deep Sea Creatures Relating to the open sea. The kind if fish Mr. Blobby is. Lives in a chambered shell. The stinging cell on a jellyfish or comb jelly. A light producing organ in an animal. Big
Changing Environments Coastal Erosion Building a new high-rise could damage the foredune and interdune - is this a social or environmental effect?. A way in which humans cause beach erosion.. Process that shapes coastlines. Starts with D. When salts and acids in seawater dissolve the rock gradually over thousands of years it is called _____________ .. Headlands, bays, caves, arches, stacks, stumps and wave-cut platforms are landforms created by _____________ . . Big
Environmental Ethics the ethical theory espoused by Peter Singer. a covenanted imperative from God to man involving nature. the life-centered system of environmental ethics. the focus of moral significance in Ecocentrism. the value an entity possesses because of its usefulness, as a means to an end. Hard
Geography Shows direction on the map.. Describes where a place is (absolute and relative).. The ocean located on the west coast of the United States.. Imaginary lines that run north and south and divide the globe into the Western and Eastern hemisphere.. The mountain range located on the Eastern side of the United States.. Hard
Water Cycle Read the hints to solve the puzzle which is a gas state of water. the process of water soaking into the ground to become groundwater. water that is drawn up through the roots of trees and then evaporated through the leaves. when water changes from liquid to a gas by heating. which is a liquid state of water. Older Children
Climate Activity Wind system that influence indian climate. A form of precipitation. Temporary atmospheric conditions. Amount of vapour present in the air. India experience this type of climate. Big
Tissues Plants and Animal tissue Blood,bones,cartilage,ligaments and tendons are examples of this type of tissue. Transportation of soluble organic compounds made during photosynthesis. Presence of this chemical in cork cells makes them impervious to water and gases. Bone cells are also known as. Cells which perform functions like protection,secretion and absorption. Hard
Continents & Oceans body of water to the left of North America. you have an aunt that lives here and she is always cold. bottom bunk. The Lion King. largest continent . Big
Biomes Rainforest having moderate temperatures. Northwestern coast of U.S. is a temperate rain forest. Receives more than 300 cm of rain per year. Huge trees: Cedars, Redwoods, Douglas Firs.. Grassland that is located closer to the equator than prairies. Can receive as much as 120 cm of rain per year. In addition to grass, scattered shrubs and small trees can grow.. Extremely cold and dry biome. Usually receives NO more precipitation than a desert biome. Most soil is frozen all year long (permafrost) During summer, the top layer of soil thaws, but the rest remains frozen.. Rainforests Found in regions close to the equator Warm and humid all year long. Lots of precipitation. Diverse plant growth.. Forest where trees that shed their leaves and grow new ones each year (Oaks, Maples…) Receive enough rain to support the growth of trees and other plants (at least 50 cm per year). Growing season is 5 to 6 months long.. Big
Wind Turbines The 101 of wind turbine noise Sound in the frequency range below 20 Hz. A natural variation in the sound from turbines. The discipline that is study of noise. Instrument to measure wind speed. Wind energy facilities are prohibited here. Hard
Dinosaurs All about dinosaur A animal that only eats meats. Animals that preys on others. Animals that get hunt for food. 'king of dinosaur'. A series of small bones which form the back bones. Older Children
Natural World a small road in the park or in the forest. . an area of sand by the sea. a very high piece of land. water flowing from the spring to the sea. an area with trees in the city . Older Children
Layers of the Earth Use the clues to complete the crossword How many layers of Earth are there?. What is the thickest layer called?. A scientist that studies rocks. What is the thinnest layer called?. The study of rocks. Older Children
Water Someone who likes to explore the sea bed. Strip of water that travels to many places. Longest river in the world. No living thing can survive in it . All seas are ............. Big
Enviromental Problems Complete the crossword with the given definitions. It is the potentially dangerous byproduct of a wide range of activities. It is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land which is then converted to a non-forest use.. It is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water.. A layer of oil that is floating on the sea or on a lake. Very likely to become extinct in the near future. Big
Water Resources A process in which come out of suspension in the form of floc or flake.. The process of removing salt from seawater.. A body of permeable rock which can contain or transmit groundwater.. The principle by which the total value of a physical quantity or parameter remains constant in a system which is not subject to external influence.. Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.. Big
Vegetable Industry There are many varieties of this plant.. Adding organic matter in the form of compost and aged manure, or using mulch or growing cover crops.. It is a bright-green lynx spider usually found on green plants.. is a low-branching, annual summer weed. Its pretty, white, star-shaped flowers produce an abundance of seeds, and a single plant can quickly turn into an infestation.. They are an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 15 families. . Big
Algae Coats the algae to help with buoyancy (6). Blue-green algae used in fish food and human health products (10). Groups of algae that live on hard surfaces (10). Scientific name for blanket weed (10). This group (pl.) of algae have an eye spot (10). Hard
Tropical Rainforests What is the biggest rainforest ?. What leaves have a waxy surface and pointed tips at the end?. How man seasons does the rainforest have.. Fallen leaves, dead animals and plants decay very quickly here.. Thick waxy leaves are found in the...layer.. Older Children
Utah Mining this mineral is radioactive. miners rushed to Utah in 1892 to mine this metal. Park City, Alta and Eureka are famous for this metal. geothermal water produces this gas. this mineral burns and is used to power plants. Big
Rivers The contents of the river. The area of high ground which separates two drainage basins. The erosion of the back face of a waterfall. The route a river takes. A feature of the youthful stage. Big
Environmental Science All organisms of the same group or species. Species that are losing members at a rate that they will become endangered. The role of a species in its community. Electricity produced through a chemical reaction usually Hydrogen and Oxygen. The region draining into a river, river system, or other body of water. Older Children
Water Cycle Solve the clues to finish the crossword Water on the ground surface passing through the soil. Solid directly to the Gas state. Land water to atmosphere/Clouds through plants. Liquid/Gas flowing through a pours material. A Liquid to Gas . Big
Rainforests How much do you know about rainforests? What is at the end of a leave to enable rain to drop off easily?. The A....... Rainforest.. Trees consume what?. What is another word that means to blend in?. One thing that plants need to adapt to in a rainforest in living the sun.. Hard
Climate Changes when we throw to much food, we ..... food. engine used to produce electricity with the wind. it's the opposite of optional. those who works with vegetables and sometimes animals. this is about the weather and it has been a subject of debate for many years now. Big
Rainforests Vines that hang from trees in rain forests. Contains small trees and shrubs , very little sun reaches this layer. Trees 40 metres or taller , usually supported by buttress roots. Making sure people understand the consequences of their actions. Deforestation of large areas to produce timber. Hard
Earthquakes & Volcanoes measures the strength of an earthquake. seismic wave that causes the ground to move in a rolling motion and is the slowest. molten rock that erupts onto Earth's surface. energy that travels as vibrations on and in Earth. an instrument used to record seismic waves. Hard
Life in Earth's Oceans The most diverse marine biome on Earth, found in warm, shallow waters beyond the shoreline.. The portion of the ocean that is shallow enough for sunlight to penetrate, allowing photosynthesis to occur. Most life lives in this part of the ocean.. The bottom of a marine ecosystem; consists of sand and sediment and supports its own community of organisms.. Are bodies of water found in areas where freshwater from rivers and streams and salt water from the ocean meet.. An area where ocean water sinks through cracks in the ocean floor, is heated by the underlying magma, and rises again through the cracks.. Big
Global Warming Find a synonyme or give an example to switch off. a situation in which an area is covered with water. to expose to harm or danger. a lack. CO2 is an example of ________ gas. Big
Exploring the Atmosphere convection cell in which air rises at equator and sinks at medium latitudes. narrow high speed currents of wind that occur in upper troposphere. giant, rotating tropical storms, strong winds, causes upward spiral of massive clouds. an increase in temperature with height above the Earth's surface, which is a reversal of the normal pattern.. average weather conditions over time (30 years). Very Difficult
How Ecosystems Change Read the clue closely, and use the word bank to complete the following crossword. group of organisms of different species that develops by the end of ecological succession. causes primary succession by melting. organism made up of a fungus and an algae that is a pioneer species. human activity that involves clearing trees and leads to secondary succession. species that appear after bacteria, lichen, and moss during ecological succession. Hard
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