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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
Energy Flow in Ecosystems Read the clue closely, and use the word bank to complete the following crossword. organisms that gets its energy from food it makes itself. each step through which energy is transferred in food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids. sequence showing how energy is transferred by one organism eating another, etc.. amount of energy that is consumed and stored in the consumer's body. type of consumer that eats herbivores. Hard
World Biomes Complete the Crossword Puzzle Trees always keep their leaves. More than one cactus. Land of warm regions that is covered with grass and only a few shrubs and trees. Type of Biome with many different plants.. Has a very warm climate and receives less than 25 centimeters of sporadic rainfall annually. Hard
Glaciation Complete the crossword The build up of material that was moved by ice . An example of a cirque in Ireland . A mass of ice that moves and shapes the landscape . This is compressed to form ice in the hollow . An example of a cirque in Scotland . Hard
Volcanoes Complete the puzzle It explodes out of a volcano. Something that could erupt anytime. The most simplest form of volcano. Molten _______ . Something that erupts. Big
Environmental Sequence of conditions water goes through, from vapour in the atmosphere, to precipitation on land and water surfaces, and then back into the atmosphere . Weather conditions in an area over a long period of time. This causes the seasons. 6 convection currents that move energy and moisture around the world. Summary of average temperature and precipitation each month in a certain location. Big
Earth Sciences Fragments less than 2 mm(about 1/8inch) in diameter of lava or rock blasted into the air by volcanic explosions. The maximum heigth of a wave crest or depth of a trough. Bits of rock or solidified lava dropped from the air. A steep-sided mound that forms when very viscous lava is extruded from a volcanic vent. A medium-colored dark gray volcanic rock containing 53-63% silica with a moderate viscosity when in a molten state. Big
Fossils a solid copy of the shape of an organism. fossils in which minerals replace all of, or part, an organism. an organism that no longer exists and will never again live on Earth. provide evidence of the activities of ancient organisms. the change in living things over time. Big
The Restless Earth Please Complete the Puzzle Below Seismic waves are a result of. break in a body of rock. ________ boundry, formed by collision of 2 plates. ________ boundry, space between 2 plates moving apart. Center of the Earth. Hard
Environment Write the appropriate word according to the given definitions and synonyms something that you do to help produce or achieve something together with other people, or to help make something successful. to break down (organic matter) or (of organic matter) to be broken down physically and chemically by bacterial or fungal action; rot. an instance of cleaning something, esp its surface. difficult or needing a lot of thought or effort, demanding. excessive, too much, unreasonable, uneven. Very Difficult
Hydrology water thats under ground that can be used for wells. the process in which rain, hail,or snow falls from the sky. continuous process by which water moves from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere. a large stream of moving water that flows on the ocean floor. the process that changes water to a gas. Older Children
Earth's Structure the lithosphere is broke into many large and small slabs of rock. a break in rock that is due to stress. the study of the earth. the center part of the earth below the mantle. the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, broke up and drifted . Hard
Resources the natural resource that resembles humans most. the process or state of being eroded. an early source of power in this country. a type of natural resource. includes forest, lakes, beaches, mountains, parks, game animals, and fish. Big
Water Resources A body of water underneath of an impermeable layer. An impermeable layer underground that water cannot easily pass through. When rain water seeps underground into an aquifer. The total area underground that is filled with water. Using native plants that are accustomed to your area's climate, and therefore don't need much extra watering. Also called xeriscaping, from the Greek 'xeri' meaning dry. Hard
Soil Nutrient Management the macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and/or potass. application of liquid fertilizers alongside each plant without disturbing plant roots or surface residue cover left by conservation tillag. a slurry of manure and sewage sludge . the growth factor (temperature, nitrogen or water supply) that limits the amount of growth that can occur in a plant . nutrients in the runoff water coming from the landscape. Hard
Natural Resources Average weather of an area. Essential component of amino acids, proteins, enzymes etc.. Multilayered, transparent, protective envelope of gases. Indicator of Sulphur dioxide pollution. Acid rain cause. Big
Layers of Earth Movements of the Earth's Lithosphere. The point where an earthquake starts. A theory on how energy transfers during earthquakes. An instrument that records the features of an earthquake. A fracture in the volume of a rock. Older Children
Ocean Currents area of land found between low and high tide. swift currents that flow away from the beach. a narrow current parallel to the shoreline. rock that is broken down into smaller pieces. movement of the sand on the beach by breaking waves and the movement of the sand in long shore currents. Older Children
Nature this season is cold and snowy. this season is rainy and windy. it's a space above us. we drink it. a place with a lot of trees. Easy
Leaves & More Blade is in one continuous piece. Appear to be 'teeth' like structures on the leaf. What is a young leaf known as. This is unwound DNA. The space in between two leaves. Very Difficult
How Do Plants Produce Food a living thing such as a plant that makes its own food. an animal that eats plants other animals or both. the loss of water from a leaf through the stomata. The process in which plants make food by using water from the soil carbon dioxide from the air and energy from sunlight. a green pigment that allows a plant to absorb the suns light energy. Big
Volcanoes Use the descriptions to complete the puzzle. tiny particles of pulverized volcanic rock and glass. common along divergent plat boundaries and oceanic hot spots. volcanoes that are not associated with plate boundaries . molten rock that erupts onto Earth's surface . a liquid's resistance to flow. Big
Hot Deserts Desert landscapes are formed through this process. Lines on which deserts are found. An effect on easterly trade winds. The location where deserts are found on continents. The desert found in Northern India and Pakistan. Big
Exploring Our World Sudden and violent movements of the Earth's crust. Weather patterns over an area over years. A dry and generally hot area of lland. Air polluting chemicals that combine with precipitation. Snow, sleet, hail, or rain. Hard
Sea and Ocean Black ___ are small black sea birds.. ____ are birds that look like they lost a lot of feathers.. Soft ___ is suprisingly soft.. Black ___ are black sea birds.. A ___ is a bird that skims the surface of the water for food.. Big
Oceans the usual weather of an area over a long period of time. any moisture that falls from the air and reaches the ground. Almost three-fourths of the earth is covered by _______________.. Water can be salt or ___________.. How many high tides and low tides happen each day?. Big
Tsunami Another word for destroy. Where you find seashells. Eathquake, Tsunami, Flood, wildfire. A big wave. a sport where you make 2 or 3 points per score. Big
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