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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
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
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