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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
Environment and Landscapes Look at the meaning and fill in the word. a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.. polluted water falling from the sky.. a dense forest in a tropical region.. the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air.. a natural stream of water smaller than a river. Big
Waves the bending of waves due to a change in speed. the number of waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time. the maximum distance the medium vibrates from the rest position. a wave that require a medium. material through which a wave travels. Hard
Physical Geography This biome is where the lion king takes place and where many african animals live. . Some think a synonym is daily weather, but it is not.. I am sweating and there is sand in my eyes. What biome am I in?. Sometimes soil just doesn't like to stay put and leaves with the water.. In this biome, you may see a white-tailed deer running through the trees. . Older Children
Earthquakes & Volcanos e'myah carter & tyrique dupree areas of volcanism within the interiors of lithospheric plates . a piece of lithosphere tha has a unique geologic history. describes magma or rock that is rich in light colored silicate materials. when magma erupts into earth's surface. the bending, tilting, & breaking of earths crust. Hard
Erosion a cream or lotion rubbed on the skin to protect from the sun. causing great surprise. a slowly moving mass of ice. unite to form one. the gradual destruction of something due to wind water or ice. Big
Volcano Holes on the planet on one the moon due to an impact or a explosion. Bits of rock or solidified lava dropped from the air. A place where hot rock is forced toward the crust where it melts. A type of volcano that is formed by tephra. An opening to a volcano. Older Children
Geography Physical and Human Materials used to make products.. Resources that are limited and cannot be replaced.. The average condition of the atmosphere over a long period of time.. The beginning of spring and autumn.. A community of plants and animals and their habitat.. Hard
Weathering and Erosion is where these minerals ( sedement ) are being put down or deposited by wind, water, and ice.. Wearing away rocks by living things such as living organism.. Erosion occurs when the products for weathering are transported from place to place. Refers to chemical and mechanical process in which rock and glacier ice are wore down by waves or wind. weathering which is when rocks are broken by physical forces such as wind , water etc.. Older Children
Coral Reef blow away sand to uncover predators. microscopic animals that eat phytoplankton at night. their spines contain poison. suck in water and squirt it out. eat coral and turn it into sand. Big
Water Pollution Complete the following crossword puzzle over water pollution. The type of pollution that can occur when power plants and other industries discharge warm water into a lake or river. One of the three types of agents that degrade water quality and adversely affect the organisms living there. Water that contains waste from homes or industry. The type of source pollution in which pollution is discharged from a single source. The tank in which wastewater is mixed with oxygen and bacteria. Hard
Reduce, reuse, and recycle The three Rs. Not being or consisting of living material. Any of the thin parts like thread. Extremely large. To treat something by a special method again. A situation in which people are peaceful and agree with each other. Big
Water Pollution Complete the following crossword puzzle over water pollution. The type of pollution that can occur when power plants and other industries discharge warm water into a lake or river. One of the three types of agents that degrade water quality and adversely affect the organisms living there. Water that contains waste from homes or industry. The type of source pollution in which pollution is discharged from a single source. The tank in which wastewater is mixed with oxygen and bacteria. Hard
Earthquakes The point within Earth where an earthquake starts. The fault system that runs through Pennsylvania. The tendency for the deformed rock along the fault to spring back after an earthquake. Push-pull waves. Location on the surface directly above the focus. Big
Earth Layers The transfer of heat to the surface of the earth from the inner core. A tectonic boundary where two plates are moving toward each other. A tectonic boundary where two plates are moving away from each other. composed mostly in Earth’s interior. center of the earth. Hard
Earth to move or swing to and fro, as something fixed at one end or resting on a support.. involuntary shaking of the body or limbs, as from disease, fear, weakness, or excitement; a fit of trembling.. sun-dried brick made of clay and straw, in common use in countries having little rainfall.. on or into the ground; in a stranded condition or state:. to make a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound, as thunder.. Big
Changes Over Time a type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in with minerals that then harden. a technique used to determine the actual age of a fossil on the basis of the amount of a radioactive element it contains. term used to indicate a species that does not have any living members. a technique used to determine which of two fossils is older. the theory that species evolve during short periods of rapid change. Hard
Fossil Complete the crossword with the correct vocabulary words, one letter per square, both across and down, from the given definitions. an object that is made when material is shaped into a mold.. a framework of bones.. the breakdown of rock by wind, rain, or water; how the Grand Canyon was formed.. material that settles at the bottom of the oceans, lakes, or rivers.. ancient extinct elephants; they lived in the Ice Age.. Big
Earth and Space frozen rain drops. a tool used to measure air pressure. an imaginary center line around which the Earth rotates. frormes. the path water takes as it evaporates, condences, falls to Earth, and evaporates. Older Children
Glaciation Name of the process where a glacier drops the material it is carrying. Area of the UK that used to be covered in glaciers. Moving river of ice. In this zone the glacier is melting. Water getting into cracksof rocks, expanding and eventually splitting the rock . Big
Natural Structure A place with little or no rainfall that could be cold or hot.. All of the non-living things in an ecosystem.. There are two different types there is Fresh Water and Salt Water.. This place is cold and have two different type of Biomes The Artic and The Alpine.. A natural environment of an organism or place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism.. Older Children
Sustainable Forms of Energy Hydro power that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity.. A panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating.. Electricity obtained by harnessing the power of water flowing down from a high level. Ecological _________.. To supply with mechanical or electrical energy.. Big
A Wetland Ecosystem can get warts . sucks blood. cuts down trees. there is allot of these in the trees . very small very fast . Easy
Natural Nature The Sahara ______ is the biggest _____ in the world.. A medium scale of an ecosystem. Something that is a non living factor that shape an ecosystem. The biggest biome in the world is the _______ biome.. A very cold peace of land that is very far away from the equator. And has very short warm seosons. This biome is called _______.. Big
Water on Earth Match words to hints 97% of water on Earth is found in this. The place in which an organism lives and obtains the things it needs to survive. The process by which water falls to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet . Process which water vapors in air cools and becomes droplets. Process of which water absorbs enough energy to change to a gas called water vapor. Big
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