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Groundwater Capacity of soil to hold water. Groundwater under pressure, confined by impermeable layers. Water going back into the aquifer. Lowering of the water table near a well . How fast water flows through the soil. Hard
How Soil Forms soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt. measures acidity. solid layer of rock beneath the soil. decayed organic material. consists of clay and other particles of rock, but little humus. Older Children
Hurricanes Use the hints to fill out the crossword puzzle. A line leading to a place or point.. Getting back to normal.. Withdrawal from an unsafe place for protection.. Effect of earth's rotation on the movement of air masses.. Hurricane conditions are a potential threat to coastal areas or islands.. Hard
Hydrology 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. the process that changes the state of water by turning it form water to a gas. the process in which plants absorb water through their roots. Big
Invertebrates Specialized cells. Mouth of cnidarians. Takes place outside the cell. Simple brain found in cnidarians. Larval form of most cnidarians. Hard
It's All About The Earth moving continents. cooling fire. found on sedimentary rocks. moving plates. living things. Hard
Land And Water The act of disposing of something. The time of year when it snows. A type of land covered with dense trees. A large, flat area of land. A very large, hot, and sunny area of land where there is lots of sand. Big
Land Formation a slow moving mass of ice originating from an accumulation of snow . prevaling weather conditions of a region. any remains or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age. sedimentary rock consisting of calcium carbonate. an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines,caves, and underground streams . Older Children
Landfoms It is a deep valley with very steep sides.. It is a series of mountains.. It is a wide area of land.. It is a high landform, greater in height than a hill.. It is a landform that is high. It has an opening in Earth's surface from which lava flows.. Older Children
Landforms Rock sediment that has stopped moving and has settled down due to the force of gravity. The breaking apart of rock into smaller fragment. The moving of rock by wind, water or gravity. Stored energy that is ready to be used. A small geographical area identified by it's ecology. Older Children
Layers of the Earth Large fractures in rocks along which movement occurs. Crust found under the oceans. Made of the crust and the upper part of the mantle. How much matter is in a given amount of space. Earth's thinnest, outermost layer. Older Children
Lunar Eclipse Test your knowledge on the Lunar Eclipse! What Earth casts on the moon during a lunar eclipse.. There is a lunar eclipse about ___ times a year.. The color of the sun's light that reaches the moon during a lunar eclipse.. The biggest of the three planets that are a part of a lunar eclipse.. One of the two main types of eclipse. This one lasts longer than the other.. Older Children
Magnetism solar winds create this in the northern and southern hemispheres. the 2 poles of a magnet. core. north and south pole of a magnet. an area. Older Children
Marine Life The scientific study of life. Specific specie that is being affected right now because of the abundance in Carbon Dioxide. Nicknamed as the 'feeder fish'. Area where Carbon Emission is abundant. Emissions make the oceans more _________because of the abundance of protons. The reactant of photosynthesis. Hard
Marine life half sunlight. makes light and helps find food . use blades to stay safe. sticks on floor like anchor. baldes helps blend in with ocean. Older Children
Marine Science A defect or imperfection. Process in which new ocean floor is created . The act or state of eroding.. the solid portion of the earth . produced under conditions involving intense heat, as rocks of volcanic origin or rocks crystallized from molten magma.. Older Children
Mass The process in which sediment is laid down in new locations.. Strength or power exerted upon an object.. The remains of anything broken down or destroyed; ruins; rubble.. A hill or slope down which one may slide down. . Any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated. . Big
Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers moving mass of ice. wind's removal of surface particles. wind-blown silt deposits. landslides tht rotate around curves. swiftly moving mud and water. Hard
Metals is an alloy of iron, nickel and chromium. most common metal used in school. is almost 100% iron. loses its shape under pressure and is soft & heavy. is a tough metal and it can be hardened. Big
Mid-Ocean Crust At fast-spreading ridges the faults dip in ________.. Normal Upper Mantle Rocks.. The result of hot saltwater and hot basaltic rocks exchanging ions. (_________ alteration). The _____ cools as it spreads away from the ridge.. New crust forms by intrusion and ______.. Hard
Mountains Located in between Tucson and Phoenix . Located in Stafford . located in Willcox and changed world weather . Located in Tucson and made for U of A school. Located in Japan . Older Children
Mountains Is a mountain that is not BALD but in the name. Located in between Tucson and Phoenix . Located in Switzerland. North of Willcox. 2nd tallest mountain in World. Big
Mt. Everest setup for tents. relay site for campers.. highest piont on the mountain.. metal fram with spikes worn on the hiking boots for ice climbs.. high above sea level.. overhanging mass of hardened snow.. Older Children
Natural Disasters It is Hot, Red and comes out of a mountain.. It is cold, wet, Wight and is normally found on the very top of a mountain.. This liquid is a common thing to drink when one is thirsty. It starts with a W.. It is like a hill just 100 times larger and taller. Snow normally is found at the top. . A Massive wave caused by an Earthquake under the sea.. Older Children
Natural Disasters Strong winds. Moving people out. Some things broken. Huge strong winds. Things ruined . Hard
Natural Disasters A floating sheet of ice permanently attached to a landmass. The powdery residue left after the burning of a substance. Rock fragments and particles ejected by a volcanic eruption.. Hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this. The wearing away or destruction of the outer or forward surface of an object, such as a meteorite or a spacecraft.. Older Children
Natural Disasters These include information about only a few of the total amount of natural disasters. San Francisco 1906. northern Indian Ocean-Myanmar and Ayeyarwady Delta 2008. Indonesia (then it was dutch west indies) 1883. India's West Bengal 1970. China's Henan Province 1887. Hard
Natural Resources an example of a renewable resource. a resource that cannot be replaced. inorganic substance that comes from earth. water by artificial means. timber used for building material or paper. Big
Nature Rain but frozen comes in winter time. It is up in the air and is blue. Another word for rocks . We breathe it. A large amount of trees. Easy
Ocean the form and shape of the surface of the crust under the ocean water. deep cut in the ocean floor formed at a subduction zone. bending or curving of ocean currents due to earth's rotation. extinct underwater volcano. ocean floor. Big
Ocean and Lake Diversity this water is a mixture of freshwater and saltwater. where living things interact with other living things and non living things. this pond is very salty. adaptation which allows fish to breathe underwater. floating barrier which prevents oil spills from spreading. Hard
Ocean and Landforms Read the clues and answer the crossword puzzle. Dropping of sediments by water wind and ice. Process that builds landforms. Wide flat areas of land that is underwater. An underwater opening that has magma that flows. A shift in the Earth's crust due to gravity. Big
Ocean Biome The largest kind of sea weed which grows in large groups. Grows to 12 feet long and lives up to 60 years. It's neurotoxin can kill a human and there is no anti-venom. Lightless area 3,000 feet below the surface. Can reach ten feet in length and weigh up to 80 pounds. Big
Oceanography The frozen one, far south. Dormant underwater volcano with flat top. Dormant underwater volcano with normal sharp peak. Parts per thousand. Largest ocean. Big
Oceans inactive volcanoes below the water. The cold water current along the west coast of USA.. At poles during summer , prouctivity of marine organisms __________. surface currents get deflected by coriolis effect and presence of ......... water wirh greater density will be __________. Older Children
Oceans and Continents You find the Statue of Liberty in this continent. Earth is known as this . Large, continuous area of land. Mountain range in Southern Europe. The smallest continent . Very Difficult
Open Ocean One of the key components of forming the base of most marine food webs in a marine ecosystem.. They are often linked to the causes of human and animal disease.. Determined by physical, chemical and chemical environmental factors.. A large predictor at the top of the pelagic food chain.. Microscopic plant-like organisms that also play a large role in forming the base of most marine food webs. They also consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen. . Hard
Our Environment organisms that feed on both plants and animals. a hierarchical series of organisms, each dependent on the next, as a source of food. organisms that cannot manufacture their own food. both living and non-living components of an area. basic unit of an ecological hierarchy. Hard
Our Environment rock particles are picked up and moved to another location. animals that feed on both plants and animals. consists of living things and the physical place they live. non-living things in an ecosystem. living things that cannot make their own food and depend on the eating of other organisms. Hard
Parts of a Flower male reproductive part of the flower. sac-like structure on top of the filament; contains pollen, the male sex cell. has all four major parts (sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils) . short stalk of the male reproductive parts. actually leaves but are generally know as the most colorful and striking part of the flower; the bright color attracts pollinators to the flower. Hard
Planet Earth Solve the clues to find the correct scientific term to complete the puzzle Deep underwater valleys. When tectonic plates are moving toward each other . Alfred Wegener's theory. When a mineral breaks into rough, jagged pieces. The building blocks of rocks. Hard
Plant Form and Function Is the innermost tissue layer. Is slightly thickened part where the leaves and buds are attached and where the branches originate. Is the green tissue located between the upper and lower epidermis. Is the region between 2 successive nodes. Stems that grow below the ground. Hard
Plant Structures and Functions Tissue that includes the epidermis and periderm; its function is to protect a plant's organs and to prevent water loss. Tissue that contains parenchyma, collenchyma, and sclerenchyma. Tissue that has xylem and phloem; its function is to transport water and sugar. A flowering plant's unit of reproduction. The main body or stalk of a plant. Older Children
Plant Vocabulary supports the plant. It has many thin tubes that carry water, minerals, and food through the plant. A type of gas (air) needed by plants for photosynthesis. Plants use up carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. People and animals create much of the carbon dioxide that plants need to stay alive.. __is the type of food that plants make in their leaves. __ is also called glucose. _ is a type of gas(air) given off during photosynthesis. People and animals need __ to breathe. __is the part of a plant that makes the seeds. Older Children
Plate Dancing Use the hint to guess the word dance on a volcano. two close palte that motion in opposite direction. the region where magma breaks and forms a new sea floor. a lively entertainment spot. the study of the Earth's magnetic field. Hard
Pollution Solid particles and gases that are released into the air. Resources that cannot be replaced once they are used up. Caused by moisture in the atmosphere mixing with other chemicals to form a weak acid. Rubbish we make at home,school,hospitals,and work places. A layer of warm air traps polluted air near the surface. Hard
Pollution Terms Gases which tend to trap heat radiating from the Earth’s surface, so causing warming in the lower atmosphere. In the context of the atmosphere, gases or particles released into the air . Disposing of waste illegally by not using bins or official recycling centers, civic amenity sites or landfills. Waste that poses a risk to human health or the environment . A general term for any chemicals that are used to kill weeds, fungi, insects or other pests. Big
Precious Minerals The sapphire is _________'s birthstone. Is the second hardest mineral, shared with the July birthstone. The birthstone is green, and is May's birthstone. Is the pale light blue birthstone for March. The July birthstone is a red color, is the second hardest mineral. Usually forms rounded, and can be found in forms of grain. It is also poisonous.. Hard
Prehistory of the Marianas An extrusive usually dark grayish rock consisting essentially of oligoclase or feldspar.. The study of the structure, formation, and history of the Earth, especially as recorded in rocks.. A fault in which the displacement is largely in the direction of the strike; Fault with mostly horizontal displacement.. A submarine mountain rising above the deep sea floor.. Having died out; No longer active, no longer in existence or use.. Hard
Rain Forest Water that has heated and turned into a gas.. A pattern of events that repeat themselves.. A big ship that carries goods, such as food minerals.. The rise and fall of the surface of the area.. Joined by a flap of skin as between toes or fingers.. Older Children
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