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Earthquakes to make ready ahead of time, usually for a particular event. the condition in which a person is vulnerable to harm or risk. the theory that the earth's surface consists of plates whose constant motion explains continental drift. a period of time occupied by a series of events that repeat themselves regularly and in the same order. an event that disrupts a family's or a community's ability to function and for which assistance will be required. Hard
Earthquakes Read the hints and put the best word in the spaces the point where the crust begins to break resulting in an earthquake. bends in rock that form from compression. compress and expand the ground(seismic waves). instrument that records earthquakes. shearing occurs along this type of fault. Hard
Earthquakes Waves caused by earthquakes.. The place where an earthquake starts.. Structures in building that move in opposition to earthquake waves and oppose their effect.. The type of boundary is where the strongest earthquakes occur.. Waves that travel along the crust near the surface and cause the most destruction.. Older Children
Earthquakes Complete the crossword puzzle. The block of rock that lies below the fault.. A landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface.. A type of fault where rocks on either side move past each other sideways with little up-or-down motion. A stress force that squeezes rock until it folds or breaks.. The block of rock that lies above the fault.. Older Children
Earthquakes and Volcanoes In an earthquake, the point underground where the rocks first begin to move.. Molten rock that reaches a planetís surface through a volcano.. An instrument that constantly records ground movements.. A fracture in Earthís lithosphere along which blocks of rock move past each other.. A process in which the shaking of ground causes loose, wet soil to act like a liquid.. Hard
Earthquakes and Volcanoes place in Earth where the energy of an earthquake is first released. magma that has reached the Earth's surface. a tool that keeps track of the vibrations from an earthquake. to break through; to force out suddenly and violently. cone-shaped hill/mountain made of volcanic ash. Big
Earths History A formal statement to be used as evidence . Also called zone fossil. Is a system of chronological dating used by geologist . Molten rock expelled by a volcano. A brake and a body of rock. Very Difficult
Ecological Interactions an interaction in which one organism hunts and kills another animal for food. a factor in the ecosystem that keeps a population from growing too large. an interaction in which one organism benefits and the other organism is harmed. shows how the energy in food is passed from one organism to another in an ecosystem. all the living and nonliving things that interact in an area. Hard
Ecology a living thing in an ecosystem.. an organism that captures energy from sunlight and transforms it into chemical energy that is stored in energy-rich carbon compounds.. a factor or condition that prevents the continuing growth of a population in an ecosystem.. a relationship between two species in which one species is harmed while the other benefits.. a model used to show the feeding relationship between a single producer and a chain of consumers in an ecosystem.. Very Difficult
Ecosystem a series of organisms that depend on each other for food . the average weather over a long time. a group of living things and the environment they in. the series of changes form egg to adult. a period when an animal goes into a long deep sleep. Hard
Environmental community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. heat from the Earth. he total mass of organisms in a given area or volume.. massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy. a resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced by natural means on a level equal to its consumption. Hard
Erosion drpping of sediment that occurswhen an agent of erosion can no longer carry it.. farming methiod to reduse erosoin on steep slops. arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crop. methiod for redusing soil erosion. process in which surface materials are worn away. Older Children
Erosion and Deposition laying down or settling of eroded material. large mass of ice that formed on land. layered sediment deposited by streams of water that flowed from a melting glacier. moud or ridge of unsorted sediment deposited by a glacier. removal of weathered material from one location to another. Older Children
Erosion Deposition evidence. water erosion. can quake. subzero. deposits of rock. Older Children
Evergreen Tropical Rainforest Deposits of precious metals and .......... occur underneath rainforests. . Covering less than 2 percent of the ....... total surface area, the world's rainforests are home to 50 percent of the Earth's plants and animals.. Evergreen Tropical Rainforests do not have a ...................... . An area of rainforest the size of football field is being ................ each second. . The tropical rainforests play an important role in reducing atmospheric ............ . Big
Famous Volcanos Fourth highest mountain in the world. It is located on the border of Nepal and China. In Italy, The only active volcano in mainland Europe.. Highest mountain in Europe. It is located in France.. Highest mountain in Canada and it is still growing.. The third highest mountain in the world. It is located in India.. Hard
Faulting block of rock below the fault plane. rock fractures along earth's crust. . layer of Earth that is composed of Fe & Ni and is liquid. . theory that the continents were once joined as one large, single land mass. . type of plate boundary where two plate slide past each other in opposite directions. Big
Flower Parts Male reproductive structure. The part of the stamen that contains pollen. A thin stalk of the stamen. A fine dust, containing the sperm of seed-producing plants.. Contains the female germ cell. Easy
Flowers The male part of the plant which produces the pollen. The part of the stamen where pollen is produced. . A fine powdery substance. Protected the flower when it was in bud. The sepal is often green.. The enlarged basal portion of the pistil where ovules are produced.. Older Children
Flowers .............. Parkinson from Harry Potter (It also comes in multiple bright colours). A flower with multiple petal layers. Tuols (Anagram). Helen's pig is named .............. (ltiove) Anagram. A white flower that is commonly seen around school. Big
Fossils fossil formed when plant, animal or other organism dies. person who studies fossils. outer support skeleton. lack a backbone. mark left by an organ. Hard
Fungi Read the questions and fill in the blanks that correspond to the question with the answer. What is responsible for the flavors of roquefort and camembert cheeses?. How does Fungi get its energy?. What is usually the visible portion of a mushroom?. What allows fungi to digest their food?. What do fungi reproduce asexually through?. Big
Global Warming An efficient way to produce ethanol from the woody cellulose part of plants but this is still under economical development. . Another biomass fuel besides ethanol and methanol that is produced by fats or oils like soybeans that are widely available in Europe. . Liquid fuels such as methanol or ethanol that are produced from fast growing plants.. Produced from corn in the USA and sugar cane in Brazil. . Engineering solutions to global warming. . Big
Grassland Ecosystem Complete the crossword below!! :) The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general . A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. A feature belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it or them. Non-living physical and chemical elements of an environment . It has a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height with branches. Hard
Grasslands overall temperatureand precipitation. _________ used to roam the North American grasslands.. vegetation grows during the_________.. ____________ used to be seen as a treeless wasteland.. their are few ________ in the grasslands.. Older Children
Great Barrier Reef complete puzzle in a animated film. living thing. a big grey animal . its a type of snake . hot and cold . Older Children
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
Habitats and Communities Read the clues below and fill in the correct answers the part of the plant that carries water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves. something humans do to harm the enivronment. the part of the plant where they turn sunlight into food energy. the underground part of the plant that absorbs water and minerals from the soil. something found in nature and can be used by people. Big
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
Identifying Minerals A raw iron.. Scientists who inventory and monitor the Earth's fresh water.. Structure used to honor important people and events.. Study mineral formations.. Regular, flat surfaces on broken minerals.. Very Difficult
Inside the Earth Use the hints to help solve the crossword puzzle the central part of Earth. the strong lower part of the mantle. the solid outer layer of earth that consists of the crust. the soft layer of the mantle. the thin and solid outermost layer of Earth. Older Children
Intro to Environmental Science when something is right or wrong. testable idea. what could happen from an observation. continues into the foreseeable future. oil, coal, and natural gas. 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
Land Forms A mass of ice that stays frozen throughout the year and flows downhill. A narrow passage of water between two larger bodies of water. A large area of flat or gently rolling land. A hot dry region with little vegetation. A stream feeding a larger stream or river. Hard
Land Pollution typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted. discarded or discharged material in accordance with local environmental guidelines or laws. mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit (the overburden) are removed.. refers to the broad range of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides,and fungicides. wearing away of topsoil. Big
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
Landforms A deep valley with very steep sides, often carved from the Earth by a river.. Is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer.. A very slow body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley ot spreading outward on a land surface.. Are flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.. A very dry area.. Big
Landforms A deep, narrow valley with steep sides and a river or stream usually running through it.. A land mass with great height and steep sides that is higher than a hill.. A mountain with an opening where molten lava, hot ash, and gases from below the Earthís crust escape into the air.. An area of low land between hills or mountains.. A body of land surrounded by water on three sides.. 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
Lithosphere A long, narrow depression in the sea floor running parallel to a plate boundary. The process that sand and soil go through to get added to a land mass.. Hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure.. P-waves are a type of elastic wave, and are one of the two main types of elastic body waves, called seismic waves in seismology, that travel through a continuum and are the first waves from an earthquake to arrive at a seismograph.. A break in a body of rock.. Big
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
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