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Volcano a hard, unreactive, colorless compound that occurs as the mineral quartz and as a principal constituent of sandstone and other rocks.. hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure. is an area where material from deep within earth's mantle rises through the crust and melts magma. these minerals can build up around the vent in a steep cone shaped hill or small mountain . a volcano that is sleeping ,and becomes active. 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
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
Coastal Environments wearing away of land by natural forces. a liquid you find at the beach. a ridge of rock lying below the surface of the sea. small fragments of rock which have been worn away from a mass by waves or water. the vertical distance from water level. Older Children
Tropical Rain Forest Lakes, ponds, and rivers. Dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees.. The largest number of species lives in this biome.The temperature remains around 30 degrees C throughout the year.This biome receives the most rainfall.. This biome receives no more than 25 centimeters per year.The temperature is extreme,being blazing hot during the day,and cold at night.. A layer of soil just below the earth's surface that stays permanently frozen found in tundra. Hard
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
Water Complete the crossword below the draining away of water from the surface of an are (water draining in a shower). the action of process of precipitating a substance from a solution (rain). The watering of land to make it ready for agriculture (farmers use this process). the cycle of water circulating between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land. (it is a process). water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. (you see this on water bottles). Big
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
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
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
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
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
What's In the Ocean You got to pet one today. They have suckers on their arms. They really don't want to bite you, but have lots of teeth. They are very cute, furry and have lots of energy. They carry their houses, live on land and sea. Older Children
Rainforests One of the many indigenious groups of people living in the Amazon rainforest. Small rainforest frog with bright red eyes. The interelationships between all of the living things in one area. A large endangered primate from Africa. A rainforest bird with a huge colourful beak. Hard
Coral Reefs brightly-colored fish is orange with three white vertical stripes. a underwater snake. Mollusk with eight long arms. Its fin can be seen above the water and its teeth are feared. Hard formation in tropical seas with varied forms and colors. Big
Volcanoes Powdery residue left after the burning of a substance . The form of silicon, occuring especially escorts sand Flint and I p. A aispersion in air of molecules of water especially as produced by evaporation at ambient temp rather than by boiling . Convergent plate boundary where the oceanic lithosphere is suducting. Generates on convergent plates where the oceanic lithosphere is subducting. Hard
Coniferous Forest These clues are about the coniferous forest. Green for all the seasons. Some animals of the coniferous forest do this during the cold winter months. Leaves of the pine tree that resist wind and frost damage. cone bearing. The ancestors of the evergreen trees were nibbled on by these. Big
Carnivorous Plants helps digest the insects or small animals. . the only plant that can move.. flypaper traps ___ when they are triggered.. some types of carnivorous plants have___ hairs.. type of water that can build up and kill carnivorous plants.. Hard
Coral Reefs Complete crossword Soft, squishy material used to clean things but differnt forms are found in reefs.. Flat like,slippery animal with a powerful barbed tail. Large sea creature with strong fins to help it speed through the water to catch it's prey. A clear liquid. Something that still has life -breathing-eating etc. Big
Under the Sea Layer of the ocean that gets filtered light. A vessel used to explore the ocean. Ocean on the west coast of the U.S.. Ocean on the east coast of the U.S.. Percent of the earth covered with oceans. Older Children
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
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
Volcano where rocks melt to generate magma. large bowl-shaped cavity in the ground. molten rock. seperate. not having erupted in recorded history. Older Children
Earth Day More than 100 _________ in any medium, air, water, or soil can cause birth defects, gene mutation, and cancer.. ___ pollution can cause various respitory diseases.. Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. ______.. _____ is the worlds largest producer of carbon dioxide. The United States in number 2.. Americans buy more than 29 million _____ of water each year.. Older Children
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
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
Continental Drift find the words This occurs at divergent boundaries where new ocean floor is formed.. The edges of Earth's plates where two or more plates meet. The pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion and float on convection currents in the mantle.. When two plates move apart: Ocean floor Spreading occurs. New ocean floor is formed. A mid-ocean ridge forms and a Rift valley forms.. This is a theory developed by Alfred Wegener that states that Earth's plates were once one huge landmass and over years they were broken apart and drifted to their present location. . Big
Soils Fungi, protazoa, and _________ are components of life in the soil. This soil makes up over 500,000 acres of prime farmland in Ky.. This is a desirable soil which combines the three textural classification of the soil. We discussed how soils are classified by their. The drainage component of Crider. Big
Seasons Moon Phases & Tides more than half but less then fully illuminated . the appearance of the illuminated portion of the moon as seen by an observer on Earth. either of the two moments of the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator. the motion of an object around its own axis. the phase of the moon in which it is visible as a fully illuminated disk; occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth. Hard
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
The Geosphere the mostly solid rocky part of the Earth extends from the center of the core to the surface of the crust. The central part of the Earth below the mantle . a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon. : The process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another . The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the mantle . Older Children
Earth Day the act of producing or sending out something. to conserve or protect. a mixture of soil and decayed material that provides nutrients for plants. all the living and nonliving things that interact with each other in an enviornment. a species dying out. 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
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
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
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
Dandelion Herbs that tend to calm, moderate or tranquilize nervousness or excitement.. Herbs that restore the body to health.. Reduces inflammation in the body.. Plants that take 2 years to complete their life cycle.. Herbs that sooth and protect the skin when applied externally. . Big
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
Earth Layers The transfer of heat to the surface of the earth from the inner core, causing the tectonic plates to shift. The hard, broken layer of the mantle that carries all the continents and sits on the asthenosphere. Density gets higher the farther into the earth. The soft layer of the mantle that the Lithosphere rests on, convection currents run through it. The outermost layer of the earth that we stand on. Hard
The Rock Cycle when the rock stops. a piece of ice. the study of rocks. contains fossils. when weathering and this work together to form a sedimentary rock. Older Children
Soil Organisms Group of soil organisms with the largest numbers in the soil. Organism that feeds on the debris of dead tissues left by plants on the soil surface. Microscopic, unsegmented roundworms. Highly toxic chemicals produced by some fungi. Group of filamentous bacteria that are often branched (look like tiny fungi). Hard
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
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
Volcanoes Fine particles of rock dust blown from an explosion vent.. Earths natural temperature. Gentle lower slopes, but steep upper slopes; concave upward. A steep-sided, usually circular depression formed by either explosion or collapse at a volcanic vent.. When upwarpimg produces a circular or elongated structure. Big
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
The Value of Upcycling very big; enormous. the long, dried stems of plants such as wheat; also a thin plastic or paper tube used to drink. something of value. how useful or important something is; how much money something could be sold for. a picture made with small pieces of colored stones, glass, tiles, etc.. Teenage
Earth Sciences Earthquake & Plate Tectonics shakes particles. where an earthquake starts. deformed rocks reaction. where the movement has occured. driven by convection currents in the mantle. Hard
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
Earth ash. the molten, fluid, rockthat issues from a volcano . lithosphere is broken into a number of crustal plates. the central intermost part of the earth. the movement of contintns resulting resuming from the motion of crustal plates. Hard
Agriculture Improved methods of cultivation, harvesting, and storage of farm produce.. Crop that is reproduced by cultivating the seeds. Genetically modified organisms. Economic activity concerned with the direct extraction of natural resources from the environment. Genetic modification of an animal such that it is rendered for human control. Hard
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