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Title Instructions / Description Sample Puzzle Hints Difficulty
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
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
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
Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks The name given to the molten rock that is found on the outside of the volcano.. A black rock that forms from cooled lava with small crystals. A rock that has lots of large crystals usually pink, white and black. A route molten rock takes to reach the surface.. A black/brown rock with many holes where gas has escaped from the rock as it cooled.. Older Children
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
Earth Hot magma that comes out of a volcano.. Very large areas of land; there are seven _________ on Earth.. The center of Earth.. A blanket of gases, including oxygen, on the surface of planet Earth.. The outer layer of Earth.. Older Children
Water Cycle as rain that is not absorbed into the ground.. flowing like water. water that fall as rain.rain,snow,sleet hail. the result of being made more compact or dense. passed of vapor. Easy
Earth Science Complete the puzzle. the powdery residue left after volcano's explosion. a circular depression in the ground caused by volcanic activity. It is typically a basin, circular in form within which occurs a vent (or vents) from which magma erupts as gases, lava, etc.. hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this.. an actively deforming region where two (or more) tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide. a linear feature that exists between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other.. Big
Earth Layers The Earth's ocean is mostly made up of _____.. This includes the Earth's crust and the solid outer structure.. Part of the Earth's upper mantle.. Earth's land is mostly made up of _______.. The Earth's most outer layer. Older Children
Nature's Abundance In Ancient Greek, this stone is called méthystos. Symbol for the tropics and for vacations, there are 2600 species of this tree!. Cleopatra's passion turned everyone 'green' with envy!. Rarest of gemstones, this stone changes colors through the day and shares its name with a world conqueror!. A buffer between land and the sea, it helps in preventing soil erosion. Big
Carbon, Water, & Nitrogen Cycle Use the following definitions to solve the puzzle. A dispersion in air of molecules of water. The process of burning something. The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period of time . A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere ( high above the ground) . A colorless, odorless gaseous element. Hard
Water Cycle precipitation that did not get absorbed into the soil,. Rain, Snow or Sleet. Water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into liquid, forming clouds, this is called. when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam this is called. When it ends up on land, it will either soak into the earth and become part of the_____________ that plants and animals use to drink or it may run over the soil and collect in the oceans, lakes or rivers where the cycle starts. Easy
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
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 Earth’s 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
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
Wetlands a wetland where grasses and reeds grow. water that has a large amount of salt such as in oceans and seas. to take in or soak up water. a wetland where moss grows. water that has a small amount of salt such as in ponds, lakes, and rivers. Older Children
The Earth inner layer of earth. top layer of mantle made of hard rock. middle layer of mantle made of soft, hot rock. bottom layer of mantle made of hard rock. outside layer of the earth. Big
Rivers The mnemonic used to remember erosion.. How the river and valley change shape going across the valley from one side to another.. A smaller stream or river that flows into a bigger one.. Where the river starts.. Rocks in the river smash and tap together and break into smaller, smoother, rounder particles.. Big
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
Climate Zones and Landforms it usually has a river running through it; narrow. Bab el Mandeb is an example. it is very flat. an arid region. this landform is also a letter from the Greek alphabet. Big
Earth Science magma the comes above the earths surface. a large crack in the earths surface. the way a rock or mineral breaks . a flat topped underwater peak. scientific theory that attemps to explain continental drift . Hard
Earth Science a large crack in Earth's crust. the way a rock or mineral breaks. a flat-topped underwater peak. scientific theory that attempts to explain continental drift. physical features of a land surface. Older Children
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
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
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
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
Earth the plastic layer within the mantle . landforms with low relief and low elevation . Earth's entire solid body. the dense metallic center of the Earth . the crust and the uppermost mantle grouped into a rigid layer by scientists. Big
Volcanoes Ring of fire the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance.. storm clouds. a large, bowl-shaped cavity in the ground or on the surface of a planet or the moon, typically one caused by an explosion or the impact of a meteorite or other celestial body.. a crack in the earth's crust. hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this.. Big
Deserts Most famous desert animal. Large desert in China and Mongolia. Areas that receive less than 40 cm of rain per year. Number of African countries that contain part of the Saharan desert. Most of the earth's deserts are of this type. Big
River Towards the mouth of a river or stream. (10). The main stream of a river. (9). A river that joins another river. (9). The mouth of a river that splits into smaller rivers. (5). Wear away. (5). Big
Temperate Deciduous Forests The _____ is a common type of tree found in the forest.. A __________ temperate deciduous forest is found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.. Some of the animals that live in the forest ___________ in winter.. Temperate deciduous forets recieve 750 - 1,500 ml of rain _________.. The largest threat to the temperate deciduous forest is ___________.. Older Children
Tundra It is the______ place on earth. The tundra is the____ place on earth. There is a layer of permanently frozen soil called ____. Most tundras receive little____. Tundra with mountains is called______. Hard
Deserts What animal can go days without food or water?. Antarctica is the __ desert.. The driest erts support almost no __ productivity.. Most animals have an __ that allows them to store all their body fat in one area of their body because it is able to retain heat.. Some deserts are so hot, when it rains the water __ before it touches the ground.. Big
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
Temperate Deciduous Forest An ______ is a common type of tree found in the forest.. The trees loose there leaves in _________ as it is hard the trees to absorb water as the group is frozen.. The ____________ temperate deciduous forest is the only unique one.. Some of the animals that live in the forest _____________ in winter.. The largest threat to the temperate deciduous forest is ________________.. Hard
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
Coral Reefs Nearly ___________ of the world's coral reefs are threatened by human activity. The diversity of the species living within different coral reefs depends on the reef's ________ and the direction of the water. Coral reefs exist in __________ water. A group of coral is called a ________. Coral are not ________. They're actually animals and are amazingly enough, relatives of jellyfish and anemones. Big
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
Wetlands plants that float on top of the water but their roots are not in the soil below.. Tropical species of this animal need mangroves for hatchery and nursery grounds and the coral reef system for food.. often traps for them are set in wetlands. They're are good for eatin.. many live in wetlands and their croaks fill the silence.. the most productive wetlands and are usually dominated by tall plants.. Big
Tropical Grassland and Savanna Complete the crossword below by answering the clues and filling the letter in the boxes Tropical grasslands and Savannah can support great seasonal abundance of large, migratory................... as well as substantial populations of resident animals.. ......................... can turn a forest into a savanna by stripping the bark from the trees, knocking over trees, and tramping on tree seedlings.. Another word for the two star signs that run parallel on Earth. Plants must................. in order to survive the dry season and periodic fires. Savannas exist in areas where there is a................... wet summer season and a dry winter season. Big
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
Weather Idioms to take someone up on their offer later. there is a positive side to this cloud. when you're not feeling well. lots of rain. to be very happy. 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
Climate Change Complete the puzzle below What happens to polar ice caps because of climate change. What is a main cause of greenhouse gases. Where can most greenhouse gases be found. What country is the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. What is the name of the energy source that uses the suns rays as a power source. Moderately Challenging
Soil and Plants the male part of flower where pollens made. roots keep soil in place. leave old crop on field to cover soil. contains eggs. female part of flower contains ovules devolps into fruit. Big
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
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