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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
The Water Cycle Water in the form of gas. frozen or partly frozen rain. Flakes of frozen water. Water not able to soak into the soil. When the sun's heat changes liquid water into a gas. Older Children
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
Weathering and Soil rich soil that is made up of equal parts of silt, clay, and sand. A method in which weeds and dead stalks from past crops get plowed into ground. management of soil to limit its destruction. process by which ice, water, wind, or gravity moves particles of rock and soil. range of values that show how acidic a substance is. Hard
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
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
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
Caves A person who explores caves as a sport or hobby. 'World of the ice giants'. A rock formation hanging from the ceiling of a cave. A scientist who studies caves. The Blue Grotto is found on this Italian island. Hard
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
What My Plant Needs to Grow A plant becomes ______ and dies without sunlight, soil, or water. . ______ is very important.. Plants get _______ from the ground and rain.. Leaves turn from green to _______ when they die.. Plants take in gas called _________.. Easy
Water Cycle water running along the surface of the ground. turns water into vapour. it is the movement of water. becomes water again. when water comes back on earth. Older Children
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
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
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
Earth putting chemicales in the environment. bad rain that comes from the sky. gas that surrounds the earth. To use something again. something thats melting the artic. Older Children
Rocks This is a crossword puzzle all about rocks and their many properties. Rock formed when magma or lava cools and hardens.. Physical property of some minerals that causes them to break along smooth, flat surfaces.. Color of a mineral when it is in powdered form.. Describes a type of igneous rock that generally contains large crystals and forms when magma cools slowly beneath Earth's surface.. When sediments are compacted and cemented together or when minerals form from solutions.. 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
The Water Cycle Water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes . Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere. The journey water takes as it circulates from the land to the sky and back again.. Water entering the ground. Older Children
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
volcanoes What are bits of rock or solidified lava dropped from the air during an explosive volcanic eruption?. What is basaltic lava forming smooth undulating or ropy masses?. What is a steep-walled depression around a volcano's neck?. What is molten rock that flows from volcanoes onto Earth's surface?. What is the result of an unusually hot area at the boundary between Earth's mantle and core that forms volcanoes when melted rock is forced upward and breaks through the crust?. Older Children
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
Earth Science Major geological events that occur when plates shift suddenly and release stored energy; a frequent occurrence at transform boundaries. The cool, rigid, outermost layer of Earth consists of the crust and the uppermost part of the mantle. ovement of plates create dense oceanic crust that sinks lower in the asthenosphere than the less dense continental crust, resulting in depressions on Earth's surface that fill with water. an upper layer of the mantle that causes movement of the lithosphere because of its plasticity. The thin solid outermost layer of Earth; made of less dense silicates. 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
Earth's History How many layers does the Earth have? . What is the inner most layer of the Earth? . Plates can converge,diverge and _______.. We live on what layer? . Fossils are found ______. . 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
Tornados Use each hint to solve the word indicates that tornadoes may occur in the next several hours in a specific area . a dangerous windstorm whose clouds are shaped like a funnel. a whirling mass of air. a scale that tells how severe a tornado is based on wind speed and damage being caused. a cone shaped cloud. Older Children
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
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
Water describes the region around a river where it meets the sea. rainfall that does not infiltrate the soil but flows over the land surface toward a surface drain. occur when a meander is cut off. water with a high level of salt. the spreading and mixing of chemical constituents in both surface and groundwaters. Hard
Earth's Structures an instrument for automatically detecting and recording the intensity, direction and duration of the ground. an igneous rock thst forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface. an area where magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust above it. a type of rock that forms from the remains of plants and animals that are pressed and cemented together. the process by which water, ice, wind and gravity moves weathered particles of rock ans soil. Hard
Earth's Structure Part of the mantle closer to the crust, contains the asthenosphere. The outermost, rigid layer of Earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle. The soft layer of the mantle on which the pieces of the lithosphere move. Part of the mantle closer to the core, this part contains the mesosphere. The thin, outermost layer of the Earth. Older Children
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
Waves the bending of a wave as it enters a new medium at an angle. the maximum height of a wave . a material through which a wave travels. time required for one wave to pass. a wave that travels along a surface separating two media. Hard
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
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
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
Earthquakes Use the hints to solve the puzzle! broken into pieces. a part of a whole; a small area. not having any mistakes; precise. taken apart or a way from. a loud, deep sound; like the rolling of objects. Big
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
Rocks and Minerals halide mineral composed of calcium fluoride. The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other planets. unique arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystalline liquid or solid. common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon. rock formed from consolidated clay sediments. Big
Earthquake the wall below the hanging wall in a reverse fault. the area beneath Earth's surface where rock under stress breaks. the wave(s) that arrive first; they compress and expand the ground. an instument that records and measures seismic waves. the force that opposes the motion of one surface as it moves across another surface. Big
Water Systems The process of how frost is made.. Kills unwanted bugs. When a gas changes to liquid, heat is _____________.. The state of matter is which rain is in. . It is found at the bottom of the tank after alum is added.. Hard
The Sea im squishy and have the same name as what you use in the kitchen sink. my tail has a poison spike. i have 8 legs. my name is like something you use in a salad. dangerous in the sea. 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
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
The Soil Scoops the rock formation that is the source of mineral fragments. this is what soil particles are made out of. this has a grayish brownish color and is less than .002 mm wide. this is the layer of rock below the soil. this has a grayish color and is less than .05 mm wide . Older Children
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
Soil Conservation Used to loosen surface soil prepare the seed bed and control weeds and pest. What percent is cropland?. What percent of public water supplies contains atrazine. what are depressions in the land called?. If waterways are maintained correctly what does it speed up?. Big
Natural Disasters Strong winds. Moving people out. Some things broken. Huge strong winds. Things ruined . Hard
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
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
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