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Title Instructions / Description Sample Puzzle Hints Difficulty
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
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
All About Water when a liquid moves up very narrow tubes. It is caused by cohesion and adhesion of molecules.. a molecule that does not have distinctly charged poles. to separate and disperse a solid into individual particles in the presence of a solvent. a physical property of a substance, caused by the intermolecular attraction between like-molecules within a body or substance that acts to unite them. For example, water molecules 'stick' to other water molecules. . is a measure of mass per unit of volume. . Hard
Toxins red water from toxins. poisonous material. very toxic mud. chimmneys that produce air pollution. toxins in air. Older Children
Earth History Remains of species that existed on earth for a relatively short period of time; can be used by geologist to assign the ages of rock layers. A method of dating bones. If rocks are undisturbed, the older layers of rock are under the younger layers of rock. Remains, imprints, or traces of prehistoric organisms. Method useed to determine the absolute age of a rock by measuring the amounts of parent and daughter materials in a rock. Hard
Volcano and Earthquakes A big bowl shape that rock left when it hit.. The opening in which volcanic material is emitted. A surface or fracture in a rock. A crack or fracture in the Earths surface. A volcanic center, 60-120 miles across and persistant for at least a few tens of millions of years. Big
Weathering deposits rocks into new place. roots of plants grow into cracks of rocks. water freezes. dissolves rocks. H2O. Older Children
Air Pollution the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the Earth . a colorless liquid hydrocarbon present in coal tar and petrolemeum used in chemicals. sickness, stomach flu, chronic heart ______. harm, not safe, risky. smoking, gasoline, steam, bog, acid rain, chemicals. Older Children
It's All About The Earth moving continents. cooling fire. found on sedimentary rocks. moving plates. living things. Hard
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
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
Solar Energy scatter incident light and absorb some of the sun's energy. around 15% to 18% efficient at converting solar energy to electricity. invisible waves of heat. heat engine operated by cylinder expansion that provides mechanical energy or produces electricity. most effecient solar technology. Hard
Rocks and Minerals the color of the powder . breaking in a regular way. repeating pattern. joined together in a specific way. formed by sediment that was compressed together. Big
Currents and climate an acoustic current meter in which a sound signal sound of known frequency is projected into the water and the reverberation frequency is measured. a circular ocean surface current. the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea. a flow of a fluid in a direction. circulation of fluid caused by density differences. Older Children
Rocks and Minerals The process of depositing sediment.. The processes of breaking down rock into sediment.. The process of compacting sediment and cementing it to become sedimentary rock.. Conglomerate is ________________ rock.. Most common rock. Older Children
Temperature Four divisions of a year marked by weather patterns. A piece of equipment that controls the temperature of a building. You can do this to get from fahrenheit . The average temperature of a certain place over time. The mercury _ _ _ _ _ when it gets warmer. Older Children
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
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
Erosion Deposition evidence. water erosion. can quake. subzero. deposits of rock. Older Children
Invertebrates Specialized cells. Mouth of cnidarians. Takes place outside the cell. Simple brain found in cnidarians. Larval form of most cnidarians. Hard
Diffusion this contains a green pigment called chlorophyll. what is the cell structure called that contains water and cell sap. this describes a membrane which lets small soluble molecules through. an example of a small soluble molecule. a waste material that would diffuse out of the cell. Hard
Volcano something inside in the volcano that makes ash when lava hits it . magma on the surface of the earth . a tool to measure earthquakes . center of the earth . outer layer of the earth . Older Children
Volcanoes This compound is present in all magma and effects the consistancy of the lava. Magma that has reached the surface of the Earth. Pilot Butte is this type of volcano (2 words). This type of volcano is tall, explosive, and dome shaped. This type of volcano is not erupting now, but may erupt in the future. Older Children
Continental Drift This occurs at divergent boundaries where new ocean floor is formed.. The movement of material caused by changes in temperature.. The edges of Earth's plates where two or more plates meet. A break in the earth's crust where earthquakes can happen. The pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion and float on convection currents in the mantle.. Hard
Water and Earth Processes Water in the form of a gas. Changes that occur at or near the Earth's surface and include weathering, deposition, and erosion.. The falling to Earth of any form of water(rain,snow,hail,sleet,mist). A scientist that studies water.. The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back.. Big
Water Cycle Physical features below earth's surface (underground or under water). water in the form of a gas. a mixture of freshwater and saltwater. changes that occur at or near the Earth's surface and include weathering, deposition, and erosion.. the vertical distance from the crest of a wave to the trough. Very Difficult
 
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