Type
Word Search
Description

fall
winter
summer
spring
cold
hot
five
facts
type
warms
runoff
efficiently
seedlings
particles
leafs
bugs
insects
earthworms
host
digging
compressed
soft
peate
quality
aerated
moisture
nutrients
compact
plants
trees
garden
growth
black
brown
dark
gritty
sticky
smooth
compost
loamy
organic
saline
water
roots
peaty
clay
Silty
sandy
dirt
soil

Soils Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

stony
fertile
mycorrhizae
roots
nutrients
minerals
particles
neutral
alkaline
acid
worms
airpockets
insects
organic matter
organisms
water
bedrock
subsoil
topsoil
peaty
chalky
loamy
silty
clay
sandy
soil

Soil Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

water
garden
humus
particle
texture
sand
dirt
dig
plant
earth
nature
fertilize
loam
silt
clay
earthworm
compost
soil

Horticulture Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

cuttings
geranium
begonia
marigold
perennial
primula
pansy
subsoil
loamy
clay
sandy
chickweed
dandelion
soil
weed
secateurs
ladybird
node
pruning
worm
Buddleia
snail
annual
centipede

Garden Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The study of plants Botany
Plants that complete the entire life cycle in one season annuals
Plants that complete life cycles in two (2) seasons Biennials
The end product of flowers Seeds
A miniature plant in a resting state embryo
A fern's main means of sexual propogation spores
Added to reduce soil acidity lime
Second (2nd) number on fertilizer bag Phosphorus
Non-green plants such as molds and mushrooms Fungi
Soil that becomes slick & sticky when wet clay
Nutrient necessary to prevent blossom end rot calcium
Sucking insects common on houseplants aphids
An example of a warm-season grass centipede
The number of pairs of legs insects have Three
Microscopic worms that live in the soil and cause more damage in sandy soils than in clay soils Nematodes

Garden Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Outdoors
Gardener
Pots
Seasonal
Grow
Yard
Dirt
Digging
Fertilization
Gloves
Leaves
Worms
Wheelbarrow
Water
Weeding
Vegetable
Sunflower
Strawberry
Stem
Soil
Seeds
Ladybug
Herbs
Harvest
Greenhouse
Mulch
Beds
Compost
Flowers
Fruit
Fence
Bucket
Gate
Garden
Shovel

SOIL CROSSWORD

Type
Crossword
Description

Largest particle dries quicl;y and texture is rough and gritty. Sand
Relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay texture
What the soil is composed of air, water, nutrients, and orgainic matter Composition
the proccess by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, ext. Erosion
How much water the soil will allow through permeability
Depends on how many pores and the size of the pores porosity
influenced by the amount of proteins present in the soil Color
used to identify different types of soil Soil Properties
the break down of rock and minerals by rain, acid, salt, wind, and temperature into sediments weathering
Medium sized particles, texture is smooth and powdery when dry and slippery when wet. silt
smallest particle; smooth and hard as stone when dry and sticky when wet clay
Mixture of sand, silt, and clay. Best type of soil for growing plants. Loam
soil layers; more mature soil has more horizons soil horizon
Mixture of rock, minerals, and organiz matter soil
living particles in soil organic
non living particles in soil inorganic
Mostly made of decaying leaves, twigs, and animal remains/waste Humus
loose soil that is rich in organic material needed by plants topsoil
rich in minerals that are wased down in minerals that are wased downfrom topsoil by rain subsoil
slightly broken up rock. plants roots cannot go through this layer. Mostly inorganic. weathered rock
also knowthe parent material. unweathered solid rock bneath all layers. bedrock
the extraction of valuable minerals or geological materials from the earth. mining
a natrual material with a high concentation of metals and valuable materials that can be extracted for a profit. Ore
when a mine is no longer being used, the land should be restored to its former state or better. Reclamation
minerals or substances that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. Natrual resource
a natural resource that can be replaced quickly enough so that we will not run out renewable resource
hydrocarbons created from the remains of formerly living organisms used for energy. fossil fuel
a natrual resource that we need to use carefully because it cannot be replaced quickly and we will run out. nonrenewable resource

Earthworm word search

Type
Word Search
Description

mud
soil
bug
insect
pink
small
slippery
Compost
Long
worm
Clitella
Earthworm

JFHMS Soils Wordsearch

Type
Word Search
Description

Contour
Slope
Runoff
Leaching
Ground Water
Flood plain
Conservation
cover crop
Bedrock
Infiltration
Erosion
Horizon
Water
Texture
Structure
Sticky
Smooth
Silt
Sand
Porosity
pH
Particles
Organic matter
Nutrients
Minerals
Loam
Humus
Gritty
Friable
Earthworm
Drainage
Color
Clay
Chemistry
Bacteria
Alkaline
Acidic
Air
Aggregate
Soil

Geology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

molten rock magma
cool, top layer of Earth crust
17 huge slabs of rock tectonic plates
tool to measure motion of ground seismometer
a naturally occurring solid that has a specific chemical make-up Mineral
2 or more minerals together. Rock
formed from cooled magma or lava. Igneous
forms under the surface, cools slowly and forms big crystals. Intrusive
forms above the surface, forms small crystals. Extrusive
made of sand, rocks, minerals, and organic matter. Sedimentary
the compaction and cementation of sediments. lithification
organisms (plants + animals) preserved in sedimentary rock. fossils
formed when heat and pressure "RECYLCE" rock. Metamorphic
this law states that older rocks are at the bottom of the sequence, youngest at the top. Law of Superposition
movement of Earths crust. Plate Tectonics
heat, ash, and lava released from vent forms "cones" volcanoes
shaking caused when tectonic plates suddenly move and release pressure and stress. Earthquakes
acid rain eats away rock. Forms caves and sinkholes. chemical weathering
water and wind breaking down rocks. physical weathering
weathered rock and organic matter. Soil
organic material Humus
nutrient rich Topsoil
sand, silt, clay Subsoil
Least Permeable Bed Rock
air spaces Porosity
ability to transport H2O Permeability
gritty, H2O flows easily Sand
powder Silt
sticky and clumpy (NO H2O flow) Clay
best for plants, mix of all. Loam
wind deposited silt Loess
decomposing organic matter Humus

The Hydrosphere Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name given to Earth by astronomers and astrophysicists The Blue Planet
Type of water body ocean
Type of water body lakes
Type of water body pond
Type of water body river
Type of water body creek
Type of water body stream
The mass of water on a planet hydrosphere
Earth's largest source of water oceans
One of Earth's largest sources of freshwater glaciers
The other largest source of freshwater icebergs
Earth's largest source of liquid freshwater groundwater
The interaction between sources of water (2 words) hydrologic cycle
The conversion of liquid water to gaseous water evaporation
Emission of water vapor from plants Transpiration
The process by which water vapor turns into liquid water Condensation
Water falling from the atomosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
Water that runs along the surface of the land (2 words) Surface runoff
Evaporation and condensation of a mixture to separate out the mixture's individual components distillation
The average time a given molecule of water will stay in a given water source (2 words) residence time
The measure of the quantity of dissolved salt in water salinity
Ocean water that freezes is known as (2 words) sea ice
An iceberg starts as a glacier
A dense, icy pack of snow firn
The water in soil that is not saturated (2 words) soil moisture
The imaginary line between the water-saturated soil and the soil not saturated with water (2 words) water table
The process by which water passes from above the water table to below it percolation
Lake in North America with a high salinity (3 words) Great Salt Lake
The lake in Isreal with a high salinity (2 words) Dead Sea
The cooling of a gas that happens when the gas expands (2 words) adiabatic cooling
Small particles that water vapor condenses on to form clouds (3 words) cloud condensation nuclei
cloud that has formed on the ground fog
mixture of dirt and fog smog
brownish haze from large amounts of industrial and automobile pollution (2 words) photochemical smog