Type
Crossword
Description

All of Earth's water, vapor, and ice hydrosphere
This is a strip of land between high and low tide lines intertidal zone
This is the biome receive's less than 10 inches of precipitation annually desert
This is a global biome characterized by its hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters chaparral
Partially enclosed body of water formed where a river flows into an ocean estuary
This is a region of land that drains into a river, a river system, or another body of water watershed
Lake or pond bottom, where less sunlight reaches benthic zone
The part of Earth where Life exists biosphere
The climate of a small specific place within a larger area microclimate
An area where the primary plant life is grass grassland
precipitation is meager, averaging less than 5 inches annually tundra
Photosynthetic plankton, which include microscopic protists such as algae phytoplankton
This zone is also called the pelagic zone limmnetic zone
A collection of living things that live in the biosphere biota
Long-term pattern of weather conditions in a region climate
These trees retain their needles all year coniferous
This biome is also known as the boreal forest taiga
Tiny free-floating organisms that live in water plankton
This type of tree has adapted to winter temperatures by dropping thie leaves and going dormant durring the cold season deciduous
This zone lies below 2000 meters and is in complete darkness abyssal zone

Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

material that is deposited by water, wind, and glaciers. Sediment
fee floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems Plankton
narrow band where ocean meets land Intertidal Zone
ability for any organisms to survive based on biotic and antibiotic factors Tolerance
stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the compositions of the species Climax Community
condition of the atmosphere at a specific time Weather
ranges from 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the poles Latitude
average weather in an area Climate
biome below poles and goes across northern Europe and North America Tundra
biome with mixed shrub communities and less annual rainfall than temperate rainforests Temperate Woodland
biome were annual rate of evaporation is greater than the annual precipitation Desert
biome with fertile soils that is able to support thick covers of grass Grasslands
establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that has no topsoil Primary Succsession
group interacting populations that occupy the same area Community
natural tendency for the species belonging to the mature community to return Secondary Succession
biome south of tundra that has dense evergreen forest Boreal Forrest
biome that contains animals such as lions and rhinos Tropical Savanna
as elevation increases temperature and annual rainfall changes Mountains
biome with the average precipitation of 200-1000 cm a year Tropical Rain Forest
where freshwater and saltwater meet Estuary

Home Sweet Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

climate determines what types of plants grow here biome
this type of factor in the environment is nonliving abiotic
features that allow organisms to survive adaptations
a biome which has low average temperatures and small amounts of precipitation tundra
this biome has more precipitation than a tundra but has similar temperatures taiga
a type off tree who's thin leaves survive all year long coniferous
a biome in which the weather is very dry and receives very little rain desert
a biome with a variety of grasses and a few trees grasslands
this type of grassland has hot summers, cold winters and moderate precipitation temperate
this biome has trees that lose their leaves in the winter forests
this type of tree's leaves thrives in this forest all year around deciduous
this forest has a long cool season and a dry summer rainforest
this rain forest biome is warm all throughout the year, and receves a lot of rain tropical
a piece of land that is soaked with water for most of the year wetland
where a river meets a ocean estuary
an ecosystem that includes a water environment aquatic
water that has very little salt in it. freshwater
a large body of salty water oceans

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The amount of biomes. six
A large area with similar biotic and abiotic factors. Biome
A grassland that has a lot of rainfall during some seasons and very little rainfall in others. Savanna
Characterized by very low winter temperatures and short, cool summers. Tundra
A non-living thing. Abiotic
Biomes that are found on land. Land Biomes
A grassland with warm summers and cold winters. Temperate Grasslands
A region that has little or no plant life, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures: usually found in hot climates. Desert
A living thing. Biotic
Gets its name from conifers, the main type of tree that grows there. Coniferous Forests
Comes from a Latin word that means "to fall off." Deciduous
Has warm temperatures and high rainfall that allows a lot of plants to grow. Tropical Rain Forests
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms. Habitat
The temperature and precipitation of a particular area. Climate

chapter 15 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

is the part of Earth where life exists Biosphere
is the collection of living things that live in the biosphere Biota
all of Earth's water, ice, and water vapor Hydrosphere
the air blanketing Earth's solid and liquid surface Atmosphere
the features of Earth's surface such as the continents, rock, and the seafloor-and everything below Earth's surface Geosphere
is the day-day condition of Earth's atmosphere Weather
is the long-term pattern of weather conditions in a region Climate
is the climate of small specific place within a larger area Microclimate
dense covering formed by the uppermost branches of trees Canopy
is an area where the primary plant life is grass Grassland
receives less the 25 centimeters of precipitation annually, and are always characterized by a very dry or arid climate Desert
trees have adapted to winter temperatures by dropping their leaves and going dormant during the cold season Deciduous
trees retain their needles all year Coniferous
is located in cooler climates Taiga
is located beyond the taiga in far northern latitudes Tundra
is characterized by its hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters Chaparral
is the strip of land between the high and low tide lines Intertidal Zone
extends from the intertidal zone out to the edge of the continental shelf Neritic Zone
extends from the edge of the neritic zone to the base of the continental shelf Bathyal Zone
lies below 2000 meters and is in complete darkness Abyssal Zone
are tiny free-floating organisms that live in the water Plankton
is another term for animal plankton Zooplankton
are photosynthetic plankton, which includes microscopic protists such as algae Phytoplankton
are found within the tropical climate zone Coral reefs
exist in cold, nutrient-rich waters, such as those found in California's Monterey Bay Kelp Forest
a partially enclosed body of water formed where a river flows into an ocean Estuary

Aquatic Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

Biome crossword puzzle!

Type
Crossword
Description

A body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake pond
They are found in mountain regions worldwide. alpine
The second-rainiest biome. temperateforest
A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
An area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. lake
A land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. wetland
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. biome
High rainfall,It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered. rainforest
It does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. temperategrassland
A type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. tundra
A wetland that is forested. swamp
It is characterized by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. savanna
A body of water with a current, confined within a bed and banks. stream
The world's largest biome apart from the oceans. taiga
A natural flowing watercourse, it is usually freshwater. river
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. ocean

Interactions Within Ecosystems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Average weather pattern of a region. Climate
Interactions between the abiotic and biotic features of an area Ecosystem
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its _____________. Habitat
Non-living Abiotic
Single organism Individual
Local conditions that change from day to day. Weather
Living Biotic
A group of organisms who can successfully reproduce among themselves Species
An inherited characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment Adaptation
Large area with characteristic climate, soil, plants and animals. Biome
A scientist who studies the abiotic-biotic interactions within an environment Ecologist
A group of individuals of the same species, living together in one place at one time. Population
All of the different population that live together in one area. Community
In every community, each species has a particular place where it lives. This place is called its ______. Habitat
The biome that is cold, dry and treeless with less than 25 cm of precipitation per year is the _________ Tundra
How many biomes occur in Canada? Four
The Boreal forest is the largest biome in Canada. The dominant organism is: Evergreens
If an animal can not adapt to its environment and therefore can not exist. We say it has become _______________ Extinct

Biosphere to ecosystems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

lowest region of the atmosphere, from earth's surface to 6-10km troposphere
a secondary consumer carnivore
water zone at the bottom of the sea benthic
uppermost water zone of the sea photic
a primary consumer herbivore
all the animal and plant populations in an area community
type of reef formed from calcium carbonate of tiny sea animals coral
regions of the earth where life can exist biosphere
a distinct region of the earth typically defined by climate and dominant vegetation biome
zone of open ocean away from the shore pelagic

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The frozen layer of soil beneath the surface Permafrost
A large biome covered in grass Grassland
Organisms that live at the bottom of the ocean Benthos
Little or no rain Arid
A minor biome that has bodies of water such as swamps or marshes Wetland
A biome often considered treeless or Arctic Tundra
A biome that's found on land is considered ___________ Terrestrial
A place where there's a group of plants animals with similar temperatures Biome
A very hot and dry biome Desert
Trees that produce their seeds in cones Conifers
A wetland formed when rivers connect with oceans Estuary
A type of tundra located at the North and South poles Polar
A type of tundra located near the tops of mountains Alpine
A biome with 4 seasons is called a ______________ forest Deciduous
A type of forest with heavy rainfall Rainforest
A type of biome often identified as a swampy coniferous forest Taiga
The area in a marine biome where it's shallow enough for light to pass through Photic Zone
A type of grassland with lots of shrubs Savanna
A climate with mild temperatures is defined as being _____________ Temperate
A minor biome that has freshwater and saltwater is defined as being _______ Aquatic

Climate Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation. Arid
free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist. Dry
of or characteristic of the Mediterranean Sea, the countries bordering it, or their inhabitants. Mediterranean
The climate in these areas vary by temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, precipitation and wind. There are four different climate zones, which include the cold zone, tempered zone, subtropical and tropical zones. The tropical zone is located near the equator. It is usually warm year-round with high humidity. Climate region
abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous. Desert
the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. Climate
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, forest or tundra Biome
usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall. Also called tropical rain forest. Tropical rainforest
forests or temperate broad-leaf forests are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters Temperate deciduous
A climate is a zone of climate characterised by hot, usually humid summers and mild to cool winters. It normally lies on the southeast side of all continents, generally between latitudes 25° and 40°. Humid subtropical
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen. Tundra
dome-shaped sheets of ice found near the North and South Poles. They form because high-latitude polar regions receive less heat from the Sun than other areas on Earth. Polar Ice Cap
a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees. Savanna
resembling the tropics, especially in being very hot and humid. Tropical
each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth's changing position with regard to the sun Seasons
the action or fact of elevating or being elevated. Elevation
the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level. Altitude
the degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, Temperature
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. Precipitation
the heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount Specific heat
marked by a relatively high level of water vapor in the atmosphere Humid
an area of high or mountainous land. Highland
a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. Global warming
the Earth's temperate zones between the tropics and the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. Mid-latitude