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non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems. Abioic factor
a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment Adaptation
the largest biome out there Aquatic biome
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Biodiversity
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region Biome
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms Biosphere
are the living components of an ecosystem. Biotic factors
the statistics of weather, usually over a 30-year interval Climate
a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. Community
a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream Estauries
a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth. Forest
an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times. Marsh
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. Organisim
a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions Permafrost
all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country. Population
is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water Salinity
a wetland that is forested Swamp
the sometimes swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes, especially that between the tundra and steppes of Siberia and North America. Taiga
major regions in the Earth that share the same climate despite being in different geographical locations Terrestrial biome
a type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. Tundra
a place where the land is covered by water, either salt, fresh or somewhere in between Wetland

Biomes Crossword

Type
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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

Biome crossword puzzle!

Type
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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
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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

Aquatic Biome Crossword

Type
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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

Human/Global Impact Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring species
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time climate
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area population
Place where an organism lives habitat
organism's role, or job, in its habitat niche
The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves. deforestation
Large geographic area with a similar climate and ecosystem biome
the living organisms in an ecosystem biotic
Any nonliving component of an environment abiotic
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole) biodiversity
species whose population size is rapidly declining and will become extinct if the trend continues endangered species
Species that is likely to become endangered. threatened species
no longer present anywhere in the world; could be biotic or abiotic. global extinction
permanent elimination of a species from earth; irreversible loss species extinction
the loss of living space due to human activity or catastrophic events habitat loss
plants and animals that have migrated to places where they are not native invasive species
An increase in population over a period of time population growth
Release of harmful materials into the environment pollution
the use or extraction of a resource until it is depleted over exploitation
The process of making new products from materials that were used in another product. recycle
using a resource over and over in the same form reuse
to use less of something reduce
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped dump
A low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil. landfill
A measure of how much an individual consumes, expressed in area of land by soil. ecological footprint
All the different populations that live together in an area community
a community of organisms and their abiotic environment ecosystem
Habitat Destruction, Invasive Species, Population, Pollution, Overharvesting HIPPO

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

Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Crossword

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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

Land Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Factors that effects which organisms can live in a biome. Abiotic
A living factor that effects the population of other organisms in their environment. Biotic
An inherited trait that improves an individuals ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. Adaptations
A large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities. Biome
The weather conditions in an area over a long period of time. Climate
A region found at far northern and far southern latitudes characterized by low-lying plants, lack of trees, and long winters with very low temperatures. Tundra
A region of evergreen, coniferous forest below the arctic and subarctic tundra regions. Taiga
Trees that have evergreen, needle-like leaves and keeps it leaves/needles throughout the winter. Coniferous Tree
A region characterized by by a very dry climate and extreme temperatures. Desert
A region that is dominated with grasses, that has few woody shrubs and trees, that has fertile soil, and that receives moderate amounts of seasonal rainfall. Grassland
Trees that loose their leaves at the end of the growing season. Deciduous Tree
An area of land that is periodically underwater or whose soil contains a great deal of moisture. Wetland
A group of organisms of the same species that live in a specific geographical area. Population
The largest population that en environment can support at any given time. Carrying Capacity
An environmental factor that prevents an organism or population from reaching it's full potential of size or activity. Limiting Factor
When two or more organisms rely on the same environmental resource. Competition
An interaction between two or more living things in which they are said to work together. Cooperation
What occurs when individuals join a population. Immigration
What occurs when individuals leave a population. Emigration
An increase in the amount of nutrients , such as nitrates, in a marine or aquatic ecosystem. Eutrophication
The replacement of one type of community by another at a single location over a long period of time. Succession
A species that colonizes an uninhabited area and that starts a process of succession. Pioneer Species
The number and variety of organisms in a given are during a specific period of time. Biodiversity
Well adapted species that dominates an ecosystem. Climax Species

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

5th grade science vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A home for animals Habitat
The air humans breath out and plants breath in Carbon dioxide
A animal that only eats meat Carnivore
The air humans breath in and plants breath out Oxygen
A animal that eats only plants Herbivore
A animal that eats both plants and animals Omnivore
a living thing that makes its own food producer
a living thing that gets energry from eating other living things consumer
a living thing that gets energy from breaking down the waste lof other living things decomposer
a area of grass grassland
a community of living organisims ecosystem
a shallow recess niche
a group of organisims that live in the same place and share the same charestics community
the amount of something in a place population
the process of which plants maker food photosynthesis
a forest where it is very moist and has many animals and pants rain forest
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen tundra
a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.x. forest or tundra. biome
a sandy hot large piece of land with very little water desert
known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. tiaga
falling of or shedding deciduos
a dense growth area of tree forest
the way other living things get energy from eatng other living things food chain
when food chains are combined together food web