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climate change
destruction
ecosystem
endangered
Environment
extinction
global warning
habitat
habitat lost
natural resources
organisms
species

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

Biodiversity Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

abundance
adaptations
animal
biodiversity
biological
biome
climate
ecosystem
environment
extinct
factors
habitat
key
living
organism
pitfall trap
plant
quadrat
species
variability

Environmental science crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The study of how organisms interact with each other Ecology
All living things and their physical environments within a particular area Ecosystem
Change over time Evolution
An organisms habitat resource use and fundamental role in a community Niche
The variety of organisms in an area Biodiversity
Able to meet current demand for a resource without depending the future supply Sustainable
Largest group of organisms In which 2 individuals can produce fertile offspring Species
The process by which new species are generated Speciation
The Disappearance of a species from Earth Extinction
The extinction of an organism or species in one area Extirpation
Anything an organism needs to survive Resources
Killing of an animal illegally Poaching
Any part of an ecosystem that is living or used to be living Biotic factor
Members of a species that live in the same area at the same time Population
Matter that makes up earth and it's atmosphere Geosphere

ECOLOGY Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

abiotic
biodiversity
biology
biomes
biosphere
biotic
commensalism
community
conservation
consumer
ecology
ecosystem
endangered
extinct
global warming
habitat
mutualism
niche
parasitism
population
producer
species
succession
symbiosis
threatened

Energy in an Ecosystem Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Physical conditions and non-living resources that affect living organisms. AbioticComponents
Living things that shape an ecosystem. BioticComponents
A long term change in the earths climate. ClimateChange
Ecosystem Community
The struggle among organisms. Competition
Feeds on plants or other animals. Consumers
Breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances. Decomposers
Community Ecosystem
A species at risk of extinction EndangeredSpecies
Adverse effects EnvironmentalImpact
Predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions. FoodWeb
Surroundings Habitat
Natural habitat unable to support the present species. HabitatDestruction
Not native to a specific location InvasiveSpecies
Both species benefit Mutualism
Living as a parasite Parasitism
Taint Pollution
All species living in a given area Population
Preying on other organisms Predator
An animal hunted or seized for food Prey
Able to produce it's own food from inorganic substances. Producers
The consumption of a resource faster than it can be replenished. ResourceDepletion
Heat, or light. SourceOfEnergy
Kind Species
Combination Symbiosis

Human Impact on Our Environment Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

ability to maintain sustainability
something in which something lives environment
resources supplied by nature natural resources
contaminating with unwanted substances or factors pollution
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical envrionment ecosystem
a change in global temperatures attributed largely to levels of carbon dioxide produce by fossil fuels climate change
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or organism habitat
a large naturally occuring community of flora and fauna occupying a habitat e.g. forest or ocean biome
energy from which a source that is not depleted when used such as wind or solar power renewable resource
the action of investigating something or someone formal or research investigation

Human Impact, Climate & Sustainability Word Search

Type
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Description

limiting factor
sustainability
over exploitation
ecological footprint
urbanization
pollution
reduce
reuse
dump
landfill
ecosystem
community
recycle
heat island
alternative energy
over harvesting
abiotic
biotic
invasive species
habitat loss
hippo
species extinction
species
population
niche
climate
deforestation
biomes
threatened species
global extinction
endangered species
biodiversity
population growth

Care about the Environment! Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Acid rain
Carbon dioxide
Climate
Earth
Endangered species
Energy
Environment
Global warming
Green
Greenhouse gases
Natural resources
Oil spills
Oxygen
Pollution
Recycle
Renewable
Reuse
Toxic waste

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

Ecology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an individual living thing composed of one or more cells Organism
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms consumer
another term for producer autotroph
The complete destruction of every member of a species extinction
energy links between different organisms in an ecosystem food chain
very similar organism that can interbreed and produce fertile offspring species
a group of organisms of the same species living in an ecosystem population
organism that breaks down chemical compounds made by living things decomposer
organism that consumes only animal tissue consumer
the second level of consumer that eats herbivores secondary consumer
the place organisms live habitat
the non-living components of an ecosystem abiotic factors
the study of the relationships and interactions of living things with their environment ecology
animals that hunt for other living animals predator
organism that can produce their own food through the process of photosynthesis producer
the primary level of consumer that eats producers primary consumer
the living components of an ecosystem biotic factors
a community of organisms in an environment ecosystem
another term for consumer heterotroph
the animal hunted by other animals prey
the overlapping of food chains in an ecosystem food web
organism that consumes only plant tissue herbivore
organism that must obtain nutrients and energy from eating other organisms consumer
the part of the Earth in which life can exist biosphere
the third level of consumer, generally a carnivore tertiary consumer
organism that consumes both plant and animal tissue omnivore
the role of an organism and what it needs to survive in its ecosystem. niche
the interaction between two organisms that require the same resource competition
all living components of an ecosystem community
a major ecological community occupying a large geographic region biome