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A measure of how much matter is in an object mass
The amount of space an object takes up volume
The initial explosion thet resulted in the formation and expansion of the universe Big Bang
The brightness of a star as seen from earth apparent magnitude
The brightness of a star would have if it were at standard distance from earth Absolute Magnitude
An optical insttrument that froms enlarged images of distant objects Telescope
The movment of an object around another object Revolution
The spinning motion of a planet on it's axis Rotation
The peroidic rise and fall of the level of water in the ocean Tide
An imaginary line that passes through center and its north and south poles which the planet rotates axis
An imaginary line that circles earth halfway between the north and south poles Equator
A form of oxygen that has three oxegen atoms in each molecule instead of the usual two; toxic to organisims where it forms near earths surface ozone
The pressure casued by the whight of a column of air pushing down on an area Air pressure
the level of the sea's surface, used in reckoning the height of geographical features such as hills and as a barometric standard Sea level
Electromagnetic waves with wavelenths that are longer then visible light but shorter then Microwaves Infared waves
Electromagnetic waves with wavelenths that are shorter then visible light but longer then x-rays Ultraviolet radiation
Electromagnetic radiation that can be seen with the uniaded eyes Visible light
The trapping of heat near a planets surface by certian gases in the planets atmosphere Greenhouse effect
A gradual increase in the avarage temp of the atmosphere, thought to be casued by an incease in greenhouse gases from human activities Global warming
The continual movment of water among the earths atmosphere, oceans, and land surface through evaporation, condensation, and persipitation Water cycle
The procces in which molucules at the surface of a liquid absorb enough energy to change to a gas Evaporation
water in a form of gas water vapor
The change in state from ma gas to a liquid condensation
any from of water that falls and reaches earths surface as, snow, rain, sleet, or hail Persipitation
A leguminous plant especially one grown as a crop Legumes

Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword

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The region surrounding the Earth or another astronomical body. Magnetosphere
Part of the upper atmosphere where temperatures increase continuously. Thermosphere
above the Stratosphere and below the Thermosphere between 30 and 50 miles in altitude. Mesosphere
Above the troposphere, extending to about 32 miles above the earth's surface. Stratosphere
The lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 3.7-6.2 miles, which is the lower boundary of the stratosphere. Troposphere
The outermost region of a planet's atmosphere. Exosphere
It has a high concentration of ions and free electrons and is able to reflect radio waves. It lies above the mesosphere and extends from about 50-600 miles above the earth's surface. Ionosphere
Technical term for ozone layer. Ozonosphere
Colorless unstable toxic gas with a pungent odor and powerful oxidizing properties, formed from oxygen by electrical discharges or ultraviolet light. It differs from normal oxygen in having three atoms in its molecule. Ozone
Short for chlorofluorocarbon. CFC
Electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength between that of visible light and that of X-rays. Ultra violet radiation
Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface. Altitude
Earth's air, which is made up of a thin layer of gases, solids, and liquids; forms a protective layer around the planet and is divided into five distinct layers. Atmosphere
The force exerted on a surface. Pressure
Energy transferred by waves or rays. Radiation

Atmosphere Crossword

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the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet. Atmosphere
the lowest region of the atmosphere, extending from the earth's surface to a height of about 3.7–6.2 miles (6–10 km), which is the lower boundary of the stratosphere. Troposphere
the layer of the earth's atmosphere above the troposphere, extending to about 32 miles (50 km) above the earth's surface (the lower boundary of the mesosphere). Stratosphere
the region of the earth's atmosphere above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere, between about 30 and 50 miles (50 and 80 km) in altitude. Mesosphere
the layer of the earth's atmosphere that contains a high concentration of ions and free electrons and is able to reflect radio waves. It lies above the mesosphere and extends from about 50 to 600 miles (80 to 1,000 km) above the earth's surface. Ionosphere
the outermost region of a planet's atmosphere. Exosphere
the continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it. pressure
the apparent height of a celestial object above the horizon, measured as an angle. Altitude
fresh invigorating air, especially that blowing onto the shore from the sea. Ozone
a layer in the earth's stratosphere at an altitude of about 6.2 miles (10 km) containing a high concentration of ozone, which absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun. Ozone layer
Radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where wavelengths are just shorter than those of ordinary, visible violet light but longer than those of x-rays Ultraviolet Radiation
They are harmful to the ozone layer in the earth's atmosphere owing to the release of chlorine atoms upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Chlorofluorocarbon
the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization Radiation
the process by which heat or electricity is directly transmitted through a substance when there is a difference of temperature or of electrical potential between adjoining regions, without movement of the material. Conduction

LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE Crossword

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This layer is where all weather happens Troposphere
The envelope of gasses that surround the earth Atmosphere
The layer above the troposphere(50 km above the earth's surface) Stratosphere
This layer protects us from meteors & is also the coldest Mesosphere
This is where radio waves bounce back to earth's surface Ionosphere
This layer is located on the upper part of the thermosphere (satellites orbit here) Exosphere
When force is applied to an object Pressure
The point/height of an object in relation to sea level and ground level Altitude
A colorless unstable gas with an odor(made up of 3 oxygen atoms Ozone
Protects the surface from sun's UV rays Ozone Layer
Sunburn is caused by this Ultraviolet Radiation
Saturated compounds of carbon used as refrigerants Chlorofluorocarbon
the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles Radiation
the process by which sound waves travel through a medium Conduction

Waves, Sound, and Light Crossword

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A wave that requires a medium through which to travel mechanical wave
A wave that moves the medium in a direction prependicular to the direction in which the wave travels transverse wave
A wave that moves a medium in a direction parallel to the direction in which the wave travels longitudinal wave
The highest part of a transverse wave crest
The part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together compression
The part of a longitudinal wave wheree the particles of the medium are far apart rarefaction
The number of complete waves that pass a givin point in a certian amount of time frequency
The lowest part of a transverse wave trough
The distance between two corresponding parts of a wave wavelenght
Electromagnetic waves with the longest wavelenghts and lowest frequencies radio waves
Radio waves with the shortest wavelenghts and the highest frequenies microwaves
Electromagnetic waves with the wavelenghts shorter than radio waves but longer than visible light infrared rays
Electromagnetic waves that are visible to the human eye visible light
Electromagnetic waves with the wavelenghts shorter tahn visible light ,but longer than X-rays Ultraviolet rays
Electromagnetic waves with wavelenghts shorter than ultraviolet rays, but longer than gamma rays X-rays
Electromagnetic waves with the shortestwavelenghts and highest frequencies gamma rays
Transverse wave that transfer electrical and magnetic energy electromagnetic wave
The change in frequency of awave as its source move in relation to an observer Doppler effect
The material through which a wave travels medium
An image that shows regions of different temperatures in different colors thermogram

EARTH SCIENCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. EROSION
wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air: WEATHERING
Waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers, and are a result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that gives out low-frequency acoustic energy SEISMIC WAVES
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration. SEISMOGRAPH
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. EPICENTER
the great size or extent of something MAGNITUDE
a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. volcano
is one of several very large landmasses on Earth continent
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. magma
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet horizon
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles soil
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. earthquake

Layers of the Atmosphere Crossword

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the layer above the earth and is made of many gases,including oxygen and nitrogen Atmosphere
this is the layer closest to the ground where we live and this is where weather takes place Troposphere
this layer contains ozone,which is a special layer of oxygen molecules and absorb harmful rays of sun Stratosphere
there is no ozone in this layer and its very cold Mesosphere
A region of the earth's atmosphere where ionization caused by incoming solar radiation affects the transmission of radio waves. It extends from a height of 70 kilometers (43 miles) to 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the surface Ionosphere
its made of light gases and the molecules are spaced farther and farther apart until they don't exist Exosphere
is a measure of the force applied over a unit area Pressure
elevation above sea level or above earth's surface Altitude
colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere Ozone
the region of the stratosphere with the highest concentration of ozone molecules, which by absorbing high-energy solar ultraviolet radiation protects organisms on earth Ozone layer
Electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength between that of visible light and that of X-rays Ultraviolet Radiation
a gas that was once commonly used in various products (such as aerosols) but that is believed to cause damage to the ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere chlorofluorocarbon
the process in which energy is emitted as particles or waves Radiation
is the movement of something such as heat or electricity through a medium or passage Conduction

Solar system Crossword

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the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet. Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars. Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. outer planet
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. Planets
planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals. Rocky Planets
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. Solar System
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun. year
is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto
The Great Red Spot is a giant, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere. Great Red Spot
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun Comet
noun: meteor; plural noun: meteors a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere. Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such. Dwarf Planet

Energy in the Earth's Atmosphere, Waves, and Heat Transfer Crossword

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The direct transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves. Radiation
The transfer of thermal energy by the movement of fluid. Convection
The distance from the rest position to the crest position which is half the vertical distance from a trough to a crest. Amplitude
Waves that transfer electric and magnetic energy through the vacuum of space and that include radio waves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays, and gamma rays. Electromagnetic Waves
The size of a surface wave. Magnitude
The transfer of thermal energy from one object to another because of a difference in temperature. Heat
Stored Energy Potential Energy
The circulation of a fluid as it alternatively heats up and cools down. Convection Currents
The direct transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another that it is touching. Conduction
Electromagnetic waves with wavelengths that are shorter then visible light but longer than x-rays. Ultraviolet Radiation
The quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone. Pitch
The distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave. Wavelength
Energy of Motion. Kinetic Energy
Electromagnetic waves with wavelengths that are longer than visible light but shorter than microwaves. Infrared Radiation
The total energy of motion in the particles of a substance. Thermal Energy
The process by which heat is trapped in the atmosphere by gases that form a "blanket" around Earth. Greenhouse Effect
The number of waves passing a point in a certain time. Usually measured in a wave per second and in the unit of hertz (Hz). Frequency

WEATHER CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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Conditions of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather
Average, year-after-year weather patterns in a given area. Climate
Very dry regions with extreme temperatures. Deserts
Large fire that spreads quickly over a natural area. Wildfire
Long period of scarce rainfall. Drought
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere. Nitrogen
The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet. Atmosphere
Layer of the atmosphere in which Earth's weather occurs. Troposphere
Outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere. Thermosphere
Overflowing of water in a normally dry area. Flood
Period of glacial advance. Ice age
Dark, cooler regions on the surface of the sun. Sunspots
Solid particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere. Aerosol
Effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents. Coriolis Effect
Portion of Earth that consists of water Cryosphere
Densests parts of Earth that include the crust, mantle, and core. Geosphere
The trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere. Greenhouse Effect
The second most abundent gas in the atmosphere. Oxygen
Absorbs some of the harmful radiation from the sun. Ozone
It is the second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer. Stratosphere
Are calm areas where warm air rises. They occur at the equator where the sun heats the surface strongly. Doldrums
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons. Monsoons
Water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet. Precipitation
A device that measures temperature Thermometer
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid. Convection

climate/ weather Crossword

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Mass per unit volume of air; about 1.275 km per cubic meter at 0ºC and 1000 millibars. Air density
A large expanse of air having similar temperature and humidity at any given height. Air mass
A severe weather condition characterized by low temperatures and strong winds (greater than 32 mi/hr) bearing a great amount of snow. When these conditions continue after the falling snow has ended, it is termed a ground blizzard. Blizzard
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume occupied by it. density
Water that has condensed onto objects near the ground when their temperatures have fallen below the dew point of the surface air Dew
The process by which a liquid changes into a gas Evaporation
Ice crystals that form on surfaces instead of dew when the dew point is below freezing. White frost
The cumulative force exerted on any surface by the molecules composing air. Air pressure
A very cold and dry air mass that forms primarily in winter and the northern interior of North America. Arctic air
The accumulation of daily and seasonal weather events over a long period of time. A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region Climate
Distant lightning that illuminates the sky but is too far away for its thunder to be heard Heat lightning
Any sudden and heavy rain shower. Cloudburst
A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause serious effects on agriculture and other activities in the affected area. Drought
A form of energy transferred between systems by virtue of their temperature differences. Heat
A severe tropical cyclone having winds in excess of 64 knots (74 mi/hr). Hurricane
An increase in air temperature with height Inversion
A visible electrical discharge produced by thunderstorms. Lightning
The climate structure of the air space near the surface of the earth. Microclimate
A breeze that blows from the land out over the water. Opposite of an onshore breeze. Offshore breeze
A breeze that blows from the water onto the land. Opposite of an offshore breeze. Onshore breeze
A layer of soil beneath the earth's surface that remains frozen throughout the year. Permafrost
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar air mass
Climates in which the mean temperature of the warmest month is below 10ºC; climates that are too cold to support the growth of trees. Polar climates
Any form of water particles-liquid or solid-that falls from the atmosphere and reaches the ground. Precipitation
The wind direction most frequently observed during a given period. Prevailing wind
Energy propagated in the form of electromagnetic waves. These waves do not need molecules to propagate them, and in a vacuum they travel at nearly 300,000 km per sec. radiation
Precipitation in the form of liquid water drops that have diameters greater than that of drizzle. rain
The atmospheric pressure at mean sea level. Sea level pressure
A coastal local wind that blows from the ocean onto the land. The leading edge of the breeze is termed a sea breeze front. Sea breeze
A fairly bright lightning flash from distant thunderstorms that illuminates a portion of the cloud. Sheet lightning
A type of precipitation consisting of transparent pellets of ice 5 mm or less in diameter. Same as ice pellets. Sleet
a mixture of smoke and fog smog
Solid precipitation in the form of minute ice flakes that occur below 0ºC Snow
An aggregate of ice crystals that falls from a cloud Snowflake
An intense, rotating column of air that protrudes from a cumulonimbus cloud in the shape of a funnel or a rope and touches the ground. Tornado
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low. Trade winds
Organized thunderstorms with a cyclonic wind circulation between 35 and 64 knots. Tropical storm
The state of the atmosphere in terms of such variables as temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, and radiation. Weather
The rising of water (usually cold) toward the surface from the deeper regions of a body of water. Upwelling
A hurricane that forms in the western Pacific Ocean Typhoon