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part of Earth that is made up of all the gases in Earth's air atmosphere
part of Earth that is made up of all living things biosphere
the practice of using resources more efficiently to reduce waste conservation
a plant grown in large quantities for a specific purpose such as to provide food crop
the process of weathered rock building up over time deposition
an extended period of extremely dry conditions drought
the process of which particles on the surface of a liquid escape as a gas; can be sped up by heating the liquid evaporation
part of Earth that is made up of all rock and soil geosphere
water stored below Earth's surface groundwater
part of Earth that is made up of all solid and liquid water hydrosphere
able to be maintained or continued for a long time sustainable

Spheres of Earth Crossword

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Derived from the Greek word GEO which means ground, the Earth's solid body. Geosphere
"Water Sphere" includes all of the rivers, lakes, and oceans of Earth. Hydrosphere
("Air Sphere") is the envelope of air that surrounds the whole Earth. Atmosphere
("rock sphere") the ground you are standing on and the whole crust of Earth's surface. Lithosphere
("life sphere") includes all living things: plants, animals, even your friends! Biosphere
Processes that move matter and energy from one sphere to another are called________ _________. SphereInteractions
Lithosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. land
Hydrosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. water
Atmosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. air
Biosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. life
Examples of the Hydrosphere include Oceans, lakes, rivers, groundwater, polar ice caps, rain, and _____. snow
Examples of the Geosphere include continents, ocean floor, mountains, _______, dust, sand asphalt, and bricks. rocks
Examples of the atmosphere include oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, wind, and ______. ozone
Examples of the Biosphere include Plants, animals, insects, and _________. microbes

Earth's Spheres Crossword

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Description

Contains all of Earth's liquid water hydrosphere
Contains all of Earth's frozen water cryosphere
All of the nonliving things, living things, and processes that make up the planet Earth earth system
a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet, moon, or other celestial body atmosphere
The part of Earth where life exists biosphere
The net flow of energy into and out of a system energy budget
The mostly solid, rocky part of Earth Geosphere
The outermost layer of the Geosphere crust
The layer of the Geosphere that is very hot, slow flowing, solid rock mantle
The central part of Earth core

Intro to Earth System Crossword

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Description

the branch of science dealing with the physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere. earth science
any of the almost spherical concentric regions of matter that make up the earth and its atmosphere, as the lithosphere and hydrosphere. geosphere
all the waters on the earth's surface hydrosphere
the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet atmosphere
he regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth biosphere
the branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea. oceanograhy
is defined as a branch of biology focused on the study of the relationships of the natural world environmental science
the science that deals with the earth's physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it. geology
the branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena meteorology
the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole astronomy

Earth systems Crossword

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Description

Hottest part of the earth Crust
What is the layer under the crust called Mantle
What part of the earth is mainly iron or nickel Core
Below the ________is the asthenosphere Lithosphere
Above the _______ is the lithosphere Asthenosphere
A solid layer of mantle rock below the athenosphere Mesosphere
A organized group of objects that interact System
A blanket of gases that surrounds the earth surface Atmosphere
All earths water except when in gaseous form make up the _____ Hydrosphere
what is the most solid part of earth called Geosphere
Composed of forms of life Biosphere
Community of organisms and environment that organisms inhabit what Ecosystem
Largest population that an environment can support at any given time Carrying capacity
Many organisms eat more than just one species Food web

Hydrosphere Crossword

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Description

Drinkable potable
When a gas changes into a liquid condensation
Saltiness of water salinity
Water that flows from the land into rivers and lakes runoff
Water is called this due to its ability to dissolve many things universalsolvent
All of the water on Earth hydrosphere
The "skin" or "film" on top of water surfacetension
Property where something sticks to other things adhesion
A factory dumping waste into a river would be this type of pollution pointsource
Evaporation from plants transpiration
Cloudiness of water turbidity
Rain, sleet, snow, and hail precipitation
The place where salt water and fresh water mix estuary
When a liquid changes to a gas evaporation
Water within the earth groundwater
How easily water can travel through rock permeability
The portion of land drained by a river riverbasin
Oxygen in water dissolvedoxygen
97% of Earth's water is this type saltwater
Most of Earth's freshwater is found here glaciers
The process of water seeping into the ground infiltration
3% of Earth's water is this type freshwater
Property where something sticks to itself cohesion
Pockets of water that feed wells and springs aquifer
The size of the spaces between rock porosity

The Hydrologic Cycle Crossword

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Description

the solid portion of the earth, also called the geosphere lithosphere
the regions of the surface of the earth occupied by living organisms biosphere
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers groundwater
water in gas form vapor
water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground runoff
the cycling of water through the hydrosphere hydrologic cycle
the process of water turning from liquid to gas evaporation
the process of water turning from gas to liquid condensation
any form of water that falls from the clouds and reaches earth's surface precipitation
completely absorbed into the earth, also called infiltration saturation
the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere hydrosphere

Hydrology Unit Crossword

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mass of water found on, under, and over the surface of a planet. HYDROSPHERE
water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations Ground water
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. Watershed
study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets HYDROLOGY
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea FRESHWATER
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas HYDROSPHERE
an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials AQUIFER
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, UPWELLING
The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life STEWARDSHIP
biological conversion of one or more carbon molecules CHEMOSYNTHESIS
a single identifiable source of air, Water pollution, thermal, noise or light pollution POINT SOURCE POLLUTION
introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change POLLUTION
saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water SALINITY
water pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea. NONPOINTPOLLUTION
the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye TURBIDITY
a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae ALGAL BLOOM
a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity(alkalinity) of an aqueous solution pH
of, found in, or produced by the sea MARINE
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere POLLUTANT
species that can be used to monitor the health of an environment or ecosystem. BIO-INDICATOR
change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase CONDENSATION
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. PRECIPITATION
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc. RUNOFF
a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase EVAPORATION
process of water movement through a lant and its evaporation from aerial parts TRANSPIRATION

Earth's Spheres Word Search

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Description

successful
wisely
time
use
ice
wolves
clouds
plants
river
science
comprise
land
animals
snow
gas
water
model
sphere
earth
interaction
energy
system
biosphere
cryosphere
hydrosphere
atmoshpere
geosphere

LAYERS OF EARTH CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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Description

A layer of the upper mantle that flows due to heat currents moving through solid rock Asthenosphere
has caused the surface of the Earth to change over long period of time. continental drift
the iron and nickel center of the Earth Core
the thin, rocky, outer layer of the Earth that forms the Earths outer skin. Crust
a shaking of Earth's surface earthquake
a crack in the Earth's crust fault
a dense ball of solid metal that is the hottest and densest layer of the Earth Inner Core
the rigid uppermost part of the mantle that makes us the plates that move along the surface. lithosphere
The layer of hot, solid, material between the Earth's core and crust and takes up most of the earth's volume Mantle
is the lower part of the mantle mesosphere
the liquid layer made up of hot liquid iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core Outer Core
broken up pieces of the lithosphere that move due to convection tectonic plate
an opening in Earth's surface through which magma is released volcano

The Hydrosphere Crossword

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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