Type
Crossword
Description

layers of gasses around Earth atmosphere
solid and liquid water on Earth hydrosphere
parts of Earth where living things are found biosphere
the solid part of the Earth geosphere
Features found on Earth's surface landforms
a piece of land that rises high above the ground mountain
lower and more rounded piece of land like a mountain hill
low land between hills or mountains valley
a deep valley with high, steep sides canyon
a high steep section of rock soil cliff
a wide flat area plain
flat land that is higher than land around it plateau
an area with very little precipitation desert
land along the edge of a body of water beach
mound of ridge of sand dune

Geography Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

is the height of an area, measured from sea level. Altitude
is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land. Bay
is a deep valley with very steep sides often carved from the Earth by a river Canyon
is a hill or a ridge made of sand. Dunes are shaped by the wind, and change all the time. Dune
is an imaginary circle around the earth, halfway between the north and south poles. Equator
is a natural hot spring that occasionally sprays water and steam above the ground. Geyser
is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay). Gulf
is the half of the Earth that is north of the equator. Northern Hemisphere
is a large body of salt water that surrounds a continent. Ocean
is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides. Peninsula
is a large, flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land Plateau
The meridian at 0 degrees longitude. prime meridian
is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water. Strait
is a low place between mountains. valley

Landforms and Bodies of Water Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline bay
A deep, narrow alley with steep walls. canyon
Body of water completely surrounded by land; usually freshwater. lake
Point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean. cape
Area of level land, usually low elevation and often covered with grasses plain
Body of land completely surrounded by water. island
Flat, low land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth. delta
Large natural stream that flows through land. river
Low land between hill or mountains. valley
Land along a sea or an ocean. coast
Small stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river. tributary
_____ of a river--Place where a river empties into a larger body of water. mouth
Part of a body of water that extends into a shoreline; larger and deeper than a bay. gulf
Narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas. isthmus
Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water. peninsula
Area of flat or rolling land at high elevation, about 300 to 3,000 feet high plateau
Land with steep sides that rise sharply from the surrounding land. mountains

Landforms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an area of wet, soggy land with many pools of water wetland
a large area of water that is surrounded by land lake
an area of water that is mostly surrounded by land bay
a major body of water that covers large parts of the earth ocean
a place where water flows over a cliff waterfall
a thin waterway that allows water to flow into a lake or ocean river
a very small body of water that is surrounded by land pond
a channel of water that connects two large areas of water strait
a large area of flat land plain
a large area of flat land that is raised higher than the land around it plateau
a large, tall, rocky area of land that comes up out of the earth’s surface mountain
a mound of raised land that is smaller than a mountain hill
a large crack in the earth formed by a river or earthquakes canyon
a narrow strip of land that connects two large areas of land isthmus
an area of land that is completely surrounded by water island
a strip of land that extends out into a body of water peninsula
low, water land that is formed at the mouth of a river delta
an area of low land between two mountains or hills valley

Spheres of Earth Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Type
Crossword
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

Landform Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

area of land that is completely surrounded by water Island
large, flat area of land Plain
area of flat land that is higher than the land around it Plateau
narrow strip of land with water on both sides that connects two large areas of land Isthmus
strip of land that sticks out into a body of water; area of land mostly surrounded by water Peninsula
an opening in the earth's crust from which lava flows Volcano
large mound of land with a rounded top; smaller than a mountain Hill
a large crack in the ground made by a river or series of earthquakes Canyon
large, tall mass of rock with steep sides; taller than hills Mountain
low land between hills or mountains Valley

Landforms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Natural feature on earths surface Landform
Elevated flat area Plateau
Quality of a substance that does not allow fluids or gases to pass through it Impervious
Process whereby water is removed from an area Drainage
Melting of glacier/ice Meltwater
Created when the portion of land between two faults drop down Rift valley
Steep cliff formed by erosion or faulting Escarpment
Large area of Precambrian rock that forms the core of a continent Shield
Area of high elevations containing mountains and plateaus Highland
Natural and human features of the landscape Topography
Area of low elevation containing plains and hills Lowlands
Solid rock beneath the soil Bedrock

World Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The exact latitude and longitude at which a place is found absolute location
High flat plains where the Andes are widest altiplanos
Located in south Ameria and drains the Amazon Basins amazon river
Mountain range running along the western edge of South America, world's longest mountain range andes
Latin American forces were led across the Andes to win independence for Chile and Peru argentinain dependendance
Dense continuous layer of leaves canopy
The Atacama desert is one of the ______ places in the world driest
A community of plants and animals that depends upon one another and heir surrounding ecosystem
An ____ is a place where a tide meets a river current estuary
Caused by hot weather and lack of rain making grass and wood dry forest fire
A _____ is a cowhand that rid the pampas herding livestock guacho
The pampas consist primarily of ______ grasslands
Cultural geography, studies human activities and their relationship to the environment human geography
Provided by navigable rivers hydroelectric power
Made up by oceans rivers lakes and other bodies of water hydrosphere
Led by Miguel Hidalgo mexican independance
Important waterway that cuts through the isthmus of Panama panama canal
Focuses on the study of earth's physical features physical geography
Occurs when large masses of rock are broken down into smaller pieces physical weathering
Lies between sea level and 2,500 feet tierra cailiente
Potatoes and barley grow at these elevations tierra fria
He southernmost latitude to receive the sun's direct rays tropic of capricorn
The Mato Grosso plateau is part of the ____ of South America valleys
A plateau formed from Hills and lower flatland in Argentina patagonia
Mountain range that many of the Caribbean islands are part of central highlands
Where plates have collided for millions of years pacific ring of fire
Parallel mountain ranges cordilleras
Haiti won its independence from France haitian revolt
Describe a lace's location in relation to another place relative location
a common phrase said at the end of a story the end

Earth's Spheres Word Search

Type
Word Search
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

Earth systems Crossword

Type
Crossword
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