Type
Crossword
Description

a type of natural resource that cannot be replaced or can only be replaced after thousands or millions of years nonrenewable
protecting our natural resources and using them responsibly conservation
a type of natural resource that can be replaced renewable
a solid, non-living substance found in nature mineral
a non-living substance made of one or more minerals; there are 3 main types rock
a material that is burned for energy fuel
a mixture of minerals, weathered rocks, and decayed plants and animal matter soil
a type of resource found on Earth that is necessary or useful to people natural
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago fossil
type of energy from the sun solar
died out, leaving no more of that type of organism alive extinct
when harmful things get into the water, air, and land pollution
a type of energy that comes from moving air wind
energy made from moving or falling water hydroelectricity
a type of resource that can be used again and again reusable
energy from living things, plants or animals, or waste biofuels
a type of energy made from heat inside the earth geothermal
melted rock that is underground in the mantle layer of the Earth magma
combination of sand, silt, clay and humus; best soil for plants loam
tiny bits of weathered or broken-down rock and once-living animals and plants sediment

SOIL CROSSWORD

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Crossword
Description

Largest particle dries quicl;y and texture is rough and gritty. Sand
Relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay texture
What the soil is composed of air, water, nutrients, and orgainic matter Composition
the proccess by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, ext. Erosion
How much water the soil will allow through permeability
Depends on how many pores and the size of the pores porosity
influenced by the amount of proteins present in the soil Color
used to identify different types of soil Soil Properties
the break down of rock and minerals by rain, acid, salt, wind, and temperature into sediments weathering
Medium sized particles, texture is smooth and powdery when dry and slippery when wet. silt
smallest particle; smooth and hard as stone when dry and sticky when wet clay
Mixture of sand, silt, and clay. Best type of soil for growing plants. Loam
soil layers; more mature soil has more horizons soil horizon
Mixture of rock, minerals, and organiz matter soil
living particles in soil organic
non living particles in soil inorganic
Mostly made of decaying leaves, twigs, and animal remains/waste Humus
loose soil that is rich in organic material needed by plants topsoil
rich in minerals that are wased down in minerals that are wased downfrom topsoil by rain subsoil
slightly broken up rock. plants roots cannot go through this layer. Mostly inorganic. weathered rock
also knowthe parent material. unweathered solid rock bneath all layers. bedrock
the extraction of valuable minerals or geological materials from the earth. mining
a natrual material with a high concentation of metals and valuable materials that can be extracted for a profit. Ore
when a mine is no longer being used, the land should be restored to its former state or better. Reclamation
minerals or substances that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. Natrual resource
a natural resource that can be replaced quickly enough so that we will not run out renewable resource
hydrocarbons created from the remains of formerly living organisms used for energy. fossil fuel
a natrual resource that we need to use carefully because it cannot be replaced quickly and we will run out. nonrenewable resource

Natural Resources Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Any material made naturally that is used by humans or living things. Natural Resources
A natural resource that can be used and replaced over a relatively short time. Renewable Resource
A natural resource that cannot be replaced or that can be replaced only over thousands or millions of years. Nonrenewable resource
Energy as solar, wind, or nuclear energy that can replace traditional fossil fuel sources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Alternative energy
Renewable energy derived from burning organic materials such as wood and alcohol. Biomass energy
Conservation method in which old materials are processed to make new ones. Recycling
Nonrenewable energy resource, such as oil and coal, formed over millions of years from the remains of dead plants and other organisms. Fossil Fuel
Inexhaustible energy resource that used hot magma or hot, dry rocks from below Earth's surface to generate electricity. Geothermal energy
Electricity produced by water-power using large dams in a river. Hydroelectric energy
Alternative energy source that is based on atomic fission. Nuclear energy
Energy from the Sun that is clean, inexhaustible, and can be transformed into electricity by solar cells. Solar energy
Careful use of resources to reduce damage to the environment though such methods as composting and recycling materials. Conservation
A resource that remains in constant supply and will not run out. Inexhaustible source
Fossil fuel formed from marine organisms that is often found in tilted or folded rock layers and is used for cooking and heating. Natural gas

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources and Diffrent types of Energy Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The ability to do work or bring about change Energy
How much atoms and molecules are moving in this resource Thermal
A organic matter that can be used as an energy source Biomass
Waterfalls can help can with this type of renewable energy Hydropower
This type of resource is NOT bad for the environment and it comes from the sun(2 words) Solarenergy
Uneven heating of the Earth's surface can cause this Wind
It is made from carbon dioxide plant matter Coal
This is found as a gas and it makes your grill run Propane
Our school uses this type of renewable resource(2 words) Geothermalenergy
This is made in fossil fuel(2 words) Naturalgas
All livings this have at least one of these Cell
To use again Recycle
This is harmless energy to the Earth (2 words) Windturbine
The law of _______________ of energy Conservation
A natural gas resource that can be replaced in nature at the same rate it is produced Renewable
Energy that humans use to meet their needs(2 words) Naturalresources
Resource that exists in a fixed amount Nonrenewable
Creates electrics through heat; low risk to the environment Uranium
The amount of useful energy (2 words) Energyconservation

Natural Resources Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another word for farming agriculture
Pockets or holes deep underground that are filled with water that has seeped into the soil aquifers
Acres of trees planted and managed by people who cut and replant as needed to provide a renewable resource cultivated forests
Plants and animals that we raise for food, pleasure, and the products they produce are Domesticated
Plants and animals that live naturally in their habitats Wild
Trees that lose their leaves seasonally deciduous
a large inland body of water. lake
Things that are found in nature that can be used by people to satisfy life's needs Natural resources
a large man-made lake where water is collected and stored reservoir
long, ribbon-like waterways that usually flow toward an ocean, lake, bay, or other river. River
neither plant nor animals, and they are the substances that make up rocks mineral
a rock that contains something useful, like iron, copper, and zinc ore
can be replaced in short periods of time renewable resource
either cannot be replaced, or they take a very long time to replace nonrenewable resource
an area of land where all the water above and below ground flows to the same place watershed

Abiotic and Biotic factors Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Mans best friend Dog
Biotic factors that have feathers. Birds
A farm animal that is normally black and white and produces milk. Cows
Covers most peoples yard. Grass
Iron, Magnesium, Granite and more. Minerals
non living things Abiotic
Substance that we breath in. Air
How warm or cold it is. Temperature
living things Biotic factors
these things can be super bugs that can get you sick. Bacteria
large plants that can bear fruit and shade. Trees
substance found on beaches that you can walk on. sand
an areas average weather conditions over time climate
essential to life, 50 to 95 % of all bodies are made up of this substance water
type of seed you eat at a baseball game sunflower
also known as a breeze wind
helps photosynthesis sunlight
decaying matter found in soil humus
comes from sunlight energy
animal with scales that live in water fish

Climate Change Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A specific event or condition that happens over a period of hours or days weather
Refers to the average weather conditions over many years in a certain place climate
The warmer periods between ice-ages Interglacial
A cycle that causes the Earth's orbit to get closer and further away from the sun Milankovitch
The process plants use to make food where they take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and give out oxygen Photosynthesis
The most common greenhouse gas carbondioxide
A type of fuel that was made under the ground millions of years ago fossilfuels
The greenhouse gas that comes from rotting rice and cows stomachs Methane
When the carbon dioxide increases, the ________________ increases temperature
The adjustment or preparation of natural or human systems to a new or changing environment Adaptation
The process of cutting down the forests Deforestation
The release of a substance/gas into the atmosphere Emissions
Continually frozen ground that occurs when the temperature remains below 0 degrees for several years Permafrost
Collecting and reprocessing a resource so it can be used again Recycling

Crossword - Natural Resources

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Crossword
Description

Rocks from which minerals or metals can be extracted for profit. Ores
This fossil fuel is in the form of a rock Coal
The process of turning raw materials into finished products in a factory Manufacturing
Natural Resources such as rivers, lakes, glaciers, and groundwater are called water resources
Energy resources formed in the earth's crust from plant and animal matter over millions of years are called Fossil Fuels
This fossil fuel is in the form of a liquid oil
This fossil fuel is in the form of a gas Natural gas
The bulk of our food production depends on this natural resource Arable land
Resources that cannot be replaced are called NonRenewable Resources
The practice of growing crops and livestock to produce food, fibre, and fuel is called Agriculture
The process of extracting valuable metals and minerals from the earth's crust is called Mining
Release of harmful stuff into the enviroment as a result of human activities is known as Pollution
Resources that are constantly replaced by nature and can be harvested indefinitely are called RenewableResources
Electricity produced by harnessing the energy of flowing water is known as Hydroelectricpower
Power generated from harnessing wind energy through the use of wind mills and turbines is known as WindPower
Power generated by utilizing the heat stored beneath the earth surface is known as GeothermalPower
The warming of the earth's atmosphere due to build-up of carbon dioxide and methane is known as the Greenhouse effect
Is Biomass Renewable, or non Renewable? Renewable
Which one is Renewable: Natural Gas or Solar Energy? Solar Energy
Coal, Crude oil and Natural gas are examples of: Non-renewable resources

Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The mechanical and chemical processes that change objects on Earth's surface over time is called _____________. Weathering
When physical processes naturally break rocks into smaller pieces __________________, occurs Mechanical Weathering
______________ is when you have water seep through a crack in a rock, that then freezes, expanding the crack of the rock. Ice Wedging
_______________ is when you have the grinding away of a rock by friction or impact. Abrasion
_______ can also cause weathering (mechanical weathering) by crumbling rocks. Plants
____________ that live in soil creates holes in the soil where water enters and causes weathering(mechanical weathering). Animals
___________________ changes the materials that are part of a rock into new materials. Chemical Weathering
Most substances dissolve in ____________ and the minerals that make up rock dissolve very slowly in __________ (same answer as first blank) Water
______ increase the rate of chemical weathering more than rain or water does and the action of _________ (same answer as first blank) attracts atoms away from rock minerals and dissolves them in the _______ (same answer as the firs and second blank). Acids
_____________ combines the element oxygen with the other elements or molecules. Oxidation
Environment, water, temperature, type of rock, the size of and number if holes in the rock, and rocks being made out of one or more minerals affects _________________. Weathering Rates
___________ is the removal of weathered material from one location to another. Erosion
__________ of erosion include water, wind, glaciers, and gravity. Agents
The ___________________sometimes depends on the type of rock. rate of erosion
When rock fragments bump each other doing erosion it causes them to be ______________. Rounded
Erosion affects the level of _________ of sediment and _________ (same answer as first blank) is the separating of items into groups according to one or more properties. Sorting
______________ is the laying down or settling eroded rock. Depostion
Sediment is deposited in locations called _____________ __________, such as swamps, deltas, at the bottom of the ocean floor, and on land. Depositional Environment
________ grains of sediment are often deposited in high-energy environments. Large
_________ grains of sediment are often deposited in low-energy environments. Small
Sediment deposited in water typically form layers called ______. The _______(same answer as first blank) usually have "stripes". Beds
Landforms can have features that are clearly produced by _________, like the landforms are often tall, jagged structures with cuts in layers of rock. Erosion
____________ created by deposition are often flat and low. Landforms

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is a renewable resource that is provided every day by a major part of our solar system. Solar energy
This is a nonrenewable resource that is made up of another energy source. Nuclear Energy
This is a nonrenewable resource that is in the periodic table and makes up another energy resource. Uranium
A nonrenewable resource that takes a very long time to form from decomposing organic matter. Coal
A renewable resource that is created from the burning of sugarcane and/or wood. Biomass
A nonrenewable resource that was formed from tiny sea animals and plants millions of years ago. Propane
A renewable resource that is made from rotting plant material. Methane
A nonrenewable resource that is made from heat in the Earth. Geothermal
This is a renewable resource that is made from the differences in air pressure. Wind
A fossil fuel that is nonrenewable and is formed for over millions of years. Natural Gas

Soil Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Occurs when chemical reactions dissolve the minerals in rocks or change them into different minerals Chemical Weathering
average weather pattern in an area over a long period of time; can be classified by temperature, humidity, precipitation, and vegetation Climate
planting along the natural contours of the land to reduce soil erosion Contour farming
each layer in a soil profile horizon A (top layer of soil), horizon B (middle layer) and horizon C (bottom layer) Horizon
dark-colored, decayed organic matter that supplies nutrients to plants and is found mainly in topsoil. Humus
mechanical weathering process that occurs when water freezes in the cracks of rocks and expands, causing the rock to break apart. Ice wedging
removal of minerals that have been dissolved in water Leaching
twigs, leaves, and other organic matter that help prevent erosion and hold water and may eventually be changed into humus by decomposing organisms Litter
physical processes that break rock apart without changing its chemical makeup; can be caused by ice wedging, animals, and plant roots Mechanical weathering
method for reducing soil erosion; plant stalks are left in the field after harvesting and the next year’s crop is planted within the stalks without plowing No-till farming
chemical weathering process that occurs when some minerals are exposed to oxygen and water over time Oxidation
mixture of weathered rock and mineral fragments, decayed organic matter, mineral fragments, water, and air that can take thousands of years to develop. Soil
vertical section of soil layers, each of which is a horizon Soil profile
farming method used to reduce erosion on steep slopes Terracing
mechanical or chemical surface processes that break rock into smaller and smaller pieces Weathering