Spelling and Vocabulary Contract #10 Crossword

Created
Feb 7, 2017
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A large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities Biome
A far-northern biome characterized by long,cold winters,permafrost,and few trees Tundra
The study of the shape and features of the surface of the Earth Topography
A tree area that produces seeds in cones Coniferous Forest
Radiant Energy emitted by the sun Solar Radiation
A Forest where leaves turn colors and fall off Deciduous Forest
The clearing of forest lands Deforestation
A large open area of country covered with grass,especially one used for grazing Grassland
A practice of farming,including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food,wool,and other products Agriculture
Dense forest rich in biodiversity,found typically in tropical areas with consistency heavy rainfall Rainforest
A tropical grassland biome with scattered clumps of trees Savanna
A hot,dry biome inhabited by organisms adapted to survive high day time temperatures and long periods without rain Desert
Describes an ecosystem based on salty water Marine
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere Ocean
The permanently frozen ground below the soil surface in the artic tundra Permafrost
An area of land where the water level is near or above the surface of the ground for most of the year Wetland
A small stream or river that flows into a larger one Tributary
A formal argument to prove points Oral Defense

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Biomes Crossword

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Sep 7, 2016
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The amount of biomes. six
A large area with similar biotic and abiotic factors. Biome
A grassland that has a lot of rainfall during some seasons and very little rainfall in others. Savanna
Characterized by very low winter temperatures and short, cool summers. Tundra
A non-living thing. Abiotic
Biomes that are found on land. Land Biomes
A grassland with warm summers and cold winters. Temperate Grasslands
A region that has little or no plant life, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures: usually found in hot climates. Desert
A living thing. Biotic
Gets its name from conifers, the main type of tree that grows there. Coniferous Forests
Comes from a Latin word that means "to fall off." Deciduous
Has warm temperatures and high rainfall that allows a lot of plants to grow. Tropical Rain Forests
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms. Habitat
The temperature and precipitation of a particular area. Climate

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Biomes Crossword

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Sep 9, 2016
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The frozen layer of soil beneath the surface Permafrost
A large biome covered in grass Grassland
Organisms that live at the bottom of the ocean Benthos
Little or no rain Arid
A minor biome that has bodies of water such as swamps or marshes Wetland
A biome often considered treeless or Arctic Tundra
A biome that's found on land is considered ___________ Terrestrial
A place where there's a group of plants animals with similar temperatures Biome
A very hot and dry biome Desert
Trees that produce their seeds in cones Conifers
A wetland formed when rivers connect with oceans Estuary
A type of tundra located at the North and South poles Polar
A type of tundra located near the tops of mountains Alpine
A biome with 4 seasons is called a ______________ forest Deciduous
A type of forest with heavy rainfall Rainforest
A type of biome often identified as a swampy coniferous forest Taiga
The area in a marine biome where it's shallow enough for light to pass through Photic Zone
A type of grassland with lots of shrubs Savanna
A climate with mild temperatures is defined as being _____________ Temperate
A minor biome that has freshwater and saltwater is defined as being _______ Aquatic

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Biome crossword puzzle!

Created
Apr 26, 2017
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A body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake pond
They are found in mountain regions worldwide. alpine
The second-rainiest biome. temperateforest
A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
An area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. lake
A land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. wetland
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. biome
High rainfall,It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered. rainforest
It does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. temperategrassland
A type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. tundra
A wetland that is forested. swamp
It is characterized by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. savanna
A body of water with a current, confined within a bed and banks. stream
The world's largest biome apart from the oceans. taiga
A natural flowing watercourse, it is usually freshwater. river
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. ocean

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Biome Vocabulary Crossword

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Dec 9, 2016
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part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere; Near to the earth's surface Biosphere
permanently frozen layer of soil beneath the surface of the ground, in the tundra Permafrost
primarily microscopic organisms that occupy the upper water layers in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. The basis for most food chains in the open oceans plankton
a small, particular part of a habitat in which particular organisms live; for example, beneath the bark of a tree within a forest habitat microhabitat
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained. Maintain Equilibrium sustainability
the process in which natural habitat is rendered functionally unable to support the species present. In this process, the organisms, which previously used the site, are displaced or destroyed, reducing biodiversity. due to human activity or a catastrophic event Habitat loss
(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established succession
A biome in eastern North America, Asia, Australia, and Western Europe characterized by moist, temperate climates Context: A deciduous forest includes trees such as elm, maple, and oak that have leaves that change color in autumn and fall off every winter Deciduous Forest
A biome characterized by a hot, wet climate found near the equator Context: Some tropical forests are rain forests, where it rains much of the time; others have a wet and a dry season. Tropical Rain Forest
A biome in a temperate climate, including the American Midwest, the pampas in Central South America, and the steppes in central Eurasia Context: Antelope, bison, and wolves are among the animals that live in grasslands. Grasslands

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Biomes Crossword

Created
Jun 21, 2016
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To plough or work the land Cultivated
Land made of marshes or swamps Wetland
An area in the artic region where trees don't grow Tundra
Hot, sandy and arid Desert
A forest with a lot of rain Rainforest
The measurement of hot and cold of a substance or object Temperature
Cutting down large amounts of trees from a forest Deforestation
Open low growing woody vegetation Heathland
Places that share similar characteristics Biome
Upper layer of earth consisting of decayed organic matter that supports plant growth Soil
A forest with snow and pine trees Boreal
The measurement of the rain over a period of time Rainfall
Average weather over many years Climate
A north polar region, dominated by ice Arctic
A area of high mountains Alpine
A large open area of country covered with grass Grassland
A forest with a climate between tropical and polar Temperate

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Aquatic Biome Crossword

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May 11, 2017
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Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

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Biomes Crossword

Created
Mar 2, 2016
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Biomes are determined based on their what? climate
Different species have certain _______ that allow them to survive. Adaptations
Where fresh water and salt water meet. Estruary
Tall, triangle like trees that shed old lives in the taiga. Coniferious Trees
Area dominated by grasses with hot and dry climates. Grasslands
Place where wildfires help renews with climates ranging from warm to hot. Savanna
Where the air is exposed at the ows tide being submerged with the high tide in a marine enviornment. Intertidal zone
Really dry place with little precipatation and can be really hot or really cold. Desert
Imaginary line in the middle of the Earth that gets direct sunlight. Equator
The area close to the shore in a marine biome most algae are. Neritic zone
Type of plant that sheds it's leaves in the when it gets cold. Deciduous Trees
An enviornment in where there are similar climates and organisms. Biome
An extremly cold place that has permafrost ground and little percipitation. Tundra
Close to the tundra and very long cold winters and coniferious trees. Taiga
Biome where the soil isn't fertile and lots of percipitation. Rainforest
when the ground is frozen forever. Permafrost
A place of water that is salted and has a vast number of organisms. Marine
A place of water that is shallow with organisms that can't live in the ocean. Freshwater
The biome where there is water all around fresh and salt water. Aquatic
Other than climate what is an abiotic factors determine what type of plants can grow in a biome. Percipatation

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Biomes Word Search

Created
Mar 18, 2015
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altitude
latitude
permafrost
Tundra
Deserts
chaparral
temperate grassland
savanna
temperate desiduous forest
temperate rain forest
understory
canopy
Emergent layer
Tropical rain forest
Climate

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Biomes Crossword Puzzle

Created
Sep 11, 2016
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The tundra has short and soggy ____________. summers
What layer does the tundra have? permafrost
The tundra has long and cold ________. winters
Animals in the tundra ________ to avoid harsh winters. migrate
The coniferous forest has _____ temperatures. mild
The coniferous forest has _____ dry summers. cool
The coniferous is also known as the ______. taiga
Many animals in the Taiga are _________. browsers
Many animals in each biome have a __________ _____. varieddiet
Animals in the deciduous forest eat _________. flowers
Some animals in the deciduous forest ____________. hibernate
The desert has very little _______________________. precipitation
The desert has soils rich in ____________. minerals
Many animals in the desert are ______________. nocturnal
The tundra has ______ precipitation. low

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Environmental Science CH 6&7, 11 VOCAB Crossword

Created
Nov 8, 2017
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Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plant and animal communities Biome
Average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time Climate
Distance north or south from the equator; expressed in degrees Latitude
Height of an object above a reference point; such as sea level or the Earth's surface Altitude
Forest or jungle near equator characterized by large amounts of rain, little variation in temp, contains greatest known diversity of organisms on earth Tropical Rain Forest
Top foilage layer in a forest where trees extend above surrounding trees Emergent Layer
Layers of treetops that shade the forest floor Canopy
Plant that uses another plant for support but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Foliage layer that is beneath & shaded by the main canopy of a forest Understory
Forest community; cool, humid weather & abundant rainfall, where tree branches are drapped with mosses, tree trunks are covered with lichens, and the forest floor is covered with ferns Temperate Rain Forest
Forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
Region of evergreen, coniferous forest below arctic & subarctic tundra regions Taiga
Plain full of grasses, scattered trees, and shrubs; found in tropical & subtropical habitats; mainly in regions with dry climate (East Africa) Savanna
Community dominated by grasses, has few trees, characterized by cold winters & rainfall that is intermediate between that of a forest and a desert Temperate Grassland
Type of vegetation that includes broadleafed evergreen shrubs & that is located in areas with hot, dry summers & mild, wet winters Chaparral
Region that has little or no vegetation, long periods without rain, & extreme temps; usually found in warm climates Desert
Treeless plain that is located in the Arctic or Antarctic; characterized by very low winter temperatures; short, cool summers; vegetation consists of grasses, lichens, & perennial herbs Tundra
Permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil in arctic regions Permafrost
Area of land that is periodically underwater or whose soil contains a great deal of moisture Wetland
Mass of mostly microscopic organisms that float or drift freely in the waters of aquatic environments Plankton
All organisms that swim actively in open water, independent of currents Nekton
Organisms that live at the bottom of oceans or bodies of fresh water Benthos
Shallow zone in a freshwater habitat where light reaches the bottom and nurtures plants Littoral Zone
Bottom region of oceans and bodies of fresh water Benthic Zone
Increase in the amount of nutrients, such as nitrates, in a marine or aquatic ecosystem Eutrophication
Area where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean; part of a river where tides meet river current Estuary
Maritime habitat characterized by grasses, sledges, & other plants that have adapted to continual, periodic flooding; found primarily throughout temperate & subarctic regions Salt Marsh
Tropical or subtropical marine swamp characterized by abundance of low to tall trees, especially mangrove trees Mangrove Swamp
Long ridge of sand or narrow island that lies parallel to the shore Barrier Island
Limestone ridge found in tropical climates & composed of coral fragments that are deposited around organic remains Coral Reef
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that are found above the ground Surface Water
Flowing network of rivers & streams draining a river basin River System
Area of land that is drained by a water system Watershed
Water that is beneath the Earth's surface Groundwater
Body of rock or sediment that stores groundwater& allows flow of groundwater Aquifer
Percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces Porosity
Ability of a rock or sediment to let fluid pass through its open spaces of pores Permeability
Area in which water travels downward to become part of an aquifer Recharge Zone
Suitable for drinking Potable
A microorganism, another organism, a virus, or a protein that causes disease; an infectious agent Pathogen
Structure that is built across a river to control a river's flow Dam

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