Type
Word Search
Description

Accotink Creek
Pathway
Local Water
GPS Coordinate
Salt Marsh
Salinity
Brackish
Flood Plain
River System
Downstream
Upstream
Tributary
Divide
Ridgeline
Runoff
Basin
Wetland
Watershed
Fall line
Estuary

Watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Pathway
Local Water
GPS coordinates
Salt Marsh
Salinity
Brackish
Flood Plain
River System
Downstream
Upstream
Tributary
Divide
Fall Line
Ridge line
Runoff
Basin
Watershed
Wetland
Estuary

6.7 Watershed Key terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The land area that supplies water to a river system. Watershed
A ridge of land that separates two watersheds Divide
A stream that flows into a larger stream Tributary
Is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water Salinity
A river and alot of tributaries River System
The purity of water; how much of other substances are in the water besies the water itself Water Quality
The process of water, ice, wind, or gravity moving sediments Erosion
Pieces of rock or soil that are frequently carried away by moving water in rivers and streams. Sediment
The process of sediment settling ("dropping") in a new location Deposition
The cloudiness or clarity of the water, it determains water quality Turbidity
A broad, flat valley that a river flows through. Flood plain
An area of land that is covered with a shallow layer of waterduring at least part of the year. Wetland
A body of water where fresh water and salt water mix together Estuary
Organisms without backbones, which are visable to the eye without the aid of a microscope (crayfish, snail, worm) Macroinvertebrate
Nonliving factors of a ecosystem Abiotic
The living factors in an ecosystem Biotic
A wetland that looks like a flooded forest with trees and shrubs, most common in the south Swamp
A wetland with tall grass-like plants and no trees. Marsh
A marsh that has brackish or salt water near a coastline. Salt Marsh
Water from precipitation that flows over the ground surface instead of soaking into the ground Runoff
Water that is partly salt and partly fresh, characteritics of estuaries Brackish
This measures how much acidity is in the water. 1-14 PH Potential Hydrogen
A wetland that has mostly mosses, without grasses or trees, most common in the north Bog
Both the living community and the nonliving factors that affect it Ecosystem

Aquatic Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

What measures the amount of salts dissolved in water? salinity
Which aquatic layer has enough sunlight for photosynthesis? photic zone
Which aquatic layer is below the the photic zone? aphotic zone
Which aquatic layer is located at the very bottom of a body of water? benthic zone
What is the shallow, near-shore part of the photic zone called? littoral zone
What part of the photic zone is home to a rich amount of invertebrates? limnetic zone
What are the areas of land that are flooded with water for part of the year called? wetlands
What are the areas that are located near a river and are periodically flooded called? flood plain
What forms when freshwater from land drainage meets water from an ocean or inland sea? estuary
What is the vertical flow of cold, nutrient rich water towards the surface of a body of water? upwelling
What transports warm water rich in dissolved gases from the surface of the ocean to the depths of the ocean? downwelling
What are aquatic ecosystems with a salinity of 0.5 to 30 ppt called? brackish
What is an isolated, U-shaped body of water called? oxbow lake

fresh water Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

aquifer
artesian water
bogs
forced
fresh water
gases
geyser
glaciers
groundwater
heated gases
icebergs
lakes
marshes
natural spring
ocean
ponds
pressure
river system
runoff
saturated zone
steam
stream
swamps
underground water
unsaturated zone
water
water table
watershed
well
wetlands

SOL 6.7 b, c, d Watershed Vocabulary Quiz Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The area of land that water flows over on its way to a body of water watershed
Is the watershed boundary divide
Is water that lies below ground level ground water
is surface water finding its way over land from a higher altitude to a lower altitude, all due to gravity River
A flow of water confined within a bed and stream banks stream
Small streams and rivers that eventually flow into a larger body of water Tributary
A partially enclosed body of water where fresh water from streams and rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean Estuary
Largest estuary in the United States Chesapeake Bay
The study of the shape of the land Topography
A map that shows the shape of the land using contour lines Topographic map
Lines that connect points that are of the same elevation contour lines
How high or low the ground is in relation to sea level elevation
Are areas between dry land and bodies of water wetland
A kind of wetland, full of trees swamp
A kind of wetland, full of grasses marsh
A kind of wetland, covered with sphagnum moss bog
Water that runs across the surface of the ground after a storm Run off

Water in Rivers, Lakes, and Wetlands Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

sedimentation
marshes
fens
peat
bog
swamps
pixels
delta
estuary
stream
bayou
levees
oxbow lake
interfluve
flood
meanders
rejuvenation
radial drainage
trellis drainage
distributaries
tributaries
wind gaps
river capture
drainage

Watershed Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A body of water that is mostly surrounded by land Bay
A species of plants or animals that is at serious risk of extinction Endangeredspecies
The amount of salt in the water Salinity
When it rains and water doesn't have a place to go it creates its own path Runoff
A area of land that drains into a common body of water Watershed
When land gradually gets destroyed by natural forces (water,wind,ice) Erosion
A salt or compound that has phosphorus in it and is usually in products like fertilizers Phosphates
A drain where all the water goes when it rains Stromdrain
To keep something in its original state Preservation
A surface that does not collect water Impervioussurface
Species that aren't from here Invasivespecies
Species that are from here Nativespecies
A environment that has all the things a particular plant or animal needs to survive Niche
A natural environment that has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere Carbonsink
The water is slightly salty (mixture of river water and seawater) Brackish
A area that keeps 2 things separated Bufferzone
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake Tributary

Water Systems Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The thermal energy needed to raise the temperature of one kg of a substance ( Heat capacity
the state of being deposited or precipitated Deposition
The transfer of heat from a warm region to a cold region Convection
the continuous ridge of the mountain summits dividing the continent into two main drainage area Continental divide
a U-shaped bend in the course of a river Oxbow
the alternate rising and falling of the sea Tides
an effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force Water sheds
hydrological cycle Water cycle
a rising of seawater Upwelling
- an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding Flood plain
a river follow a winding course Meander
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea fresh water
of or found in salt water; living in the sea salt water
the pattern formed by the streams, rivers, and lakes in a particular drainage basin drainage system
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas watershed
the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents erosion
the process where plants absorb water through the roots and then give off water vapor through pores in their leaves transpiration

Wetlands, Watersheds, Ecosystems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An area of land where the surface water and groundwater drain into a particular body of water separated from each other by drainage divides. Watershed
Water from precipitation that drains into a gully that flows into a stream, which in turn flows into a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, or the ocean. Surface Water
Water that collects in cracks and pores in underground soil and rock layers. Ground Water
Small rivers, creeks and streams that eventually lead to larger rivers. Tributary
Large natural stream of water flowing into a larger body of water like a lake, another stream or ocean. River
the part of a river that meets a sea Estuary
A mix of freshwater and saltwater in estuaries where a river enters the ocean Brackish water
A coastal wetland that contains trees with twisted roots that grow in brackish water Mangrove forest
a place where brackish water from estuary meets sea side forest Salt marsh
wetland that has many large bushes and trees swamp
a low-lying wetland with lots of grasses marsh
a wet, spongy ground with a lot of decaying plants bog

Week 5 vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

H2O is the compound for what Water
All the water in the world is part of the Hydrosphere
Water able to be seen is called Surface water
Water under ground is called Groundwater
A large body of saltwater Ocean
Place where fresh and salt water meet Estuary
Type of water in an estuary Brackish water
The process which plants release water vapor Transpiration
Lakes and streams that feed into a river basin Tributaries
And underground layer of rock that holds water Aquifer
The cycle of water from earth to atmosphere The water cycle
Ground that moves water to a river basin Watershed
The process of liquid to gas Evaporation
The process of gas to liquid Condensation
The process of water returning to earth as rain,sleet,snow,hail Precipitation
The process of water going in the ground Infiltration
A man made lake used to store water Reservoir
The traveling of water after the falling of rain Runoff
A place where watershed and tributaries meet River basin