Type
Crossword
Description

what is the top layer of a rainforest? emergent layer
what do you call an animal which is active during the night? nocturnal
where do rainforests tend to be near? equator
what is the second layer of a rainforest understory
what do you call the taking down of trees? deforestation
what vegetable is grown in rainforests that is similar to potatoes? manioc
some wide-based trees have very long roots called ______ ? buttress roots
what do leaves absorb and turn into food? sunlight
how many layers do rainforests generally have? four
what is the weather usually like in rainforests? humid

Tropical Rainforests Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A biome that is hot and wet Rainforest
The bottom layer of the rainforest Forestfloor
The top layer of the rainforest Emergent
The 'roof' of the rainforest Canopy
The layer below the canopy Understory
In what region do you find rainforests? Tropics
The term for cutting down rainforests Deforestation
The biggest rainforest in the world Amazon
Rainforests produce about 30% of the world's... Oxygen
Rainforests occur close to the... equator
The largest cause of rainforest destruction Logging
What perecent of the world is covered in rainforest? seven
A country in South America brazil
A consequence of deforestation erosion
A natural resource found in the rainforest wood
How many bridges cross the Amazon river? none
Another word for farming agriculture
Another word for rainfall Precipitation
Miss Rounsevell's favourite rainforest animal bird
Indigenous people of the rainforest live in... tribes

Amazon rainforest Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The highest layer of the rainforest? Emergent
An animal that hangs upside down? Sloth
A country that has the same name as a nut? Brazil
The ________ river Amazon
We're is the Amazon located south?_________ America
The lowest layer of the rainforest? Forest floor
Second highest layer of the rainforest? Canopy
The second lowest layer of the rainforest? Understory
The Amazon _________dolphin River
What did the Indians use for transport along the river? Canoe
What did the miners dig for? Minerals

Biomes Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

altitude
latitude
permafrost
Tundra
Deserts
chaparral
temperate grassland
savanna
temperate desiduous forest
temperate rain forest
understory
canopy
Emergent layer
Tropical rain forest
Climate

Aquatic Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Deforestation Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the root word for Deforestation? Forest
Which continent holds the largest rain forest? South America
It is another form of many types of deforestation. climate change
Forests play a ............................... role. critical
Deforestation creates 15% of all ........................................... gas emissions.. Greenhouse
What is the leading cause of deforestation? Agriculture
Rainforests help regulate the Earth’s.................................. and weather patterns Temperature
Who are the main cause of rain forest destruction Humans
The name of our topic we are studying this term? Sustainability
One way we can help regenerate the growth of trees. Plant
Another word for cutting down rows of forestry. Stripping
Another word for landslides. Erosion

Soil and Agriculture Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Tool used to determine soil texture SOILTRIANGLE
_______ is parallel to the crust and is made up of layers SOILHORIZON
Method of farming used on the sides of mountains to increase amount of crops grown TERRACING
_____ is the process of removing trees from a habitat DEFORESTATION
Caused by excessive rain or over cropping SOILEROSION
Chemicals used to kill any insects trying to eat crops INSECTICIDES
Man made crops designed to produce more food (controversial) GMOS
_________ are used to stop the growth of fungus and bacteria in crops FUNGICIDE
Fences or trees strategically placed to stop the flow of wind are called WINDBREAKS
Plowing along the contours of land to prevent erosion CONTOURPLOWING
_______ is the process of changing crops yearly to maintain nutrients in the soil CROPROTATION
_______ happens with water forces fertilizer from its original position FERTILIZERRUNOFF
When crops do no receive the nutrition UNDERNUTRITION
Revolution that recently occurred that brought GMOS to the market GREENREVOLUTION
Process of which water completely fill an area WATERLOGGING
the layer of untouched rock located above the bedrock RIGOLITH
Very top layer of the soil horizon OHORIZON
Second layer from the top layer of soil AHORIZON
Lowest layer of all the soil horizons CHORIZON
The growing of one type of crop in a given area MONOCULTURE

Global Warming Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is where the Summit on Climate Change took place Paris
The type of gas that is leaking from SoCalGas in California Methane
The layer of ice that traps methane underground Permafrost
The resource that countries are fighting over in the Arctic oil
The country with the highest carbon emissions China
A country that is fighting for Arctic land Russia
The type of gases that keep the Earth warm Greenhouse
What happens when Greenhouse Gases are trapped Global Warming
Temperatures have been rising since which revolution? Industrial
What happens when water washes away the coast Erosion
When garbage is not cleaned up properly it creates this Pollution
What is the term that means large amounts of trees are being taken down? Deforestation

Rainforests Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

You can peel me Banana
I come in milk, white and dark Chocolate
The top layer of the rainforest emergents
A community of people Tribe
destruction of a rainforest deforestation
slowest animal sloth
a bird that hovers hummingbird
a type of root buttress
a rainforest found between the tropics tropicalrainforest
preservation of species conservation
a rainforest mainly found in Brazil Amazon
When the last member of a species dies out extinction
I kill my host plant strangler fig
unfertile soil topsoil
first layer of the rainforest forest floor
a flesh eating fish piranha
a dolphin found in rivers riverdolphins
an animal that curls up into a ball when provoked armadillo
an animal that is famous for eating ants anteater
a symmetrical insect that flies butterfly

African Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A large area in Africa that is mostly grassland Savanna
The destruction of trees and other vegetation deforestation
Area with a hot and humid climate with thick vegetation rainforest
A country located located in north east Africa known for it's pyramids Egypt
The highest point located in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro
When something like air or water is contaminated pollution
What river provides the Sahel with water Niger River
The largest desert in the world located in Africa Sahara Desert
A desert located in Southern Kalahari Desert
The largest river in Africa. It can be found in North East Africa Nile River
An extended period of time without rainfall drought
The country that the Atlas Mountains can be found in Morocco
The largest lake located in Africa Lake Victoria
Rich topsoil carried by floodstreams silt
A sea laying between Africa and Asia Red Sea
What river is located in the rainforest? Congo River
The process of land becoming desert desertification
Continued use of chemical fertilizer can cause ---- to build up salt
What part of Africa has access to the Niger River Sahel
A country that is located on a island east of the mainland Madagascar

The Tropical Rainforest Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Gorilla
Frog
Orangutang
Toucan
Slash and Burn
Logging
Deforestation
Leaching
Humid
Rainfall
South East Asia
Amazon
Congo
Nutrients Cycle
Rainforest
Undercanopy
Canopy
Biome
Shrub Layer
Emergent