Type
Crossword
Description

Temperature is measured in degrees____. Celsius
This part of South Africa is very windy and often has winter rainfall. Cape Town
How hot or cold something is. temperature
Rain and snow are both forms of precipitation. Name one more. Hail
This part of South Africa often has a warmer winter climate and many occurrences of summer rainfall. Durban
Name an animal that is likely to be found in a savannah region. Giraffe
An object that pumps water when the wind blows a lot. Windmill
The direction of wind is measured with a ___. Wind sock
____ vegetation is when plants, trees and grass grow on its own without being planted by humans. Natural
These trees can survive without water for a long period of time. Baobab trees
This flower can survive during very hot and dry summers, but is dependent on winter rainfall. Protea
A ___ is used to measure the amount of rain that falls in an area. Rain gauge
A type of succulent. Aloe
What season will it be in South Africa during December? Summer
When it rains, you will go to school with this method of transport. car

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Home Sweet Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

climate determines what types of plants grow here biome
this type of factor in the environment is nonliving abiotic
features that allow organisms to survive adaptations
a biome which has low average temperatures and small amounts of precipitation tundra
this biome has more precipitation than a tundra but has similar temperatures taiga
a type off tree who's thin leaves survive all year long coniferous
a biome in which the weather is very dry and receives very little rain desert
a biome with a variety of grasses and a few trees grasslands
this type of grassland has hot summers, cold winters and moderate precipitation temperate
this biome has trees that lose their leaves in the winter forests
this type of tree's leaves thrives in this forest all year around deciduous
this forest has a long cool season and a dry summer rainforest
this rain forest biome is warm all throughout the year, and receves a lot of rain tropical
a piece of land that is soaked with water for most of the year wetland
where a river meets a ocean estuary
an ecosystem that includes a water environment aquatic
water that has very little salt in it. freshwater
a large body of salty water oceans

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Sub-Saharan Africa Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the widespread clearing of forest land. It is common in sub-saharan Africa because of farmers cutting the wood for new farmland or the clearing of the wood for their own needs. DEFORESTATION
Steppe areas are threatened by this in Africa. . It is the process that turns fertile land into land that is too dry to support life. DESERTIFICATION
In very dry areas of Africa, these overpower the landscape. DESERTS
In some parts of sub-Saharan Africa these are a problem. They are periods of time when there is no rain at all. DROUGHTS
To help preservation to the rainforests and to boost economies, some African countries are encouraging this. It is touring a place without causing harm to the environment. ECOTOURISM
Steep jagged cliffs found in eastern and southern Africa. ESCARPMENTS
These are used to make drills, saws, and grinding tools because they are such a hard substance. INDUSTRIALDIAMONDS
The source of the Blue Nile LAKETANA
The source of the White Nile LAKEVICTORIA
Believed to have broken away from Africa;4th largest island in the world MADAGASCAR
among the southwestern coast is a desert made of rocks and dunes. It is cooler than other deserts in Africa. NAMIB
Has a 68% literacy rate and is 356,668 sq. miles. NIGERIA
Has replaced agricultural products as the principal export in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. OIL
Hot temperatures and plentiful rainfall supports these in sub-Saharan Africa. They are dense stands of trees that receive high amounts of precipitation each year RAINFORESTS
A large break in the Earth's surface formed by shifting tectonic plates. One of these can be found stretching 4,000 miles from southwest Asia to southern Africa. RIFTVALLEY
Is a country that has a life expectancy of 44 and 0.09 television sets per 1,000 people. RWANDA
A country of 371 sq. miles and has 229 television sets per 1,000 people. SAOTOMEANDPRINCIPE
Farther from the equator in sub-saharan Africa, rainforests give way to great stretches of tropical ___:grasslands with scattered woods. ___ grasslands are home to many popular animals in Africa. SAVANNA
Arranged in an order and alike in some way; there is a ___ of escarpments in sub-Saharan Africa. SERIES
471,444 square miles and is a country in sub-Saharan Africa SOUTHAFRICA
___ Africa has a humid subtropical climate SOUTHEASTERN
___ Africa has a mediterranean climate SOUTHWESTERN
Found in African deserts; plants such as cacti with thick, fleshy leaves that can conserve moisture. SUCCULENTS
A country with a life expectancy of 57 and an Arabic flag and language. SUDAN
Climate found along equator in central Africa and south Africa TROPICALWET
Sub-Saharan Africa lies mainly here. It receives the direct rays of the sun year round. TROPICS
A country in sub-Saharan Africa with a population of 26,900,000 and a life expectancy of 48. UGANDA
Sub-Saharan Africa is more than 3 times larger than this country. UNITEDSTATES
In rainforests, this grows at different levels. VEGETATION
Many tropical-African countries depend on this from trees in the rainforest. WOOD
Plunges over a river and creates Victoria Falls, a series of waterfalls that drop 420 feet. ZAMBEZIRIVER

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

Savanna Biome Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Plants
Baobab
Rhodes grass
wheat
overgrazzing
Zebra
dry winter
hot
summer
herbivores
elephant
rain
acacia tree
Sun
grassland
ecosystem
Bufallo
MeerKat
Lion
Carnivore
Herbivore
Primary Consumer
Secondary Consumer
Tertiary Consumer
Quaternary Consumer
india
South America
Ausrtralia
Africa
Savanna

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

large habitat that is both the coldest and the driest of all biomes Tundra
dry climates that receive less than 50 centimeters of rain each year Desert
Has plants that retain water to survive the dryness. Desert
Some moss and low lying plants survive. Summers last about 6 to 10 weeks, permafrost. Tundra
Animals that live within the thick cover of the uppermost branches of rain forest trees use loud vocalizaciones to defend their territory and attract mates. Tropical Grassland Tropical Rain Forest
Warm Temperatures and abundant rainfall occur all year. Tropical Rain Forest
Temperatures are warm throughout the year, with definite dry and rainy seasons . Grassland
Vegetation includes tall grasses with scattered trees and shrubs. Grassland
Temperatures are hot in the summer and cold in the winter precipitation is spaced evenly over the year. Temperate Forest
Broadleaf forest dominates this biome, and deciduous trees loose their leaves in the winter. Temperate Forest
This biome has long, cold winters and short, warm, humid summers. Taiga
Mammals have heavy fur coats to withstand the cold winters. Taiga
grassland with scattered trees, warm, meat eaters. in africa, australia, south Ameria Savannah
Otherwise known as Chaparral Alpine
An area of land where shrubs and small trees grow. The weather is usually dry and hot. Alpine
a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions Savannah
Wetlands Freshwater Marsh
Deciduous Forest Temperate Forest
Rainforest Tropical Rainforest
Dry Desert

Weather crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The atmospheric conditions along with short term changes of a certain place at a certain time. Weather
A quantity that can change. Variable
Energy an object has due to it's motion. Kinetic energy
The pressure that a column of air exerts on the air or surface below it. Air pressure
The amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity
The temperature at which air is fully saturated because of decreasing temperatures while holding the amount of moisture constant . Dew point
the series of natuaral processes in which water continually moves among oceans,land,and the atmosphere water cycle
water in liquid or solid form ,that falls from the atmosphere. precipitation
its used to measure air pressure. barometer
used to measure the direction of wind. wind sock
used to track and measure the conditions of large scale air movement. weather saterlite
The amount of water vapor present vs the maximum amount of water vapor. relative humidity
used to measure the amount of rainfall. rain guage
water droplets or ice crystal suspended in the atmosphere. clouds
The instrument measures the temperature,air pressure ,wind speed and direction of a particular weather . weather balloon

"Do You Know Your Biomes" Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A biome that can be in both temperate and tropical climates and is covered in deep rooted grasses that are well adapted to drought Taiga
Very cold and dry biome located in the Northern hemisphere that has very little vegitation Tundra
Found around the equator and has a wet and warm climate year round allowing for the growth of a dense canopy of tall trees Tropical forest
Occurs in both temperate and tropical reigions with hot days and cold nights. Rainfall is minimal in this biome and the plants and animals are adapted to reduce water loss Desert
The non-living components of the environment such as soil, sunlight and air Abiotic
How hot or cold a climate is and a major factor that influences the characteristics and distribution of biomes Temperature
Characteristics that help an organism to better survive and reproduce Adaptation
a grassland biome with scattered individual trees, large herbivores, and three distinct seasons based primarily on rainfall, maintained by occasional fires and drought Savannah grassland
Lakes, ponds, and rivers Freshwater
This aquatic biome is home to diverse animals and crustaceans that have adapted to life in the water Ex; sharks, tropical fish, sea turtles Saltwater
Some of these plants are poison oak, scrub oak, Yucca Wiple and other shrubs, trees and cacti. Chaparral
the coral tissue and actually is what gives corals their beautiful colors Coral reef
The driest and hottest place on earth Temperate desert
Some areas are so deep that they can contain entire mountains and even volcanoes Marine
mix of organisms that coexist in a defined space, but on a much smaller scale microbiome

Geography Of Africa Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Harming the enviroment Pollution
Population is almost extinct Endangered Species
Growing enough food to feed him and his family Subsistence Farming
A person who does not stay long in the some place Nomads
Extreme scarcity of food Famine
Without rainfall for a long period of time drought
Transforming a forest into cleared land Deforestation
When fertile land becomes deserts Desertification
A grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees Savannas
Has an annual rainfall of 400cm Tropical Rainforest
The largest hot desert in the world Sahara
What region is located in of western and north central Africa Sahel