Type
Word Scramble
Description

sediment cell
rip current
breaker
tidal bore
spring tide
neap tide
offshore
terrestrial
orthogonal
strata
concordant
discordant
shore platform
berm
cusp
runnel
spit
geo
blowhole
bar
tombolo
shingle
salt marsh
intertidal mudflat
inundation
accretion
halosere
tributaries
distributaries
delta
crevasse splay
eustatic
isostatic
raised beach
submergent
emergent
lithosphere
cryosphere
hydrosphere
atmosphere
biosphere
flora
fauna
leaching
transpiration
residence time
phytoplankton
aquifers
water table
flux
field capacity
troposphere
conduction
convection
ELR
DALR
SALR
Dew point
stable/unstable air
topography
convergence
condensation
advection
orographic
basin
throughflow
interception loss
stemflow
infiltration capacity
saturated overland flow
lithification
upwelling
downwelling
sequestration

Oceanography Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

intertidalzone
neritic zone
coralreef
benthos
zooplankton
phytoplankton
twilight zone
midnight zone
sunlit zone
bioluminescence
salinity
plankton
downwelling
upwelling
producer
commensalism
overfishing
aquatic
foodchain
coralbleaching
currents
aquaculture
trophiclevel
hydrosphere
mutualism
bioindicator
bycatch
foodweb
hydrothermalvent
tides
biodiversity
oceanacidification
parasitism
Terrestrial
Consumer
Endangered

Ocean Currents Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

water nearer the surface becomes more dense and sinks downwelling
upwelling brings up _______ from the deep that producers use to grow nutrients
warm water nearer the surface moves and water moves up to replace it. upwelling
Downwelling provides _____________ to animals deep below the ocean surface. Oxygen
surface currents carry _____ water from the poles. cold
surface currents carry _________ water from the equator warm
A mass of moving water in the ocean oceancurrent
what causes the surface currents of the ocean wind
material that increases the density of water and causes downwelling salt
large landforms that block ocean currents and change their path continents
the type of ocean current that moved the rubber duckies around the world surfacecurrent
the type of ocean current that moves nutrients from deep below the surface deepoceancurrent

Oceanography Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Warm Atlantic Ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico Gulf Stream
Circular movement of water, causing a small whirlpool Eddy
System of rotating ocean currents Gyres
A rising of sea water Upwelling
A downward movement of sea water Downwelling
Describes the fluctuations in temperature between ocean and atmosphere ENSO Cycle
Strong, narrow current flowing outward from the beach Rip current
Any continuous movement of ocean water Ocean currents
Horizontal flow of water through the ocean Surface current
Wind blowing steadily toward the equator Trade winds
Mass moving in a rotating system Coriolis effect
Wind blowing from the west Westerlies
Is a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon La Niña
Currents that flow along the bottom of the ocean Density currents

Science Vocabulary Wordsearch

Type
Word Search
Description

Water Cycle
Precipitation
Ground Water
Sonar
Continental Shelf
Continental Slope
Abyssal Plain
Trench
Wave
Longshore Drift
Rip Current
Groin
tides
Spring Tides
Neap Tides
Salinity
Current
Coriolis Effect
Climate
El Nino
La Nina
upwelling

Earth's Spheres Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

successful
wisely
time
use
ice
wolves
clouds
plants
river
science
comprise
land
animals
snow
gas
water
model
sphere
earth
interaction
energy
system
biosphere
cryosphere
hydrosphere
atmoshpere
geosphere

Beach-Dune Systems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A long, usually narrow, strip of sand and shells heaved up by wave action along the shore Beach
Mounds of sand piled up by wind Dunes
Face open water along seashores Barrier Beaches
Long, narrow islands parallel to the coast. Each barrier island has a barrier beach on its ocean side Barrier Islands
Have beaches and fields of dunes High Energy Shores
Have wetlands, notably salt marshes and mangrove swamps Low Energy Shores
Consists of beaches, dunes, berms, flat lands, dry swales, and mounds that are composed of mostly sands, shells, and marls Coastal Uplands
An elongated pile of sand pushed up in the water offshore from a beach by unusually strong winds and high tides Beach Ridge
The zone that is wet by each high tide Foreshore
The sand, normally dry, above the high-tide line (only wet by rains) Backshore
A low concave area between dunes Flat
A shrub zone with shrub oaks and slash pines Coastal Grassland
A beach ridge pushed up by storm waves parallel to a low-energy shore Coastal Berm
A stand of mixed hardwoods lying inland from coastal scrub and pine on an old dune that has been stable for a long time Maritime Hammock
A closed-canopy hardwood hammock growing on an elevated mound of shells and bones Shell Mound

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

Rivers Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Abrasion
Attrition
Confluence
Delta
Deposition
Distributary
Erosion
Floodplain
Hydraulic action
Interlocking spurs
Levees
Load
Mature
Meander
Mouth
Old
Oxbow lake
Plunge pool
River
Solution
Source
Transportation
Tributary
Waterfall
Youthful

Aquatic Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Wetland dominated by woody plants swamp
Leads to an increase in nutrients in an aquatic ecosystem. runoff
Area where fresh water mixes with salt water. Estuary
Wetland not dominated by woody plants. marsh
Estuararies are productive ecosystems because the constantly receive nutrients from rivers
A near shore zone. littoral
zone found at the bottom of a lake. benthic
A deep zone of an inland body of water below the range of effective light penetration. profundal zone
Another name for a littoral zone. intertidal
Relatively shallow part of the ocean . neritic zone
Tiny organisms found in the oceans that are plantlike phytoplankton
Tiny animal like organisms found in the oceans. zooplankton
An example of a phytoplankton. diatoms
Also known as a phytoplankton. bluegreenalgae
The surface layer of the ocean that receives sunlight. photiczone
How do oysters and clams feed. filter feeders
Organisms that break down dead organisms. decomposer
The amount of dissolved salts in water. salinity
Lakes, streams , rivers and ponds are 1/100 of 1% of the _________water on earth. fresh
71% of the earth is covered by saltwater

Earth Systems Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

rain
erosion
earth
life
convection
oceans
photosynthesis
habitat
animals
plants
nitrogen
weather
water
phosphorus
crust
oxygen
soil
clouds
carbon
rock cycle
cryosphere
biosphere
geosphere
hydrosphere
atmosphere