Type
Word Search
Description

condensation
Evaporation
infiltration
lower course
Meanders
middle course
ox bow lakes
precipitation
run off
transportation
upper course

The Water Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

When water vapor turns back into a liquid. Condensation
When water falls from the atmosphere back to land. Precipitation
When water turns into water vapor. Evaporation
The water cycle helps regulate ___________________________. Temperature
Covers 70% of the Earth. Water
Water is a basic _______________________ of nature. Element
When plants release water on to their leaves that then evaporates into vapor. Transpiration
Depending on _______________________ precipitation could be rain, snow, sleet, or even hail. Temperature
When water does not get absorbed into the soil. run-off
A large collection of tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. Cloud
The journey of water from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere, and back again. WaterCycle

Geograhpy crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

rocks carried along the river down the bed abriasion
The sheer force of the water by itself can erode material from the bed and banks of the river channel. Hydraulic Action
As the river descends from the highland, it begins to meander between spurs which interlock down the valley. interlocking spurs
erosion by a river on the outside of a meander channel. It eventually leads to the widening of the valley and the formation of the flood plain. Lateral erosion
river embankments built by deposition as the river floods levees
the material transported by a river as bedload, suspended load or dissolved load (in solution) load
the section of the river near the sea, where deposition is the most important process and the valley becomes wider and flatter lower course
a bend in a river. The outside of the meander has the fastest flow and deepest water. meander
the section of the river between the mountains and the lowland, where transport of eroded material is important and the river begins to cut sideways due to the reducing gradient. middle course
where a river ends, at a lake or the sea mouth
a meander which has been cut off from the main river channel and abandoned. Ox-bow Lake
the deep pool below a waterfall. Plunge Pool
found where the river meets a band of resistant rock and usually precede a waterfall Rapids
material bounced along the bed of the river saltation
some rocks such as limestone are subject to chemical attack and slowly dissolve in the water solution
deep v-shaped valley is usually found in the upper course of the river where the water has considerable erosive power v-shaped valley
the point at which rivers meet confluence
the land that is drained by a river and its tributaries drainage basin
a steep-sided, narrow rocky valley marking the retreat of a waterfall gorge
the mountain stage of a river with steep gradients and much erosion upper course
the highland separating one river basin from another watershed

Hydrology Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

This is the name when water turns into a gas. Evaporation
When water falls from a cloud. PRECIPITATION
This forms clouds. Condensation
Large bodies of water. Oceans
This is our unit. Hydrology
The biggest ocean on earth. Pacific ocean
The smallest ocean on earth. Artic ocean
Water in the soil or ground. Groundwater
Rain falls from this. Clouds
The solid form of water is______. Ice
Evaporated water. Vapor
How water soaks into the ground. Infiltration
Water evaporating on leaves. Transporation
Water that flows across land. Runoff
Another way of saying the water cycle. Hydrolic CYCLE
One state of matter Gas
A state of matter Liquid
A state of matter. Solid
Bodies of water Rivers
Body of water lake

Rivers & River Processes Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

gradient
load
solution
attrition
abrasion
hydraulic action
deposition
transportation
erosion
levees
deltas
ox bow lake
floodplain
meander
waterfall
v shaped valley
mouth
estuary
middle course
lower course
upper course
tributary
course
source

Water Cycle and Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Porosity
Contaminant
Watershed
Reservoirs
Surface Water
Storm Water Drains
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Point Source Pollution
Water Table
Impermeable
Permeable
Aquifer
Ground Water
Transpiration
Infiltration
Condensation
Evaporation
Precipitation

Biogeochemical Cycles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Our atmosphere contains 78% free _________________________. Nitrogen
Animals need nitrogen to produce ______________________. Proteins
What molecule is produced when nitrogen is fixed? Ammonia
Animals get nitrogen into their systems by eating _______________. Plants
Large organic molecule containing nitrogen that contains your genetic information. DNA
Prokaryote responsible for "fixing" nitrogen. Bacteria
_________________________ occurs when fertilizer runoff causes excess algae and water weeds. Eutrophication
Process where water "evaporates" from plants. Transpiration
What "powers" the water cycle? Sun
Rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Precipitation
The downward entry of water into the soil or rock surface. Infiltration
Process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas. Evaporation
Oats, peas, beans, corn Legumes
Helps plants to grow. Fertilizer
Bacteria that break down organic matter. Decomposers
Process by which water vapor turns into liquid water. Condensation

Hydrosphere Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Drinkable potable
When a gas changes into a liquid condensation
Saltiness of water salinity
Water that flows from the land into rivers and lakes runoff
Water is called this due to its ability to dissolve many things universalsolvent
All of the water on Earth hydrosphere
The "skin" or "film" on top of water surfacetension
Property where something sticks to other things adhesion
A factory dumping waste into a river would be this type of pollution pointsource
Evaporation from plants transpiration
Cloudiness of water turbidity
Rain, sleet, snow, and hail precipitation
The place where salt water and fresh water mix estuary
When a liquid changes to a gas evaporation
Water within the earth groundwater
How easily water can travel through rock permeability
The portion of land drained by a river riverbasin
Oxygen in water dissolvedoxygen
97% of Earth's water is this type saltwater
Most of Earth's freshwater is found here glaciers
The process of water seeping into the ground infiltration
3% of Earth's water is this type freshwater
Property where something sticks to itself cohesion
Pockets of water that feed wells and springs aquifer
The size of the spaces between rock porosity

Macroinvertebrates and The Water Cycle Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

abdomen
alderfly
antennae
aquaticworm
benthic
caddisfly
clouds
condensation
crayfish
dragonflies
evaporation
infiltration
leech
macro
macroinvertebrate
ocean
pollution
precipitation
rain
riffles
snail
sowbug
stonefly
sun
surfaceflow
thorax
tolerance
transportation
watercycle
watervapor

The Water Cycle Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

coconuts
condensation
evaporation
gravity
groundwater
infiltration
mermaids
precipitation
runoff
sun
transpiration
water vapor

The Hydrosphere Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name given to Earth by astronomers and astrophysicists The Blue Planet
Type of water body ocean
Type of water body lakes
Type of water body pond
Type of water body river
Type of water body creek
Type of water body stream
The mass of water on a planet hydrosphere
Earth's largest source of water oceans
One of Earth's largest sources of freshwater glaciers
The other largest source of freshwater icebergs
Earth's largest source of liquid freshwater groundwater
The interaction between sources of water (2 words) hydrologic cycle
The conversion of liquid water to gaseous water evaporation
Emission of water vapor from plants Transpiration
The process by which water vapor turns into liquid water Condensation
Water falling from the atomosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
Water that runs along the surface of the land (2 words) Surface runoff
Evaporation and condensation of a mixture to separate out the mixture's individual components distillation
The average time a given molecule of water will stay in a given water source (2 words) residence time
The measure of the quantity of dissolved salt in water salinity
Ocean water that freezes is known as (2 words) sea ice
An iceberg starts as a glacier
A dense, icy pack of snow firn
The water in soil that is not saturated (2 words) soil moisture
The imaginary line between the water-saturated soil and the soil not saturated with water (2 words) water table
The process by which water passes from above the water table to below it percolation
Lake in North America with a high salinity (3 words) Great Salt Lake
The lake in Isreal with a high salinity (2 words) Dead Sea
The cooling of a gas that happens when the gas expands (2 words) adiabatic cooling
Small particles that water vapor condenses on to form clouds (3 words) cloud condensation nuclei
cloud that has formed on the ground fog
mixture of dirt and fog smog
brownish haze from large amounts of industrial and automobile pollution (2 words) photochemical smog