Social Studies Crossword

The study of human and non-human features of Earth.
The position north or south of the equator measured in degrees
The position in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
shows relative size
Means loss of accuracy.
A way to map earth on a flat surface
Period during which hours of daylight and hours of darkness are of equal length everywhere on Earth.
Period during which hours of daylight longest in one hemisphere and shortest in the other hemisphere.
Process that breaks down rock into tiny pieces
rocess by which water, ice, or wind remove rock and soil.
Process of dropping eroded material in a new place.
Molten rock found under Earth’s surface.
The condition of the air and sky at a certain time and place
The average weather of a place over many years.
A group of plants and animals that depend on each other and the environment for survival.
A region made up of ecosystems and communities of plants and animals

Atmosphere & Weather Crossword

Atmosphere & Weather Crossword

The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet.
Middle layer of the atmosphere. Begins 50km above Earth's surface and ends 80km above the surface.
Second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone level. Extends from the Troposphere to 50km above earth's surface
lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere; which humans live; where weather occurs
an instrument that is used to measure air pressure
measures wind speed
an instrument used to measure relative humidity, consisting of a wet-bulb thermometer and a dry-bulb thermometer
A scientist who studies the causes of weather and tries to predict it
Process by which gases hold heat in the air.
a huge body of air that has similar temperature, humidity, and air pressure throughout
horizontal moment of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
Winds that blow regularly between 30-60 degrees north and south of the equator.These winds play an important part in the weather in the United States.
winds that blow steadily from specific directions over long distances
Towering clouds with flat tops that often produce thunderstorms.
Rain that contains more acid than normal.
A layer found in the Stratosphere that protects the Earth's living things from dangerous ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.
Amount of mass in a given volume of air
percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount of water vapor that air can contain at a particular temperature.
prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60 degrees and 90 degrees latitude in both hemispheres
Land Breeze movement of air from land to sea at night, created when cooler, denser air from the land forces up warmer air over the sea
movement of air from sea to land during the day when cooler air from above the water moves over the land, forcing the heated, less dense air above the land to rise
Winds that blow over short distances caused by unequal heating of Earth's surface within a small area
winds that blow east to west between the equator and 30 degrees latitude (used by European traders seeking trade with the American colonies

The Sun-Earth-Moon System Crossword

The Sun-Earth-Moon System  Crossword

imaginary vertical line that cuts through the center of Earth around which Earth spins
a round, three-dimensional object whose surface is the same distance from its center at all points
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the Sun
occurs when the Moon pauses directly between the Sun and Earth and cast a shawdow over part of Earth
change in appearance of the Moon as viewed from the Earth
moon phase that occurs when the Moon is between Earth and the Sun
curved path followed by a satellite as it revolves around an onject
describes phase that occur after a full moon as the visible lighted side of the Moon grows smaller
phase that occurs when all of the Moon's surface facing Earth reflects light.
describes phase following a new moon, as more of the Moon's lighted side becomes visible
twice-yearly point at which the Sun reaches its greatest distance north or south of the equator
occurs when Earth's shawdow falls on the Moon
move or cause to move into a sloping position
spinning of Earth on its imaginary axis
twice-yearly time-each spring and fall-when the Sun is directly over the equator and the number of daylight and nighttime hours are equal worldwide
the partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another
the sun shines directly on the plant with no other plants, trees, or structures interfering with the sunlight
sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface after being dispersed in the atmosphere over haze, dust and clouds

Five Themes of Geography Crossword

Five Themes of Geography Crossword

materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land
a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude
people changing and affecting a enviroment
imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres
angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator
particular place or position
angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian
a half of a sphere
a particular position or point in space
act of changing physical location or position
weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period
arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area
area or division, especially part of a country or the world
science or practice of drawing maps
any of the 24 longitudinal areas into which the world is divided and within which the same standard time is used

Climate Change Crossword

Climate Change Crossword

A specific event or condition that happens over a period of hours or days
Refers to the average weather conditions over many years in a certain place
The warmer periods between ice-ages
A cycle that causes the Earth's orbit to get closer and further away from the sun
The process plants use to make food where they take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and give out oxygen
The most common greenhouse gas
A type of fuel that was made under the ground millions of years ago
The greenhouse gas that comes from rotting rice and cows stomachs
When the carbon dioxide increases, the ________________ increases
The adjustment or preparation of natural or human systems to a new or changing environment
The process of cutting down the forests
The release of a substance/gas into the atmosphere
Continually frozen ground that occurs when the temperature remains below 0 degrees for several years
Collecting and reprocessing a resource so it can be used again

Weathering and erosion Crossword

 Weathering and erosion  Crossword

The process that breaks down rock and other material at Earth surface
The process by which ice wind water and soil move weather rock
Rock is physically broken down into smaller pieces
Breaks down rock with chemical changes
The geological principle that the same geologic processes that operate it today in the past to change
Grinding away of rocks by other rock particles carried in water with ice or wind
Sports rock when water seeped into cracked and freezes and expands
Chemical change in which substance combines with oxygen as when iron oxides forming rest
Characteristics of material that is full of tiny connected air spaces I can see through
Loose weathered material and earth surface in which plants can grow
Dark colored organic material in soil
Organisms that breakdown the remains of organisms and I just them

Geography Crossword

Geography Crossword

An imaginary line that circle Earth parallel to the Equator
An imaginary line that runs north to south but measures distance east and west of the Prime Meridian
The reference point from which east and west longitude lines are measured at 0 degrees
The unit of measurement to determine absolute location
The lines of latitude
The lines of longitude
Half the Earth (northern, southern, eastern, western)
A round model of the Earth that shows the continents and the oceans in their true shapes
The study of the Earth
North, East, South or West
A representation of the Earth's rounded surface on a piece of paper
The exact position on the Earth



the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location.
wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air:
Waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers, and are a result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that gives out low-frequency acoustic energy
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration.
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates.
the great size or extent of something
a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
is one of several very large landmasses on Earth
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets.
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence.
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action.



the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.
make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
the process of developing or being developed.
the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.
having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure.
in genealogy, any person to whom two or more persons claim descent; also, the most recent ancestral form or species from which two different species evolved.
structures are similar or resembling in certain respects, in function or in appearance but not in evolutionary origin or developmental origin.
relying on or derived from observation or experiment.
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form.
deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.
a distinctive attribute or aspect of something.
any of the pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the skeleton in humans and other vertebrates.
a period of ten years.
the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex.
an anatomical feature that no longer seems to have a purpose in the current form of an organism of the given species.
the branch of biology and medicine concerned with the study of embryos and their development.
The investigation and comparison of the structures of different organisms.
an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.

World Geography Crossword

World Geography Crossword

The exact latitude and longitude at which a place is found
High flat plains where the Andes are widest
Located in south Ameria and drains the Amazon Basins
Mountain range running along the western edge of South America, world's longest mountain range
Latin American forces were led across the Andes to win independence for Chile and Peru
Dense continuous layer of leaves
The Atacama desert is one of the ______ places in the world
A community of plants and animals that depends upon one another and heir surrounding
An ____ is a place where a tide meets a river current
Caused by hot weather and lack of rain making grass and wood dry
A _____ is a cowhand that rid the pampas herding livestock
The pampas consist primarily of ______
Cultural geography, studies human activities and their relationship to the environment
Provided by navigable rivers
Made up by oceans rivers lakes and other bodies of water
Led by Miguel Hidalgo
Important waterway that cuts through the isthmus of Panama
Focuses on the study of earth's physical features
Occurs when large masses of rock are broken down into smaller pieces
Lies between sea level and 2,500 feet
Potatoes and barley grow at these elevations
He southernmost latitude to receive the sun's direct rays
The Mato Grosso plateau is part of the ____ of South America
A plateau formed from Hills and lower flatland in Argentina
Mountain range that many of the Caribbean islands are part of
Where plates have collided for millions of years
Parallel mountain ranges
Haiti won its independence from France
Describe a lace's location in relation to another place
a common phrase said at the end of a story

soil conservation Crossword

soil conservation Crossword

The area of the Great Plains where wind erosion caused soil loss during the 1930's.
The solid layer of rock beneath the soil.
The layer of soil that differs in color and texture from layers above or below it
Plowing fields along the curves of a slope to prevent soil loss.
A thick mass of grass roots and soil.
The planting of diffrent crops in a field each year to maintain the soils fertility
A chemical change in which a substance combines with oxygen, as when iron oxides, forming rust.
The loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow.
Characteristics of a material that is full of tiny, connected air spaces that water can seep through.
Soil conservation method in which the dead stalks from previos year's crop are left in the ground to hold the soil in place.
The managment of soil to prevent it's destruction.
The grinding away of rock by other rock particles carried in water, ice, or wind.
The loose layer of dead plant leaves and stems on the surface of the soil.
Soil organism that breaks down the remains of organisms and digets them.
The chemical and physical process that can break down at Earth's surface
Process that splits rock when water seeps into cracks, then freezes and expands.
Anything in the environment that humans use.
Dark colored organic material in soil.
The type of weathering in which rock is physically broken into smaller pieces.
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes.
Rich, fertile soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt.
The process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered rock or soil.
Mixture of humans, clay, and other minerals that forms the crumbly, top most layer of soil.
The geologic principle that the same geologic process that operate today, operated in the past to change Earth's surface.
A measure of how well soil supports plant growth.
The layer of soil beneath the top soil that contains mostly clay and other minerals.