Type
Crossword
Description

A resource that is typically clean and can be reused Renewable
Fancy name for water cycle Hydrological
A measure of the "variety of life" Biodiversity
These gases warm the planet Greenhouse
A biological community of interacting organisms (living) and their physical environment (nonliving) Ecosystem
Related to land or the planet Earth; hint: not marine Terrestrial
This temperature air and water RISES hot
This temperature air and water SINKS Cold
This word describes how "salty" something is; hint: starts with an "S" Salinity
The closer you live to this line the warmer your house is Equator

Climate and the Greenhouse Effect Crossword

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Description

The g___________ e_______ keeps the earth at a livable temperature GREENHOUSEEFFECT
Heat radiated from the Earth is trapped by greenhouse g______. GASES
This is a Greenhouse gas, C________ D________ CARBONDIOXIDE
Another greenhouse gas, W_______ water
This greenhouse gas comes from farting cows, M_________ methane
Earth is "just right" according to the G_______________ principle. goldilocks
Venus is too ________ to have life HOT
Mars is too far away from the sun and is too ______ for life. cold
Humans are responsible for c__________ c__________. climatechange
Greenhouse gases are found in the Earth's A______________. Atmosphere
Burning f________ f_____ releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere fossilfuels
More greenhouse gases in the atmosphere means the Earth is w_________ up warming

Earth's Oceans Crossword

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Description

deep narrow valleys of the ocean floor trench
large, flat basin area of the ocean floor abysassal plain
underwater mountain ranges with sea-floor spreading mid-ocean ridge
underwater volcano or mountain sea mount
steep drop from the continental shelf to the continental rise is called continental slope
The gently sloping area from the shoreline to the continental slope is called continental shelf
is a sound signal bounced off the ocean floor to measure depth sonar
what percent is the earth covered with water 75
what percent of the earth is covered by land 25
what percent of the earth's water has salt in it 71
what percent of water is fresh water 4
This describes how much salt is in the water salinity
rainfall and river runoff create more or less salinity in water less
ice formation and evaporation make more or less salinity in water more
what is water pressure? force
what is the amount of matter in an object density
is a sound signal used by sea and land creatures echolocation
tides, currents, and waves are types of motion
how are surface currents formed wind
salinity, temperature, and constant movement create what? deep-water currents
a powerful warm, swift moving atlantic ocean surface current that flows along the coast of the eastern US and up over Europe gulf stream
what continent is warmer because of the gulf stream europe
what force creates tides gravity

Global Warming Crossword

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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

Global Warming/Climate Change Crossword

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Description

The levels of this greenhouse gas are rising Carbondioxide
The reason for the seasons is the _______ of the Earth tilt
Without the Greenhouse Effect, Earth would be too _______ for life to exist cold
A period where water in the Pacific Ocean is colder than usual lanina
The distance north or south of the equator latitude
The movement of air where warm air rises and cold air sinks aircirculation
Gases that absorb and radiate heat greenhousegases
The daily atmospheric conditions weather
Temperatures ________ with increased altitude decrease
Polar ice melting is 1 effect of: globalwarming
The long-term weather patterns for an area climate
A period where water in the Pacific Ocean is warmer than usual elnino

Climate Change Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

WEATHER CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

Conditions of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather
Average, year-after-year weather patterns in a given area. Climate
Very dry regions with extreme temperatures. Deserts
Large fire that spreads quickly over a natural area. Wildfire
Long period of scarce rainfall. Drought
Most abundant gas in the atmosphere. Nitrogen
The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet. Atmosphere
Layer of the atmosphere in which Earth's weather occurs. Troposphere
Outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere. Thermosphere
Overflowing of water in a normally dry area. Flood
Period of glacial advance. Ice age
Dark, cooler regions on the surface of the sun. Sunspots
Solid particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere. Aerosol
Effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents. Coriolis Effect
Portion of Earth that consists of water Cryosphere
Densests parts of Earth that include the crust, mantle, and core. Geosphere
The trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere. Greenhouse Effect
The second most abundent gas in the atmosphere. Oxygen
Absorbs some of the harmful radiation from the sun. Ozone
It is the second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer. Stratosphere
Are calm areas where warm air rises. They occur at the equator where the sun heats the surface strongly. Doldrums
Sea and land breezes over a large region that change direction with the seasons. Monsoons
Water that falls to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet. Precipitation
A device that measures temperature Thermometer
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid. Convection

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

It is a living thing. biotic factors
Non-living things. abiotic factors
It is a rich variety of life on Earth, there's variety in genes, variety among species, and a variety of ecosystems. biodiversity
All of the living and non-living parts of a community. Ecosystem
The study of interactions that occur between organisms and their environment. ecology
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. habititat
All the members of a species in an ecosystem. population
All of the population in an ecosystem. community
Part of earth that contains all ecosystems. biosphere
the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates. environment

Care about the Environment! Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Acid rain
Carbon dioxide
Climate
Earth
Endangered species
Energy
Environment
Global warming
Green
Greenhouse gases
Natural resources
Oil spills
Oxygen
Pollution
Recycle
Renewable
Reuse
Toxic waste

Unit 1 bingo Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems. Abioic factor
a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment Adaptation
the largest biome out there Aquatic biome
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Biodiversity
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region Biome
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms Biosphere
are the living components of an ecosystem. Biotic factors
the statistics of weather, usually over a 30-year interval Climate
a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. Community
a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream Estauries
a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth. Forest
an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times. Marsh
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. Organisim
a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions Permafrost
all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country. Population
is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water Salinity
a wetland that is forested Swamp
the sometimes swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes, especially that between the tundra and steppes of Siberia and North America. Taiga
major regions in the Earth that share the same climate despite being in different geographical locations Terrestrial biome
a type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. Tundra
a place where the land is covered by water, either salt, fresh or somewhere in between Wetland

Earth's Spheres Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Contains all of Earth's liquid water hydrosphere
Contains all of Earth's frozen water cryosphere
All of the nonliving things, living things, and processes that make up the planet Earth earth system
a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet, moon, or other celestial body atmosphere
The part of Earth where life exists biosphere
The net flow of energy into and out of a system energy budget
The mostly solid, rocky part of Earth Geosphere
The outermost layer of the Geosphere crust
The layer of the Geosphere that is very hot, slow flowing, solid rock mantle
The central part of Earth core