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Condensation
Evaporation
Transpiration
Waterflow
Hydroelectricity
Irrigation
Place
Resource
Environment
Renewable
Change
Space
World
Geography
Watercycle
Sustainability
Scale
Explore
Investigate
Interconnection

The Water Cycle Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

heat energy thermal energy
rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere troposphere
full of tiny holes porous
water flowing beneath Earth's surface groundwater flow
change from liquid to gas evaporation
thin layer of gas surrounding the earth atmosphere
temperature at which air is saturated and condensation forms dew
the repeated movement of water between Earth's surface and the atmosphere the water cycle
water that can be easily seen flowing over Earth's surface surface water flow
change from gas to liquid condensation
loss of water from a plant through leaves transpiration
ice formed when water vapor changes directly into ice crystals frost

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

Spicess bolts Word Search

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Condensation
Evaporation
Source
Scale
Title
Legend
orientation
Board
Change
Environment
Interconnection
Place
Space
Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability Crossword

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Description

An area's ability to create an ongoing supply of renewable resources and absorb waste Biocapacity
Materials such as minerals, trees, and water that occur naturally and can be used Natural Resources
The process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects Recycling
Energy that is collected from resources that are naturally replenished Renewable Energy
Organic materials produced in a renewable manner that can be used to create energy Biomass Fuel
The impact of a person or community on the environment Ecological Footprint
The process of maintaining change in a balanced environment Sustainability
A fuel derived directly from living matter Biofuel
A naturally occurring liquid found beneath the Earth's surface that can be refined into fuel Petroleum
Energy that is collected from resources that cannot be replenished on a human timescale Nonrenewable Energy
Energy that is collected from the Sun Solar Energy
A device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy Wind Turbine
Unrefined petroleum Crude Oil
A healthy environment where the natural resources are not being overused is called __________. Sustainable
A unhealthy environment where the natural resources are being overused is called __________. Unsustainable
A natural fuel formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms Fossil Fuel
Thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth Geothermal Energy
Electricity produced by running water moving a turbine Hydroelectric Energy

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

Water Cycle and Terms Word Search

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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

The Water Cycle Word Search

Type
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Description

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

Human Impact on Our Environment Crossword

Type
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Description

ability to maintain sustainability
something in which something lives environment
resources supplied by nature natural resources
contaminating with unwanted substances or factors pollution
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical envrionment ecosystem
a change in global temperatures attributed largely to levels of carbon dioxide produce by fossil fuels climate change
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or organism habitat
a large naturally occuring community of flora and fauna occupying a habitat e.g. forest or ocean biome
energy from which a source that is not depleted when used such as wind or solar power renewable resource
the action of investigating something or someone formal or research investigation

Cycles in the Environment Word Search

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Description

Foodweb
Bioaccumulation
AcidRain
Pollutant
Pollution
Run-off
GroundWater
Precipitation
Condensation
FossilFuels
Photosynthesis
Transpiration
Evaporation
Watercycle
CarbonDioxide
CarbonCycle
Carbon
Environment
Cycles

Renewable Resources Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Electricity produced by moving water, especially from across a river. hydroelectric power
The basic unit of a chemical element. atom
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates. environment
The action of dividing or splitting something into two or more parts. fission
The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. fusion
A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. global warming
The time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope to fall to half its original value. half-life
The energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity. nuclear energy
The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality. power
The emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization. radiation
The emission of ionizing radiation or particles caused by the spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei. radioactivity
A fuel derived directly from living matter. bio-fuel
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. natural resources
An organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally reoccurring processes. renewable resource
Radiant energy emitted by the sun. solar energy
The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration. water cycle
The conversion of one form of energy into another, or the movement of energy from one place to another. energy transfer
An energy that travels by waves or particles, particularly electromagnetic radiation such as heat or x-rays. radiant energy
The perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction. wind
A hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air. geyser
The quality of being hot; high temperature. heat
The vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air. steam
Of, relating to, or produced by the internal heat of the earth. geothermal