Type
Word Search
Description

adjacent
alignment
amplitude
barrier beach
breaker
crest
erosion
frequency
friction
full moon
groin
longshore drift
maximum
minimum
neap
newmoon
oscillations
rip current
sand dune
spring
tidal bulge
tidal range
tide
trough
tsunami
wavelength

Ocean Vocabulary! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

High crested waves that crash near shore. BREAKER
The curving of moving objects from a straight path due to Earth's rotation. CORIOLIS EFFECT
Is the highest point of a wave. CREST
Are stream like movements of ocean water far below the surface. DEEP CURRENT
A periodic change in the location of warm and cool surface waters in the Pacific Ocean. EL NIÑO
Are tides with minimum daily tidal ranges that occur during the first and third quarters. NEAP TIDES
Are tides with maximum daily tidal range that occurs during the new and full moons. SPRING TIDES
Is a local rise in sea level near the shore that is caused by strong winds from a storm, such as a hurricane. STORM SURGE
The area between the breaker zone and the shore. SURF
Stream like movements of water that occurs at or near the surface of the ocean. SURFACE CURRENT
Are rolling waves that move in a steady procession across the ocean. SWELLS
Is the difference between levels of ocean water at high tide and low tide. TIDAL RANGE
Are daily movements of ocean water that change the level of the ocean's surface. TIDES
Is the lowest point of a wave. TROUGH
Are waves that form when a large volume of ocean water is suddenly moved up or down. TSUNAMI
Is a process in which cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean rises to the surface and replaces warm surface water. UPWELLING
The vertical distance between a wave crest and its trough. WAVE HEIGHT
The distance between adjacent wave crests or wave troughs. WAVE LENGTH
Is the time between the passage of two wave crests (or troughs) at a fixed point. WAVE PERIOD
Are white, foaming waves with very steep crests that break in the open ocean before the waves get close to the shore. WHITECAP

Waves crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Oscillations about an equilibrium Vibration
Number of times a wave passes a certain point frequency
Oscillations with transfer of energy wave
The height of a wave amplitude
Oscillations perpendicular to direction Transverse
The lowest part of a wave Trough
A type of wave that has compression longitudinal
The length of a wave wavelength
Unit of measurement for waves hertz
The highest part of a wave crest

WAVES Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

wavelength
hertz
frequency
amplitude
earthquake
air
thunder
transverse
rarefaction
longitudinal
trough
crest
compression
kinetic
waves
medium

PROPERTIES OF WAVES VOCABULARY Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a measure of its change over a single period Ampitude
the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) Compression
each the top of (something such as a hill or wave). crest
the frequency or wavelength of their oscillations which determines their position in the electromagnetic spectrum Electromagnetic Wave
the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves) Frequency
a wave vibrating in the direction of propagation. Longitudinal wave
a wave that is an oscillation of matter, and therefore transfers energy through a medium Mechanical wave
the intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses or a force acts on objects at a distance. Medium
diminution in the density of something, especially air or a gas. MEDICINE Rarefaction
a wave vibrating at right angles to the direction of its propagation. Transverse wave
a channel used to convey a liquid. Trough
The distance between adjacent peaks (or adjacent troughs) on a wave . Wave
the distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave. Wavelength

Waves and Sound Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A means of transferring energy from one point to another wave
Particles on the wave vibrate perpendicular to the direction that the wave is moving transverse wave
Particles on these waves vibrate parallel to the direction that the wave is moving (through a series of compressions and rarefactions) longitudinal
Require a medium to travel through (Ex: water waves and sound waves)  mechanical
Do not require a medium (ex: light and radio waves) electromagnetic
The distance from a point on one wave to the identical point on the next wave (crest to crest) wavelength
The number of waves passing each second; it is measured in Hertz frequency
Maximum displacement of a wave from the rest position or the size of the wave or how large the wave is amplitude
Waves will bounce off barriers an angle equal to the angle they strike the barrier reflection
Bending of a wave as it passes at an angle into another medium refraction
Bending of waves around barriers (this occurs to a greater degree with longer waves such as sound) diffraction
Waves add as they meet Constructive
The waves partly or completely cancel as they pass destructive
Change in frequency is heard when the source of sound and the person receiving the sound are in relative motion doppler effect
material through which a wave travels medium
Unit of measurement for frequency hertz
a disturbance that travels through a medium as a longitudinal wave sound
perception of the frequency of sound pitch
The high point of a wave. crest
The low point of a wave trough

Waves Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

a traveling disturbance that carries energy through matter and space Wave
a repeated back and forth movement of matter; often necessary to produce waves Vibration
a substance or matter through which a wave travels Medium
a type of wave in which particles move across or perpendicular to the direction the wave is traveling Transverse wave
a type of wave in which particles of the medium vibrate back and forth Longitudinal wave
the distance between a wave's resting point and its trough or crest Amplitude
the distance between any two adjacent (side by side) wave crests or and two adjacent wave Wavelength
the number of complete waves that pass a point in a certain time period Frequency
occurs when a wave bounces back after striking something Reflection
occurs when a wave passes from one medium into another and changes direction Refraction
waves that use matter to move or transfer energy Mechanical wave
waves that move through empty space (Vacuum) or use matter to transfer energy Electromagnets wave
is the bending of waves around a barrier or object Diffraction
the ability for two waves to combine and make a new wave when they overlap Interference
wave interface that forms a larger wave when two wave amplitudes overlap Constructive interference
wave interference that can form a smaller wave or cancel each other out when two wave amplitudes meet Destructive interference

Earth, Moon, Sun Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Solar Eclipse
Waning Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
Waning Crescent
Waxing Crescent
Third Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon
Spring Tide
Neap Tide
Tidal Bulge
Revolve
Full Moon
New Moon
Low Tide
High Tide
Summer Solstice
Winter Solstice
Rotate
Counterclockwise
Axis

Hydrology/Oceanography Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

gulf stream
salinity
deep ocean trench
aquifer
water cycle
surface currents
spring
precipitation
low tide
guyot
continental shelf
abyssal plain
wavelength
transpiration
seamount
permeable
island
evaporation
groundwater
breaker
cave
tide
neap tide
hydrosphere
current
condensation
geyser
wave height
desalination
tidal range
spring tide
runoff
mid ocean ridge
high tide
continental slope
water table

Earth, Moon, and Sun Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

tidal bulge
low tide
high tide
spring tide
neap tide
third quarter moon
first quarter moon
full moon
new moon
waning gibbous
waxing gibbous
waning crescent
waxing crescet
solar eclipse
lunar eclipse
winter solstice
summer solstice
revolve
rotate
vernal equinox
autumnal equinox
counterclockwise
axis

Ocean circulation vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Barrier island
Neap tide
Fetch
Upwelling
Wave height
Spring tide
Wave period
Gyre
Wavelength
Tidal range
Density current
Surface current
Beach
Tide
Coriolis effect
Ocean current