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plants
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Fossil Word Search

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remains
millions
bones
animals
plants
rock
dinosaur
preserved
wooly mammoth
petrified wood
amber
paleontologist
sedimentary rock
extinct
imprint
fossil
cast
mold

Geology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

molten rock magma
cool, top layer of Earth crust
17 huge slabs of rock tectonic plates
tool to measure motion of ground seismometer
a naturally occurring solid that has a specific chemical make-up Mineral
2 or more minerals together. Rock
formed from cooled magma or lava. Igneous
forms under the surface, cools slowly and forms big crystals. Intrusive
forms above the surface, forms small crystals. Extrusive
made of sand, rocks, minerals, and organic matter. Sedimentary
the compaction and cementation of sediments. lithification
organisms (plants + animals) preserved in sedimentary rock. fossils
formed when heat and pressure "RECYLCE" rock. Metamorphic
this law states that older rocks are at the bottom of the sequence, youngest at the top. Law of Superposition
movement of Earths crust. Plate Tectonics
heat, ash, and lava released from vent forms "cones" volcanoes
shaking caused when tectonic plates suddenly move and release pressure and stress. Earthquakes
acid rain eats away rock. Forms caves and sinkholes. chemical weathering
water and wind breaking down rocks. physical weathering
weathered rock and organic matter. Soil
organic material Humus
nutrient rich Topsoil
sand, silt, clay Subsoil
Least Permeable Bed Rock
air spaces Porosity
ability to transport H2O Permeability
gritty, H2O flows easily Sand
powder Silt
sticky and clumpy (NO H2O flow) Clay
best for plants, mix of all. Loam
wind deposited silt Loess
decomposing organic matter Humus

SOIL CROSSWORD

Type
Crossword
Description

Largest particle dries quicl;y and texture is rough and gritty. Sand
Relative proportions of sand, silt, and clay texture
What the soil is composed of air, water, nutrients, and orgainic matter Composition
the proccess by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, ext. Erosion
How much water the soil will allow through permeability
Depends on how many pores and the size of the pores porosity
influenced by the amount of proteins present in the soil Color
used to identify different types of soil Soil Properties
the break down of rock and minerals by rain, acid, salt, wind, and temperature into sediments weathering
Medium sized particles, texture is smooth and powdery when dry and slippery when wet. silt
smallest particle; smooth and hard as stone when dry and sticky when wet clay
Mixture of sand, silt, and clay. Best type of soil for growing plants. Loam
soil layers; more mature soil has more horizons soil horizon
Mixture of rock, minerals, and organiz matter soil
living particles in soil organic
non living particles in soil inorganic
Mostly made of decaying leaves, twigs, and animal remains/waste Humus
loose soil that is rich in organic material needed by plants topsoil
rich in minerals that are wased down in minerals that are wased downfrom topsoil by rain subsoil
slightly broken up rock. plants roots cannot go through this layer. Mostly inorganic. weathered rock
also knowthe parent material. unweathered solid rock bneath all layers. bedrock
the extraction of valuable minerals or geological materials from the earth. mining
a natrual material with a high concentation of metals and valuable materials that can be extracted for a profit. Ore
when a mine is no longer being used, the land should be restored to its former state or better. Reclamation
minerals or substances that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. Natrual resource
a natural resource that can be replaced quickly enough so that we will not run out renewable resource
hydrocarbons created from the remains of formerly living organisms used for energy. fossil fuel
a natrual resource that we need to use carefully because it cannot be replaced quickly and we will run out. nonrenewable resource

fossils Crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

what is a remains of an organism that lived long ago and is preserved in some way? fossil
a scientist who studies fossils and organisms that lived long ago? paleontologist
a mark or figure impressed or printed on something imprints
formed when sediment fills the inside or covers the outside of a dead organism molds
preserves the impression of the hard part of an organism casts
insect fossils preserved in hardened tree sap called amber
are formed by sediment that is deposited over time, usually as layers at the bottom of lakes and oceans sedimentary rock
is a kind of fossil formed when trees that died millions of years ago fell and became covered in mud and sand petrified wood
when the last existing member dies extinct
are a diverse group of animals that first appeared during the Triassic dinosaurs

Dinosaurs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A animal's bone structure. Skeleton
A dinosaur with boney plates down its back. Stegosaurus
The fiercest dinosaur of all. Tyrannosaurus
The time before written history began. Prehistoric
A person who studies dinosaurs. Paleontologist
A dinosaur with three horns on its face. Triceratops
A meat eater. Carnivore
The naturally preserved remains of an ancient plant or animal. Fossil
A plant eater. Herbivore
A flying dinosaur. Pterodactyl
An animal that hunts other animals. Predator
The largest group of dinosaurs. Titanosaurs
An animal species that no longer exists. Extinct
Large reptiles that became extinct about 66 million years ago. Dinosaurs

Soil Horizons Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

workability
soil depth
soil probe
soil texture
particles
color
soil sample
mineral fragments
iron
silt
sand
clay
weathering
leaching
mineral horizon
surface horizon
eluvium
organisms
humus
organic matter
bedrock
parent material
subsoil
topsoil

Weathering and Erosion Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What type of weathering breaks smaller pieces of rock from larger pieces Mechanical
What type of weathering slowly dissolves rock chemical
What is the process in which wind, water, gravity transport soil? Erosion
When farmers change crops to protect nutrient depletion. Crop rotation
When farmers grow a crop between seasons to prevent erosion. cover crop
Creating a series of steps so that farming can occur on a steep hill Terracing
Leaving the previous season's stalks behind to prevent erosion. no till
Refers to the pore space in soil taken up by water or oxygen porosity
Water dissolves and carries nutrients in topsoil to lower layers leaching
The top layer of soil topsoil
The most fertile section of topsoil humus
The layer of rock beneath soil layers bedrock
When water in the air causes chemical change oxidation
Repeated freezing and thawing in cracks of rock ice wedging
Type of weathering in which harder rock weathers less than softer rock differential
When limestone is dissolved underground, you get a... cave
When pollution and rain weather together. acid rain
Grinding away of rock abrasion
Agent of mechanical weathering wind
Agent of chemical weathering water
Living agent of mechanical weathering plants
Rock that is the source of the fragments parent rock
Protecting soil from nutrient loss or erosion soil conservation
When water slows and drops sediment deposition
Deposition that occurs as a body of water slows to flow into another delta
Sediment deposits here when a river overflows its banks (pg.318) floodplain
a fan-shaped deposion on land alluvial fan
As a mountain ages, its peaks become (rounder/sharper) rounder

Jurassic Park Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Biggest carnivore to ever walk the earth Tyrannosaurus Rex
Younger grandchild of John Hammond Lex
Older grandchild of John Hammond Timmy
Paleontologist that visits the park Alan Grant
Botanist that works with Alan Grant Ellie Sattler
Social dinosaur, fossilized baby of this found in Montana dig site Velociraptor
Three-Horned Herbivore Triceratops
Smallest dinosaur on the island Comsognathus
Mathematician that visits the park Ian Malcolm
First dinosaur seen by the tourists when they arrive Brontosaurous
Color of the jeeps Green
Name of person who designed the grid of the park Dennis Nedry
State where Alan is shown digging Montana
Name of park Jurassic Park
Author of the book Michael Cochton
Class of dinosaurs that fly Pterosaurs
Class of dinosaurs that eat meat Carnivores
Class of dinosaurs that eat plants Herbivores
Dinosaurs that hide in the trees Othnielia
City where Ian Malcolm is from San Diego

Fossil Word Search By Vanessa Pham

Type
Word Search
Description

amber
animal
bones
cast
formation
fossil
imprint
mold
organism
paleontologist
plants
preserved
sedimentary rocks
shells
teeth
trace

Fossil Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

environment
relative time
amber
discover
bones
remains
organism
layers
plant
animal
fossil
imprint
dinosaurs
rock
mold
sediment
cast