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Tells what kind of information you are showing on a map TITLE
North, South, East, and West Cardinal Directions
People who make and design maps Cartographers
Physical force that keeps Earth and other objects revolving around the sun GRAVITY
Largest planet on Earth JUPITER
The 3rd planet from the sun EARTH
The Earth's crust LITHOSPHERE
Part of Earth that supports life BIOSPHERE
The measure of how hot or cold a place is TEMPERATURE
Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Hail PRECIPITATION
Movement from place to place MIGRATION
Number of births per year for every 1,000 people BIRTHRATE
Way of life CULTURE
The release of unclean or toxic elements into the air, water, and land POLLUTION
Tax on imported goods TARIFF

Planets Crossword

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Description

closest to sun Mercury
hottest planet venus
planet with life earth
Largest planet Jupiter
planet with least density Saturn
2nd farthest planet from the sun Uranus
coldest planet Neptune
source of light sun
What all planets do around the sun revolution
what all planets do on their axis Rotation
time it takes earth to rotate on its axis day
time it takes earth to revolve around the sun year
number of planets eight
the planet's path around the sun orbit
what keeps the planets in orbit gravity
used to be a planet pluto
deflects the light of the sun the moon
most planets can have __________ moons
can be seen in the distance stars
Mercury is the _______ planet to the sun closest

The Solar System (Chapter 15) Crossword

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Description

term describing a model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of the revolving planets and stars geocentric
term describing a model of the solar system in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun heleocentric
an oval shape, which may be elongated or nearly circular; the shape of the planets' orbits ellipse
the system consisting of the sun and the planets and other objects that revolve around it solar system
a unit of distance equal to the average distance between Earth and the Sun astronomical unit
an object that orbits a star, is large enough to have become rounded by its own gravity, and has cleared the area of its orbit planet
an object that orbits the sun and is spherical, but has not cleared the area of its orbit dwarf planet
one of the small asteroid-like bodies that formed the building blocks of the planets planetesimal
the name given to the four inner planets; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars terrestrial planets
the trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere greenhouse effect
the name often given to the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune gas giant
a thin disk of small ice and rock particles surrounding a planet ring
the region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where many asteroids are found asteroid belt
a region where many small objects orbit the sun and taht stretches from beyond teh orbit of Neptune to about 100 times Earth's distance from the Sun Kuiper Belt
a spherical region of comets that surrounds the solar system Oort Cloud
a loose collection of ice and dust that orbits the sun, typically in a long, narrow orbit comet
the fuzzy outer layer of a comet coma
the central core of an atom which conatins protons and nuetrons OR/ALSO the solid core of a comet nucleus
one of the rocky objects revolving around the sun that are too small and numerous to be considered planets asteroid
a chuck of rock or dust in space, generally smaller than an asteroid meteoroid
a streak of light in the sky produced by the burning of a meteoroid in Earth's atmopshere meteor
a meteoroid that passes through the atmosphere and hits Earth's surface meteorite
the outer layer of the sun's atmosphere corona
an eruption of gas from the sun's surface that occurs when the loops in sunspot regions suddenly connect solar flare
a stream of electrically charged particles that emanate from the sun's corona solar wind
a dark area of gas on the sun's surface that is cooler than surrounding gases sunspot
a huge reddish loop of gas that protrudes from the sun's surface, linking parts of sunspot regions prominence

WEATHER CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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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

Solar system Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet. Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt, i.e., Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars. Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution. Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt, i.e., Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. outer planet
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star. Planets
planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals. Rocky Planets
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. Solar System
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun. year
is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto
The Great Red Spot is a giant, spinning storm in Jupiter's atmosphere. Great Red Spot
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun Comet
noun: meteor; plural noun: meteors a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun. Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere. Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such. Dwarf Planet

Intro to Earth System Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the branch of science dealing with the physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere. earth science
any of the almost spherical concentric regions of matter that make up the earth and its atmosphere, as the lithosphere and hydrosphere. geosphere
all the waters on the earth's surface hydrosphere
the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet atmosphere
he regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth biosphere
the branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea. oceanograhy
is defined as a branch of biology focused on the study of the relationships of the natural world environmental science
the science that deals with the earth's physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it. geology
the branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena meteorology
the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole astronomy

6th Grade Science Project Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Any of the large celestial bodies that revolve around the Sun in the solar system planets
a small object that enters Earth's atmosphere from space and burns due to friction, emitting light meteor
The four largest and brightest moons of Jupiter, which were discovered by Galileo Galilei: Ganymede, Io, Callisto, and Europa Galilean moons
Large and small rocks or metallic masses orbiting the Sun; made up of materials similar to those that formed the planets Asteroid
A celestial body of ice, dust, and rock with an elongated and elliptical orbit Comet
the force that causes objects with mass to attract one another Gravity
the whole mass of air surrounding a planet Atmosphere
move in an elliptical path around a center Revolution
The gravitationally-curved path of an object around a point in space Orbit
To spin on an axis; the spinning of Earth on its axis that causes day and night to occur Rotation
Composition of outer planets whose atmosphere is made of gases Gaseous
relating to the land Terrestrial
The region between the inner and outer planets where most asteroids orbit around the Sun Asteroid belt
A reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between Earth and space Space shuttle
A vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside Earth's atmosphere Spacecraft
a large artificial satellite used as a long-term base for manned operations in space. Space station
An unmanned spacecraft designed to explore the solar system and transmit data back to Earth Space probe
an engine that provides thrust directly through the burning of its fuel without requiring the intake of air Rocket
A vehicle for exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial body (such as the Moon and Mars) Rover
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the American governmental agency dedicated to space exploration NASA

Earth, Sun, and Moon Crossword

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Description

the gravitationally bound system comprising the Sun and the objects that orbit it SOLARSYSTEM
the star at the center of the Solar System and is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth SUN
a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity STAR
Earth's only natural satellite MOON
minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System ASTEROID
an icy small Solar System body COMET
a small rocky or metallic body travelling through space METEOR
all of time and space and its contents UNIVERSE
planet closest to the sun MERCURY
second planet from the sun VENUS
third planet from the sun, the planet we live on EARTH
forth planet from the sun MARS
fifth planet from the sun JUPITER
sixth planet from the sun SATURN
seventh planet from the sun URANUS
eighth planet from the sun NEPTUNE
a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system ALIGNMENT
the shape of the illuminated portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth PHASESOFTHEMOON
when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth SOLARECLIPSE
when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra LUNARECLIPSE
the angle between an object's rotational axis and its orbital axis TILTOFEARTH
bright or shining, especially in the dark LUMINOUS
have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated WANING
have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated WAXING
a curve on a plane that surrounds two focal points ELLIPSE

Spheres of Earth Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Derived from the Greek word GEO which means ground, the Earth's solid body. Geosphere
"Water Sphere" includes all of the rivers, lakes, and oceans of Earth. Hydrosphere
("Air Sphere") is the envelope of air that surrounds the whole Earth. Atmosphere
("rock sphere") the ground you are standing on and the whole crust of Earth's surface. Lithosphere
("life sphere") includes all living things: plants, animals, even your friends! Biosphere
Processes that move matter and energy from one sphere to another are called________ _________. SphereInteractions
Lithosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. land
Hydrosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. water
Atmosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. air
Biosphere is also known as the sphere of _________. life
Examples of the Hydrosphere include Oceans, lakes, rivers, groundwater, polar ice caps, rain, and _____. snow
Examples of the Geosphere include continents, ocean floor, mountains, _______, dust, sand asphalt, and bricks. rocks
Examples of the atmosphere include oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, wind, and ______. ozone
Examples of the Biosphere include Plants, animals, insects, and _________. microbes

Earth Science, Chapter 1.1 and 1.2 Crossword

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Crossword
Description

theory that the planets were formed from a rotating cloud of dust Nebular Hypothesis
planets that can sustain life terrestrial planets
the solar energy that powers Earth's exterior processes sun
the water on Earth hydrosphere
the life sustaining thin gaseous envelope surrounding Earth atmosphere
The crust, mantle, and core geosphere
living part of Earth biosphere
innermost part of Earth core
middle layer of earth mantle
thin outer layer of Earth crust
crust and upper mantle lithosphere
theory that Earth's crust is broken into pieces and moved by Earth's internal energy source plate tectonics
Earth's internal energy source Earths interior
study of the stars and planets astronomy
study of climate and weather meteorology
study of the water covering most of Earth and its inhabitants oceanography
study of Earth geology
educated guess hypothesis
step by step process to conduct an experiment method
well tested and proven fact of science theory

Planets Crossword

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Crossword
Description

the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet Atmosphere
a large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. Gas Giant
the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass Gravity
a planet whose orbit lies within the asteroid belt Inner planet
the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution Orbit
a planet whose orbit lies outside the asteroid belt Outer planets
a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star Planets
is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals Rocky planets
the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit around the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets Solar system
the time taken by a planet to make one revolution around the sun Year
s usually the most distant planet in the solar system Pluto
is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes Great Red Spot
a celestial object consisting of a nucleus of ice and dust and, when near the sun, a “tail” of gas and dust particles pointing away from the sun Comet
a small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light Meteor
a small rocky body orbiting the sun Asteroid
a small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere Meteroid
a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such Dwarf Planets