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the solid portion of the earth, also called the geosphere lithosphere
the regions of the surface of the earth occupied by living organisms biosphere
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers groundwater
water in gas form vapor
water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground runoff
the cycling of water through the hydrosphere hydrologic cycle
the process of water turning from liquid to gas evaporation
the process of water turning from gas to liquid condensation
any form of water that falls from the clouds and reaches earth's surface precipitation
completely absorbed into the earth, also called infiltration saturation
the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere hydrosphere

Spheres of Earth Crossword

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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

Hydrology Crossword Puzzle

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Description

This is the name when water turns into a gas. Evaporation
When water falls from a cloud. PRECIPITATION
This forms clouds. Condensation
Large bodies of water. Oceans
This is our unit. Hydrology
The biggest ocean on earth. Pacific ocean
The smallest ocean on earth. Artic ocean
Water in the soil or ground. Groundwater
Rain falls from this. Clouds
The solid form of water is______. Ice
Evaporated water. Vapor
How water soaks into the ground. Infiltration
Water evaporating on leaves. Transporation
Water that flows across land. Runoff
Another way of saying the water cycle. Hydrolic CYCLE
One state of matter Gas
A state of matter Liquid
A state of matter. Solid
Bodies of water Rivers
Body of water lake

The Hydrosphere Crossword

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Another name given to Earth by astronomers and astrophysicists The Blue Planet
Type of water body ocean
Type of water body lakes
Type of water body pond
Type of water body river
Type of water body creek
Type of water body stream
The mass of water on a planet hydrosphere
Earth's largest source of water oceans
One of Earth's largest sources of freshwater glaciers
The other largest source of freshwater icebergs
Earth's largest source of liquid freshwater groundwater
The interaction between sources of water (2 words) hydrologic cycle
The conversion of liquid water to gaseous water evaporation
Emission of water vapor from plants Transpiration
The process by which water vapor turns into liquid water Condensation
Water falling from the atomosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
Water that runs along the surface of the land (2 words) Surface runoff
Evaporation and condensation of a mixture to separate out the mixture's individual components distillation
The average time a given molecule of water will stay in a given water source (2 words) residence time
The measure of the quantity of dissolved salt in water salinity
Ocean water that freezes is known as (2 words) sea ice
An iceberg starts as a glacier
A dense, icy pack of snow firn
The water in soil that is not saturated (2 words) soil moisture
The imaginary line between the water-saturated soil and the soil not saturated with water (2 words) water table
The process by which water passes from above the water table to below it percolation
Lake in North America with a high salinity (3 words) Great Salt Lake
The lake in Isreal with a high salinity (2 words) Dead Sea
The cooling of a gas that happens when the gas expands (2 words) adiabatic cooling
Small particles that water vapor condenses on to form clouds (3 words) cloud condensation nuclei
cloud that has formed on the ground fog
mixture of dirt and fog smog
brownish haze from large amounts of industrial and automobile pollution (2 words) photochemical smog

Water Cycle Crossword

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tiny droplets of water dew
a thick cloud of dew released in the atmosphere fog
water droplets that fall from clouds to the Earth's surface rain
wet pellets that are a mix of rain and snow sleet
falling ice that are in the shape of white snow flakes snow
a deposit of small ice crystal frost
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere cloud
the draining away of water runoff
is the gaseous phase of water water vapor
the process of turning from liquid to vapor evaporation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds precipitation
an example of ????????????? is when a plant absorbs water through its roots transpiration
the process of vapor turning in to a liquid condensation
the solid state of water ice
a large stream of water river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea ocean
is water beneath the Earth's surface ground water
is water beneath the Earth's surface underground water
an extended of ice formed by falling ice glaciers
water having a large amount of salt saltwater
is a high-latitude region on a planet polarice
is the 3% of water we can use freshwater
the nature of something ingredients composition
the branch of science concerned with the properties of Earth's water hydrology
the amount of dissolved salts in water salinity

Hydrosphere Crossword

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Description

Drinkable potable
When a gas changes into a liquid condensation
Saltiness of water salinity
Water that flows from the land into rivers and lakes runoff
Water is called this due to its ability to dissolve many things universalsolvent
All of the water on Earth hydrosphere
The "skin" or "film" on top of water surfacetension
Property where something sticks to other things adhesion
A factory dumping waste into a river would be this type of pollution pointsource
Evaporation from plants transpiration
Cloudiness of water turbidity
Rain, sleet, snow, and hail precipitation
The place where salt water and fresh water mix estuary
When a liquid changes to a gas evaporation
Water within the earth groundwater
How easily water can travel through rock permeability
The portion of land drained by a river riverbasin
Oxygen in water dissolvedoxygen
97% of Earth's water is this type saltwater
Most of Earth's freshwater is found here glaciers
The process of water seeping into the ground infiltration
3% of Earth's water is this type freshwater
Property where something sticks to itself cohesion
Pockets of water that feed wells and springs aquifer
The size of the spaces between rock porosity

Biogeochemical Cycles Crossword

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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

Hydrology Unit Crossword

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mass of water found on, under, and over the surface of a planet. HYDROSPHERE
water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations Ground water
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. Watershed
study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets HYDROLOGY
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea FRESHWATER
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas HYDROSPHERE
an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials AQUIFER
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, UPWELLING
The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life STEWARDSHIP
biological conversion of one or more carbon molecules CHEMOSYNTHESIS
a single identifiable source of air, Water pollution, thermal, noise or light pollution POINT SOURCE POLLUTION
introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change POLLUTION
saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water SALINITY
water pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea. NONPOINTPOLLUTION
the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye TURBIDITY
a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae ALGAL BLOOM
a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity(alkalinity) of an aqueous solution pH
of, found in, or produced by the sea MARINE
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere POLLUTANT
species that can be used to monitor the health of an environment or ecosystem. BIO-INDICATOR
change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase CONDENSATION
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. PRECIPITATION
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc. RUNOFF
a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase EVAPORATION
process of water movement through a lant and its evaporation from aerial parts TRANSPIRATION

The Water Cycle Crossword

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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

Water cycle Crossword

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The reason why the water cycle is important is because without the water cycle earth can become to warm or to cold
Earth needs to maintain its temperature the correct way
Without the water cycle it would create problems at the core of the planet
Rains down on humans like gas from trucks or cars pollution
The pollution also goes to the ground water
The phenomena of acid rain is caused by those issues
Water has three states
It can exist as a liquid, and also be classified as a vapor and as ice
The Water cycle means that the amount of water on earth is constant
When the earth goes through warmer climatic periods the ice caps melt
Water is constantly moving from one place to another through the process of evaporation
Water is a resource that can not be created by man
The sun is the driving force of the water cycle
Transpiration is the process by which water evaporates
When water evaporates into theatnosphere it cools and condenses to form clouds
Aquifers are underground water reserviors
Groundwater or water stored in the earths surface can remain there for thousands of years before moving
Really old groundwater is called fossil water
About 70% of the earths surface is covered with water
Water is stored underground and also in icecaps , snow ,and glaciers
When the clouds get too heavy from collecting water, they relase it through a process called precipitation
Precipitation can occur in the form of failing rain,sleet,snow or hail
After water falls during precipitation, it either becomes an part of a body of water like an ocean or lake
Only 3% of the water on earth is freshwater
The water cycle shows that everything is connected
The area of high rainfall, precipitation will increase
Every living thing on earth needs water to survive
The sun turns water on the earth into a vapor
As vapor ries it gets cold
Some of the water soaks deep into the ground

Water Cycle Crossword

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Description

Most common liquid on earth, with a chemical formula of H2O Water
The energy source that fuels the water cycle sun
All of the water on earth's surface, such as lakes seas and water vapor Hydrosphere
The surface vaporization of a liquid onto a gaseous phase evaporation
The conversion of a gas into a liquid when the vapor comes in contact with a cooler state condensation
Rain, snow, sleet or hail that falls to the ground precipitation
The process of a liquid traveling from the roots of a plant to small pores in the leaves, where it evaporates transpiration
Water held beneath the earths surface, often absorbed into the soil groundwater
The large body of salt water covering 70%of earth's surface ocean
Water that has not absorbed salt, becoming a solution freshwater
Water that has absorbed salt, and become a solution saltwater
The draining of water from the surface runoff