Type
Crossword
Description

deep narrow valleys of the ocean floor trench
large, flat basin area of the ocean floor abysassal plain
underwater mountain ranges with sea-floor spreading mid-ocean ridge
underwater volcano or mountain sea mount
steep drop from the continental shelf to the continental rise is called continental slope
The gently sloping area from the shoreline to the continental slope is called continental shelf
is a sound signal bounced off the ocean floor to measure depth sonar
what percent is the earth covered with water 75
what percent of the earth is covered by land 25
what percent of the earth's water has salt in it 71
what percent of water is fresh water 4
This describes how much salt is in the water salinity
rainfall and river runoff create more or less salinity in water less
ice formation and evaporation make more or less salinity in water more
what is water pressure? force
what is the amount of matter in an object density
is a sound signal used by sea and land creatures echolocation
tides, currents, and waves are types of motion
how are surface currents formed wind
salinity, temperature, and constant movement create what? deep-water currents
a powerful warm, swift moving atlantic ocean surface current that flows along the coast of the eastern US and up over Europe gulf stream
what continent is warmer because of the gulf stream europe
what force creates tides gravity

Oceans Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the flat region on the ocean floor called? AbyssalPlain
What is a deep valley on the ocean floor called? Trench
What are the active swimmers in a body of water called? Nekton
What are the tiny organisms called that drift in the ocean? Plankton
What is a community of organisms that live on or near a ''Benthic Zone?'' Benthos
What is an underwater mountain called? Seamount
What is a large stream of moving water through the oceans called? Current
What is energy that moves through a body of water? Wave
What is the daily rise and fall of ocean water called? Tide
What is the salt content of water called? Salinity
What is the slope that connects the continental shelf and the abyssal plain called? ContinentalSlope
What is the part of the ocean that starts at the coastline and ends at the sloping part of the ocean floor? ContinentalShelf

Hydrology/Oceanography Word Search

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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

Water on Earth Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The proccess of the constant motion of water. Water Cycle
forms of water that come from the sky and reach earth's surface Pecipitation
Fills spaces in the ground and soil Ground Water
Device that measures distance by recording echoes underwater Sonar
Shalow area that extends on the edge of a continent Continental Shelf
A steep incline leading down on the edge of a continent. Continental Slope
A nearlly flat region of the ocean floor Abbysal Plain
a deep canyon in the ocean floor Trench
motion of energy through a body of water Wave
rise and fall of water on its coastline Tides
a tide that has the greatest difference between low and high tide when the sun and moon align Spring Tides
A tide with the least difference between high and low tides when the sun and moon allign Neap Tides
amount of dissolved salts in water samples. Salinity
large stream of water that flows through the ocean. Current
The effect of Earths rotation on the direction of currents or winds. Coriolis Effect
Yearly average conditions of temperature, winds, etc. in an area. Climate
An event in climate tthat occurs every 2-7 years in the Pacific Ocean. El Nino
An event in climate that occurs in the Eastern pacific Ocean La Nina
Motion of cold waterupward from the deep ocean because of wind Upwelling

Oceans Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

an underwater landmass continental shelf
the sloping region between a continental shelf and rise continental slope
the salt content of a body of water salinity
the cycle of rising and falling of the surface of bodies of water tides
a transfer of energy wave
movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earth's oceans current
a large underwater mountain seamount
organisms that live on or in the bottom of a body of water benthos
the small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or fresh water plankton
aquatic animals that are able to swim and move independently of water currents nekton
a long narrow ditch trench
an underwater plain on the deep ocean floor abyssal plain

oceanography Crossword

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Crossword
Description

found at depths between 3000 and 6000 m abyssal plain
a long, narrow, deep depression in the ocean floor, typically one running parallel to a plate boundary and marking a subduction zone. trench
aquatic animals that are able to swim and move independently of water currents. nekton
are a diverse group of organisms that live in the water column of large bodies of water and that cannot swim against a current. plankton
the flora and fauna found on the bottom, or in the bottom sediments, of a sea, lake benthos
a mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the water's surface seamounts
directed movement of seawater generated by forces acting upon this mean flow currents
a disturbance in the ocean that transmits energy from one place to another. waves
measure of all the salts dissolved in water. salinity
The gravitational attraction of the moon causes the oceans to bulge out in the direction of the moon. tides
consists of muds and silts, and is often crosscut by submarine canyons. continental slope
underwater landmass which extends from a continent continental shelf

Hydrology Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Eutrophication
Desalination
Cave
Wavelength
Salinity
Wave height
Breaker
Groundwater
Water table
Geyser
Groundwater
Abyssal plains
Bathymetry
Condensation
Continental glaciers
Continental shelf
Continental slope
Current
Evaporation
Guyot
High tide
Hydrosphere
Island
Low tide
Mis océan ridge
Neap tide
Permeable
Precipatation
Run off
Salt water
Seamount
Spring
Spring tide
Stalactites
Stalagmites
Surface currents
Tidal range
Tide
Transpiration
Water cycle

Ocean Floor Features Vocab. Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

that portion of the seafloor adjacent to the continents continental margin
the gently sloping submerged portion of the continental margin, extending from the shoreline to the continental slope continental shelf
the steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf continental slope
a seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower submarine canyon
a down slope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension turbidity current
the gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope continental rise
area of the deep-ocean floor between the continental margin and the oceanic ridge ocean basin floor
very level area of the deep-ocean floor, usually lying at the foot of the continental rise abyssal plain
an isolated volcanic peak that rises at least 1000 meters above the deep-ocean floor seamount
"see" oceanic ridge mid-ocean ridge
the process by which plate tectonics produces new oceanic lithosphere at ocean rdges seafloor spreading

SCIENCE BINGO

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

phytoplankton
salinity
The Gulf Stream
Moon
continental shelf
Pacific Ocean
oceanographer
Mariana Trench
70%
trenches
wind and water density
very deep
relatively shallow
sonar
mid-ocean ridges
gases, salt, solids
waves, currents, tides
salinity, temperature
wind
pressure
salt water habitats
current
from the sun
temperature

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OCEAN CURRENTS CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

What is a continuous, directed movement of seawater Ocean currents
What is horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface. Surface currents
What is an inertial force (also called a fictitious force)[1] that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame. Coriolis Effect
What is MOVEMENT OF WATER LIKE A RIVER IN THE MIDDLE OF OCEAN WATER. Deep Ocean currents
What is The movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface Upwelling
What is (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time El Niño
what is "Normal" year, easterly trade winds and ocean currents pool warm water in the western Pacific, allowing upwelling of nutrient rich water off the West coast of South America. La Niña
What is a subsurface current that is near shore and that pulls objects out to sea ? Undertow
What is A long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance ? Tsunami
What is a current that the sun heats from near the equator and near the poles Convection current
What is Flow of warm, oxygen rich water downward to deeper water Downwelling
What is Largest surface current that transports more water than all rivers on Earth combined in a years time and carries large amounts of heat Gulf Stream

The Dynamic Earth Puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

One of the 7 great masses of land Continent
The name of the supercontinent that existed 200 million years ago, when all the modern continents were connected. Pangea
The theory that continents have moved slowly to their current locations and continue to move. Continental Drift Theory
The process by which new oceanic crust forms along mid ocean ridges and older crust moves away from the ridge. Sea Floor spreading theory
A long narrow mountain chain found on the floor of the ocean. Mid Ocean Ridge
The distance from the surface of the ocean to ocean floor. Depth
An event that causes the magnetic field to reverse its direction. Magnetic Reversal
A tectonic boundary where two plates are moving away from each other and new crust is forming from magma that rises to the Earth's surface between the two plates. Divergent Plate Boundary
The transfer of heat energy that results from magma becoming heated, less dense, and rising eventually cooling at the surface, becomes more dense and sinks.. Convection Current
The divisions of Earth's outer shell that glide over the mantle. Tectonic Plate
The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. Lithosphere
The layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere, in which there is relatively low resistance to plastic flow and convection is thought to occur. Asthenosphere
The process where dense oceanic crust is forced under the less dense continental crust Subduction