Type
Word Search
Description

Abiotic
Absolute Dating
Bio-INdicators
Biotic
Estuaries
Evolution
Fault
Fossil
Hydrosphere
Ice Cores
Igneous Rock
Index Fossil;
Law Of Superposition
Lithospeheric
Metamorphic Rock
Plate Tectonic Theory
Radioactive Dating
Relative Aage
Salinity
Sedimentary Rock
Transitional fossil
Turbidity
Upwelling
Water Cycle

Relative and Absolute Dating Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What do scientists use to measure artifacts under 30,000 years of age? C-14
In order to date old materials, scientists use? Abosolute dating
The half-life of Carbon-14 is 5730
If I were to measure a dinosaur fossil which element should I use? Uranium 238
What is the method used to date fossils from that can be miles away from eachother? Rock Correlation
What is the contact between sedimentary rocks that are significantly different in age, or between sedimentary rocks and older, eroded igneous or metamorphic rocks? Uncomformity
Any remains, impression or trace of a living thing from a former geological era. Fossil
samples of Earth and rock nearest the surface will be newer in age than those beneath them. Law of Superposition
No element can date me accurately what rock am I Sedimentary Rock
What is a technique used to find materials such as igneous or gas? Radiometric Dating

SUPER SCIENCE WORDSEARCH unit 7---- (can you find all the words?)

Type
Word Search
Description

absolute dating
cast
decay element
extinct
extrusion
fossil record
geologic column
geologic time
half-life
ice core
index fossil
isotope
mold
petrified
radioactivity
radiometric dating
strata
trance fossil
unconformity
uniformitarianism

Earth History #1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

earliest era of earth history, ending 570 million years ago Precambrian
a core sample that is typically removed from an ice sheet ice core
between the end of the Precambrian eon and the beginning of the Ordovician period. Cambrian
the state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or becoming extinct. "the extinction of the great auk" extinction
a basic law of geochronology, stating that in any undisturbed sequence of rocks deposited in layers Law of superposition
a system of chronological dating that relates geological strata to time Geological time scale
any method of determining the age of earth materials or objects of organic origin based on measurement of short-lived radioactive elements radioactive dating
a fossil that is useful for dating and correlating the strata in which it is found Index fossil
process of determining an age on a specified chronology in archaeology and geology Absolute dating
the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form fossil
the science of determining the relative order of past events relative dating
the outermost layer of a planet crust

Rock Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Rocks formed by extreme heat and pressure Metamorphic
Rocks formed by the cooling of magma Igneous
Rocks formed by weathering, layering, and compaction Sedimentary
This molten material cools inside a volcano Magma
This igneous rock that cools slowly has large crystals and coarse grains Intrusive
This igneous rock that cools quickly has small crystals and fine grains Extrusive
This material cools on the exterior of a volcano Lava
A mixture of minerals forms this Rock
The Latin word meaning "igneous" Fire
Sedimentary rocks often have layers that contain this Fossils
A specific type of sedimentary rock Sandstone
A specific type of metamorphic rock Quartzite
A specific type of igneous rock Granite

Geologic Time and Rock Layer Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A body between to igneous rocks without reaching the surface. Intrusions
To elevate a piece of land. Uplift
The relative order of past events. Relative Dating
To move in a sloping position. Tilting
A theory that describes a challenging concept about the nature and behavior Superposition
A fossil that is useful for dating Index Fossil
Rocks that formed from lava on the surface of the earth. Extrusions
A method of dating geological rocks or fossils. Radiometric Dating.
A surface of contact between two groups of unconformable strata. Unconformity
when one or a stack of originally flat and planar surfaces, such as sedimentary strata, are bent or curved Folding
the process of determining an age on a specified time scale in archaeology and geology. Absolute Dating
The theory that changes in the earth's crust during geological history have resulted from the action of continuous and uniform processes. Uniformitarianism
A rock layer that is split due to this. Faulting
The remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock. Fossil
A rock that has formed from sediment deposited by water or air. Sedimentary
The process by which soil and rock particles are worn away. Erosion

Fossil Record Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Absolute Dating
age
diversity
evolution
extinction
Fossil
index
Law
Morphology
organism
paleontology
population
radiometric
Record
Relative Dating
sedimentary
speciation
stratum
Superposition
time period
Trilobite

Vivacious Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

continental crust
convergent boundary
crust
divergent boundary
evaporite
geology
igneous rock
inner core
inorganic
lithosphere
mantle
metamorphic rock
oceanic crust
organic
outer core
plasticity
rock
rock cycle
sedimentary rock
subsidence
viscosity

tectonic plate boundaries Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

this scientist had the theory of the continental drift alfred
two plates slide against each other in a sideways motion transform
a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault faultline
changed by extreme heat and pressure to form another rock metamorphic
places where the sea floor spreading takes place midoceanridge
a tall mountain that with a lot of pressure shoots out hot lava volcano
formed by deposition and solidification pf sediments sedimentary
a violent shaking of the ground caused by tectonic plates earthquakes
piece of the crust that floats on the mantle tectonic
hot fluid or semi fluid material within the earth's crust magma
two plates are moving away from one another divergent
formed by cooling and solidification of magma or lava igneous
made of iron, with small amount of nickle core
technical name for the crust and mantle lithosphere
remains of a prehistoric organism preserved in a mold form in a rock fossils
two plates move toward one another and collide convergent
contains most of earths mass (hints: its hot) mantle
hot molten or semi fluid rock erupted from volcano lava
a long high sea wave caused by earth quakes tsunami
outermost later of the planet, with life crust

Natural Selection Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the period between the birth of one generation and the birth of the next generation generation time
the formation of new species as a result of evolution speciation
the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do natural selection
a characteristic that improves an individuals ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment adaptation
a group of organisms that are closely related and can mate to produce fertile offsring Species
the process in which inherited characteristics within a population change over generations such that new species sometimes arise Evolution
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock fossil
a historical sequence of life indicated by fossils found in layers of the earths crust fossil record
a genetically determined characteristic trait
the human practice of breeding animals or plants that have certain desired traits selective breeding
any method of determining whether an event or object is older or younger than other events or object relative dating
any method of measuring the age of an object or event in years absolute dating
the theory that explains how large pieces of the Earths outermost layer, called tectonic plates, move and chage shape plates tectonics

Geologic Time and Earth's History Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A time when many species such as humans came to be. CenozoicEra
A global extinction that causes at least 80% of a species to die. K-T Extinction
A tool used to relate geological events to time. Geologists often use this. Geologic Time Scale
The earliest period of Earth's history. Precambrian Time
The largest section of geological time. Eon
The era when dinosaurs were alive. Mesozoic Era
A span of time defined by large events. Era
One of the subdivisions on the geological time scale. Also a punctuation mark. Period
The second smallest division in geologic time. Epoch
The extinction of dinosaurs happened within this era. Paleozoic Era
Measurement of age in exact years. Absolute age
The isotope that undergoes radioactive decay in a nuclear reaction. Parent Isotope
Unchanged fossil remains from extinct or dead animals. Original Remains
A buried surface seperating two rock masses of different ages. Uncomformity
The product atom formed during radioactive decay in a nuclear reaction. Daughter Atom
A technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon. Radioactive dating
States that the oldest rocks will be at the bottom and will have formed first. Law of Superposition
Rings on a tree trunk representing a single year's growth with each line. tree rings
The remains or impression of a prehistoric organism. Fossil
The age of something in relation to something else. Relative Age
A fossil that is used for dating and correlating the strata in which it is found. Index fossil
A fossil of a footprint rather than the animal itself. trace fossil
A core sample typically removed from an ice sheet. Ice Cores
A fossil found in rock that was created long after the animal of it died. Rock Fossil
the time taken for a radioactive isotope to fall to half of its original value. Half-life