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water
garden
humus
particle
texture
sand
dirt
dig
plant
earth
nature
fertilize
loam
silt
clay
earthworm
compost
soil

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soil Word Search

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fall
winter
summer
spring
cold
hot
five
facts
type
warms
runoff
efficiently
seedlings
particles
leafs
bugs
insects
earthworms
host
digging
compressed
soft
peate
quality
aerated
moisture
nutrients
compact
plants
trees
garden
growth
black
brown
dark
gritty
sticky
smooth
compost
loamy
organic
saline
water
roots
peaty
clay
Silty
sandy
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SOIL CROSSWORD

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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

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Earth's Resources Crossword

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a type of natural resource that cannot be replaced or can only be replaced after thousands or millions of years nonrenewable
protecting our natural resources and using them responsibly conservation
a type of natural resource that can be replaced renewable
a solid, non-living substance found in nature mineral
a non-living substance made of one or more minerals; there are 3 main types rock
a material that is burned for energy fuel
a mixture of minerals, weathered rocks, and decayed plants and animal matter soil
a type of resource found on Earth that is necessary or useful to people natural
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago fossil
type of energy from the sun solar
died out, leaving no more of that type of organism alive extinct
when harmful things get into the water, air, and land pollution
a type of energy that comes from moving air wind
energy made from moving or falling water hydroelectricity
a type of resource that can be used again and again reusable
energy from living things, plants or animals, or waste biofuels
a type of energy made from heat inside the earth geothermal
melted rock that is underground in the mantle layer of the Earth magma
combination of sand, silt, clay and humus; best soil for plants loam
tiny bits of weathered or broken-down rock and once-living animals and plants sediment

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Geology Crossword

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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

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soil conservation Crossword

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The area of the Great Plains where wind erosion caused soil loss during the 1930's. Dust bowl
The solid layer of rock beneath the soil. bed rock
The layer of soil that differs in color and texture from layers above or below it soil horizon
Plowing fields along the curves of a slope to prevent soil loss. contour plowing
A thick mass of grass roots and soil. sod
The planting of diffrent crops in a field each year to maintain the soils fertility crop rotation
A chemical change in which a substance combines with oxygen, as when iron oxides, forming rust. oxidation
The loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow. soil
Characteristics of a material that is full of tiny, connected air spaces that water can seep through. permeable
Soil conservation method in which the dead stalks from previos year's crop are left in the ground to hold the soil in place. conservation plowing
The managment of soil to prevent it's destruction. soil conservation
The grinding away of rock by other rock particles carried in water, ice, or wind. abrasion
The loose layer of dead plant leaves and stems on the surface of the soil. litter
Soil organism that breaks down the remains of organisms and digets them. decomposer
The chemical and physical process that can break down at Earth's surface weathering
Process that splits rock when water seeps into cracks, then freezes and expands. ice wedging
Anything in the environment that humans use. natural resource
Dark colored organic material in soil. humus
The type of weathering in which rock is physically broken into smaller pieces. mechanical weathering
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes. chemical weathering
Rich, fertile soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt. loam
The process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered rock or soil. erosion
Mixture of humans, clay, and other minerals that forms the crumbly, top most layer of soil. top soil
The geologic principle that the same geologic process that operate today, operated in the past to change Earth's surface. uniformitarianism
A measure of how well soil supports plant growth. fertility
The layer of soil beneath the top soil that contains mostly clay and other minerals. subsoil

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Factors affecting soil characteristics Crossword

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A factor affecting soil formation parent material
The most important factor Climate
The type of climate where soils develop fastest warm
The word that describes the direction land faces aspect
The type of soil associated with poor relief gley
Soils that form from a ________bedrock are rich in calcium limestone
Parent material can influence the ____ of the soil colour
Earthworms, beetles and larvae_______ through soil burrow
The word used to describe the amount of oxygen in soil aeration
What controls that rate at which organic material is broken down? temperature
Pine needles are associated with acidic ______ soils podzol
The proportion of sand, silt and clay determine a soil's_______ texture
Brown earth soils have which type of texture? loam
The term used to describe the clustering of soil particles peds
Red tropical soils have which structure? platy
The name given to the space water passes through in soils pores
Ff water can't pass through a soil it becomes _____ waterlogged
The name to the dark jelly-like substance that binds soil together humus

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WEATHERING Crossword

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The thick mass of tough roots at the surface of the soil. Sod
Process that removes rock and other substances at earths surface Weathering
The breaking down of rock particles by wind, water, ice or gravity. Erosion
This LONG WORD states that what has happened in the past is happening today Uniformitarianism
When water seeps through the cracks of rocks, and freezes and expands over time. Ice wedging
The process in high water combines with oxygen and forms rust. Oxidation
Soil that is made up of clay, sand, and silt. Loam
The measurement of how fertile soil is. Fertility
A dark colored organic material in soil. Humus
Solid layer of rock beneath the soil. Bedrock
An organism that break down dead organisms into smaller pieces. Decomposer
Anything in the environment that humans use. Natural resource
When farmers plow fields along the curves of a slope. Contour plowing
When farmers plant different crops each year. Crop rotation
The force that moves rock and other materials downhill. Gravity
The most destructive kind of mass movement. Landslide
When water continuously flows down its own channel along a slope. Stream
A stream or river that flows into a larger river. Tributary
Prices of rocks and soil or the remains of plants and animals. Sediment
A rock that allows water to seep through it. Permeable
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes. Chemical Weathering
When rock is physically broken into smaller pieces. Mechanical weathering

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SOIL CONSERVATION Crossword

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The chemical and physical processes that break down rock at earth's surface Weathering
The process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered rock or soil Erosion
The geologic principle that the same geologic process that operated in the past to change Earth's surface Uniformitarianism
The type of weathering in which rock is physically broken into smaller pieces Mechanical weathering
The loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow soil
The solid layer of rock beneath the soil Bedrock
Dark-colored organic material in soil Humus
A measure of how well soil supports plant growth Fertility
Anything in the environment tha humans use Natural Resource
Rich, fertile soil that ismade up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt Loam
The layer of soil that differs in color and texture from the layers above or below it Soil Horizon
Soil organism that breaks down the remains of organisms and digests them decomposer
A thick mass o grass roots and soil sod
The management of soil to prevent its destruction Soil Conservation
Plowing fields along the curves of a slope to prevent soil loss Contour Plowing
The loose layer of dead plant leaves and stems on the surfaceof the soil litter
The grindimg away of rock by other rock particles carried in water, ice, or wind Abrasion
Process that splits rock when water seeps into cracks, then freezes and expands Ice Wedging
The process that breaks down rock through chemical changes Chemical Weathering
A chemical change in which a substance combines with oxygen, as when iron oxidizes, forming rust Oxidation
Characteristic of a material that is full of tiny, connected air spaces that water can seep through Permeable
Mixture of humans, clay, and other minerals that forms the crumbly, topmost layer of soil Topsoil
The area of the Great Plains where wind erosion caused soil loss during during the 1930's Dust Bowl
Soil conservation method in which the dead stalks from the previous year's crop are left in the ground to hold the soil in place Conservation Plowing
The planting of different crops in a field each year to maintain the soil's fertility Crop Rotation
The layer of soil beneath the topsoil that contains mostly clay and other minerals Subsoil

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Rocks and Minerals Crossword

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A mixture of small rocks sand and minerals and clay soil
a material that was once living or was formed by a living things humus
contains a lot of humus and minerals top layer topsoil
layer of soil under top layer subsoil
bottom layer of soil solid rock bedrock
a kind of soil with clay humus sand and silt loam
orange from minerals holds a lot of water from grain size clay
large granular size does not hold water well light in color sand
process that breaks down earths surface weathering
process in which the earths surface is carried away erosion
formed by melting ad cooling rock igneous
rocks formed by heat and pressure does not contain fossils often because of heat and pressure metamorphic
rocks formed by sediments that formed layers and become cemented together by pressure and most likely contain fossil sedimentery
a solid object that is formed in nature and have never lived mineral
sometimes streak of the mineral is the same color as the mineral color
how something feels texture
a naturally formed object made of grains and 1 or more minerals rock
streak luster hardness size shape texture color luster properties of minerals
how difficult it is to scratch a mineral hardness
helps determine the color of minerals streak test
tool used to measure the hardness of a mineral mohs scale
how light reflects off a mineral luster

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Garden Word Search

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Outdoors
Gardener
Pots
Seasonal
Grow
Yard
Dirt
Digging
Fertilization
Gloves
Leaves
Worms
Wheelbarrow
Water
Weeding
Vegetable
Sunflower
Strawberry
Stem
Soil
Seeds
Ladybug
Herbs
Harvest
Greenhouse
Mulch
Beds
Compost
Flowers
Fruit
Fence
Bucket
Gate
Garden
Shovel

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