chapter 15 Crossword
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is the part of Earth where life exists
is the collection of living things that live in the biosphere
all of Earth's water, ice, and water vapor
the air blanketing Earth's solid and liquid surface
the features of Earth's surface such as the continents, rock, and the seafloor-and everything below Earth's surface
is the day-day condition of Earth's atmosphere
is the long-term pattern of weather conditions in a region
is the climate of small specific place within a larger area
dense covering formed by the uppermost branches of trees
is an area where the primary plant life is grass
receives less the 25 centimeters of precipitation annually, and are always characterized by a very dry or arid climate
trees have adapted to winter temperatures by dropping their leaves and going dormant during the cold season
trees retain their needles all year
is located in cooler climates
is located beyond the taiga in far northern latitudes
is characterized by its hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters
is the strip of land between the high and low tide lines
extends from the intertidal zone out to the edge of the continental shelf
extends from the edge of the neritic zone to the base of the continental shelf
lies below 2000 meters and is in complete darkness
are tiny free-floating organisms that live in the water
is another term for animal plankton
are photosynthetic plankton, which includes microscopic protists such as algae
are found within the tropical climate zone
exist in cold, nutrient-rich waters, such as those found in California's Monterey Bay
a partially enclosed body of water formed where a river flows into an ocean

biome Crossword

biome Crossword
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All of Earth's water, vapor, and ice
This is a strip of land between high and low tide lines
This is the biome receive's less than 10 inches of precipitation annually
This is a global biome characterized by its hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters
Partially enclosed body of water formed where a river flows into an ocean
This is a region of land that drains into a river, a river system, or another body of water
Lake or pond bottom, where less sunlight reaches
The part of Earth where Life exists
The climate of a small specific place within a larger area
An area where the primary plant life is grass
precipitation is meager, averaging less than 5 inches annually
Photosynthetic plankton, which include microscopic protists such as algae
This zone is also called the pelagic zone
A collection of living things that live in the biosphere
Long-term pattern of weather conditions in a region
These trees retain their needles all year
This biome is also known as the boreal forest
Tiny free-floating organisms that live in water
This type of tree has adapted to winter temperatures by dropping thie leaves and going dormant durring the cold season
This zone lies below 2000 meters and is in complete darkness

Chapter 15 Crossword Puzzle

Chapter 15 Crossword Puzzle
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What level is Earth
Earth's water, ice and water vapor
Earth's air blanket
Earth's surface - rocks, continents, sea floor
Long-term weather pattern
A smaller climate inside of a bigger climate
Uppermost branches in a rainforest
Very dry biome
Primary plant life is grass
Trees that drop their leaves
Trees that retain their needles all year long
Boreal Forest Biome
Located beyond taiga in far northern latitudes
Meditteranean shrubland is another name
Strip of land between the high and low tide lines
Extends from intertidal zone out to the continental shelf edge
Extends from neritic zone to the base of the continental shelf
Below 2000 meters
Tiny free-floating organisms that live in water
Another name for plankton
Photosynthetic plankton
Reefs found in tropical zones
Forests of seaweed
Partially enclosed body of water
Region of land that drains into a river
Freshwater zone that is similar to intertidal zone
Open water located farther out from shore in freshwater regions
Bottom of a lake or pond

Hydrosphere. Biosphere. Crossword

Hydrosphere. Biosphere. Crossword
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Zone that divides the ocean from land to the sea.
Region in which the sea bottom is exposed during low tide and is covered during high tide.
Division of the pelagic zone that begins from the low tide mark and extends up to the edge of the seaward side of the continental shelf.
Division of the pelagic zone that extends from the bottom edge of the neritic zone to the entire rest of the ocean.
Zone that divides the ocean based on depth.
Zone that gets a lot of sunlight, resulting to an abundance of aquatic plants.
A zone characterized by dim light due to the limited amount of sunlight it receives.
Zone that does not receive any sunlight.
Division of the vertical zone that is described as deep sea.
Deepest part of the ocean
It is the world's largest ocean.
Refers to the proportion of dissolved salts to pure water, expressed in parts per thousand
One of the major sources of salts in the ocean
Sphere that contains all of Earth's water
Sphere that contains the entirety of Earth's living things
the world's major communities
Biome that includes the freshwater and marine regions
This biome's major characteristic is its trees
This biome's climate is extreme depending on it's location
Coldest of all the biomes
Biome characterized by large, rolling terrains of grasses

ocean Zones Crossword

ocean Zones Crossword
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large-area ecosystem sharing similar characteristics; an environmental unit
bottom environment; refers to animals living on or in the seabed
area of ocean where light does not penetrate; also called the midnight zone
specific area or type of environment in which an organism is found
free-swimming organisms
waters over the continental shelf; nearshore zone
lighted region of the ocean; area where photosynthesis can occur; also called the sunlit zone
shores made up of solid rock and usually steeper than sandy beaches
benthic area of the continental shelf below the low-tide area; also called subtidal
dry area above the high-tide line; sometimes called the spray or splash zone
the area of crashing waves along a sandy beach
upper layer of water extending to depth of 200 meters; in the photic or sunlit zone
dimly lit region of the ocean where there is not enough light to carry on photosynthesis; also called the twilight zone
organisms that are attached to a surface and cannot move around

Biomes Crossword

Biomes Crossword
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Biomes are determined based on their what?
Different species have certain _______ that allow them to survive.
Where fresh water and salt water meet.
Tall, triangle like trees that shed old lives in the taiga.
Area dominated by grasses with hot and dry climates.
Place where wildfires help renews with climates ranging from warm to hot.
Where the air is exposed at the ows tide being submerged with the high tide in a marine enviornment.
Really dry place with little precipatation and can be really hot or really cold.
Imaginary line in the middle of the Earth that gets direct sunlight.
The area close to the shore in a marine biome most algae are.
Type of plant that sheds it's leaves in the when it gets cold.
An enviornment in where there are similar climates and organisms.
An extremly cold place that has permafrost ground and little percipitation.
Close to the tundra and very long cold winters and coniferious trees.
Biome where the soil isn't fertile and lots of percipitation.
when the ground is frozen forever.
A place of water that is salted and has a vast number of organisms.
A place of water that is shallow with organisms that can't live in the ocean.
The biome where there is water all around fresh and salt water.
Other than climate what is an abiotic factors determine what type of plants can grow in a biome.

Ocean Zones Crossword

Ocean Zones Crossword
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producing own light
free swimming animals that move throughout the water column
tiny algae and animals that float in the water and are carried by waves
organisms that inhabit the ocean floor
deepest, dark part of the ocean
coastal inlets or bays where fresh water from rivers mixes with the salty water
most common plant in the marsh
hot water rises out of cracks in the ocean floor
these forests grow in cold neritic waters
ring shaped reef surrounding a shallow lagoon
these forests protect the coastline during storms
considered the top zone
smooth nearly flat region of the ocean floor
consists of may peaks

Aquatic Biomes Crossword

Aquatic Biomes Crossword
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The ecosystem that blends freshwater with saltwater
A major abiotic factor of aquatic biomes
A major abiotic factor of aquatic biomes
A major abiotic factor of aquatic biomes
Freshwater has very little
Algae and amobas are examples of
Bodies of water surround by land
An area of land saturated with water mor part of the year
Plant found in wetlands
These ecosystems protect nearby land from floods and erosion
An ecosystem that can flow fast or slow
A plant found in rivers or streams
A partially enclosed body of water formed were a river flows into an ocean
A tree that grows in an estuary
Cordgrass has adaptations that help them get rid of excess
This biome includes saltwater ecosystems
The underwater zone from the shore to the edge of the continental shelf
Where the abyssal zone is found
This ecosystem extends from the edge of the continental shelf to its base
A forest found in the marine biome

Spheres of Earth Crossword

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

Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Crossword

Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems  Crossword
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material that is deposited by water, wind, and glaciers.
fee floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems
narrow band where ocean meets land
ability for any organisms to survive based on biotic and antibiotic factors
stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the compositions of the species
condition of the atmosphere at a specific time
ranges from 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the poles
average weather in an area
biome below poles and goes across northern Europe and North America
biome with mixed shrub communities and less annual rainfall than temperate rainforests
biome were annual rate of evaporation is greater than the annual precipitation
biome with fertile soils that is able to support thick covers of grass
establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that has no topsoil
group interacting populations that occupy the same area
natural tendency for the species belonging to the mature community to return
biome south of tundra that has dense evergreen forest
biome that contains animals such as lions and rhinos
as elevation increases temperature and annual rainfall changes
biome with the average precipitation of 200-1000 cm a year
where freshwater and saltwater meet

Biome Vocabulary Crossword

Biome Vocabulary Crossword
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part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere; Near to the earth's surface
permanently frozen layer of soil beneath the surface of the ground, in the tundra
primarily microscopic organisms that occupy the upper water layers in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. The basis for most food chains in the open oceans
a small, particular part of a habitat in which particular organisms live; for example, beneath the bark of a tree within a forest habitat
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained. Maintain Equilibrium
the process in which natural habitat is rendered functionally unable to support the species present. In this process, the organisms, which previously used the site, are displaced or destroyed, reducing biodiversity. due to human activity or a catastrophic event
(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
A biome in eastern North America, Asia, Australia, and Western Europe characterized by moist, temperate climates Context: A deciduous forest includes trees such as elm, maple, and oak that have leaves that change color in autumn and fall off every winter
A biome characterized by a hot, wet climate found near the equator Context: Some tropical forests are rain forests, where it rains much of the time; others have a wet and a dry season.
A biome in a temperate climate, including the American Midwest, the pampas in Central South America, and the steppes in central Eurasia Context: Antelope, bison, and wolves are among the animals that live in grasslands.