Type
Crossword
Description

Degrading of the earth Erosion
Waste in water and air Pollution
Digging in the earth for resources Mining
Excessive removal of trees Deforestation
Death of all members of a species Extinction
Shiny- yellow colored metal Gold
Often needs to be drilled- Used to make something for cars Oil
Black resource often used in factories- cause of air pollution Coal
Used to make an explosion to get into the earth for precious resources Explosives
Disease miners' often got from coal inhalation Black lung disease
A word for killing animals to get their fur and meat etc. Hunting
Thick clouds produced by factories Smoke
A word for a miner getting buried alive Cave in

Pollution and the Environment Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

contamination of the earth pollution
excessive amount of noise or an unpleasant sound that causes ... noise pollution
rain that contains a high concentration of pollutants acid rain
an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes changes in climate that may result from the greenhouse effect. global warming
caused by oil spills and factory waste water pollution
smoke and other pollutants combined with fog smog
harmful to humans and the environment hazardous
one that can be used again and again renewable resource
can only be used once nonrenewable resource
destroyed by CFCs ozone
another word for poisonous toxic
pollutants can affect the senses
Americans produce more _______________ than any other nation garbage

Crossword - Natural Resources

Type
Crossword
Description

Rocks from which minerals or metals can be extracted for profit. Ores
This fossil fuel is in the form of a rock Coal
The process of turning raw materials into finished products in a factory Manufacturing
Natural Resources such as rivers, lakes, glaciers, and groundwater are called water resources
Energy resources formed in the earth's crust from plant and animal matter over millions of years are called Fossil Fuels
This fossil fuel is in the form of a liquid oil
This fossil fuel is in the form of a gas Natural gas
The bulk of our food production depends on this natural resource Arable land
Resources that cannot be replaced are called NonRenewable Resources
The practice of growing crops and livestock to produce food, fibre, and fuel is called Agriculture
The process of extracting valuable metals and minerals from the earth's crust is called Mining
Release of harmful stuff into the enviroment as a result of human activities is known as Pollution
Resources that are constantly replaced by nature and can be harvested indefinitely are called RenewableResources
Electricity produced by harnessing the energy of flowing water is known as Hydroelectricpower
Power generated from harnessing wind energy through the use of wind mills and turbines is known as WindPower
Power generated by utilizing the heat stored beneath the earth surface is known as GeothermalPower
The warming of the earth's atmosphere due to build-up of carbon dioxide and methane is known as the Greenhouse effect
Is Biomass Renewable, or non Renewable? Renewable
Which one is Renewable: Natural Gas or Solar Energy? Solar Energy
Coal, Crude oil and Natural gas are examples of: Non-renewable resources

SOIL CROSSWORD

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Environmental Issues Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Loss of trees and is no longer used for forests. deforestation
A reduction of a layer in the stratosphere. ozone depletion
Killing an animal out of season or without a license. poaching
When a car burns fuel, CO2 is released. carbonemissions
Melting of the ice in the North and South. polaricecaps
using too much of something. Excess consumption
Also know as an Illness or sickness. Disease
A change in global climate patterns. climate change
The result of human practices like greenhouse gases. global warming
Extracting oil from underground. fracking
Contamination of the environment. pollution
Extremely toxic waster. nuclear waste
Increasing population to unsustainable levels. overpopulation
Contributes to greenhouse effects and may smell. waste disposal
A water form due to certain pollutants in the atmosphere. acid rain

Earth's Resources Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Natural Resources Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Any material made naturally that is used by humans or living things. Natural Resources
A natural resource that can be used and replaced over a relatively short time. Renewable Resource
A natural resource that cannot be replaced or that can be replaced only over thousands or millions of years. Nonrenewable resource
Energy as solar, wind, or nuclear energy that can replace traditional fossil fuel sources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Alternative energy
Renewable energy derived from burning organic materials such as wood and alcohol. Biomass energy
Conservation method in which old materials are processed to make new ones. Recycling
Nonrenewable energy resource, such as oil and coal, formed over millions of years from the remains of dead plants and other organisms. Fossil Fuel
Inexhaustible energy resource that used hot magma or hot, dry rocks from below Earth's surface to generate electricity. Geothermal energy
Electricity produced by water-power using large dams in a river. Hydroelectric energy
Alternative energy source that is based on atomic fission. Nuclear energy
Energy from the Sun that is clean, inexhaustible, and can be transformed into electricity by solar cells. Solar energy
Careful use of resources to reduce damage to the environment though such methods as composting and recycling materials. Conservation
A resource that remains in constant supply and will not run out. Inexhaustible source
Fossil fuel formed from marine organisms that is often found in tilted or folded rock layers and is used for cooking and heating. Natural gas

Human Impacts on the Environment Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmospher Global warming
the increase in the number of individuals in a population population growth
environmental conditions that limit the growth, abundance, or distribution of an organism or a population of organisms in an ecosystem. Limiting Factor
crops that a region can support without environmental degradation. Carrying Capacity
the distribution of people among various ages. Age Structure
the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects. Pollution
cannot be readily replaced nonrenewable resources
may include goods or commodities such as wood, paper and leather renewable resources
cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health invasive species
the action of clearing a wide area of trees. deforestation
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. biodiversity

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This is a renewable resource that is provided every day by a major part of our solar system. Solar energy
This is a nonrenewable resource that is made up of another energy source. Nuclear Energy
This is a nonrenewable resource that is in the periodic table and makes up another energy resource. Uranium
A nonrenewable resource that takes a very long time to form from decomposing organic matter. Coal
A renewable resource that is created from the burning of sugarcane and/or wood. Biomass
A nonrenewable resource that was formed from tiny sea animals and plants millions of years ago. Propane
A renewable resource that is made from rotting plant material. Methane
A nonrenewable resource that is made from heat in the Earth. Geothermal
This is a renewable resource that is made from the differences in air pressure. Wind
A fossil fuel that is nonrenewable and is formed for over millions of years. Natural Gas

Human Impact on Earth Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

natural resources
monoculture
smog
ecological footprint
biodiversity
ocean
sewage
recycling
radiation
population
plastic
pollution
pesticides
landfill
land
global warming
fossil fuels
farming
environment
desertification
deforestation
chemicals
carbon dioxide
air
acid rain

EARTH SCIENCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. EROSION
wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air: WEATHERING
Waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers, and are a result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that gives out low-frequency acoustic energy SEISMIC WAVES
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration. SEISMOGRAPH
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. EPICENTER
the great size or extent of something MAGNITUDE
a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. volcano
is one of several very large landmasses on Earth continent
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. magma
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet horizon
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles soil
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. earthquake