An Entire Year of Middle School Earth Science Crosswords (23 puzzles!)

An Entire Year of Middle School Earth Science Crosswords (23 puzzles!)
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If you're looking for a fun way to help your middle school students master earth science vocabulary, this is the crossword puzzle bundle for you! I give these to my students before each unit test, and each puzzle helps them review without just mindlessly copying definitions. This bundle consists of five smaller bundles, for a total of 23 puzzles!

This bundle consists of five smaller bundles:
Middle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 1-Maps, Earth,
Rocks, and Soil

Middle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 2-Plate Tectonics and Geologic Time
Middle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 3-Climate Change and Natural Resources
Middle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 4-The Atmosphere, Water, and Weather
Middle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 5-Outer Space

The crossword puzzles included in this bundle are:

1) Earth Systems and Maps (geosphere, contour lines, map, energy, degree, globe, systems, symbols, scale, index lines, atmosphere, hydrosphere, equator, projection, biosphere, key, topographic map, hemisphere, latitude, longitude, prime meridian, equator)

2) The Layers of the Earth (crust, outer core, granite, mountain, basalt, landform, plateau, lithosphere, relief map, conduction, convection, asthenosphere, radiation, mantle, pressure, elevation, density, plain, seismic waves, topography)

3) Minerals and Rocks (fracture, clastic rock, deposition, igneous rock, extrusive rock, granite, luster, weathering, cementation, metamorphic, crystallization, texture, sedimentary, erosion, basalt, sediment, foliated, mineral, geode, cleavage, organic, compaction)

4) Weathering and Soil (oxidation, soil fertility, crop rotation, natural resource, permeable, soil conservation, abrasion, uniformitarianism, mechanical weathering, subsoil, loam, humus, soil, frost weding, erosion, topsoil, bedrock)

5) Erosion and Deposition (sediment, moraine, runoff, gravity, groundwater, delta, dune, stalactite, beach, erosion, deposition, movement, deflation, glacier, alluvial, plucking, loess, stream, stalagmite, tributary, headland, gully, meander, rills)

6) Plate Tectonics (transform boundary, Pangaea, Alfred Wegener, plates, fossil, divergent boundary, ridges, continental plate, trenches, sea-floor spreading, convection current, rift, faults, plate tectonics)

7) Earthquakes (stress, seismogram, moment magnitude scale, Richter scale, tension, compression, shearing, magnitude, Modified Mercalli scale, seismograph, normal fault, reverse fault, strike-slip fault, plateau, surface wave, epicenter, S and P waves, focus)

8) Volcanoes (magma, lava, volcano, batholith, volcanic neck, Ring of Fire, island arc, hot spot, magma chamber, pipe, vent, crater, silica, pyroclastic flow, dormant, extinct, shield volcano, composite volcano, cinder cone, caldera)

9) Geologic Time (fossil, mold, cast, carbon film, trace fossil, evolution, extinct, unconformity, relative age, absolute age, extrusion, fault, index fossil, law of superposition, mammal, period, era, comet, invertebrate, reptile, amphibian, extinction, radioactive decay)

10) Energy Resources (energy efficiency, petroleum, insulation, wind turbines, uranium, oil refinery, nonrenewable, petrochemicals, hydroelectric power, hydrocarbons, biomass, energy conservation, fossil fuels, nuclear fission, geothermal energy)

11) Natural Resources (resource depletion, renewable resource, ecological footprint, fertilizers, environmental science, desertification, drought, reclamation, bedrock, nonrenewable resource, topsoil, erosion, nonpoint source pollution, natural resources, sustainable use)

12) Climate and Climate Change (aerosols, deserts, steppe, windward side of mountain, monsoons, polar climate, tropical rainforest, permafrost, greenhouse gases, climate, fossil fuels, sunspots, sea level rise, savannas, ice age, temperate climate, carbon dioxide, global warming, leeward side of mountain)

13) Landfills and Pollution (leachate, emissions, pesticides, temperature inversion, hazardous waste, sanitary landfill, recycling, CFCs, groundwater, ozone, sewage, radon, incineration, pollutant, ultraviolet radiation, oil, biodegradable, municipal waste, acid rain)

14) Freshwater Systems (water cycle, eutrophication, water table, watershed, precipitation, artesian well, saturated zone, evaporation, groundwater, unsaturated zone, transpiration, reservoir, aquifer, permeable, habitat, impermeable)

15) Oceans, Currents, and Climate (Coriolis effect, sonar, mid-ocean ridges, wavelength, abyssal plane, tsunami, continental slope, wave height, La Nina, salinity, frequency, seamount, wave, current, groin, longshore, rip tide, trench)

16) The Atmosphere (altitude, nitrogen, infrared radiation, barometer, pressure, water vapor, meteoroids, thermosphere, atmosphere, weather, troposphere, scattering, electromagnetic radiation, exosphere, ozone, ultraviolet radiation, weather, density, radiation, ionosphere, greenhouse gases)

17) Heat Transfer and Winds (windchill factor, latitude, wind, Coriolis effect, convection currents, Celsius, global winds, thermal heat, sea breeze, temperature, Fahrenheit, conduction, thermometer, anemometer, local winds, heat, land breeze, currents, radiation)

18) Weather (cirrus cloud, psychrometer, cumulonimbus cloud, condensation, hurricane, isotherms, isobars, maritime, evaporation, tornado, evacuate, tropical air mass, continental, dew point, polar air mass, storm surge, front, lightning, meteorologist, drought, cyclone, precipitation)

19) Introduction to Outer Space (planet, equinox, solstice, calendar, satellite, force, Newton's first law of motion, constellation, rotation, star, rotation, revolution, axis, mass, meteor, orbit, weight, inertia, gravity, comet)

20) Phases of the Moon and the Tides (phases of the moon, full moon, lunar, neap tide, penumbra, spring tide, craters, eclipse, crescent, new moon, tides, umbra, gibbous, maria, craters)

21) The Solar System (asteroids, solar flares, satellites, fusion, dwarf planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, meteorites, Mercury, astronomy, convection, Earth, Mars, corona, heliocentric system, Venus, comets, sunspots, Neptune, greenhouse gases, meteor)

22) Telescopes and the Scope of the Universe (universe, parallax, matter, background radiation, telescopes, observatory, light telescope, scientific notation, visible light, wavelength, electromagnetic radiation, refracting telescope, big bang, spectrum, optical telescope, energy, reflecting telescope)

23) Stars and Galaxies (spectograph, apparent brightness, absolute brightness, Herzsprung-Russel diagram, nebula, protostar, white dwarf, supernova, neutron star, pulsar, black hole, binary star, eclipsing binary, open cluster, globular cluster, galaxy, spiral galaxy, elliptical galaxy, irregular galaxy, quasar)

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