These earth science crossword puzzles make wonderful vocabulary reviews for middle school students.The topics highlighted include Earth's systems, the layers of the Earth, minerals, the rock cycle, weathering, soil formation, erosion and deposition. I give these to my students before each unit test as a fun review. An understanding of vocabulary is essential to excelling in science. This pack consists of five crossword puzzles plus an answer key!
The crossword puzzles 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)
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JUST TEACH EARTH SCIENCE? This product is part of a larger bundle that is made up of 5 volumes.
An Entire Year of Middle School Earth Science Crosswords
The bundle above consists of the following volumes:
Middle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 1-Maps, Earth,
Rocks, and SoilMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 2-Plate Tectonics and Geologic TimeMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 3-Climate Change and Natural ResourcesMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 4-The Atmosphere, Water, and WeatherMiddle School Earth Science Crosswords Volume 5-Outer Space
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