These earth science crossword puzzles make wonderful vocabulary reviews for middle school students.The topics highlighted include groundwater, surface water, oceans, currents, climate, the atmosphere, heat transfer, winds, and weather. 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) Freshwater Systems (water cycle, eutrophication, water table, watershed, precipitation, artesian well, saturated zone, evaporation, groundwater, unsaturated zone, transpiration, reservoir, aquifer, permeable, habitat, impermeable)
2) 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)
3) 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)
4) 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)
5) 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)
WANT THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK? This product is part of a MEGA BUNDLE made of 64 crossword puzzles for middle school students. This amazing deal includes puzzles related to life science, physical science, and earth science! Middle School Crossword Puzzle MEGA BUNDLE!
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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