Rivers, Lakes, and Water Qualiy Unit Crossword Puzzle

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This is the unit crossword puzzle and solution and many PowerPoint previews that chronologically follows my four part 2150+ slide PowerPoint Roadmap for my Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit

Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)

Also included are hundreds of unit PowerPoint slides, the bundled homework package, unit notes, and mcuh more.

2 - A barrier constructed across a waterway to control the flow or raise the level of water.
3 - Process by which fragments of rock are deposited in a new location
7 - Name for dams that produce electricity.
8 - Crescent shaped cut lake cut off from the river that remains when the river cuts a new channel. (An old meander)
11 - Floating ice can accumulate at a natural or man-made obstruction and stop the flow of water. Ice ____
12 - Alevins, Fry, Parr, Smolt, and Broodstock are all stages of ___________ life cycle.
13 - A device for raising and lowering boats between stretches of water of different levels.
16 - Areas where the stream overflowed a channel and created a flat floodplain.
18 - These types of lakes have high concentrations of nutrients optimal or for plant or animal growth.
21 - Ephemoptera (Mayfly) Plecoptera (Stonefly) Tricoptera (Caddisfly) ____ Richness
22 - Looping curve in a river formed by slowly moving water.
24 - Water quality has physical, chemical, and __________________ components
26 - The region draining into a river
27 - A layer within a body of water where the temperature changes rapidly with depth.
29 - These occur when more precipitation is delivered to a drainage basin than can be readily absorbed or stored.
30 - Type of stream that breaks into many smaller streams

1 - The area where a river meets the sea or ocean, where fresh water from the river meets salt water from the sea (tidal)
2 - An area formed from the deposition of sediments at the mouth of a river
3 - Between headwaters and floodplain
4 - Deep section of the river
5 - Process where fragments of soil and rock are broken off from the ground surface and carried away.
6 - Large river in the united states.
7 - Extreme upper reaches of a stream.
9 - High steep banks along the edge of a channel. Cut______
10 - Flood that occurs within a few hours (usually less than six) of heavy or excessive rainfall, dam or levee failure.
14 - Streets flood because cement cannot absorb water. Water run-off creates floods. ________ Flood
15 - An embankment raised to prevent a river from overflowing.
17 - Pectoral ____ in fish
19 - A stream or river which flows into a mainstream.
20 - A classification system for rivers. 1+1=2 2+2=3 Stream _________.
23 - The relatively flat land adjacent to a river channel that is underwater when the river floods
25 - Type of flood generated from tropical storms and hurricanes can drive ocean water inland and cause significant flooding.
28 - Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Alkalinity, Hardness are _______________ properties of a river.

Possible Answers:
Bank, Biological, Braided, Chemical, Coastal, Dam, Delta, Deposition, Downriver, EPT, Erosion, Estuary, Eutrophic, Fin, Flash, Floodplain, Floods, Headwaters, Hydroelectric, Jam, Levee, Lock, Meander, Mississippi, Order, Oxbow, Pool, Salmon, Terraces, Thermocline, Tributary, Urban, Watershed

Rivers and Watersheds Lesson

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Fish, Fashion-A-Fish, Fish Body Types,and More

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Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit Homework, Answer Keys, and Lesson Notes, -FREE

Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Free PowerPoint Review Game, -FREE

Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit Crossword Puzzle and Solution

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The PowerPoint roadmap for the whole unit is full of great class activities, important notes, review games, videos, and much more. Students create a science journal and use this journal to help them on these documents. Many samples and freebies are provided.

The PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be as interactive as possible and ask many questions, provide built-in opportunity to review material, explain directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.

Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit which includes these documents as well as the 1250+ slide PowerPoint roadmap. This larger file also includes one PowerPoint review game (110+ slides with Answers), 25 .flv video links, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.

Areas of Focus within The Rivers and Water Quality Unit: Watersheds, Rivers of the United States, Sections of a River, Parts of River (Vocabulary), Stream Order, Erosion and Deposition, Water Quality, Chemical Properties of Water, Bio-Indicators of Water Quality (EPT richness), Physical Properties of Water Quality, Rivers and Flooding, Factors that Control Flooding, Types of Flooding,Tsunami's, Wetlands, Flood Prevention, Levees, Dams and Ecosystem, Importance of Dams, Impacts of Dams, Hydroelectric power, Parts of Dam, Salmon (Life Cycle), Systems of Help Salmon, Fish (General), Layering in a Lake, Lake Turnover, Nutrients and Lakes.

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