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Science Puzzlers, Twisters Teasers, Worksheet 14.

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CHAPTER
14
SCIENCE PUZZLERS, TWISTERS & TEASERS
The Movement of Ocean Water
Crossed-Up Words
1. The answer to each of the definitions is already in the right place
in this crossword puzzle. Unfortunately, the order of the letters is
scrambled. Unscramble the words and write the correct term in
the space provided.
1
L
2
I
E
T
S
3
4
T
F
F
I
C
L
N
O
E
R
E
O
C
T
I
S
C
5
S
R
I
A
F
I
Y
G
P
N
W
G
I
L
E
L
U
O
U
G
6
O
U
7
N
M
8
N
T
H
R
9
T
N
S
M
I
R
S
I
K
D
N
O
W
R
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K
A
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U
ACROSS
A
3. worldwide current turner
A
F
5. brings nutrients to the surface
8. as low as you can go on a wave
C
N
E
9. shake, rattle, and drown
T
4. keeps the coast “cool”
DOWN
1. saltiness
6. saved Thor the price of a flight
2. this is why Iceland isn’t
7. a cause of surface currents
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The Movement of Ocean Water, continued
Daffy Definitions
2. The definitions below describe some words and concepts from
the chapter. Some are trick definitions, while others come from
a scientific dictionary. Place the correct word being defind in the
blanks to the right.
a. unexciting ebb and flood
b. superficial maritime flow
c. a disturbance in a medium
that propagates from one
point in a medium to other
points without giving the
medium as a whole any
permanent displacement
d. brackishness quotient
e. maximum positive displacement of a periodic surfacial
disturbance
f. abyssal maritime circulation
Fractured Frames
3. Each frame represents a word or concept from the chapter if
you read it in just the right way. What word or phrase does each
puzzle represent?
g
n
i
l
l
e
w
surf’s
tide
a.
c.
tide
b.
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g. a subsurface seaward movement
carried up a sloping beach by
waves or breakers that is caused
by the gravity flow of water
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3. Abrasion is the grinding of rocks to wear
down exposed surfaces. (The alphabet is
transposed by three letters.)
4. a. ice wedging
b. gravity
c. animals
d. lichens
e. oxygen & iron
Chapter 11
The Flow of Fresh Water, p. 21
1.a. water table
b. runoff
c. channel
d. delta
e. permeable
f. drainage basin
g. precipitation
h. evaporation
i. groundwater
j. alluvial fan
k. deposition
l. aquifer
m. tributaries
n. condensation
o. sinkhole
p. artesian
q. erosion
r. porosity
2. You need water to live.
3. a. porosity
b. artesian spring
Chapter 12
Agents of Erosion and Deposition, p. 23
1. a. sea stacks
b. headland
c. barrier spit
d. sandbar
2. a. loess
b. saltation
c. abrasion
d. deflation
3. a. F b. F c. F d. T
The wave will be 10 m tall.
4. iceberg
Chapter 13
Exploring the Oceans, p. 25
1. a. oceanic zone (anglerfish)
b. intertidal or hadal zone (clam)
c. bathyal zone (octopus)
d. neritic zone (dolphin)
e. abyssal zone (tube worms)
2. a. trenches
b. water vapor
c. nodules
3. a. benthos
b. benthic
c. nekton
d. plankton
e. rift
f. pelagic
g. seamount
Chapter 14
The Movement of Ocean Water, p. 27
1. 3 across: Coriolis effect
5 across: upwelling
8 across: trough
9 across: tsunami
1 down: salinity
2 down: gulf stream
4 down: California current
6 down: kontiki
7 down: winds
2. a. tidal bore
b. surface current
c. wave
d. salinity
e. wave crest
f. deep current
g. undertow
3. a. surf’s up
b. high and low tides
c. upwelling
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Chapter 15
The Atmosphere, p. 29
1. a. global warming
b. conduction
c. greenhouse effect
d. convection
e. radiation
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