"The Environment"

Directions: Complete the crossword, then click on "Check" to check your answer. If you are stuck, you can click on "Hint" to get a free letter. Click on a number in the grid to enter your answer for that number.

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1. The process of cutting down or burning a forest.
3. In order to harness wind energy, you need to build a ____________.
4. The average weather patterns of a region.
5. Black liquid. Drawn from wells. Can be refined and turned into gasoline.
6. The release of harmful substances into the air or water is called ______________.
8. _____________ gases such as methane contribute to global warming.
10. ______________ dioxide is a gas often created by combustion. It contributes to global warming.
12. Black mineral. Dug from mines. Pollutes the air when burned.
13. Type of fuel. Refined from corn. Popular in the United States.


1. Manmade structure. Blocks a river. Used to harness hydroelectric power.
2. A ___________ resource is one that can be used more than once.
5. The _____________ layer of the atmosphere protects us from the sun's most harmful rays.
6. One way to help the environment is to ride _________ transportation, such as buses or trains, instead of driving your own car.
7. This land is very dry. Almost no plants or animals live here. The sun dictates the weather: Hot during the day. Cold during the night. This land results when topsoil and plants are lost due to drought or overuse by humans.
9. _____________ energy comes from the sun.
11. Don't throw that soda can away! You can ____________ it.