Earth Day

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Vocabulary Word List: 44 words: abundance, admonition, amazon, apathetic, biodegradable, biota, botanical, catastrophe, defoliate, deplete, ecology, effluent, endangered, endemic, environs, erode, euthentics, evolution, fauna, fertile, flora, flourish, inspiration, migratory, morphology, nascent, ozone, permutation, pollute, primeval, prognosis, protean, rectify, renewable, retrogression, revitalize, sediment, seismic, soluble, sustainable, symbiosis, terrain, toxin, vegetation

Interactive Puzzles [2]
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Definition Match [1]
Concentration Puzzles [0]
Synonyms and Antonyms [0]
Word Find [0]
True or False [1]
Reading Passage [1]

Vocabulary Word List for Earth Day (607)

  • A)

    Absorption, Abundance, Access, Accessibility, Accommodate, Acid, Acid-rain, Activist, Adaptation, Admire, Admonition, Advocacy, Advocate, Agent, Agriculture, Alternatives, Altitude, Amazon, Announcement, Anticipation, Anxiety, APATHETIC, Apogee, Appreciation, Aquatic, Aquifer, Archipelago, Asteroid, Astronomer, Astronomy, Atmosphere, Attraction, Audience, Awareness, Awesome

  • B)

    Backlash, Bacteria, Balance, Barren, Beach, Beachfront, Benefit, Bio-diesel, Biodegradable, Biodiversity, Biota, Blight, Bog, Boost, BOTANICAL, Boundary, Bountiful, Breeze, Brilliant, Bug, Buoyancy, Buzz

  • C)

    Calamity, Canyon, Capacity, Carbon dioxide, Catastrophe, Category, Celebration, Celestial, Cepheids, Ceremony, Chemicals, Chemistry, Choked, Clean-up, Climate, Coastal, Color, Combustible, Commercial, Commercialism, Commitment, Community, Condensation, Conference, Confidence, Conflagration, Confluence, Conservation, Conserve, Conspicuous, Consume, Consumption, Contamination, Contiguous, Continent, Continental crust, Contribution, Conviction, Corrosion, County, Crater, Creation, Creature, Crops, Crowd, Crucial, Crust, Culture, Curb, Current, Cyclone, Cynicism

  • D)

    Dam, Damage, Decline, Decompose, DEFOLIATE, Deforestation, Deft, Demise, Density, Denude, DEPLETE, Deplorable, Deposits, Desert, Destructive, Detection, Devastation, Development, Diesel, Difference, Dike, Direction, Disaster, Discharge, Discovery, Disease, Disposable, Diversity, Documentary, Domination, Dramatize, Drench, Drilling, Drought, Dumping, Dunes, Dust, Dynamic

  • E)

    Earth, Earthquake, Ecological, ECOLOGY, Ecosystem, Eddy, Efficiency, Effluent, Elation, Electrifying, Elimination, Emissions, Emotion(al), Encroach, ENDANGERED, Endemic, Energy, Enigmatic, Enthusiasm, Environment, Environs, Envision, Epicenter, Eradicate, Erode, Erosion, Eruption, Esker, Estuary, Euphoria, Euthenics, Evaporation, Evergreen, Evidence, Evolution, Exclusive, Exhaustion, Expanse, Experience, Exploration, Extinction, Extreme

  • F)

    Failure, Fallow, Falls, Famine, Fault, FAUNA, Feature, Fertile, Fibrous, Fields, Fierce, Filter, Fire, Fire-break, Fisheries, Flood, Flood waters, Flora, FLOURISH, Flow, Fluorescence, Food chain, Forecast, Forestry, Fossil fuels, Fracas, Fresh air, Frigid, Fumigation, Funnel cloud, Fuss

  • G)

    Galaxy, Gallons, Galvanize, Gander, Gases, Geothermal, Germs, Girdle, Glacier, Global, Global warming, Grasslands, Gravity, Greed, Greenhouse effect, Groundwater, Groves, Guideline, Gust

  • H)

    Habitat, Harbor, Harvest, Hatred, Hazard, Haze, Herbicide, High-risk, Hillside, Homeless, Hubbub, Humanity, Humidity, Hurricane, Hydroelectric, Hydrology, Hydroponic, Hydrosphere, Hygiene

  • I)

    Ice, Impact, Improvements, Incineration, Indigenous, Industry, Infect, Influence, Inhabit, Inhabitant, Initiative, Inquiry, Insects, Insight, Inspiration, Insulation, Intense, Interference, Inundation, Invade, Inversion, Investigation, Irrigation

  • J)


  • K)


  • L)

    Lagoon, Land form, Land trust, Landmark, Landscape, Layer, Lease, Litter, Logging

  • M)

    Magical, Magnificence, Magnificent, Mammal, Management, Marine, Maritime, Marsh, Maximization, Meadow, Measurement, Members, Mercury, Metamorphosis, Meteor, Methane, Microbes, Migration, Migratory, Mildew, Monsoon, Moon, Moratorium, Morphology, Mortality, Motion, Mountains, Movement, Mulch

  • N)

    Nascent, National, Native, Natural, Nature, Navigable, Nebula, Neglect, Nesting, Nitrogen, Nontoxic, Nostalgia, Nova, Nuclear, Nutrients

  • O)

    Obliterate, Observance, Ocean, Official, Onslaught, Ooze, Opposition, Organic, Organism, Organization, Original, Overlook, Overpopulation, OZONE

  • P)

    Panel, Parasite, Parkland, Passionate, Peninsula, Peril, Permutation, Perpetual, Pesticide, Pests, Petrify, Petroleum, Photovoltaic cells, Piedmont, Pinnacle, Plague, Planet, Plankton, Plants, Plot, Poison, Pole, Pollutant, Pollute, Pollution, Popular, Popularity, Powerful, Prairie, Precipitation, Predator, Predict, Prehistoric, Preservation, Preserve, Pressure, Pride, Primeval, Pristine, Prize, Proclaim, Prognosis, Program, Progress, Projection, Propagation, Property, Prosperity, Protean, Protection, Protest, Public, Pumping station

  • Q)

    Quake, Quality, Quantity, Quasar, Quest, Quiet

  • R)

    Radioactive, Rainwater, Recipient, Reclamation, Recognition, Record, Rectify, Recycle, Redwoods, Reeds, Reefs, Refuge, Reliance, Remains, Renewable, Replica, Repository, Reproduction, Rescue, Reserves, Reservoir, Resilience, Resolve, Respect, Restoration, Retrogression, Reusable, REVITALIZE, Revival, Ridge, Rights, Risk, Role, Rot, Rubble, Ruin, Rupture

  • S)

    Safety, Salinity, Salt flats, Salute, Salvage, Sand, Sandbar, Sanitation, Savanna, Scars, Science, Scientist, Scrap, Sea, Seafloor, Sediment, Seismic, Sentiment, Sewage, Shallows, Shelter, Shore, Shortages, Skepticism, Slide, Smog, Smoke, Smolder, Solar, Solstice, Soluble, Sonar, Source, Space, Spatial, Species, Spectra, Speculation, Speech, Spelunking, Spew, Spiel, Splendid, Sponges, Spotlight, Sprawl, Spring, Squatters, Staples, Starvation, Staunch, Stewardship, Storm, Stress, Stunning, Success, Sulfur, Sun, Sunlight, Supplies, Support, Surface, Survival, Survive, SUSTAINABLE, Swamp, SYMBIOSIS, Symptoms, Synergy

  • T)

    Taint, Task, Technology, Tectonic plate, Temperate, Temperature, Tempest, Tension, Terrain, Terrestrial, Thicket, Thrive, Tidal pool, Tides, Timber, Toil, Topography, Tornado, Toxic, Toxin, Tract, Traffic, Treatment, Tremor, Trespass, Tributary, Tribute, Triumph, Tropical, Trumpet, Tsunami, Tundra, Twister, Typhoon

  • U)

    Ultimate, Ultraviolet rays, Underwater, Undeveloped, Unique, Uplifting, Uproot

  • V)

    Valley, Vanish, Vapor, Vegetation, Velocity, Ventilation, Venue, Versatile, Vested interest, Vigilance, Violation, Virus, Visible, Vision, Vista, Volatile, Volcanoes, Volunteers, Vulnerable

  • W)

    Wallow, Waste, Watching, Water, Waterfall, Watershed, Waterspout, Waterway, Weather, Weeds, Wells, Wetlands, Whirlwind, Whitecaps, Whitewater, Wilderness, Wildfire, Wildlife, Wind, Wind power, Winner, World, World-class, Worldwide, Wreck

  • X)


  • Y)


  • Z)

    Zealot, Zealous, Zenith, Zero-tolerance, Zone

Links to vocabulary words lists and puzzles for various animal types:
Birds (136)
Cats (257)
Dogs (301)
Dragons (251)
Eagles (144)
Insects (145)
Labradors (324)
Mammoths and extinction (73)
Manatees (102)
Monsters-creatures (304)
Owls (163)
Paws-claws-scales (323)
Raptors & hawks (173)
Snakes (171)
Tortoises & turtles (161)
Whales (231)
NOTE: The following 12 vocabulary word list appear in CAPITAL letters. They form a part of the Earth Day content and Earth Day word puzzles and word games:Please refer to them from the home page!
*apathetic, *botanical, *deplete, *defoliate, *ecology, *endangered, *fauna, *flourish, *ozone, *revitalize, *sustainable, *symbiosis

These Earth Day songs are a collection of commercially available songs. The artists should get credit. Karen compiled the list.
Eco-Band (Don Cooper's Recycled Songs, 1991)
Habitat (Let's Clean Up our Act - Songs for the Earth, 1989)
Gone Forever - I Hear A Tiger (On Safari) with Annie, 1992)
Hug the Earth (Tickle Tune Typhoon, 1991)
Drip Drop (Happy Earth Day to You - Annie and the Natural wonder Band, 1993)
The Animal Alphabet Song (Save the Animals, Save the Earth, 1991)
It's A Happy Earth Day Party (Don Cooper's Recycled Songs, 1991)
The Animal Rap (Save the Animals, Save the Earth, 1991)
Take Care of the Earth (Judy Leonard - Green Revolution, 1990)
Evergreen, Everblue (Raffi, 1990)
We Recycle (The Van Manens, 1990)
Pick Up Club, (Judy Leonard, Green Revolution, 1990)
La Tierra es Mi Madre (Sally Rogers - Piggyback Planet, 1990)
Earthkeeper (The Van Manens, 1990)
Eating Up the Forest (Source Unknown)
Good Garbage (Tom Chapin - Mother Earth, 1990)
Green Planet (Louise Lindenmeyer, 1990)
Pass It On Down (Alabama, 1990)
We Can Run (Grateful Dead, 1989) offers more than 645 word lists. To see more Science, Oceans, Space, Green word lists,go to the home page for interactive worksheets, word games, word puzzles and themed content with Latin root words and align with Common Core Standards. 2500 pages of free content are available only online. There are no fees or registration.