The 12 word pictures shown at left common phrases or terms in science. The first box, for example, yields “continental drift.” Can you decipher the rest of the mystery phrases? (Hint: For number 12, try writing down possible solutions.)
Dig into the colorful matrix at right to uncover 23 words related to geology. Words may be spelled horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, and either forward or backward. Letters may appear in more than one word. When all 23 words have been crossed out, the letters remaining in the grid can be entered in sequence into the matching colored boxes below to spell a quotation about our planet. To get you started, we’ve already unearthed the word CRYSTAL.
Unscramble the letters in the first phrase of each anagram below to reveal the name of a famous scientist or inventor. The subsequent phrase in each anagram unscrambles to reveal a clue to the scientist’s identity—a discovery, field of study, or other relevant scientific terms. For example, HANDRAIL SCREW—NO EVIL OUT forms CHARLES DARWIN—EVOLUTION.
1. HANDRAIL SCREW—NO EVIL OUT (one word)
2. RASCAL NAG—COY GLOOMS (one word)
3. LUNAR GIANT—TIGER STUNT (two words)
4. WOMAN AS JEST—BOLLIXED HUE (two words)
5. INSULIN: A PLUG—MOUSE CELL (one word)
6. AROUSE TULIPS—VIATIC CANON (one word)
7. MOTION SHADES—HAG POP HORN (one word)
8. HORSECAR CLAN—CLOY EGO (one word)
9. GOLDEN MERGER—THIRD EYE (one word)
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