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Word Search

NCEH works with scientists from many countries around the world. Can you find the names of these 12 countries in the word search box below?

Argentina      India      Australia      Italy
Brazil      Mexico      Brunei      Russia
Chile      Rwanda      China      Spain

B R K S P R W L A V N N P O
E N T A A U P N Q U O K Y C
W H D R T L I Z A R B W W I
C A I X X H O N R E R E T X
N E N M C T I D U R U R S E
J R D S J A N A S S N W A M
S R I R P E I S S J E A L K
X W A S L M M L I L I N A Y
A R G E N T I N A M C D L H
B C M C G L L J M R D A O H
S N H E E D A Y X O T V I D
U R B I R U Q H C I A S T W
G E N T L I Z A R D A I U L
M R E K N E X B O J D F M A

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Crossword Puzzle

crossword puzzle

Refer to the different topic pages to find your answers.
Then fit your answers into the spaces of your printed copy. Good luck!

Across

1. We're trying to build a healthy __________.

5. Machine that uses a speck of blood to tell us about poisonous chemical exposure. (Answer is two words.)

9. The first three letters of the alphabet.

11. People who have to leave their homes and go quickly to other countries because they don't have enough to eat or because there is a war nearby.

13. Name for the place where you live, work, learn, and play.

14. This type of attack can be caused by polluted air, cigarette smoke, pets, insects, or mold.

Down

2. Initials of our center.

3. Initials of the country where NCEH is located.

4. Type of boat that is inspected to make sure that the passengers and crew don't get sick. (Answer is two words.)

6. One of the countries that has worked with NCEH.

7. Name of the agency that we belong to. (You will find the answer at the top left-hand side of this page.)

8. Type of bug that might carry diseases after a natural disaster.

10. Feeling good inside and out; the opposite of "sick."

12. Stuff that is found in peeling and flaking paint in old houses that causes serious learning problems.

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Environmental Word Scramble

Unscramble the words below. Write them in the spaces provided, one letter in each space. Once you've filled them all in, write down all the letters that have a star under them. Take these letters and unscramble them to make the last two words.

  1. CRELCEY ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                         *                    *
  2. AFILNLDL ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                                    *
  3. ROGWUNTREDA ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                                         *
  4. THABIAT ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                          *
  5. ESTYOMECS ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                                                         *
  6. MALCHECI ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                                         *                                  *
  7. ZHRADA ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                       *                                 *
  8. COITX ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
                   *
Find answers now.

Use the letters from the starred spaces above, unscramble them to complete this phrase:

WE'RE TRYING TO BUILD A

            ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

            ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

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Diversity in the Workplace

What do you want to be when you grow up? Don't worry -- you don't have to make up your mind yet! There are many options for you to choose from, whether you're a boy or girl.

Is this true all over the world? It is becoming more true as more and more women work outside the home. In some Middle Eastern countries, however, girls are still discouraged from going to school and working. In Russia, on the other hand, most doctors are women.

In many rural areas, traditional jobs for both men and women are slow to change. In Malawi, for example, farming is still a man's job, while making felt to cover yurts (tent-like homes) is a woman's job among the Turcoman of Iran.

There are many different job choices at NCEH and none of them are for men or women only. However, for many jobs, workers must go to special schools or do other jobs first.


Answers to the word search

  B    R    K    S    P    R    W    L    A    V    N    N    P    O 
E N T A A U P N Q U O K Y C
W H D R T L I Z A R B W W I
C A I X X H O N R E R E T X
N E N M C T I D U R U R S E
J R D S J A N A S S N W A M
S R I R P E I S S J E A L K
X W A S L M M L I L I N A Y
A R G E N T I N A M C D L H
B C M C G L L J M R D A O H
S N H E E D A Y X O T V I D
U R B I R U Q H C I A S T W
G E N T L I Z A R D A I U L
M R E K N E X B O J D F M A

Answers to the crossword puzzle

answers to the crossword puzzle

Answers to Environmental Word Scramble

1. RECYCLE
2. LANDFILL
3. GROUNDWATER
4. HABITAT
5. ECOSYSTEM
6. CHEMICAL
7. HAZARD
8. TOXIC

Final answer:

WE'RE TRYING TO BUILD A

H   E  A  L  T  H  Y

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