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5 Matching questions

  1. Evapotranspiration
  2. Eutrophication
  3. Fire Climax ecosystems
  4. Environment
  5. Fission products
  1. a Ecosystems that are dependent on the fire for their reproduction and regeneration.
  2. b Combination of evaporation and transpiration
  3. c Includes all of the biotic and abiotic factos that can affect and organism.
  4. d The natural aging process of a lake that is greatly accelerated by human actions. also called cultural eutrophication, casued by additions of nutrients mainly nitrogen and phosphorus
  5. e Refers to the atoms, usually radioactive and the subatomic particles resulting from the splitting of atoms in a nuclear reactor.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Refers to rods containing nuclear fuel, usually uranium. The chain reaction in the fuel assembly is controlled by these rods.
  2. Splitting of an atom into two atoms of lighter elements. This is basic of nuclear energy production
  3. Law of Conservation of Energy. States that energy is never created but only converted from one form to another.
  4. Major climatic phenomenon characterized by the movement of unusually warm surface water ito the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. Results in extensive disruption of weather around the world.
  5. The theory that ecosystems have natural checks and balances.

5 True/False questions

  1. ExtinctionThe death of all individuals of a particular species. This results in loss of genes and biodiversity.


  2. Food ChainSimplified view of the transfer of energy and material from one organism to another. They are never very long due to the tremendous energy lost at each step.


  3. Endangered speciesThe federal legislation that mandates protection of species and their habitats that are in danger of extinction.


  4. Environmental Sciencethe totality of factors such as adverse weather conditons , shortage of food or water, predators, and diseases that will keep populations from growing to their biotic potential.


  5. GeothermalThe naturally hot interior of Earth.


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