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  1. Evapotranspiration
  2. Fission
  3. Eutrophication
  4. Epicenter
  5. Estuary
  1. a the origination point of an earthquake
  2. b Splitting of an atom into two atoms of lighter elements. This is basic of nuclear energy production
  3. c Combination of evaporation and transpiration
  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 A bay open to the ocean at one end and receiving fresh water from a river at the other end, hence mixing of fresh and salt water occurs.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The naturally hot interior of Earth.
  2. occurs when habitats are divided into a patch work of intact forest land and deforested lands.
  3. Test for presence of the bacteria Escherichia coli, typically found in the gut of humans and other mammals. Used to determine the contamination of a body of water. The presence of fecal coliform is an indication that harmful bacteria are present.
  4. An area in aquatic ecosystems where there is enough light penetration to support photosynthesis.
  5. A stage in the ecological succession of a lake where nutrient rich water provides abundant growth of algae and or other aquatic plants. Called middle-aged lake.

5 True/False Questions

  1. First Law of ThermodynamicsLaw of Conservation of Energy. States that energy is never created but only converted from one form to another.


  2. Extinctionrefers to change over time. States that all species now on Earth descended gradually from ancestoral species through process known as natural selection.


  3. EnvironmentIncludes all of the biotic and abiotic factos that can affect and organism.


  4. Environmental ScienceThe branch of science that studies environmental issues.


  5. EpiphytesAlso known as airplants, some nutrients for the air. usually tropical plants grow on trees but are not parasitic.


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