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  1. study of materials that make up Earth and the processes that form and change these materials, and the history of the planet and its life-forms since its origin
  2. study of Earth's oceans including the creatures that inhabit its waters, its physical and chemical properties, and the effects of human activities
  3. replacement for the metric system; based on a decimal system using the number 10 as the base unit; includes the meter: (m), second: (s), and kilogram: (kg)
  4. study of the interactions of humans with environment
  5. blanket of gases surrounding Earth that contains about 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen, and 1 percent other gases such as argon, carbon dioxide, and water vapor
  6. study of objects beyond Earth's atmosphere

6 True/False Questions

  1. independent variablefactor in an experiment that can change if the independent variable is changed


  2. scientific notationa method used by scientists to express a number as a value between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10


  3. meteorologythe study of the atmosphere, which is the air surrounding Earth


  4. scientific lawa principle that describes the behavior of a natural phenomenon


  5. hypothesisall the water in Earth's oceans, lakes, seas, rivers, and glaciers plus all the water in the atmosphere


  6. scientific methodsan idea, a system, or a mathematical expression that represents the idea being explained


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