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Grade 9 HS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
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From the remains of plants and animals buried in seas long ago.
How petroleum and natural gas form
Coal, Natural gas, oil
3 Types of Fossil Fuel
Can be replenished over months, years or decades
oil shale and tar sands
might replace dwindling petroleum supplies one day
heavy eroded particles settle out of moving water
How Placer Deposits Form
The advantages of solar energy
the fuel for nuclear fission in nuclear reactor
have finite supply
natural underground reservoirs of steam and hot water
the source of geothermal energy
drinking water, cooking food, growing food
major uses of freshwater resources
shields earth from harmful solar radiation
the function of the atmosphere's ozone layer
maintains warmth near Earth's surface
The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide helps to do
soil, minerals, forests
one product made from petroleum
increasing soil erosion
one way mining for minerals damages land
The decade when the first laws were made to decrease water pollution
create less air pollution
the advantages of cars with hybrid and electric motors
plowing across hill slopes
soil conservation method called contour plowing
A natural fertilizer
how compost helps the health of soil
decreased the illegal and unsafe dumping of hazardous waste
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.
generated from falling water that drives turbines that produces electricity
partly decomposed organic material
the careful use of resources
water that flows over the land rather than into the ground
the unnatural rise in temperature in the Earth's lower atmosphere
a useful metallic mineral that can be mined at a profit
collecting and processing of used items
any hydrocarbon that may be used as a source of energy
made productive by using natural underground reservoirs of steam and hot water
the development of energy production from the ocean
Fossil Fuels are
a South facing window is an example of what
A simple solar energy system
Nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and other gases
The composition of Earth's atmosphere
forms when power plants release sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere where it combines with water
conservation method where only some trees in an area of forest are cut while others remain.
Burning fossil fuels is a major source of air pollution
What is a major negative impact of the use of fossil fuels?
Renewable resources can be replaced within a short time period but it takes millions of years to replace nonrenewable resources.
The difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Anticlines act as oil traps that contain petroleum and natural gas. Anticlines keep the petroleum and gas from escaping to the surface.
Why an anticline might be a good place to search for petroleum and natural gas.
wind power is free and nonpolluting but the disadvantages are that wind is noisy and there is need for lots of land
What are the advantages and disadvantages of wind as a source of energy?
People and animals need the atmosphere's oxygen to live. Other substances in the atmosphere, such as carbon are essential for life. Ozone protects Earth from harmful solar radiation. Greenhouse gases help maintain Earth's atmosphere.
Why is the chemical composition of Earth's atmosphere important?
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