This unit introduces students to the periodic table and atomic structure, properties of elements, and properties of minerals.
This is a unit discussing natural resources and the human need for them, the difference between a renewable and non-renewable resource, alternative energy sources and human impacts on resource availability and the environment.
Naturally occurring, inorganic solid with a specific chemical composition and a definite crystalline structure that forms from magma or from supersaturated solution.
Resources provided by Earth, including air, water, land, all living organisms, nutrients, rocks and minerals.
Involves global management of Earth's natural resources to ensure that current and future energy need will be met without harming the environment.
Replacement of renewable resources at the same rate at which they are consumed.
Occurs when air contains harmful levels of pollutants; can be caused by natural phenomena, such as forest fires or volcanic eruptions, or by human activities, such as burning of fossil fuels.
Extracting ore or minerals from the ground
A process that reduces the amount of damage mining does to ecosystems is
Any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
a resource that cannot be reused or replaced easily (ex. gems, iron, copper, fossil fuels)
Movement of people from rural areas to cities
The act of cutting down trees, can cause soil erosion
Caused a shift from an economy based on farming to an economy based on manufacturing by machines in factories
urban areas that heat up more quickly and retain heat better than nonurban areas
The policy of constructing or creating man-made habitats, such as wetlands, to replace those lost to development
Brownish-black material produced by partial decomposition of plant remains
the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
a well drilled to break open rock to get natural gas, where fluid and other chemicals are injected into rocks containing natural methane gas in order to use the water pressure to fracture the rock and allow the gas to be extracted
A liquid mixture of complex hydrocarbon compounds; used widely as a fuel source
A gas with high methane content, found along with various fossil fuels and is used as a fuel.
energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
A nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
power derived from the wind (as by windmills)
A machine for producing power in which a wheel or rotor is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, or air.
Energy from the sun
a cell that converts solar energy into electrical energy
Fuel that comes from plants and animals
Energy derived from the heat in the interior of the earth
an electrochemical cell that uses replenishable substances such as hydrogen or oxygen or water to produce electricity
Energy obtained from flowing water
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained
Charles Lyell's idea that geologic processes have not changed throughout Earth's history.
A principle that states that younger rocks lie above older rocks if the layers have not been disturbed.
A crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
An igneous rock layer formed when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface
A piece of rock that is contained in another rock.
Agriculture that has a minimal/no impact on the land. It is often thought that these foods are healthier or safer in some way.
polyculture, crop rotation, labor intensive
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