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TuHS Human Impact: Ecosystems & Relationships

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Photosynthesis
Carbon
non-metal that can from 4 bonds with other elements
Photosynthesis
Plants use the sun's energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars
Carbon Dioxide
a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration
Carbon Dioxide
Biotic
Living things
Abiotic
Non-living things
Greenhouse effect
The trapping of heat near a planet's surface by certain gases in the planet's atmosphere.
Greenhouse effect
Carbon Cycle
The movement of carbon from the nonliving environment into living things and back.
Carbon Cycle
Greenhouse gases
A gas composed of molecules that absorb and radiate infrared radiation from the sun.
Types of greenhouse gases
Carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor
Combustion
The process of burning something that produces gas product (often carbon dioxide)
Decomposition
The breaking down of dead organisms and organic waste, releasing carbon dioxide
Respiration
The breakdown of food molecules with a release of energy and carbon dioxide
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