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Marvin is stressed about waking up and making it on time to his Environmental Science midterm. He sets the alarm on his digital watch (to 1/100 of a second!) and arrives at 9:00:00.00 a.m. Unfortunately, every other clock on campus reads 9:10 a.m. Marvin is woefully late and misses ten minutes of the exam. What can be said about the accuracy and precision of Marvin's watch?
Accuracy: Not very accurate (wrong time)
Precision: Very precise (9AM on the dot)
How does the total fertility rate (TFR) affect the population growth of a nation?
Total fertility rate reflects the number of children who would be born per woman, the higher the rate the faster the population growth will be
A symbiosis in which one species benefits and the other is neither harmed nor benefited
Owls and hawks prey on similar animals, but hawks hunt by day and owls hunt by night. What ecological principle is this an example of?
If a lake is very large and the flow of water into and out of the lake is very slow, what can we say about residence time of water in the lake?
Residence time is high
What does species richness refer to?
The number of different species represented in an ecological community
What are the four R's in waste management? Give an example of how you can implement each of these R's
Reduce, reuse, recycle, repair
The early atmosphere of the Earth had very little oxygen. Which organisms led to the rise of an oxygenated atmosphere?
Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae
In a few words, what does the first law of thermodynamics state?
Energy can neither be created nor destroyed
What is the proportion of the incident light or radiation that is reflected by a surface called? Name a surface/material with a very high reflectivity
It is called albedo; Snow, ice, or clouds have high albedo
A hurricane approaching from the East to West, passing the Florida Keys can be deflected by which force towards the North-East?
The Coriolis force
If you remove an electron from an element you generate an... (1) If you add a neutron to an element you create an... (2) If you add a proton to an element you create a... (3)
3. Different element
The theory of plate tectonics has been supported by which scientific evidence (name 3)?
Fossil record, older age of rocks further from divergent zones, and actual measurements of moving plates
What are the big 3 crops humans grow and where are they mainly cultured?
Wheat grown in Europe, corn grown in America, and rice grown in Asia
How can you increase the crop yield (name 3 ways)?
Use of GMO crops, use of pesticides to reduce loss of crops, selective breeding of higher yield crops
Name 3 benefits of using transgenic crops
Cold tolerance, drought tolerance, pest resisitance
Why are changes in the global carbon cycle important?
Which arteriole supplies blood to the Glomerulus
Daisy kills Myrtle, Daisy stays with Tom, Gatsby is killed, George Wilson kills himself, and Nick moves on
What figure of speech is found in this line from the second stanza: " As the frail tenant shaped his growing shell"?
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