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Chapter One Earth Science Vocab
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Study of objects beyond Earth's atmosphere
Blanket of glass surrounding Earth that contains about 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen, and 1 percent other gases such as argon, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
All of Earth's organisms and the environments in which they live.
Study of the interactions of humans with environment.
Study of materials that make up Earth and the process that form and change these materials, and the history of the planet and its life-forms since its origin.
The part of Earth from its surface to its center.
All the water in Earth's oceans, lakes, seas, rivers and glaciers plus all the water in the atmosphere.
The study of the atmosphere, which is the air surrounding Earth.
Study of Earth's oceans including the creatures that inhabit its waters, its physical and chemical properties, and the effects of human activities.
Standard for comparison in an experiment.
Factor in an experiment that can change if the independent variable is changed.
A testable explanation of a situation.
Factor that is manipulated by the experimenter in an experiment.
Le Systeme International D'unites
Replacement for the metric system, based on decimal system using the number 10 as the base unit; includes the meter: (M), second (S), and kilogram (KG)
A series of problem-solving procedures that help scientist conduct experiments.
A method used by scientist to express a number as a value between 1 and 10 multiplied by the power of 10.
A principal that describes the behavior of a natural phenomenon.
An idea, a system, or a mathematical expression that represents the idea being explained.
An explanation based on many observations during experiments; valid only if consistent with observations, can be used to make testable predictions, and its the simplest explanation; can be changed or modified with the discovery of new data.
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