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1.1 What Is Earth Science?
Terms in this set (23)
What did ancient people do to explain natural phenomena?
They forged myths and legends.
Who kept written records of earthquakes starting780 B.C.?
The Ancient Chinese.
Define Earth Science
The study of the earth and and the universe
An organized body of knowledge of physical earth and space.
What is the circumference of the earth?
What are the earth sciences?
The study of the origin, history, and structure of the solid earth and the process that forms
The study of earth's oceans
The study of the earth's atmosphere
The study of the universe beyond the earth
The area of knowledge concerned with the physical world and its facts and events.
The science of numbers
The basis of physics
The science of energy and matter and how they interact
The science of the composition, structure, and properties of matter
The science and study of living things
Relationship between living things and the environment
Earth science + the effect of humans on the earth + ecology
The solid earth
The earth's water
The gases surrounding the earth
A community of organisms and the environment they inhibit
The largest ecosystem; encompasses all life on Earth and the surroundings that support it
The contamination of the environment with waste products and impurities
Can be broken down by microorganism in to harmless substances that can then be used by other organisms.
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