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71 terms
environmental science
the geosphere consists of...
crust
mantle
core
the core,mantle, and crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
its medium in density. it is 64% of earths mass
dense and hot
the geosphere consists of...
the core,mantle, and crust
crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
environmental science
environmental science
Environment
Biodiversity
pollution
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environm…
environmental science
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
Environment
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
environmental science
environmental science
Environment
Biodiversity
pollution
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environm…
environmental science
understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative ener…
Environment
actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural backgro…
34 terms
Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
Biotic
Abiotic
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
Part of the environment that includes all of the living organ…
Part of the environment that includes the physical features o…
Ecology
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Organisms
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
10 terms
environmental science
renewable resource
nonrenewable resource
fossil fuel
solar energy
A resource that is either always available or is naturally re…
A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame.
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient rema…
Sunlight that is converted into usable energy
renewable resource
A resource that is either always available or is naturally re…
nonrenewable resource
A natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame.
29 terms
Environmental--Tools of Environmental Science 1
Scientific Inquiry
Journals, Reports, Articles, Conferences
Environmental Science
Ecology
The process by which we try to explain events within the phys…
Different ways scientists communicate with the scientific com…
is the study of the air, water, and land surrounding an organ…
is the study of interactions of living organisms with one ano…
Scientific Inquiry
The process by which we try to explain events within the phys…
Journals, Reports, Articles, Conferences
Different ways scientists communicate with the scientific com…
Environmental Science
Asthenosphere (Chapter 6)
Lithosphere (Chapter 6)
Convection (Chapter 6)
Hotspots (Chapter 6)
outer part of the mantle
brittle outer most layer of the planet
heat from the earth's core causes plumes of hot magma to well…
intra-place locations where molten material from the mantle r…
Asthenosphere (Chapter 6)
outer part of the mantle
Lithosphere (Chapter 6)
brittle outer most layer of the planet
10 terms
Environmental Science
...pollution
..."The Tragedy of the Commons"
...hunter-gatherer period
...developing country
...undesired change in air, water, or soil
...describes conflicts associated with sharing resources
...humans lived in tribes, using fires to maintain the prairie
...characterized by high population growth rate, extreme pove…
...pollution
...undesired change in air, water, or soil
..."The Tragedy of the Commons"
...describes conflicts associated with sharing resources
50 terms
Environmental Science
Environment
Ecology
Ecosystem
Biotic
Surroundings
Field of study in biology that comes from the Greek work 'oik…
All of the biotic and abiotic things in a specific area and t…
Living
Environment
Surroundings
Ecology
Field of study in biology that comes from the Greek work 'oik…
25 terms
Environmental Science
Mineral
Luster
Streak
Hardness
Solid non living substance formed by natural occurrences.
How shiny the mineral looks.
Color of the powder a mineral produces when it is dragged acr…
A way of describing how easy or difficult it is to scratch th…
Mineral
Solid non living substance formed by natural occurrences.
Luster
How shiny the mineral looks.
71 terms
environmental science
the geosphere consists of...
crust
mantle
core
the core,mantle, and crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
its medium in density. it is 64% of earths mass
dense and hot
the geosphere consists of...
the core,mantle, and crust
crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
19 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 12
Air Pollution
Primary Pollutant
Secondary Pollutant
Smog
is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or…
Is an air pollutant emitted directly from a source.
is not directly emitted as such, but forms when other polluta…
fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric polluta…
Air Pollution
is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or…
Primary Pollutant
Is an air pollutant emitted directly from a source.
environmental science
the geosphere consists of...
crust
mantle
core
the core,mantle, and crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
its medium in density. it is 64% of earths mass
dense and hot
the geosphere consists of...
the core,mantle, and crust
crust
outer most layer. very thin and is less than 1% of earths mass
18 terms
environmental science chapter 9
Arable
Biological pest control
Desertification
Droughts
Land on which crops can be grown.
Using living organisms or naturally produced chemicals to con…
Deterioration of land to the point that it becomes desert.
Period when rainfall is less than average causing crop failure.
Arable
Land on which crops can be grown.
Biological pest control
Using living organisms or naturally produced chemicals to con…
Environmental Science Chapter 2
Acidic
Aquifiers
Atoms
Basic
pH below 7
are permeable layers of rock and soil that hold water
Basic unit of matter
pH > 7
Acidic
pH below 7
Aquifiers
are permeable layers of rock and soil that hold water
60 terms
Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
Biotic
Abiotic
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
Part of the environment that includes all of the living organ…
Part of the environment that includes the physical features o…
Ecology
The study of the interactions between living things and their…
Organisms
Any living thing made up of at least one cell that can live o…
Environmental science
autotroph
biome
carbon cycle
carbon dioxide
An organism that makes its own food
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical…
The organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into or…
CO2... a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration…
autotroph
An organism that makes its own food
biome
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical…
31 terms
Environmental Science: Chapter 1
Environmental Science
Ecology
Sociology
Hunter Gatherers
The study of the impact of humans on the environment
the study of how living things interact with each other and w…
the study of human population dynamics and statistics
people who obtain food by collection plants, hunting, and sca…
Environmental Science
The study of the impact of humans on the environment
Ecology
the study of how living things interact with each other and w…
Environmental Science
hydrosphere
lithosphere
atmosphere
pollution
All of the water on earth.
The land on earth.
The air that surrounds earth.
harmful things in land, water, or air
hydrosphere
All of the water on earth.
lithosphere
The land on earth.
Environmental Science Chapter 1
Control
Controlled Experiment
Data
Dependent Variable
The portion of an experiment that is not manipulated to compa…
An experiment wherein a control is compared against the treat…
Quantitative Information gathered during an experiment
The experimental factor that is being measured; the variable…
Control
The portion of an experiment that is not manipulated to compa…
Controlled Experiment
An experiment wherein a control is compared against the treat…
20 terms
Environmental Science
Abiotic
Bacteria
Bioaccumulation
Biotic
The nonliving parts of the environment
Extremely small, single-celled organisms that in the environm…
The collection and build-up of substances, such as pesticides…
The living factors in the environment
Abiotic
The nonliving parts of the environment
Bacteria
Extremely small, single-celled organisms that in the environm…
environmental science
environmental science
Environment
Biodiversity
pollution
Study of interactions between humans and their environment
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or…
The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat o…
The introduction of harmful substances or products into the e…
environmental science
Study of interactions between humans and their environment
Environment
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or…
29 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 4
ecology
species
population
community
The study of how organisms interact with each other and their…
group of organisms that interbreed and produce fertile offspr…
members of a species that live in the same area
all populations in a specific area
ecology
The study of how organisms interact with each other and their…
species
group of organisms that interbreed and produce fertile offspr…
Environmental Science Chapter 10
Acute Exposure
Allergens
Bioaccumulation
Biomagnification
High levels of exposure over a short period
substances that produce allergic reactions
the accumulation of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in…
accumulation of pollutants at successive levels of the food c…
Acute Exposure
High levels of exposure over a short period
Allergens
substances that produce allergic reactions
20 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 11
Surface Water
River System
Watershed
Groundwater
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
The area of land that is built across a river to control a ri…
The water that is beneath the Earth's surface
Surface Water
All the bodies of fresh water, salt water, ice, and snow that…
River System
A flowing network of rivers and streams draining a river basin.
Environmental Science
Habitat
Biotic Factor
Abiotic Factor
Species
An environment that provides the things an organism needs to…
A living part of an organism's habitat.
A nonliving part of an organism's habitat.
A group of organisms that are physically similar and can mate…
Habitat
An environment that provides the things an organism needs to…
Biotic Factor
A living part of an organism's habitat.
10 terms
Environmental Science
biotic
abiotic
community
ecosystem
living elements in an ecosystem
non living elements of an ecosystem
all of the populations sharing a specific area or region
all the living populations in an area along with the nonlivin…
biotic
living elements in an ecosystem
abiotic
non living elements of an ecosystem
8 terms
Chapter 5 Environmental Science
photosynthesis
producer
consumer
decomposer
the process by which plants use sunlight to produce energy
an organism that makes its own food
organism that gets its energy by eating other organisms
consumers that get their food by breaking down dead organisms
photosynthesis
the process by which plants use sunlight to produce energy
producer
an organism that makes its own food
10 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
31 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 5
evolution
Genetic Drift
Natural Selection
artificial selection
genetic change in a population's gene pool over time
Biological evolution that occurs by chance
traits that improve an organism's chance of survival are pass…
process of selection conducted under human direction
evolution
genetic change in a population's gene pool over time
Genetic Drift
Biological evolution that occurs by chance
19 terms
Environmental Science Chapter 12
Air Pollution
Primary Pollutant
Secondary Pollutant
Smog
is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or…
Is an air pollutant emitted directly from a source.
is not directly emitted as such, but forms when other polluta…
fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric polluta…
Air Pollution
is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or…
Primary Pollutant
Is an air pollutant emitted directly from a source.
131 terms
Final Review - Environmental Science
Renewable Energy
Solar Energy
Passive Solar Heating
Active Solar Heating
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Energy derived from the sun. (Nearly all renewable energy sou…
Uses the sun's energy to heat something directly. +No additio…
Energy from the sun that is gathered by collectors and used t…
Renewable Energy
Energy from sources that are constantly being formed.
Solar Energy
Energy derived from the sun. (Nearly all renewable energy sou…
60 terms
Environmental Science Final review
Trees... Forest... people
nonrenewable
Natural gas is an example of what type…
Wind energy is an example of what type…
Name at 3 things that are considered part of the environment.
A natural resource that is formed much more slowly than we us…
nonrenewable
renewable
Trees... Forest... people
Name at 3 things that are considered part of the environment.
nonrenewable
A natural resource that is formed much more slowly than we us…
Environmental Science Midterm:
Success
Fossils are formed in
How does fossil formation happen
What type of rock are fossils formed in
Believing in myself
Sedimentary rock
1. ORGANISM DIES and decomposes... 2. SMALL PARTICLES COVER an O…
Sedimentary rock
Success
Believing in myself
Fossils are formed in
Sedimentary rock
Environmental Science
Ecological footprint
The decline of ecosystems
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Global Atmospheric Changes
the impact of a person or community on the environment, expre…
Natural and managed ecosystems support human life and economi…
A major assessment of the effects of human activity on the en…
The earth's atmosphere is changing, scientific measurements h…
Ecological footprint
the impact of a person or community on the environment, expre…
The decline of ecosystems
Natural and managed ecosystems support human life and economi…
10 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
79 terms
Environmental Science
Hypothesis
Scientific Theory
System
Emergent Properties
A testable explanation-written as a fact, not a question
A description or explanation that has been supported by a lar…
networks of interdependent components and process with materi…
characteristics of a whole, functioning system that are quant…
Hypothesis
A testable explanation-written as a fact, not a question
Scientific Theory
A description or explanation that has been supported by a lar…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science: Nuclear
Isotope
Radioactive isotope
Alpha particles
Beta particles
two atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutr…
An atom with too many protons or neutrons that spontaneously…
Type of radioactive decay, is a helium nuclei, stopped by skin
Type of radioactive decay, electrons stopped by clothing, gla…
Isotope
two atoms of the same element with different numbers of neutr…
Radioactive isotope
An atom with too many protons or neutrons that spontaneously…
16 terms
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
Biotic
Abiotic
Organic
Living things and non-living things working together to form…
The living part of an ecosystem
The non-living parts of an ecosystem
Something that is or was alive
Ecosystem
Living things and non-living things working together to form…
Biotic
The living part of an ecosystem
12 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
92 terms
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Stratosphere
Troposphere
Allows excessive loss of infrared light.
Troposphere
The ozone layer is found in which atmospheric layer?
Which one of the following is NOT a principal division of the…
Functions of the atmosphere include all of the following exce…
In which of the following does weather occur?
Stratosphere
The ozone layer is found in which atmospheric layer?
Troposphere
Which one of the following is NOT a principal division of the…
19 terms
Environmental Science Biogeochemical Cycles
biogeochemical cycle
carbon cycle
nitrogen cycle
nitrogen fixation
a cycle of matter through an ecosystem
photosynthesis, cellular respiration and combustion
nitrogen fixation, nitrification, assimilaton, ammonification…
First Step. N2 to ammonia, a form that organisms can use.
biogeochemical cycle
a cycle of matter through an ecosystem
carbon cycle
photosynthesis, cellular respiration and combustion
70 terms
AP Environmental Science: Basics
Inorganic
Organic
Natural
Synthetic
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
of, relating to, or derived from living matter and... Carbon-con…
Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution…
Artificial
Inorganic
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
Organic
of, relating to, or derived from living matter and... Carbon-con…
33 terms
Environmental Science
Abiotic
Biotic
Extinction
Natural Selection
Non-living
living
the coming to an end or the dying out of a species
organisms with the genes that allow them to be more successfu…
Abiotic
Non-living
Biotic
living
Environmental Science Vocab- Environmental Science
Per capita GDP- Annual gross domestic…
Environmental degredation- depletion o…
Reuse- to use a product over and over…
Hunter-gatherers- people who get their…
Per capita GDP- Annual gross domestic…
Environmental degredation- depletion o…
Environmental Science Study Guide
reduce
recycle
reuse
Humans impact on the american alligato…
to use less of something
The process of making new products from materials that were u…
to use something again
Their habitat has been protected.
reduce
to use less of something
recycle
The process of making new products from materials that were u…
17 terms
Introduction to Environmental Science
Environment
Environmental Science
Environmentalism
Natural Resource
all of the surrounding things, conditions, and influences aff…
The study of how the natural world works
a social movement dedicated to protecting the natural world f…
any material or energy sources provided by nature that humans…
Environment
all of the surrounding things, conditions, and influences aff…
Environmental Science
The study of how the natural world works
39 terms
Environmental Science
abiotic
acid deposition
atmospheric cycle
preservationist
non-living factors in the universe
falling of acidic precipitation onto the planet
nature's recycling of gases in the atmosphere
one who believes that humans have no claim to anything on earth
abiotic
non-living factors in the universe
acid deposition
falling of acidic precipitation onto the planet
16 terms
Environmental Science (Environmental Health)
Types of Hazards
Epidemiology
Toxicology
Dose-response Relationship
Biological... Social... Chemical ... Physical
The study of disease in the human population
The study of how poisonous substances affect organisms' health
Measures the response a substance produces at different doses
Types of Hazards
Biological... Social... Chemical ... Physical
Epidemiology
The study of disease in the human population
Environmental Science
aquifer
aquifer recharge
ecosystem service
groundwater
underground layer of rock, sand or gravel that holds groundwa…
when water seeps in to the ground and replenishes the aquifer…
the positive benefits that the ecosystem provides to people
the supply of fresh water found beneath Earth's surface in th…
aquifer
underground layer of rock, sand or gravel that holds groundwa…
aquifer recharge
when water seeps in to the ground and replenishes the aquifer…
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