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13 terms
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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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
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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
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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.
16 terms
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…
42 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…
43 terms
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
25 terms
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…
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…
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…
32 terms
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
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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…
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…
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
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.
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.
38 terms
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…
58 terms
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
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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…
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…
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…
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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
22 terms
Introduction to Environmental Science
Environmental Science
ecology
sustainability
carrying capacity
the branch of biology concerned with the relations between or…
The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organi…
resource management that has the objective of making sure fut…
The maximum number of organisms of a population or species th…
Environmental Science
the branch of biology concerned with the relations between or…
ecology
The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organi…
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…
23 terms
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.
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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
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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…
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
18 terms
Systems in Environmental Science
What is a system?
Input
Output
What is the input and output of Photos…
a network of relationships between parts, elements, or compon…
What goes into a system.
What comes out of a system.
Input = sunlight, water, CO2... Output = Oxygen and sugar (gluco…
What is a system?
a network of relationships between parts, elements, or compon…
Input
What goes into a system.
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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
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Environmental Science- Ecology and Evolution
Natural Selection
Evolution
Adaptive trait
Mutations
The process by which traits that enhance survival and reprodu…
The genetic changes in populations of organisms through gener…
Any heritable trait that enables an organism to survive throu…
Random errors in gene replication that lead to a change in th…
Natural Selection
The process by which traits that enhance survival and reprodu…
Evolution
The genetic changes in populations of organisms through gener…
Unit 4 vocabulary Environmental Science
population
population ecology
population density
dispersal
a group of organisms of the same species that live in a speci…
The study of environmental influences on population density a…
the number of individuals per unit area or volume.
is the relative distribution or arrangement of its indivduals…
population
a group of organisms of the same species that live in a speci…
population ecology
The study of environmental influences on population density a…
60 terms
Introduction to Environmental Science
Environmental Science
sustainability
commons
Environmentalism
The study of the interactions between humans and their natura…
resource management that has the objective of making sure fut…
Land or resources belonging to the entire society
A social movement dedicated to protecting the earth's life-su…
Environmental Science
The study of the interactions between humans and their natura…
sustainability
resource management that has the objective of making sure fut…
9 terms
Environmental Science Ch. 1
ecology
agriculture
Pollution
biodiversity
The study of how living things interact with each other and w…
The practice of growing, breeding, and caring for plants and…
An undesired change in air, water, or soil that adversely aff…
The number and variety of species that live in an area.
ecology
The study of how living things interact with each other and w…
agriculture
The practice of growing, breeding, and caring for plants and…
18 terms
Tools of Environmental Science, Science & the Environment
observation
correlation
data
control group
the process of obtaining information by using the senses; the…
a measure of the relationship between two variables
any pieces of information acquired through observation or exp…
a group that serves as a standard of comparison with another…
observation
the process of obtaining information by using the senses; the…
correlation
a measure of the relationship between two variables
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environmental science
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Environmental Science- Biodiversity (Erin)
Biodiversity
Endangered
Extinct
Threatened
a variety of different species in a given area
in danger of becoming extinct
no longer existing or living
describes a population of organisms that are likely to become…
Biodiversity
a variety of different species in a given area
Endangered
in danger of becoming extinct
25 terms
Environmental Science Ch. 3
geosphere
hydrosphere
crust
mantle
consists of all rock and soils and loose rocks on earth's sur…
makes up all of the water on or near earth's surface
composed of light elements
layer beneath the crust
geosphere
consists of all rock and soils and loose rocks on earth's sur…
hydrosphere
makes up all of the water on or near earth's surface
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
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Environmental Science (Erin)- Air
Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Layers of the Atmosphere (in order)
blanket of air that surrounds Earth. It keeps us warm, able t…
1st layer where we live. Weather happens here.
2nd layer, good ozone is here blocking UV rays
Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere (Ionosphe…
Atmosphere
blanket of air that surrounds Earth. It keeps us warm, able t…
Troposphere
1st layer where we live. Weather happens here.
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environmental science
The area of ocean needed to sustain th…
one of the recommendations of the pew…
sea animals have contributed all of th…
commercial extinction is
fishprint
set up a network of marine services
replacement bones from coral, anticancer chemicals from shark…
a temporary depletion of fish stocks
The area of ocean needed to sustain th…
fishprint
one of the recommendations of the pew…
set up a network of marine services
20 terms
Introduction to Environmental Science
Evolve
Adapt
Organism
Species
To develop gradually (over time)
To adjust oneself to different conditions, and changing envir…
A form of life made up of parts that work together to keep so…
A class of organisms having some common characteristics or qu…
Evolve
To develop gradually (over time)
Adapt
To adjust oneself to different conditions, and changing envir…
6 terms
Environmental Science
Tropical Rain Forest
Desert
Chaparral
Savanna
Tropical Rain Forest
Desert
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
Environment
Interdisciplinary
Pollution
Biodiversity
Surroundings; includes climate, atmosphere, soil, other organ…
Covers more than one field of study
A degradation or decrease in the quality of air or water
The number of species living in an ecosystem
Environment
Surroundings; includes climate, atmosphere, soil, other organ…
Interdisciplinary
Covers more than one field of study
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