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80 terms
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary
Abiotic Factor
Agriculture/Aquaculture
Air Mass
Air Pressure
A non-living thing that influences or affects an ecosystem
The production and/or farming of crops, livestock, seafood, e…
An immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
The force exerted by the weight of a column of air above a gi…
Abiotic Factor
A non-living thing that influences or affects an ecosystem
Agriculture/Aquaculture
The production and/or farming of crops, livestock, seafood, e…
66 terms
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary
Dike
Epicenter
Exfoliation
Fault
A slab of volcanic rock formed when magma forces itself acros…
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
Extreme high temperatures cause the outer rock layer to be st…
A crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement…
Dike
A slab of volcanic rock formed when magma forces itself acros…
Epicenter
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
66 terms
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary
Dike
Epicenter
Exfoliation
Fault
A slab of volcanic rock formed when magma forces itself acros…
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
Extreme high temperatures cause the outer rock layer to be st…
A crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement…
Dike
A slab of volcanic rock formed when magma forces itself acros…
Epicenter
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
130 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Dependent Variable
Independent Variable
Control
Constant
the factor that is measured
the factor that is manipulated
part of an experiment that does not contain a variable; all c…
all parts of the experiment that stay the same in order to is…
Dependent Variable
the factor that is measured
Independent Variable
the factor that is manipulated
8 terms
Earth and Environmental Science
Thrust fault
Normal fault
Transform fault
Compression forces
...
...
Thrust fault
Normal fault
26 terms
Earth and Environmental Science: volcanoes
composite volcano
composite volcano
cinder cone volcano
cinder cone volcano
a tall, cone-shaped mountain in which layers of lava alternat…
A small, steeply sloped volcano that forms from moderately ex…
composite volcano
composite volcano
a tall, cone-shaped mountain in which layers of lava alternat…
31 terms
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary
the weather conditions prevailing in a…
the state of the atmosphere at a place…
exposure to the sun's rays; the amount…
the amount of heat required to raise t…
climate
weather
insolation
heat budget
the weather conditions prevailing in a…
climate
the state of the atmosphere at a place…
weather
80 terms
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary
Abiotic Factor
Agriculture/Aquaculture
Air Mass
Air Pressure
A non-living thing that influences or affects an ecosystem
The production and/or farming of crops, livestock, seafood, e…
An immense body of air that is characterized by similar tempe…
The force exerted by the weight of a column of air above a gi…
Abiotic Factor
A non-living thing that influences or affects an ecosystem
Agriculture/Aquaculture
The production and/or farming of crops, livestock, seafood, e…
22 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Matter
Mass
Volume
Chemical Properties
anything that has mass or takes up space
a measure of the amount of matter in an object
the amount of space occupied by an object
a property of matter that describes a substances ability to p…
Matter
anything that has mass or takes up space
Mass
a measure of the amount of matter in an object
42 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Plates Vocabulary
Maps
Predict
Climate
Lava
A visual representation of an area
Make an educated guess on what is going to happen
Regular weather conditions in an area
The hot liquid that forms in the earth (On the surface)
Maps
A visual representation of an area
Predict
Make an educated guess on what is going to happen
120 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Dependent Variable
Independent Variable
Control
Constant
the factor that is measured
the factor that is manipulated
part of an experiment that does not contain a variable; all c…
all parts of the experiment that stay the same in order to is…
Dependent Variable
the factor that is measured
Independent Variable
the factor that is manipulated
110 terms
earth and environmental science vocabulary
dependent variable
independent variable
control
constant
what's being measured in the experiment
what's being changed in the experiment (changed by d.v.)
variable that remains the same throughout the experiment
variable that cannot be changed or purposely isn't changed
dependent variable
what's being measured in the experiment
independent variable
what's being changed in the experiment (changed by d.v.)
16 terms
Earth/environmental science vocabulary
Geosphere
Hydrosphere
Biosphere
Atmosphere
Rock or minerals, ex) mountain, sand, soil, rock,hill
Water, ex) water, ground water, salt water, ice, rain
All LIFE ex) human, animal,plant, biome.
Air, clouds, water vapor, gas
Geosphere
Rock or minerals, ex) mountain, sand, soil, rock,hill
Hydrosphere
Water, ex) water, ground water, salt water, ice, rain
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary
Dike
Epicenter
Exfoliation
Fault
A slab of volcanic rock formed when magma forces itself acros…
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
Extreme high temperatures cause the outer rock layer to be st…
A crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement…
Dike
A slab of volcanic rock formed when magma forces itself acros…
Epicenter
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
20 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Ecology
Acid Rain
CFC's
Ozone Layer
the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organi…
rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution
ChloroFluoroCarbon- any of a class of compounds of carbon, hy…
The layer of the atmosphere that absorbs the UV rays
Ecology
the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organi…
Acid Rain
rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution
61 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Rock
Magma
Lava
Weatherig
Any solid mass of mineral or mineral-like matter that occurs…
The molten material that forms deep beneath the Earth's surface
Magma that reaches the surface
A process in which rocks are physically and chemically broken…
Rock
Any solid mass of mineral or mineral-like matter that occurs…
Magma
The molten material that forms deep beneath the Earth's surface
80 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Dependent Variable
Independent Variable
Control
Constant
the factor that is measured
the factor that is manipulated
part of an experiment that does not contain a variable; all c…
all parts of the experiment that stay the same in order to is…
Dependent Variable
the factor that is measured
Independent Variable
the factor that is manipulated
110 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Dependent Variable
Independent Variable
Control
Constant
the factor that is measured
the factor that is manipulated
part of an experiment that does not contain a variable; all c…
all parts of the experiment that stay the same in order to is…
Dependent Variable
the factor that is measured
Independent Variable
the factor that is manipulated
40 terms
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary
astronomy
geosphere
3. hydrosphere
atmosphere
the scientific study of the universe
layer of Earth under the atmosphere and the oceans (core, man…
the water portion of Earth
the gaseous layer that surrounds Earth
astronomy
the scientific study of the universe
geosphere
layer of Earth under the atmosphere and the oceans (core, man…
140 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Axis
Control
Nutation
Seasons
a straight line through a body or figure
the part that stays the same, so we can compare it to what we…
wobble in axis
each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autum…
Axis
a straight line through a body or figure
Control
the part that stays the same, so we can compare it to what we…
22 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary
Abortion rate
Abortion ratio
Acceptable Risk
Acid mine drainage
The estimated number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to…
The estimated number of abortions per 1,000 live birts in a g…
The risk that individuals, society, or institutions are willi…
Acidic water that drains from mining ares.
Abortion rate
The estimated number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to…
Abortion ratio
The estimated number of abortions per 1,000 live birts in a g…
16 terms
earth and environmental science vocabulary
Lithosphere
Biosphere
Hydrosphere
Atmosphere
the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust an…
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of th…
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas…
the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet.
Lithosphere
the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust an…
Biosphere
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of th…
22 terms
Earth/ Environmental Science Vocabulary
Geology
Oceanography
Meterorology
Astronomy
The study of the origin, history, and the structure of the Ea…
Scientific study of the sea.
Scientific study of the Earth's atmosphere, especially in rel…
Study of the universe.
Geology
The study of the origin, history, and the structure of the Ea…
Oceanography
Scientific study of the sea.
205 terms
Final Review: Earth/Environmental Science
solar system
galaxy
universe
precession
sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around t…
large group of stars, dust, and gas held together by gravity;…
all matter and energy that exists in space
a slow motion of Earth's axis that traces out a cone over a p…
solar system
sun, planets, and all the other objects that revolve around t…
galaxy
large group of stars, dust, and gas held together by gravity;…
183 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Glossary
Kepler's first law
Kepler's second law
Kepler's third law
precession
The path of the planets about the sun is elliptical in shape,…
An imaginary line drawn from the center of the sun to the cen…
The ratio of the squares of the periods of any two planets is…
change in direction of the axis, but without any change in ti…
Kepler's first law
The path of the planets about the sun is elliptical in shape,…
Kepler's second law
An imaginary line drawn from the center of the sun to the cen…
44 terms
Earth/Environmental Science -- Air
Pressure gradient
cT
Cold Front
Warm Front
a change in pressure over a given distance
symbol for a continental tropical air mass
the boundary of an advancing cold air mass, characterized by…
the boundary of an advancing warm air mass, characterized by…
Pressure gradient
a change in pressure over a given distance
cT
symbol for a continental tropical air mass
10 terms
Earth/ environmental science vocabulary 2
Hydro
Thermo
Iso
Tropo
Water
Heat
Same
Turn
Hydro
Water
Thermo
Heat
6 terms
Earth/Environmental Science Unit 1 Set 2
Elliptical
Kepler's third law
Kepler's second law
Kepler's first law
oval; containing an ellipsis;
Another name for The Law of Harmonies; ... The ratio of the squa…
planets speed up as they come near the sun
All objects in the solar system orbit the sun in elliptical p…
Elliptical
oval; containing an ellipsis;
Kepler's third law
Another name for The Law of Harmonies; ... The ratio of the squa…
7 terms
Earth/Environmental Science Unit 1 Set 1
Rotation
Revolution
Precession
Perihelion
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis, (causes day and…
The movement of an object around another object, (1 revolutio…
A slow motion of Earth's axis that traces out a cone over a p…
point in Earth's orbit when it is nearest to the sun; (January)
Rotation
The spinning motion of a planet on its axis, (causes day and…
Revolution
The movement of an object around another object, (1 revolutio…
30 terms
Unit 4 Earth Environmental Science - Meteorology
Summer Solstice
Winter Solstice
Autumnal Equinox
Spring Equinox
June 21, ... Day with the most hours of sunlight and the fewest…
Earth's position near or on December 21, at which the norther…
The day of the year that marks the beginning of fall in the N…
March 20th or 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, when both hemi…
Summer Solstice
June 21, ... Day with the most hours of sunlight and the fewest…
Winter Solstice
Earth's position near or on December 21, at which the norther…
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Earth Environmental Science Unit 1 Set 5
Perigee
Apogee
Neap Tide
Spring Tide
point in an orbit that is closest to the earth
the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbite…
A less than average tide occurring at the first and third qua…
When the tidal range is greatest. (full moon and new moon)
Perigee
point in an orbit that is closest to the earth
Apogee
the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbite…
8 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Rock Vocabulary
Intrusive igneous
Extrusive igneous
The 4 igneous textures
4 igneous compoition
A rock that cools very slowly beneath the surface and is crea…
A rock that cools very fast on the surface and is created by…
Phaneritic (coarse grained), aphanitic(fine grained), porphyr…
basalt, granitic, andesitic, and ultramafic
Intrusive igneous
A rock that cools very slowly beneath the surface and is crea…
Extrusive igneous
A rock that cools very fast on the surface and is created by…
10 terms
Earth And Environmental Science Vocabulary 1
Observation
Inference
Dependent Variable
Astronomy
based on something that is seen, heard, or noticed = (A FACT)
a conclusion or opinion that is formed because of known facts…
factor in an experiment that can be changed if the independen…
scientific study of the universe especially celestial bodies…
Observation
based on something that is seen, heard, or noticed = (A FACT)
Inference
a conclusion or opinion that is formed because of known facts…
40 terms
Earth and Environmental Science - Water
Precipitation
evaporation
condensation
transpiration
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's…
The change of a liquid to a gas; the sun heats energy up and…
Gas to Liquid; gas gets colder and changes back to liquid , f…
Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant gives of puri…
Precipitation
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's…
evaporation
The change of a liquid to a gas; the sun heats energy up and…
17 terms
Introduction to Earth and Environmental Science
Lithosphere
Biosphere
Hydrosphere
Atmosphere
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and…
Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in w…
All the water at and near the surface of the earth, 97% of wh…
Air.
Lithosphere
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and…
Biosphere
Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in w…
19 terms
Environmental Science - Unit 1 (Earth's History) Vocabulary
Earth
Continental rocks
Ocean floor
Crust
The third planet in order from the Sun and the only one in th…
Layers of granitic, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock that cr…
The crust at the bottom of a sea or ocean
The thin solid outermost layer of Earth; made of less dense s…
Earth
The third planet in order from the Sun and the only one in th…
Continental rocks
Layers of granitic, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock that cr…
42 terms
Earth and Environmental Science - Water
Precipitation
evaporation
condensation
transpiration
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's…
The change of a liquid to a gas; the sun heats energy up and…
Gas to Liquid; gas gets colder and changes back to liquid , f…
Evaporation of water from the leaves of a plant gives of puri…
Precipitation
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's…
evaporation
The change of a liquid to a gas; the sun heats energy up and…
20 terms
Earth/Environmental Science Vocabulary 1
ology
graph
meteor
geo
study of
write
high in the sky
earth
ology
study of
graph
write
12 terms
ALL Science Vocabulary: Earth and Environmental
Dependent Variable
Independent Variable
Control
Constant
the variable or thing that changes because of the independent…
the variable or thing that we change in an experiment
the group that stays the same during an experiment so we can…
the variable that does not change in an experiment
Dependent Variable
the variable or thing that changes because of the independent…
Independent Variable
the variable or thing that we change in an experiment
14 terms
Vocabulary- Earth and Environmental Science 1
Lithosphere
Biosphere
Hydrosphere
Atmosphere
the ridged outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust a…
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of th…
all the waters on the earth surface, such as lakes and seas,…
the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or other planets
Lithosphere
the ridged outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust a…
Biosphere
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of th…
197 terms
Spring 2016 Earth/Environmental Science Vocabulary
aquifer depletion
clean water act
dam
groundwater discharge
Removal of groundwater more rapidly than it can be recharged…
Set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can…
A barrier that impounds water or underground streams for such…
The flow or pumping of water from an aquifer.
aquifer depletion
Removal of groundwater more rapidly than it can be recharged…
clean water act
Set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can…
61 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary (Rocks and Minerals)
Rock
Magma
Lava
Weatherig
Any solid mass of mineral or mineral-like matter that occurs…
The molten material that forms deep beneath the Earth's surface
Magma that reaches the surface
A process in which rocks are physically and chemically broken…
Rock
Any solid mass of mineral or mineral-like matter that occurs…
Magma
The molten material that forms deep beneath the Earth's surface
77 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Exam 3: Vocabulary and Terms
amphibolite
blueschist
burial metamorphism
contact metamorphism
a usually granoblastic rock made up mainly of amphibole and p…
a metamorphic rock formed under high pressures and moderate t…
low-grade metamorphism in which buried sedimentary rocks are…
metamorphism resulting from heat and pressure in a small area…
amphibolite
a usually granoblastic rock made up mainly of amphibole and p…
blueschist
a metamorphic rock formed under high pressures and moderate t…
Earth/ Environmental Science Vocabulary # 10
abiotic factor
agriculture/aquaculture
biodiversity
biome
a non-living thing that influences or affects an ecosystem
the production and/or farming of crops, livestock, seafood, e…
variety among and within the various species in an environment
a complex community or region characterized by distinctive pl…
abiotic factor
a non-living thing that influences or affects an ecosystem
agriculture/aquaculture
the production and/or farming of crops, livestock, seafood, e…
14 terms
Earth & Environmental Science Vocabulary Review
Carbon Dioxide
Weather
Climate
Greenhouse Gas
A colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and orga…
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or ov…
A gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing…
Carbon Dioxide
A colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and orga…
Weather
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
33 terms
Earth/ Environmental Science vocabulary #1
Rock
Mineral
Crystal
Moh scale of hardness
A solid made up of minerals
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence.
Regular repeating forms with smooth faces
Scale 1-10 of hardest to soft minerals
Rock
A solid made up of minerals
Mineral
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence.
44 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Terms: Hydrosphere
Atmosphere
Hydrosphere
Basin
Geosphere
Layer of gases surrounding a planet
The water on the earth's surface
A natural depression in the surface of the land often with a…
The solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
Atmosphere
Layer of gases surrounding a planet
Hydrosphere
The water on the earth's surface
11 terms
Earth And Environmental Science Vocabulary 2
Barycenter
Terrestrial Planet (TP)
Jovian Planet (JP)
Asteroid
the point between two objects where they balance each other;…
small planets that are rocky and close to the sun
huge gas planets with relatively low densities
small rocky body that mainly orbits between Mars and Jupiter
Barycenter
the point between two objects where they balance each other;…
Terrestrial Planet (TP)
small planets that are rocky and close to the sun
20 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Vocabulary 5
Ozone
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
A molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms.
The lower most layer of the atmosphere
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the troposphere.
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratospher…
Ozone
A molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms.
Troposphere
The lower most layer of the atmosphere
55 terms
Earth & Environmental Science: ETT
Adaptations
Support Against Gravity - Land plants
Support Against Gravity - Arthropods
Support Against Gravity - Amphibians
- Support against gravity... - Water Balance​... - Reproduce... - Gas…
- Roots... - Turgidity(water pressure)... - Wood(resin filled xylem)
Strong EXOSKELETON of chitin with jointed legs for mobility
Strong ENDOSKELETON with legs for mobility
Adaptations
- Support against gravity... - Water Balance​... - Reproduce... - Gas…
Support Against Gravity - Land plants
- Roots... - Turgidity(water pressure)... - Wood(resin filled xylem)
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