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Coriolis effect The deflective effect of the earth's rotation on all free-moving objects, including the atmosphere and oceans. To the right in the northern hemisphere and left in the southern hemisphere
Pituitary gland a gland located at the base of the brain that secretes a number of important hormones related to normal growth and development and fertility
hypothalamus A region of the brain that regulates body temperature, production of hormones and other bodily functions that are not under a human being's voluntary control.
thalamus An area of the brain that helps process information from the senses and transmit it to other parts of the brain.
Christian Doppler Change in frequency = change in pitch in relationship to position of listener
Thomas Edison Invented Light Bulb phonograph
Charles Goodyear Invented synthetic rubber
Heinrich Hertz-James Clark Maxwell 1888 – predicted the presence of radio waves
The Middle EAR consists of the ear drum (the tympanum or tympanic membrane) and, beyond it, a cavity. This cavity is connected via a canal (the Eustachian tube) to the pharynx. The Eustachian tube permits the gas pressure in the middle ear cavity to adjust to external a
The Inner EAR most interior portion of the ear, made up of two interconnected parts: vestibular system, a balance organ; the cochlea, a hearing organ
Francesco Redi he is most well-known for his experiment in 1668 which is regarded as one of the first steps in refuting "spontaneous generation" - a theory also known as Aristotelian abiogenesis. People thought that maggots came from meat. He sealed jars and no maggots.
John Needham English biologist and Roman Catholic priest who believed in the theory of spontaneous generation, or Abiogenesis: life arising from non-life. He did experiments with gravy and microorganisms that he felt supported spontaneous generation.
Gertrude Belle Elion invented drugs for the treatment of cancer and leukemia
Saffir-Simpson scale Measures hurricanes
Beaufort scale Measures wind speed
Fujita scale Classifies tornados
endospore not a reproductive structure but rather a resistant, dormant survival form of the organism. Endospores are quite resistant to high temperatures (including boiling), most disinfectants, low energy radiation, drying, etc. The endospore can survive possibly
prokaryote An organism lacking a true nucleus, such as a bacterium or a blue-green alga
species A group of organisms belong to the same biological species if they are capable of interbreeding to produce fertile offspring
ecosystem The organisms in a population and the biotic and abiotic factors which impact on them
estuary Regions of interaction between rivers and near-shore ocean waters, where tidal action and river flow create a mixing of fresh and salt water.
Euphotic zone The layer of a body of water that receives sufficient sunlight for photosynthesis. The depth of this layer, which is about 80 m, is determined by the water's extinction coefficient, the cloudiness, and the sunlight's angle of incidence.
Geologic time scale Eon – largest; Era – second; Period – third; Epoch - fourth
Gamma ray Electromagnetic radiation emitted by radioactive decay
Eyes - Cornea the clear front window of the eye that transmits and focuses light into the eye.
Eyes - Pupil The pupil is the dark aperture in the iris that determines how much light is let into the eye.
Eyes - Retina the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light and creates impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain.
Eyes - Macula a small area in the retina that contains special light-sensitive cells and allows us to see fine details clearly.
Eyes – Optic nerve The optic nerve is the nerve that connects the eye to the brain and carries the impulses formed by the retina to the visual cortex of the brain.
Eyes - Choroid The choroid is a thin vascular layer between the sclera and the retina that supplies blood to the retina and conducts arteries and nerves to other structures in the eye
Eyes – Vitreous humor a clear, jelly-like substance that fills the middle of the eye
Eyes – Lacrimal glands A gland that secretes tears. found in the upper, outer part of each eye socket
Eyes - Rods Rods are light-sensitive cells found in the retina, and help create vision under low lighting conditions. (About 150 million rods usually are found in the retina.)
Eyes - Cones One of the photoreceptors in the retina of the eye that is responsible for daylight and color vision; Cone = Color.
Eyes - Lens transparent structure inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina
Eyes - Iris the colored part of the eye that helps regulate the amount of light that enters the eye.
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