Save
or

or

taken

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below

Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

Normal Size     Small Size show me how

# ES Ch 1 Section 1

### Vocab.

TermDefinition
astronomy study of objects beyond Earth's atmosphere
meteorology the study of the atmosphere, which is the air surrounding Earth
geology study of material that make up Earth and the processes that form and change these materials, and the history of the planet and its life-forms since its origin
oceanography study of Earth's oceans including the creatures that inhabit its waters, its physical and chemical properties, and the effects of human activities
environmental science study of the interactions of humans with environment
geosphere the part of Earth from its surface to its center
atmosphere blanket of gases surrounding Earth that contains about 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen, and 1 percent other gases such as argon, carbon dioxide, and water vapor
hydrosphere all the water in Earth's oceans, lakes, seas, rivers, and glaciers plus all the water in the atmosphere
biosphere all of Earth's organisms and the environment in which they live
scientific methods a series of problem-solving procedures that help scientists conduct experiments
hypothesis a testable explanation of a situation
independent variable factor that is manipulated by the experimenter in an experiment
dependent variable factor in an experiment that can change if the independent variable is changed
control standard for comparison in an experiment
Le Systeme International d'Unites replacement for ht emetric sustem; based on decimal system sinf the number 10 as the base unit; includes the meter: (m), second (s), and kilogram (kg)
scientific notation a method used by scientists to express a number as a value between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10.
scientific model an idea, a system, or a mathematical expression that represents the idea being explained
scientific theory an explanation based on many observations during repeated experiments; called only if consistent with observations, can be used to make testable predictions, and is the simplest explanation; can be changed or modified with the discovery of new data
scientific law a principle that describes the behavior of a natural

Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

• SPACEBAR - flip the current card
• LEFT ARROW - move card to the Don't know pile
• RIGHT ARROW - move card to Know pile
• BACKSPACE - undo the previous action

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
 "Know" box contains: Time elapsed: Retries:
restart all cards