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Science Ch. 3

Science NoteCards for C. 3

What is Absorption? Precipitation soaking into the ground.
What is an Aquifer? Ground water stored underground and in between rocks.
What is Condensation? When water vapor turns liquid water into and becomes visible as cloud, fog, or water droplets.
What is Evaporation? When liquid water turns into water vapor. (Gas)
What is Groundwater? Water that is under the surface of the ground.
What is Humidity? The Measurement of amount of water vapor in the air.
What is Precipitation? Water in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail.
What is a Run Off? Water that is not absorbed so it flows downhill, usually into a body of water.
What is Surface Water? Water that is not absorbed and collects in ponds, lakes, streams, or rivers.
What is Transpiration? Water that sweats and evaporates from a plant, mostly from the underside of the leaves.
What is a Watershed? The entire region of land draining into river, river system, or other body of water.
What is an Impervious Surface? Material that water is not able to soak into.
What is Infiltration? Water soaking into soli or other surface material.
What is an Aquatic Invasive Species? Water organisms that invade other ecosystems beyond their natural range.
What is a Carnivore? A consumer that only eats other animals.
What is an Ecosystem? All the living and non living things that interact on the habitat.
What is a Food Web? Consists of many food chains overlapping in an ecosystem.
What is Photosynthesis? How some organisms use sunlight to make their own food.
What is a Consumer? An organism that obtains energy by feeding on other organisms.
What is an Energy Pyramid? Shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web.
What is a Herbivore? Consumers that only eat plants.
What is a Producer? An organism that can make its own food.
What is a Decomposer? Breaks down waste and dead organisms and returns raw materials to the ecosystem.
What is a Food Chain? A series of events in which one organism eats another for food and obtains energy.
What is a Omnivore? Consumers that eat plants and animals.
What are Scavengers? A carnivore that feeds on dead organisms.
Created by: hanny7301