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Earth's Resources

Vocabulary Practice

TermDefinition
endangered has very few animals in the world
invasive species organism that is introduced to an area where it is not native, and where it invades and disturbs the ecosystem displacing native species
precipitation rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground
natural resource materials found in nature
watershed area of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers or streams
non-renewable resource natural resource that cannot be replenished
conservation protecting the environment
renewable resource natural resource that can be replenished or is easily replaced or available
extinct has no more animals in the world
runoff draining away of water from an area of land or building
habitat loss destroying nature so that animals can no longer use it for their homes
fossil fuel a non-renewable resource that includes coal, oil, and petroleum
acid rain rain that has been made acidic by certain pollutants in the air
sustainability future generations and the welfare of the environment should be considered when using resources
biodegradable capable of decomposing or breaking down
Created by: lamartinlee