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Unit 2 Capstone Voc

BMMS Unit 2 Science 7 Capstone Vocabulary

renewable resource a resource which can be used repeatedly because it is replaced naturally; usually within your lifetime
nonrenewable resource a resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced by natural means within one’s lifetime
photosynthesis the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize (make) foods from carbon dioxide and water
biodiversity the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem
ecology the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings
soil erosion a naturally occurring process that wears away a field's topsoil by forces of water, wind, or farming activities
energy the ability to do work
matter anything that has mass and takes up space
predatory interaction a relationship between predator and pray where one or neither are harmed
competitive interaction a relationship between organisms or species in which both the organisms or species are harmed
commensalism a relationship between two organisms in which one benefits and the other neither benefits or is harmed
mutualism a relationship between organisms or species in which both the organisms or species benefit
petroleum naturally occurring fossil fuel, found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface; commonly refined into various types of fuels
nuclear energy energy pulled from the nucleus of an atom and changed into electricity
fossil fuel a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed from the remains of living organisms
hydroelectric energy energy created from flowing water that is captured and changed into electricity
geothermal energy heat from the earth that is changed to create electricity
Created by: jgoodale