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Luis Mendez B3-ESPS

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What are the layers of earth? Inner, and outer core, mantle, crust
What are the earths spheres? Lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere,biosphere, cryosphere, geosphere
What is the law of superposition? the top layer of a rock is the youngest and the last layers of a rock is the oldest, each layer being younger than the one under it and older than the one over it.
What is relative dating? dating by relative order of past events
What is absolute dating? dating by a calendar
What are the three boundaries? convergent, divergent, and transform
What is a convergent boundary? When two plat tectonics move towards each other.
What is a divergent boundary? When two plates move away from each other
What is a transform boundary? When two plates rub against each other.
What is sea floor spreading? The formation of new oceanic crust.
What is the first law of thermodynamics? Heat is a form of energy, and thermodynamic processes are subject to the principle of conservation of energy
What is the second law of thermodynamics? As energy is transferred or transformed, more and more of it is wasted
What is condensation? Change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase
What is precipitation? Any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity
What is evaporation? A liquid as it changes into the gaseous phase.
What are decomposers? Organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, they carry out the natural process of decomposition
What is albedo? The measure of the diffuse reflection of solar radiation out of the total solar radiation received by an astronomical body.
What is ecology? The study of interactions among organisms and their environment.
What is Homeostasis? The tendency of organisms to auto-regulate and maintain their internal environment in a stable state
What is sustainability? Field of research dealing with the interactions between natural and social systems
What is a renewable resource? A resource which can be used repeatedly and replaced naturally.
What is a non renewable resource? A resource that cannot be readily replaced by natural.
What is biodegradable? The disintegration of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means.
What is a non-biodegradable resource? A resource that cannot be changed to a harmless natural state by the action of bacteria.
What is a natural resource? Sources used in research.
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