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Matter physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy.
Energy In physics, energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object.
System a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole, in particular.
Open system a system in which the components and protocols conform to standards independent of a particular supplier.
Closed system In non relativistic classical mechanics, a closed system is a physical system that doesn't exchange any matter with its surrounding
Atmosphere the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet.
Hydrosphere all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.
Geosphere any of the almost spherical concentric regions of matter that make up the earth and its atmosphere, as the lithosphere and hydrosphere.
Biosphere the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms.
Cryosphere The cryosphere is those portions of Earth's surface where water is in solid form, including sea ice, lake ice, river ice, snow cover, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, and frozen ground. Thus, there is a wide overlap with the hydrosphere.
First Law of Themodynamics the branch of physical science that deals with the relations between heat and other forms of energy (such as mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy), and, by extension, of the relationships between all forms of energy.
Second Law of Thermodynamics the branch of physical science that deals with the relations between heat and other forms of energy (such as mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy), and, by extension, of the relationships between all forms of energy.
Convections
Nitrogen Cycle the series of processes by which nitrogen and its compounds are interconverted in the environment and in living organisms, including nitrogen fixation and decomposition.
Nitrogen Fixation the chemical processes by which atmospheric nitrogen is assimilated into organic compounds, especially by certain microorganisms as part of the nitrogen cycle.
Carbon Cycle the series of processes by which carbon compounds are interconverted in the environment,
Carbonate In chemistry, a carbonate is a salt of carbonic acid, characterized by the presence of the carbonate ion, a polyatomic ion with the formula of CO2− ₃
Photosynthesis the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a byproduct.
Cellular Respiration Cellular respiration is a set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then release waste products.
Phosphorus Cycle The phosphorus cycle is the biogeochemical cycle that describes the movement of phosphorus through the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.
Water Cycle the cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration.
Condensation water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it.
Precipitation the action or process of precipitating a substance from a solution.
Evaporation the process of turning from liquid into vapor.
Ecology the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
Abiotic physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.
Biotic relating to or resulting from living things, especially in their ecological relations.
Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Producer an organism, either a green plant or bacterium, which is part of the first level of a food chain.
Consumer an organism that feeds on plants or other animals for energy.
Decomposer Decomposers are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, they carry out the natural process of decomposition
Carrying Capacity the number or quantity of people or things that can be conveyed or held by a vehicle or container.
Homeostasis the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
Food Chain a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.
Food Web a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.
Energy Pyramid An energy pyramid is a graphical model of energy flow in a community.
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