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Emily Hudson

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QuestionAnswer
During the _ periods, humans altered their habitats. hunter-gatherer, Industrial Revolution, agriculture revolution.
_ is a biodegradable material that becomes a pollutant if allowed to accumlate more rapidly than it can decompose. Newspaper
Which country is MOST likely to have either a stabilized or a slowly growing populations? Canada
Which Country is the population likely to be incresing moat rapidly? Kenya
The _ was not a direct result of the Industrial Revolution? overhunting of large animals.
According to the law of supply and demand, what would occur if the supply of oil declined and the demand remained the same? oil prices would increase.
What is an ecological footprint? amount of land and oean area needed to support one person.
A resident of _ is likely to leave the largest ecological footprint. The United States
Most of today's enviromental problems began during which period in human history? Industrial Revolution
What is it called when the last member of a species dies is said ot have what occured? Extinction
The classification of data that are in the form of numbers is called? Statistics
The chance that an earthquake will occur in your town during the next year is an example of? risk
What essential characteristic does a good experiment have? a single variable is tested, and a control is used.
A model of a dinasour is a good example is a what type of model? Physical
The chance that an event will happen is known as a? Probability
What can explain an observation and predict what might happen in the future? Theory
THe first step in the decision-making model is to do what? Gather info
What is a logical statement about what will happen? prediction
what is human leisure activities? recreational
what is the testable explantion for an obsevation? Hypothosis
The richter scale is used by scientist to measure the amount of energy released by a what? earthquake
what is a fault break in the earth called? crust
the most abundent gas in the earths atmosphere is? nitrogen
Volcanoes occure at tetonic plate boundriesa that are? coliding, and seperating from one another.
what is the part of the earth that contains the air that we breathe called? atomosphere
the removal and transport of surface material by water and wind is known as what? erosion
what is earth? closed system
transfer of energy to space is? radiation
the total quanity of dissolved salts in the ocean is? salinity
ozone is a molecule made up of what? 3 oxygen atoms
what is a change in the genetic characteristicts in a population from one generation to the next? evolution
what is a process that causes the chracteristicts of a population to change without human control? natural selection
what is the process that causes the characteristicts of a population to change in a way controlled by humans? artificial selection
a trait unintentionally selected by humans? resistance
a trait that increases an organisms chance of survival? adaptation
many angiosperms depend on animals for what? polinating flowers and distributing their seeds.
the place that contains everything an organism needs is its? habitats
algea are the type of organism in the kingdom of? protista
animals that have backbones are? vertebrates
animals that lack backbones are called? invertabrates
What kind natural disater helps some forest communities by allowing some trees to release their seeds, by clearing away deadwood, and encouraging new growth? fire
what is a photosynthic organism? freswater alegea
what kind of plants is a pioneer species? shrub
What organism is likely to be in the botton of the trophic level of a food chain? algae
Bacteria and fungi are examples of a group of consumers called? decomposers
durring a sucession, a final stable community is reffered to as a what? climax community
Succession that occurs on a abandon farmland is called waht? old-field succesion
consumers are organism that do what? get solar or other energy directly
what type of vegetation would you except to find on an abandoned farm that has remained undisturbed fro 150 years? tall, mature oak trees
succession is possible because? a new species make the enviroment less suitable for previous ones
The classification of data that are in the form of numbers is called? Statistics
The chance that an earthquake will occur in your town during the next year is an example of? risk
What essential characteristic does a good experiment have? a single variable is tested, and a control is used.
A model of a dinasour is a good example is a what type of model? Physical
The chance that an event will happen is known as a? Probability
What can explain an observation and predict what might happen in the future? Theory
THe first step in the decision-making model is to do what? Gather info
What is a logical statement about what will happen? prediction
what is human leisure activities? recreational
what is the testable explantion for an obsevation? Hypothosis
The richter scale is used by scientist to measure the amount of energy released by a what? earthquake
what is a fault break in the earth called? crust
the most abundent gas in the earths atmosphere is? nitrogen
Volcanoes occure at tetonic plate boundriesa that are? coliding, and seperating from one another.
what is the part of the earth that contains the air that we breathe called? atomosphere
the removal and transport of surface material by water and wind is known as what? erosion
what is earth? closed system
transfer of energy to space is? radiation
the total quanity of dissolved salts in the ocean is? salinity
ozone is a molecule made up of what? 3 oxygen atoms
what is a change in the genetic characteristicts in a population from one generation to the next? evolution
what is a process that causes the chracteristicts of a population to change without human control? natural selection
what is the process that causes the characteristicts of a population to change in a way controlled by humans? artificial selection
a trait unintentionally selected by humans? resistance
a trait that increases an organisms chance of survival? adaptation
many angiosperms depend on animals for what? polinating flowers and distributing their seeds.
the place that contains everything an organism needs is its? habitats
algea are the type of organism in the kingdom of? protista
animals that have backbones are? vertebrates
animals that lack backbones are called? invertabrates
What kind natural disater helps some forest communities by allowing some trees to release their seeds, by clearing away deadwood, and encouraging new growth? fire
what is a photosynthic organism? freswater alegea
what kind of plants is a pioneer species? shrub
What organism is likely to be in the botton of the trophic level of a food chain? algae
Bacteria and fungi are examples of a group of consumers called? decomposers
durring a sucession, a final stable community is reffered to as a what? climax community
Succession that occurs on a abandon farmland is called waht? old-field succesion
consumers are organism that do what? get solar or other energy directly
what type of vegetation would you except to find on an abandoned farm that has remained undisturbed fro 150 years? tall, mature oak trees
succession is possible because? a new species make the enviroment less suitable for previous ones
evastating is? burying in the ground
the distance between north and south of the equator as measured in degrees is called? latitude
the main factor that determines what type of plant growth in a biome is ? temp, and precipitation
biomes are what? usually described by their vegitation
tropical rainforest are usual threatened by? deforestation and the trae of rain forest plants and animals
what is the layer of the tropical rainforest that recieves the most snlight? emergent
what plants in a particular biome have that help them survive in that biome? adaptations
taiga is a forest biome dominated by coniferous trees, such as pine fur and spruce.
deserts are found only in north america
how are tundre biomes and desert biomes similar? they have extreme climates
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