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6th Grade

Unit 3: HEI Part 2 Vocabulary for Quiz

What do you call any material in nature that people use and value? natural resource
These are natural resources that can be replaced naturally like water. renewable resources
These are resources that cannot be replaced once they are used like coal. nonrenewable resources
What do you call the lost of forestland or clear cutting of trees? deforestation
What do you call the planting of trees to replace lost forestland? reforestation
These are nonrenewable resources formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals. fossil fuels
What do you call the production of electricity by moving or rushing water? hydroelectric power
What do you call the dark liquid fossil fuel used to make fuels and other products? petroleum
What are solid substances in Earth's crust that are often mined for and are nonrenewable but often recyclable? minerals
What do you call the loss of fertile land and plant life or the spreading of desert land into non-desert areas? desertification
What do you call the protection and preservation of things found in nature? conservation
What do you call any place where plants and animals depend on each other and their environment for survival? ecosystem
When an animal or plant species dies out completely. extinction
What do you call earth friendly products that are non-toxic to humans and the environment? green products
What do you call power obtained by storing the energy of the sun's rays? solar power
What is the the introduction of harmful materials into the air, water and land called? pollution
What do you call the reduction in the amount of natural resources available? depletion
What do you call it when an organism like a plant or animal is introduced or gets into a new environment and negatively impacts it? invasive species
The theme of geography that studies the way the world appears because of how humans have interacted with the environment. human environment interaction
What is the unusually rapid increase in Earth's average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels? global warming
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