Sustaining life notes
Why are insects important in helping to sustain life?
Many insects pollinate plants, keep down other pest populations, and provide food for other
Why are microbes important in helping to sustain life?
Microbes are tho
What are the seven properties of the troposphere that determine weather?
temp, humidity, pressure, precipitation, sunshine, cloud cover, wind direction and speed
Compare and contrast warm fronts and cold fronts.
Warm is a boundary b/t
Tropical Deforestation & the Fuelwood Crisis Notes
List the varieties of tropical rain forests: rain forests, deciduous forests, forest on hills
Historically describe how deforestation is affecting parts of the world. There was much
Science and Critical Thinking notes
i. Explain how a new idea becomes a scientific theory.
If repeated experiments or group of related hypothesis, it becomes a
scientific theory test using models support a particular hypothesis or
group of related hypothe
Saltwater Life Zones Notes
Saltwater aquatic zones cover about _% of the earths surface.
What is the coastal zone?
The warm, nutrient rich shallow are hat extends from the high tide mark on land to
Physical and Chemical Changes and The Law of the Conservation of Matter
a. Difference s
a.i. Give several examples of physical and chemical changes.
Physical: cutting piece of aluminum foil, liquid boiled Chemical: coal
Land Use in the World & United States Notes
Percentages/Categories of land use in world, U.S. land use and U.S. land ownership:
Use= 29 rangland, 17 cropland, urban 2, 13 desert, tundra, wetlands, 30 parks, wildlife
Federal public lands
Organic and Inorganic Compounds Notes
a.i. What is an organic compound made of and give several classes of
organic compounds important to the study of environmental science.
Organic compounds contain carbon atoms combined with each other and
with atoms of
Matter Forms Stricture and Quality Notes
a. Natures Building Blocks
a.i. Explain the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures.
An element is the distinctive building block of matter that make up every
material substance. Compounds are two or mo
Matter Cycling in Ecosystem Notes
List the biogeochemical cycles of nutrient cycles
Describe how cycles are connected to the past.
Because certain atoms of elements could be a part of you that were a part of the past.
List and describe
Human Impacts on Biodiversity Notes
1. What factors tend to increase biodiversity? Physically diverse habitat, moderate environmental
disturbances, small variations in environmental conditions, middle stages of succession.
2. What factors tend to decrease
Grassland, Tundra, & Chaparral Biomes Notes
What three occurrences allow grasslands to exist?
seasonal drought, grazing by large herbivores, occasional fires
What are the three main types of grassland? From what do they result?
tropical, savanna, te
Food Webs & Energy Flow in Ecosystems Notes
Compare and contrast food web and food cycle.
Food web is much more complicated and portrays actual ecosystem.
Define trophic level and give an example.
A feeding level. Ex: producers on first level, primary con