Chapter 3 Practice Quiz
1. Explain how tolerance limits to environmental factors determine distribution of a highlyspecialized species such as the saguaro cactus.
In 1840 the chemist Justus von Liebig proposed that the single factor in short
Test 3 - Review
1. Explain the difference between morbidity and mortality; Indicate at least three factors
that affect morbidity and mortality
Morbidity - Means illness;
Mortality Means death;
2. What is disease adjusted life years?
Final Exam Review
1. Explain the difference between MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. Morbidity is illness or
disease. Mortality is the death rate in a population, such as number of deaths per thousand
people per year.
2. Indicate at least three factors
Chapter 2 Practice Quiz
1.) What are the two most important nutrients causing eutrophication in the Chesapeake
4.) List six unique properties of water. Describe, briefly, how each of these properties makes
Chapter 4 Practice Quiz
2. Describe the pattern of human population growth over the past 200 years. What is the
shape of the growth curve?
In the past 200 years, human population growth has become exponential. This is a
growth curve in the s
Chapter 8 Practice Quiz
1. Is it ever possible to be completely healthy?
The definition of health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. With this definition, it is not
Chapter 6 Practice Quiz
2. What do we mean by closed-canopy forest and old-growth forest?
Closed-canopy forests are forests where tree crowns cover most of the ground.
Old-growth forests, or frontier forests, are those that are large enough
Chapter 7 Practice Quiz
3. What does it mean to be chronically undernourished? How many people in the world
currently suffer from this condition?
To be chronically undernourished is to not get adequate nutrition on a day to day
basis. This c
Chapter 5 Practice Quiz
2. Describe nine major types of terrestrial biomes.
Tropical Rainforests Occur where rainfall is abundant, more than 200 cm per
year, and temperatures are warm to hot year-round.
Tropical Seasonal Forests Support dro
Test 2 Review
1. What is a Biome- Broad regional types of ecosystems characterized by distinctive
climate and soil conditions and distinctive kind of biological community adapted to
2. What is biodiversity? Variety of living thing/ specie
Thomas Kida: Chapter 3 notes
Chapter 3: Thinking like a scientist
How to tell the difference between science and pseudoscience
o If the study relies heavily on personal testimonies, be wary
o If an experiment was conducted, we need to evaluate how tightl
Thomas Kida: Chapter 7 book notes
Chapter 7: Predicting the Unpredictable
Our strong desire to predict future events has led us to believe that we can predict
things that are essentially unpredictable
When evaluating predictions, a couple things have to
ISS 305 In class notes 9/18
o How is data collected? Who is covered and left out?
o Does the measure tap the underlying concept?
o What is the shape of distribution and how is useful is the average?
ISS 305 In class notes 9/16
Why do women earn less than men?
Self-report: Measuring by asking subjects of study
Longitudinal Study: Studying change over long time period
Panel: Studying the same population repeatedly over time
ISS 305 in class notes Chapter 3 & 4 9/11
Replication: Repetition of a study or procedure
Extrapolation: Extend trend or finding into the future
Regression: Technique of understanding associations where you specify a model
ISS 305 Evaluating Evidence 9/9
You are learning to evaluate evidence, not just conclusions; not just facts and
opinions evidence of different quality
Normal thinking leads to incorrect beliefs:
ISS 305 Evaluating Evidence 9/4
Cant always believe own eyes
Wanting something to be true does not make it true; we trick ourselves
We are naturally bad at evaluating evidence; we dont have the skills to correct
ISS 305 8/28/13 Notes
Social Science Data & Explanations for Events: Mass Shootings
Increase in mass shootings?
Not steady or constant, but relevant to victims and media coverage, there has
definitely been an increase from 1980 to present.
ISS 305 In Class Notes 9/23
Kida: ambiguous predictions; forget misses; outperformers rationalization and
suggestion; expectations & alternatives
Mobility: explain income with parents; 58%; correlates
Inequality: increase, growth at top; 1% shar
Quiz 1: practice quiz
How strong is the cross-national relationship between the gun and murder rates?
A: Very Strong
B: Somewhat Strong
C: Weak or insignificant
Since the 1990s, the U.S. murder rate has?
C: Stayed about
The New York Times
Critiqued by Nathan Day
This article in the New York Times written by author Matt Richtel and is called
Your Brain on Computers Attached to Technology and Paying a Price, and is on the
subject of people attached to te
Organizational change and exit
Changing the organizational world
The Postmodern Era
o Our world is going through the Information Revolution
Everything is going faster, more fragmented, and less consistent
than in the past
Advances in technology mean th
The Roller Coaster of SAT
Jus like a roller coaster, the SAT had many ups and downs, but which side is
stronger? Since 1901 teenagers who want to study in the United States need to go through
the SAT Reasoning Test process. The SAT has benefited teens f
The War against Global Warming
Everyone has heard of global warming before. However, people either dont
believe that it is a real and very important issue in our world today, or they just dont care
enough to do anything. A global issue, what does this mea
Since 1901 teenagers who want to study in the United States need to go through
the SAT Reasoning Test process. The SAT has benefited teens from all around the world,
giving them opportunities that they wouldnt have been able to enjoy without it. H
The Ups and Downs
Lets pretend that Im an interviewer from television program. Im at the
streets of Brazil, asking questions about politics. A citizen is going by and I ask,
when you think of politics, what the first positive word that comes to mind? Inst
Solar Absorption Lab
Purpose: To determine which liquid substance heats up faster. This will find the most
efficient liquid to capture solar energy.
Background: The earth is running out of its current energy sources, we need to start using
Soil Salinity on Seed Germination
Purpose: To find out if salinity is good for seed germination, and if it is how much
Background: Soil salinity is the salt present in the soil. It is frequently a consequence
of irrigation, greatly increased by