Ch 1 Introduction to Environmental Science Study Guide (Get answers off study guide or notes)
1.) What does environment include? Forest? People? Buildings? All of the previous answers?
2.) What is the difference between Environmental Scie
Earths Environmental Systems
Lesson 3.3 Earths Spheres
The movement of Earths plates has formed the deepest ocean trenches and the
Crust: Thin, cool, rocky outer skin
Mantle: Very hot and mostly solid
Core: Outer core is m
Biodiversity and Conservation
Lesson 7.3 Protecting Biodiversity
Just 2.3% of the planets land surface is home to 50% of the worlds plant
species and 42% of its vertebrate animal species.
The Endangered Species Act
519 fallen wolves since they were writte
Unit 2 Test Environmental Science Spring
1.What is the correct hierarchy of taxonomic groups, from largest to smallest?
2.Tigers living in warm climates have thinner coats of fur than tigers living in cool climates. This is a result of
Black Bear Populations per state (2005)
Approximate Estimates b State Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Alaska 110,000 _ 0
Arizona 2500 _ 300
California 25,000 _
Colorado 10. 000 5,000
Connecticut _ 6.000
The Biosphere and Atmosphere
Biosphere: The part of Earth in which living and nonliving things interact
Atmosphere: Contains the gases that organisms need, such as oxygen; keeps
Earth warm enough to support life
Consists of Earths water
Environmental Science Fall Final Review
1.) Name some things that are part of the environment.
2.) What is the difference between an Environmental Scientist and an Environmentalist?
3.) Name 3 renewable and 3 nonrenewable resources.
Finding Gold in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest
Golden toads lived in Costa Ricas Monteverde cloud forest.
Golden toads were first described in 1964. They were extinct by 1989.
Lesson 4.1 Studying Ecology
Ernst Haeckel defined ecology in 186
Evolution and Community Ecology
Black and White, and Spread
Zebra mussels and quagga mussels were accidentally introduced into Lake St.
Clair in the late 1980s.
They have since spread throughout the Great Lakes system and connecting
Binder Page #_
Directions: Classify each of the following scenarios as either mutualism, commensalism, and
Barnacles create home sites by attaching themselves to whales.
Ticks feed on deer blood to the d
Earths Environmental Systems
Lesson 3.4 Biogeochemical Cycles
A carbon atom in your body today may have been part of a blade of grass last year,
or a dinosaur bone millions of years ago.
Matter cycles through the environment.
Law of Conse
Populations Study Guide for Quiz
1.) List from smallest to largest the levels of organization scientists study, when studying ecology
e. B _
2. Every spring, many species of bird travel north to the Arctic to breed
Economic Approaches to Conservation
Many conservation efforts today attempt to balance protection of land
and wildlife with the economic interests of local people:
Conservation organizations raise
money to pay off a nations debt in r
Life cycle of
Legless, grub-like acorn weevil larvae hatch from eggs a few days after they are
Go through five growth stages, or instars.
a few weeks, larvae chew their way out of the acorn, burrow into the soil to pupate
eventually emerge as
Lesson 2.1 Economics
What Is Economics?
The study of how resources are used and distributed
Markets tend to move toward equilibrium
demand for product matches supply.
Cost-benefit analysis is a decision-making tool that
Replication and Self-Correction
Hypotheses should be tested several times
Interpretations of data can change over time
Reinterpretations can be drastic
most of the time they are minor adjustments to an accepted idea.
Science constantly refines and improve
Lesson 1.2 The Nature of Science
The word science comes from the Latin word scientia, meaning knowledge.
What Science Is and Is Not
Science is an organized wa
An Introduction to Environmental Science
Lesson 1.1 Our Island, Earth
What do you want to learn this trimester in Environmenta
Could This Happen to the Whole Planet?
Located in the Pacific Ocean
27 degrees south of the equator
2200 miles off the coast of Chile
Sixty-three square miles
3 extinct volcanoes
Island Inhabitants Arrived
Easter Island are
no logs to build canoes for fishing
depleted bird and wildlife food sources
declining crop yields because of the erosion of good soil
nutritional intake of the people plummeted
First famine then cannibalism
Island could not fee
Remember there is no right or wrong in science, just educated guesses based on
Find 3 Acorns outside
Draw a picture of your 3 acorns
Measure & record the 3 acorns
Diameter-width around acorn (
Life in side an Acorn
Acorn Weevil Lab
Life inside an acorn
What do you know about oak trees& acorns?
There is a whole world that we overlook everyday & we will discover this
wonderful world with this lab
BE EXCITED! WOOT WOOT!
Over 100 spec
Approaches to Environmental Policy pg. 52-54
Tax breaks and subsidies
Command and Control
Threats and punishment for violoations
Tax breaks and subsides
Government may give tax breaks to busin
Lesson 2.2 United States Environmental Policy
The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed any citizen, for just $16, to claim 65
hectares (160 acres) of public land, as long as they lived on it for five years
and either built a ho
Lesson 2.3 International Environmental Policy and Approaches
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was established in 1972
with the mission of helping countries achieve sustainability.
A 2010 report on invasive species suggests that they cost the U.S. $120
billion a year in environmental losses and damages.
A community in equilibrium is generally stable and balanced, with most