Basics of Population
Causes of growth: Agriculture and Technology
Agriculture: Humans became the first and only species ever to control our own food
supply, and steady population growth was the result. In the absence of other limiting
factors, any popul
An area is overpopulated when: its long-term ability to support life (K) is being ruined.
Overpopulation does not mean crowded. But the environment is strained to support the
current population and will likely be unable to support a larg
Point or Non-Point sources affect land, air, and water.
Air Pollution: in 2004, the US was responsible for 22% of the worlds CO2 emissions,
more than any other country alone, including China, which has 4x more people. China
produces only 4.4%
Land use: In US: 45.4 % of land for pasture/crops
Water use: In US, 40% of water to crops
Pollution: 60% of water pollution from agriculture point and non-point, release over 400
noxious gasses, including 26% of US methane release and 68%
Unit 9 Study Guide Storms
Name the three main storms covered in this unit:
Describe how a thunderstorm forms:
How many types of thunderstorms are there? Name them. Explain how they are different.
What are the dangers of a thunderstorm? Which one takes the
Unit 8 Study Guide
This is due on test day(5/6/10) and is worth a quiz grade.
Vocabulary terms: Define, be able to compare/contrast them, and recognize them or their
Atmosphere (contains 5 layers)
Unit 6 Study Guide
Study the following terms and answer the questions below in order to get a complete
understanding for the upcoming test. The test will cover this material in the format of
multiple choice and fill in the blank.
Define the following term
How Johannes Kepler found a much more accurate scheme for predicting planetary
positions, based on new mathematical laws
Tycho BraheDanish astronomer, 1546-1601
Tycho made highly accurate (within 1/60 degree) naked-eye observations of the po
Types of theories of orbits:
The Orbit is an Ellipse:
The sun is at one focus, nothing is at the other.
Planets go faster when theyre close to the sun:
A line drawn from the sun to the planet sweeps out equal areas in equal times.
Outer planets move slowe
Unit 1 Vocabulary
Use your resources (textbook, materials from class, library, or internet*) to learn the meanings of
the units vocabulary words. Then copy the words onto your index cards and their definitions in
your own words. You will turn in