1. Using the scientific method to test a hypothesis and reach a conclusion requires:
a. A null hypothesis
b. A plausible theory
c. Collection of observations over several years
d. Qualitative and quantitative data
2. An example of a perpetual resource is:
1. What factor does not affect the rate of photosynthesis?
a. Quality of light
b. Amount of light
2. Shade tolerant plants have _ that sun tolerant plants.
a. thinner leaves
higher rates of photo
1. The plant communities of low growing shrubs and grasses that dominate high latitudes
and altitudes are:
2. The place where an organism lives (including biotic and abiotic fact
1. The arrangement of soil aggregates or peds in the soil profile is called:
a. Soil texture
b. Soil series
2. The movement of soluble nutrients out of the root zone by water percolating down
through the soil is called
1) For a constant resistance, how are potential difference and current related?
2) If the potential difference across a conductor is constant, how is the current dependent on resistance?
3) A nichrome wire with a resistance of 15 is connected across the t
THESE PROBLEMS WERE TAKEN FROM PAGES 72 & 73 IN YOUR BOOK
33) An elevator is moving upward 1.20 m/s when it experiences an acceleration of 0.31 m/s2
downward, over a distance of 0.75 m. What will its final velocity be? 0.99m/s
46) A rocket moves upward, s
1) Using only a tape measure and a stopwatch, how can you find the initial speed and angle of a football
kicked across a level surface? You must use words and math.
2) What does it mean if an object is in static equilibrium? Provide an example and explain
1-D MOTION including FREEFALL:
1) A bus leaves an intersection accelerating at 2m/s2. Where is the bus after 5s? What is the buss final
velocity? 25m, 10m/s
2) A train starts from rest accelerates to a speed of 20m/s over a time of 10s
1) A 95 kg mass initially at rest. It requires a force of 650 N to get the mass moving and then a force of
560 N to keep it moving at a constant speed. What are s and k? 0.7, 0.6
2) A 4000kg car starting from rest has a horizontal force of 32,000N acting
1) Two metal spheres are hanging on 0.5m long, non-conducting strings. Each
sphere has a charge of 5C. The metal spheres are separated by 0.15 m. The angle
made by the strings and where they are connected is 2. What is the mass of each
ball? Yes, you must
1) A 1,000kg car is traveling east at 20m/s when it perfectly inelestically collides with a northbound
2,000kg car traveling at 15m/s. If the coefficient of kinetic friction is 0.9,
a) How far do the two cars skid before coming to a stop? 8.19m
b) What an
1) Three charges are fixed on the ends of insulating rods as show in the
diagram. Charge A has a charge of +6C (where means micro and
mathematically is x10-6), charge B has a charge of -4C, and charge C
has a charge of +8C.
a) Find the net force and direc
1) Slope of a p-t graph=_
2) Slope of a v-t graph=_
3) y-int on a p-t graph=_
4) y-int on a v-t graph=_
5) M.R. #1 is used only under what circumstances?
6) Which M.R. helps if you dont have time?
Which M.R. helps if you dont have displace
Newtons 1st law and how it is only a special case of the 2nd law when a=o
Newtons 2nd law. Be able to apply it in problems, but also conceptualize the
relationships between force, mass, and acceleration.
Newtons 3rd law. Know it and be able to u
REVIEW SHEET FOR ELECTROSTATICS & ELECTRIC FIELDS TEST
You should have a basic understanding of the following:
How do like charges behave?
How to opposite charges behave?
How do charges behave in an insulator? How can you test if something is an insulator
Do now: What type of pollution is most
prevalent in the ocean?
Water pollution - the introduction of
waste matter or chemicals that are harmful
to organisms or to those that are exposed
to the water.
Two main causes of wate
Where does your used water go?
After water flows down the drain or toilet, it
flows through a series of sewage pipes,
along with all the other wastewater in your
community, to a wastewater treatment
Wastewater is water that co
1. Define biodegradable
2. Define nonbiodegradable
3. What law regulates solid and hazardous waste disposal from cradle to
4. What kind of waste can be kept out of landfills by composting?
5. What is composting?
6. How much has ou
The average American
1. What is erosion?
2. What is desertification?
3. What is salinization?
4. What are soil horizons?
5. What is eluviation?
6. Name the three types of weathering.
7. Give one example of physical weathering.
8. What is one facet of Integra
Midterm Review Wrap-Up
What are your questions?
What is not clear?
What do you not understand?
What is freaking you out?
WHAT DO YOU NEED CLARIFIED?
Charts to know
The salt marsh:
What are the indicator species f
1. What is primary succession?
2. What is secondary succession?
3. What is a climax community and what is it mainly determined by?
4. What is an erratic?
5. What must an abiotic factor do?
6. What was formed because of the retreat and me
more than 1 billion people lack
access to a clean, reliable source
of fresh water.
There are three major uses for water:
residential use, agricultural use, and
1. Name 3 functions of the salt marsh
2. Decomposing plant and animal matter is called:
3. What has the most influence on flooding in a marsh?
4. Define ebb:
5. What word is used to indicate that the tide is coming in (approaching high t
1. What is the study of population called?
2. What is predation?
3. Define a niche
4. Define developing nation in terms of populations.
5. Define parasitism.
6. A butterfly pollinating a flower as it drinks nectar is an example of what
1. What organism causes disease?
2. Define toxicology
3. Define epidemiology
4. The amount of a chemical an organism is exposed to
5. What is a risk assessment?
6. A fake pathogen administered to people to stimulate the immune system
7. Define vector. Nam
1. What are the characteristics of a developing nation?
2. What are the characteristics of a developed nation?
3. What happened during the industrial revolution?
4. What happened during the agricultural revolution?
5. What is biodiversit
1. What is a primary pollutant?
2. What is a secondary pollutant?
3. List the 5 greenhouse gasses.
4. If it is hot, sunny and humid today, with a temperature of 80 degrees,
what are you describing?
5. If it is rainy, cool, with an averag
Environmental Midterm Study Guide
The midterm exam is composed of several different types of questions: multiple choice, short answer, graphing, diagrams
and article comprehension. The exam will cover topics discussed in class, beginning with the first da