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The ______ consists of all living and non-living things. Environment
83.2%
What is the study of the natural world works, how our environment affects us, and how we affect it?Environmental Science
64.6%
What is the acidity or alkalinity of the solution described by?PH
51.9%
are naturally formed much more slowly than we use them. Once we use them up, they are gone. Nonrenewable
42.7%
What is the removal of soil by water, ice, wind, gravity?Erosion
40.2%
What is the social movement dedicated to protecting the natural world?Environmentalism
38.9%
What is directly below the Earth’s crust?Mantle
37.3%
consists of the layers of gas surrounding our environmentAtmosphere
35.1%
____ grazing (eating too much)Over
34.5%
What is the central core of the atom?Nucleus
33.5%
What is directly below the mantle?Core
33.5%
IPM= Integrated _____ management pest
32.6%
What is the process in plants that make their own food?Photosynthesis
32%
Give two examples of fossil fuels:Coal, oil
31.3%
Materials and energy sources found in nature that humans need to survive are called ______.Natural resources
29.1%
How does water move from bodies of water in the atmosphere?Evaporation
28.5%
A variable that scientists manipulate is an (independent/dependent) variable.Dependent
26.6%
What is the change in state from a gas to a liquid condensation
25.9%
What are the large plates of the lithosphere?Tectonic plates
24.7%
What is the release of water vapor by plants through their leaves?Transpiration
23.7%
What is the return from the atmosphere to earth’s surface?Precipitation
22.8%
What are organisms such as bacteria that break down waste and dead organisms?Decomposers
22.5%
“If a plant is never watered, then it will die.” Is an example of a ______?Hypothesis
22.2%
What’s the top layer of soil?O Horizon
19.9%
A broader explanation that applied to a wider range of situations and observations. theory
19.3%
What do clay, silt, and sand make up?Loam
19%
Chemicals that kill organisms that attack plantsPesticides
18.7%
The providing of water other than precipiation to cropsIrrigation
18%
Fish farmingaquaculture
18%
What are organisms that must eat other organisms to obtain their nutrients?Consumers
17.1%
What is the substance composed of atoms of two or more different elements?compound
16.8%
What is the combination of two or more atoms of the same or different types joined by covalent bonds?Molecule
16.5%
What is a diverse group of macromolecules that do not dissolve in water?Lipids
15.8%
What is the conservation of nitrogen gas into ammonia?Nitrogen fixation
13.9%
If it can continue at the same rate it is being used.sustainability
13.3%
Definitions Terms % Correct
The build up of salts in upper soil horizonsSalinization
13.3%
What is the continuous mass of solid rock that makes up Earth’s crust?Bedrock
12.7%
An _____________ is the expression of the environmental effects of an individual population in terms of the amount of land and water.Ecological Footprint
12.3%
What is the process in which organism use oxygen to release the chemical energy of sugars and release carbon dioxide?Cellular respiration
12%
What are polymers that consist of atoms of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen?Carbohydrates
11.4%
Name two types of weathering?Physical and chemical
10.8%
Proteins, Nucleic acids, Carbs, and Lipids are called Macromolecules
10.4%
What is the mixture in which all the ingredients are evenly distributed?Solution
10.1%
What is the process farmers use to keep their soil arable all year long?Crop rotation
9.8%
The amount of crop produced in a given areaYield
9.8%
____ is an organic compound made up of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sometimes sulfur.Proteins
9.2%
What is a circular that describes how an event is a cause and an effect in the same system?Feedback loop
9.2%
What we would expect to see if the hypothesis came true is a _______.Prediction
7.9%
What law says that matter can be transformed but not created nor destroyed?Law of Conservation of matter
7.9%
Any process in which scientists directly manipulate an prganisms DNAGenetic engineering
7.9%
What is the branch of philosophy that involves the study of behavior?Ethics
7%
What are layers of rocks and soil that hold ground water?Aquifers
7%
Land suitable fir farmingarable land
7%
The application of ethical standards to relationships between humans and their environment is known as?Environmental ethics
6.6%
What’s another name for nutrient cycles?Biogeochemical cycles
6.6%
What is a more formal way for researches to get comments and criticism from the scientific community?Peer Review
6.3%
The process in which male sex cells of a plant fertilize a female'sPollination
6%
Agriculture that does not deplete soil faster than it formssustainable agriculture
6%
What is fresh water called when it’s underground?Fresh water
5.7%
Erosion, soil compaction, forest removal, overgrazing, drought, salt buildup, climate change, depletion of water, and other factors result in_____.Desertification
5.7%
What is the base geological material in a particular location called?Parent material
5.1%
What are macromolecules that direct protein production?Nucleic acids
4.4%
Concentrated animal feeding operations or factory farmsFeedlots
4.4%
Organizations that preserve seedsSeed banks
4.4%
What are organisms that produce their own food?Primary producers
4.1%
Mechanized farming technology Industrial Agriculture
3.2%
When all variables are controlled except one allowing results to be more accurate. control study
2.8%
What is the deterioration of the soil characteristics needed for plant growth?Soil Degradation
2.2%
Battling pests and weeds with organisms that eat or infect thembiological pest control
1.6%

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