Trent Science 1
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Trent Science 1
natural resources that are constantly recycled or replaced
a resource formed mainly from the remains of microscopic-sized marine organisms buried beneath the ground
kind of energy produced when billions of atomic nuclei from uranium are split apart in a fission reaction
kind of power produced when the energy of flowing water turns a generator turbine
heat energy contained in Earth's crust
most of the energy we use, which formed in Earth's crust over hundreds of millions of years
kind of cells used to turn sunlight into electric current
natural resources used up more quickly than they can be replaced
energy from the sun
Wise use of ____ ____ is important for the health of all life on Earth
3 R's of conservation
sunlight - renewable or nonrenewable?
natural gas - renewable or nonrenewable?
cotton - renewable or nonrenewable?
forests - renewable or nonrenewable?
oil - renewable or nonrenewable?
water - renewable or nonrenewable?
copper - renewable or nonrenewable?
wind - renewable or nonrenewable?
coal - renewable or nonrenewable?
walk instead of driving car
don't use a plastic bag when buying one item
buy products made from recycling material
examples of reducing
bring a reusable bag to the store
donate outgrown clothes to charity
examples of reusing
when water falls to Earth, some water soaks into the ground, becoming part of?
gravity causes some water to flow downhill as ___ water instead of soaking into the ground and this is called ___
soil and rock that allow water to pass through
unsaturated zone that water enters into
zone of aeration
groundwater will keep moving deeper into Earth until it reaches a layer of rock that is?
area where water has filled all the space in the soil
zone of saturation
top of zone of saturation
how fast does groundwater flow through underground rock?
underground layers where groundwater can be stored
groundwater is naturally ___ as it soaks through soil layers
runoff that has not soaked into the ground
as runoff travels downhill, it forms the water in ___ and ___
area drained by a river and all streams that empty into it
drainage basin or water shed
streams that empty into a river
high ground between two drainage basins
flowing water can ___ the land in one location and ___ sediments in another
may deposit sediment after heavy rains, enriching the area with new soil needed for growing vegetation
floodplain of a river
soil that enriches an area for growing vegetation
drainage basin provides needed water for ___ life
may form where river ends its journey into a still body of water like a lake or ocean
why are human beings dependent upon water?
dams are placed along some rivers in order to produce
lakes, rivers, and ocean contain sources of?
Earth consists of how much water?
71% with 3% freshwater
much of the freshwater is in the form of?
large areas of land that fall or slide due to gravity
unusually high water stage in which water slowly climbs over the edge of the river
natural event that occurs due to lightning strikes or human activity
unusually high water stage in which a wall of water quickly sweeps over an area
number of births in a population during a certain amount of time
any factor that limits the number of individuals in a population
organisms moving into a population from another environment
largest number of individuals an environment can support
number of deaths in a population during a certain amount of time
threat of a naturally occurring event that will have a negative impact on people or the environment
statistics of temperature, humidity, wind, and amount of rainfall in a region over long periods
effect of natural hazard that leads to environmental, financial, or human losses
organisms leaving a population to live in another environment