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DSST Environmental Sciences Vocab

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Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Any form of water that falls to the Earth's surface






2. The issue where humans don't take care of the Earth.






3. Water stored in underground layers of soil and rock






4. The number of different species in a given area






5. When a large fraction of the resource has been used up






6. A study that compares the costs and benefits to society of providing a public good






7. An organism that can make it's own food






8. A series of events in which one organism eats another and obtains energy






9. A grid that displays the data plotted in a chart.






10. Something that does not completely break down into the soil






11. A measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems






12. An organism's particular role - or how it makes its living






13. A species that influences the survival of many others in an ecosystem






14. Organism that is killed






15. The time when human begins first domesticated plants and animals and no longer relied entirely on hunting and gathering.






16. The community of organisms that live in a particular area along with their nonliving surroundings






17. A material that cannot be recycled or reused






18. A higer demand of that limited product the the price goes up






19. The rate of which a plant grows at






20. The disappearance of all members of a species from Earth






21. Behaviors and physical characteristics of species that allow them to live successfully in their environment






22. A graph that uses dots to compare rate of change over time






23. Possible to use again






24. A state of poor nutrition; lacking enough calories or variety in diet






25. A resource that is able to be reused - or can be replenished quickly






26. The effect of the IV






27. The typical weather pattern in an area over a long period of time






28. The variable that you manipulate






29. A severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death






30. A species that could become endangered in the near future






31. The series of changes that occur in an area where the ecosystem has been disturbed - but where soil and organisms exist






32. The practice of reducing energy use






33. Evaluation of the short-term and long-term risks associated with a particular activity or hazard






34. Resources supplied by nature






35. The trapping of heat near Earth's surface by certain gases (carbon dioxide - water vapor and other gases) in the atmosphere






36. The process by which a gas changes to a liquid






37. The process of cutting down only some trees in area






38. Liphids - proteins - and carbohydrates






39. A graph that highlights segments of a circle to show simple distribution patterns






40. Countries with strong economies and a high quality of life






41. The degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment






42. A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of them






43. An environment that provides the things an organism needs to live - grow and reproduce






44. Mass destruction of most species






45. A resource that is either always available or is naturally replaced in a relatively short time






46. Mistake in following procedure






47. A consumer that eats only plants






48. The study of how living and nonliving things interact






49. A relationship in which both species benefit






50. An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms