Test Answers on environmental science

Lesson 3 : Environmental Specialists

Argonomist a scientist who studies the variety of plants, pests, diseases, and pesticide chemicals found in agriculture crops Archeaologist a scientist who studies the history of mankind, material relics, and civilizations Biologist a scientist who studies living things in the environment Botanist a scientist who studies the plant life in an environment Chemist a scientist […]

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Environmental Science Mid-term exam review

1. Which one of the following is not a major factor determining the natural distribution of giant pandas on Earth? a. The evolutionary history of giant pandas b. The distribution and abundance of bamboo in China c. The type and abundance of giant panda parasites d. The success rates of giant panda captive breeding programs […]

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Environment as the Third Teacher

Aspects of the environment Physical, social-emotional, temporal, intellectual Physical environment Layout, design elements, zones, learning centres Social-emotional environment Relationships, tone of the classroom, child agency, dispositions to learn Temporal environment How time is used, large blocks of time, not hurried or rushed Intellectual environment Content of the curriculum, teaching strategies, shared sustained thinking Key points […]

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Chapter 5 Socio Environmental Theories

Socio Environmental Theories address external factors and their interactions: people + environment-> HB->Health Outcome What are the 4 socioenvironmental theories Social Cognitive Theory, Social Network Theory, and Diffusion of Innovations, Social Marketing Social Cognitive Theory An interpersonal level theory , developed by Albert Bandura, the dynamic interaction btw people (personal factors), their behavior, and their […]

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CHAPTER 5 | Externalities, Environmental Policy, and Public Goods

is a benefit or cost to parties who are not involved in a transaction, can be positive or negative, arises when property rights don’t exist or can’t be enforced. An externality greater than the private cost A negative externality causes the social cost of production to be the benefit received by the consumer of a […]

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Geog 128: environmental pollution Exam 1

three sectors that account for 50% of all jobs worldwide Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing which of the following is not a renewable resource oil reserves, buried deep below the surface of the ground Rachel Carson’s scientific credibility was due in major part to her Meticulous documentation of the findings reported in her book Rachel Carson’s […]

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Global Environment Ch 5

Mercantilism, as advocated in the 16th and 17th centuries, believed that countries should simultaneously encourage both imports and exports. FALSE Largely discredited and primitive, mercantilism still influences the trade policies of many countries. TRUE Free trade refers to a situation where a government, through quotas or duties, attempts to influence what its citizens can buy […]

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Chapter 6 Homework: Environmental Science

A(n) ________ is best defined as one who evaluates an action based on its impact on human health, economic costs and benefits, and aesthetic concerns. anthropocentrist Aldo Leopold’s \”Land Ethic\” essay ________. encourages actions that preserve biotic communities A subsistence economy is one that ________. meets its needs without working for wages and purchasing necessities […]

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AP Environmental Science Exam Review

abiotic Pertaining to factors or things that are nonliving. acid Any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in water. Also, a water solution that contains a surplus of hydrogen ions. A horizon a soil horizon; the layer below the O layer is called the A layer. The A layer is formed of weathered rock, […]

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Environmental Science Final

These three sectors account for 50% of all jobs worldwide. agriculture, forestry and fishing Increasing global demands for energy is increasing political attention to oil production and global climate change. Rachel Carson’s impact on environmental policy change was aided by support from public opinion. The current global human population in 2012 is more than 7.1 […]

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Environmental Science Chapter 1-6

What is an abiotic factor temperature The best description of a sustainable system component is ________. one which is in balance with the system as a whole Ecosystem services ________. are economically valuable services provided by natural systems How did the agricultural revolution lead to an increase in human population numbers? Farming allowed for the […]

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Holt Environmental Science: Chapter 11-Water Cycle

surface water fresh water on Earth’s land surface. is found in lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands river system As streams and rivers move across the land, they form a flowing network of water watershed The area of land that is drained by a river is known groundwater Water stored beneath the Earth’s surface in sediment […]

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Living Environment Topic 4 – Unit 7 Reproduction and Development

asexual reproduction A reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent cloning a technique used to make identical organisms development the changes that occur from the fertilized egg to a complete individual; occurs by mitosis and differentiation of cells differentiation process in which cells become specialized in […]

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Environmental Science Final study guide (tests 1-5, vocab terms)

earth resources that are unregulated and will eventually be depleted Tragedy of the commons decisions that benefit the ecosystem Ecocentric decisions that benefit ALL of life (humans, animals, trees, etc.) Biocentric decisions that ONLY benefit humans. Anthropocentric the capacity a certain area has to generate an ongoing supply of renewable resources. Biocapacity a measure of […]

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Environmental Science Chapter 1 and 2

Environmental science is the study of how humans interact with the environment and part of the biosphere made of biotic and abotic factors. Environmental Science is..? Is an applied science based on environmentation and observation that hopes to sove environmental problems of the developed and developing worlds. What is the goal of Environment Science? to […]

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Environmental quality Chapter 21-24

What potential health problems are likely to result from the release of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) into the environment? Hormonal effects Which of the following is an example of a synthetic organic compound found in polluted water? Chloroform Sources of mercury coal burning power plants, municipal and medical waste, batteries, paint, and burned plastic. Which […]

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Environmental Science 10-14

Irving Selikoff Identified health effects of asbestos exposure Bernardino Ramazzini Father of occupational medicine Alice Hamilton Described phossy jaw Sir Percival Pott Tracked the occurrence of scrotal cancer Galen Decribed hazards to miners Pneumoconiosis An occupational disease caused by the inhalation of certain dust particles is called Dermatitis Allergies caused by industrial chemicals often exhibit […]

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Environmental quality chapter 23

What are the largest producers of solid waste in the United States? agriculture, industry, mining. What is the largest single component of municipal solid waste in the United States? paper and paper products (i.e. packaging) Over half of the solid waste produced in the United States is disposed of by which method? sanitary landfills What […]

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Environmental Science Ch. 12

Forest any ecosystem with a high density of trees; Stabilize soil and prevent erosion, slow runoff, prevent flooding, purify water, store carbon, release oxygen, influence weather patterns, and moderate climate. Provide: medicines, food, fuel, shelter, ships, paper. Boreal Forest in Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia Tropical rainforest South and Central America, Africa, Indonesia, and southeast Asia […]

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Environmental Science Chapter 23

On average how many kg of solid waste does a U.S citizen generate per day? 2.2kg/4.5 lb of solid waste per day. What happened to the tugboat Break of Dawn 1987 and the ship Khian Sea 1986? Each was refused acceptance in each port it went to. Eventually the Break of Dawn took its material […]

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Environmental Science Ch.14

Land that is covered mainly with buildings and roads. Urban Land that contains relatively few people and large areas of open space. Rural The resources that are produced by natural and artificial ecosystems. Ecosystem Services Explain how ecosystem services link rural lands with urban lands. Whether people live in cities or in the countryside, people […]

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