Unit 1 Test

Atmosphere
the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air.
Biosphere
the ecosystem comprising the entire earth and the living organisms that inhabit it.
Ecosystems
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms that inhabit it.
Environment
the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; suroundings; milieu.
Phenomenon
a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable.
Population
the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.
Reference Point
an indicator that orients you generally.
Skepticism
the opinions of philosophical.
Technology
the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the enviornment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
Evidence
that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof
Hydrosphere
the water on or surrounding the surface of the glbe, including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere.
Inference
the act of processing or infering
Geosphere
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle.
Theory
A coherent group of genera propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena; Einstein’s theory of relatively.
Quantative Data
of or pertaining to metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather accented and unaccented, syllables
Qualitative Data
pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities.
Community
a locality inhabited by such a group
Natural
based on the state of things in nature; constituted by nature.
Observe
to regard with attenction, esp. so as to see or learn something.
Patterns and Anomalies
a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
Variables
capable of being varied or changed; alterable.
Biome
a complex biotic community characterized by distintive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, esp. such a community that has developed to climax.