Evidence based on observation rather than a theory
Empirical Evidence
scientific procedure thats done to make a discovery
Experiment
Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
Data
measure of somethings change over a period of time
amplitude
the distance between two different crests
wave length
a frequency equal to one cycle per second
hertz
What EM waves are classified on
Electromagnetic Spectrum
unable to see through; not transparent
opaque
to disperse
scattering
a degree of heat
temperature
type of energy associated with the vibration of matter
Sound energy
energy stored in the bonds of chemical compounds
Chemical Energy
energy released during nuclear fusion
nuclear energy
either of 2 units of energy
calorie
a thing or substance used for insulation
insulator
the emission of energy as EM waves
radiation
parts of an environment that are living
biotic factor
parts of an ecosystem that is not living
abiotic factor
a comfortable or suitable position in life
Niche
an organism that breaks up organic material
Decomposer
a system of interlocking food chains
Food web
an interaction between 2 organisms living closely together
symbiosis
environmental conditions that limit growth
Limiting Factor
mouth of a large river where the tide meats the sea
estuary
a source of economic value that can't be replaced
non renewable resource
process of making an area more urban
urbanization
process where fertile land becomes desert
desertification
excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water
Eutrophication
cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles invisible to the naked eye
Turbidity
the number and type of microorganisms contaminating an object or organism
microbial load
process by which radiation from the planets atmosphere warms the planets surface
Green house effect
fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants
smog
a job of supervising or taking care of something such as an organization of property
stewardship
a part or aspect of something abstract
element
gental sheen or soft glow especially that of a partly reflective surface
luster
a sharp division or split
cleavage
lift up or raise
uplift
gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land
subsidence
part of Earth between the core and crust
mantle
the innermost layer of the earth
core
hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land masses
pangea