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Question 1 1. When one believes that humans are simply another species having no innate superiority to other organisms and that all living things have irrevocable intrinsic value and the right to exist, one holds a _____ worldview. In this worldview, humans must sacrifice wealth, comfort, and space and they must limit the human population all in service to the environment and its coexisting species.
Question 2 2. Tiny bits of energy emitted by the sun are called _____.
Question 3 3. In the steps recognized collectively as The Scientific Method, after a question is raised, a hypothesis formed, and an experiment performed, one is in the stage of _____.
Question 4 4. When scientists refer to the number of offspring a species can produce under ideal circumstances, which include safe places to live and an abundance of food and fresh water, they are referring to a species' _____.
Question 5 5. The _____ requires federal agencies to assess any possible environmental effects their actions may have prior to making decisions. This includes land management decisions and construction of highways and public structures, for example. These agencies must also provide opportunities for public review before taking action.
Question 6 6. Charged atoms are called ions, and a chlorine atom is called a/an _____ because it is negatively charged.
Question 7 7. For years we have been poisoning ourselves and our environments with traditional pesticides, but scientists have developed alternative pest control methods to change this. For example, by adopting _____ methods a farmer might utilize specific hormones and pheromones to trick, trap, repel, or kill certain pests.
Question 8 8. The symbiotic way two organisms of different species live in a relationship that benefits each species is referred to as _____.
Question 9 9. The endergonic process that plants use to produce sugar and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water is called _____.
Question 10 10. The _____ is Earth's rigid outer part which is made of the crust and upper mantle and is divided into tectonic plates.
Question 11 11. Parasitic microscopic organisms that are unicellular and invade your body via food, drink, or simply skin contact and cause diseases are called _____.
Question 12 12. When warm, wet air rises quickly it forms _____.
Question 13 13. Terrain in California that is mostly hills, experiences cool, wet winters, suffers long, hot, dry summers, and is home to dense, evergreen, drought-resistant shrubs is a biome called _____.
Question 14 14. Hot water stored within Earth that does not breach the earth's surface and that collects underground in concentrations of scalding water and steam is referred to as _____.
Question 15 15. Atoms interact with other atoms, sometimes linking and becoming a molecule. We refer to this process as a _____ bond.
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