Environmental science vocabulary
Environmental science vocabulary
Environmental science vocabulary
Environmental science vocabulary
Environmental science vocabulary
100

what is abiotic 

physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.

100

what is biotic

relating to or resulting from living things, especially in their ecological relations.

100

what is a consumer 

Consumer in a food chain are living creatures that eat organisms from a different population.

100

what is a climate

the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.


100

what is a type of energy 

Electrical Energy, Radiant Energy, Light Energy, Motion Energy, Sound Energy, chemical energy, nuclear energy.

200

what is combustion 

the process of burning something.



200

what is an omnivore  

  an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin.

200

what is a climate

the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.

200

what is a coast 

the part of the land near the sea; the edge of the land.

200

what is a herbivore 

an animal that feeds on plants.

300

what is adaption 

 A body part or behavior that helps an organism meet its needs in its environment.

300

what is evaporation  

    the process of turning from liquid into vapor.

300

what is biome

a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g. forest or tundra.

300

what is a carnivore 

an animal that feeds on flesh.

300

what is a community 

a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

400

what type of biome is Savannah 

that has extensive cover of grasses with scattered trees.



400

what is transformation

a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.



400

what is flora

the plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.

400

what is nutrient 

a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.

400

what is geography 

the nature and relative arrangement of places and physical features

500

what is terrestrial  

 of, on, or relating to the earth.

500

what is oligotrophic 

 (especially of a lake) relatively low in plant nutrients and containing abundant oxygen in the deeper parts.

500

what is permafrost 

Permafrost is any ground that remains completely frozen—32°F (0°C) or colder—for at least two years straight.

500

what is estuary 

the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream.

500

what is nitrification 

Nitrification definition is - the oxidation (as by bacteria) of ammonium salts to nitrites and the further oxidation of nitrites to nitrates.




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