Earth Science – Final Exam Review

Earth Science

Final Exam Review

  1. What is surface runoff?
  2. What is a watershed?
  3. Which is the largest watershed in the US?
  4. Which watershed do we live in?
  5. How does nonpoint source pollution occur in a watershed?
  6. How would different sized particles move in a stream? Does the velocity of water affect the transport of different sized particles?
  7. What is a discharge of a stream? Be able to calculate it. There is an equation in your book.
  8. How does a flood occur?
  9. What is a floodplain?
  10. What is eutrophication? How does this impact lakes, ponds, and estuaries?
  11. What human activities cause eutrophication?
  12. Why should we protect wetlands?
  13. How is groundwater stored?
  14. How does groundwater move underground?
  15. What is an aquifer?
  16. What is porosity?
  17. What is the zone of saturation?
  18. What is a water table?
  19. What is the difference between porosity & permeability in subsurface materials?
  20. What acid is found in groundwater and how does this caused dissolution?
  21. Describe the major problems that threaten groundwater supplies.
  22. What can you do to conserve & protect groundwater?
  23. How did the Grand Canyon form?
  24. What does the geologic timescale indicate about the change in life-forms over time?
  25. Know about the different natural disasters- tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, & volcanic eruptions.
  26. What are the different types of map projections? How are they used?
  27. What is GIS? How is GIS used?

Earth Science – Natural Disasters

Using the same natural disaster from yesterday’s assignment, answer the following questions about that natural disaster.
1. Explain the science behind the natural disaster.
2. Where does your type of natural disaster occur?
3. Name one famous event for your natural disaster, such as Pompeii for volcanic eruptions. Describe what happened.
4. How can you personally at home be better prepared for this type of natural disaster?

Due Friday

AACT Biology – National Parks

National Park

Use the following website:

Answer the following questions. Work in your groups. You will submit one sheet per group. You will be informally presenting your park to the class on Wednesday.

  • Choose a National Park or another federally protected natural area.
  • Where is it located?
  • Indicate which biome your park is found.
  • Which types of ecosystems are found in your park?
  • What are the important abiotic (soil, water, etc) or biotic (plants & animals) factors in your park?
  • What are the characteristics of the area that makes it important to conserve?
  • Which agency is responsible for preserving this area?
  • Are there any threats to this area?
  • How is preserving this area is an example of an ecosystem approach to preserving biodiversity?