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For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com SCI 256 Week 1 Individual Assignment Environmental Science Worksheet SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 1 SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 2 SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 3 SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 4 SCI 256 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Natural Resources and Energy Team Paper – Plan SCI 256 Week 2 Individual Assignment Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change SCI 256 Week 2 DQ 1 SCI 256 Week 2 DQ 2 SCI 256 Week 2 DQ 3 SCI 256 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Natural Resources and Energy Paper SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 1 SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 2


SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 3 SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 4 SCI 256 Week 4 Individual Assignment Environmental Pollution Outline SCI 256 Week 4 Individual Assignment Environmental Pollution SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 1 SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 2 SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 3 SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 4 SCI 256 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Economic Analysis Presentation SCI 256 Week 5 DQ 1 SCI 256 Week 5 DQ 2

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SCI 256 Final Èxam Guide


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Set contains 40 Question 1. According to the Environmental Science text, the environmental statement of the 1990s was “saving our planet�. Is earth's very survival really in danger?

2. The total amount of food produced each year worldwide is sufficient to feed all the world's people today. Why do famines nevertheless occur?

3. An observation that is agreed upon by the majority of scientists is called a

4. Which of the following is the correct sequence of steps, from beginning to end, in the Scientific Method:

5. A chemical spill has occurred on the shore of a lake in an area where the underlying aquifer is widely used as a drinking water supply. The pollutants threaten to flow into both the surface water and the groundwater. The residence time of water in the lake is short,


and the residence time in the groundwater is long. Which of the following statements is correct?

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The region of the Earth where life exists is known as:

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Epidemic diseases include all of the following except:

8. Decreased death rate and the accelerated rate of human population growth are related to: I. improved sanitation and health II. increased food supply III. control of disease-spreading organisms

9. Which of the following cycles involves the movement of water from the surface of the Earth through the atmosphere back to the surface of the Earth?


10. The substance with the greatest significance for the global carbonate-silicate cycle is:

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According to the Environmental Science text, an ecosystem:

12.

Which of the following statements is true about omnivores?

13. of:

In the open ocean, the first trophic level is composed primarily

14. Firewood is the primary source of fuel for cooking and heating in many cultures. Approximately what percentage of the world's total energy use involves firewood?


15. Gradual, sequential changes in the composition of an ecosystem, particularly following an initial disturbance is called:

16. Since the extensive fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988, the park often has been cited as an example of the connection between forest fire and natural succession. An important part of understanding the danger of wildfire in Yellowstone is understanding its history. From the time of the founding of the park in 1872 until 1963, what was the policy regarding wildfires?

17.

What is the most important cause of starvation worldwide?

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Aquaculture refers to:

19.

Deserts occur naturally where:


20. What is the main reason that DDT is still being used in large areas of the world?

21. Which of the terms below refers to the phenomenon in which many species escape from a cut area and seek refuge in the border of the forest:

22. The most fundamental difference between a park and a true wilderness area is:

23. As people clear land and modify the environment, species which _____ are especially vulnerable to extinction.

24.

Carrying capacity is the:


25. Which of the following are the three main energy sources used in the U.S?

26.

The majority of Earth's energy input comes from:

27. _________ is an example of a fossil fuel; _________ is an example of an alternative energy source; and _________ is an example of a renewable energy source:

28. The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has made headlines because of:

29. Which of the following is the strongest argument in favor of pollution allowance trading:

30.

Oil is:


31. Which of the following terms refers to energy produced from any source other than fossil fuels:

32.

What is geothermal energy?

33. What one factor, more than others, determines the suitability of tidal power for a coastal site?

34. The worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power happened in 1986 at Chernobyl, where a uranium fuel meltdown occurred. According to the Environmental Science text, in the next 20 to 30 years, there will be an increase in cancer:


35. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 considered the role of nuclear power in the U.S. energy mix. Its recommendation was to:

36.

What is an aquifer?

37.

“Instream use� refers to:

38. Desalination is a promising source of water for some locations because:

39. The amount of phosphorus and nitrogen in groundwater probably would be greatest:

40. According to the Environmental Science text, what is the most critical water pollution problem in the world?


41. During the last two million years or so, the climate of the Earth has:

42. Large volcanic eruptions appear to make the Earth's climate _________, at least temporarily.

43. Carbon monoxide is particularly dangerous to humans because:

44. Atmospheric inversion conditions over urban areas pose a problem primarily because:

45. This is an ailment caused by long-term exposure to air with high concentrations of soot or carbon-rich dust:


46. The number of deaths caused by lung cancer due to exposure to radon is comparable to the number of deaths caused by ______________ in the U.S. each year.

47.

The field of environmental economics seeks to:

48. Many natural organisms and ecosystems perform service functions that are beneficial to humans. These include all of the following except:

49. Before modern sanitation and medicine, a major control on population density in European cities (and cities elsewhere) was:

50. Love Canal, near Niagara Falls, New York, illustrates which of the following principles or problems?


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SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 1

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 1 DQ1 In your opinion, what are the benefits and constraints of using the scientific method to analyze environmental decisions?

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SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 2


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 1 DQ2 What are some social, economic, aesthetics, and ethical issues involved in a current environmental controversy? Explain

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SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 3

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 1 DQ3 What organelle of the cell do you think is most important for life?


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SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 4

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 1 DQ4 What is zero population growth? Is this a reasonable and attainable goal for the global human population?

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SCI 256 Week 1 Individual Assignment Environmental Science Worksheet

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Resource: University Material: Environmental Science Worksheet

Complete the Environmental Science Worksheet found in Week One on the student website.

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SCI 256 Week 2 DQ 1

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www.snaptutorial.com Week 2 DQ1 Because ecosystems change and may recover naturally from disturbance over time, what factors affect decisions about whether human intervention is needed to help ecosystem recovery? Provide examples.

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SCI 256 Week 2 DQ 2

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Resource: University Material:Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change


For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:

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Option 1: Ecosystem Components Paper

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Option 2: Ecosystem Components Video and Summary

Read the instructions in the University Material: Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

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SCI 256 Week 2 DQ 3

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Identify a natural ecosystem in which you live or one near to where you live? How does this ecosystem support you? How can you minimize your carbon footprint?

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SCI 256 Week 2 Individual Assignment Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Resource: University Material:Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:

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Option 1: Ecosystem Components Paper


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Option 2: Ecosystem Components Video and Summary

Read the instructions in the University Material: Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

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SCI 256 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Natural Resources and Energy Team Paper – Plan

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Brainstorm topics and who will cover what part of the Natural Resources and Energy Team Paper due in Week Three.


Create a written plan of no more than 350 words of how you will complete the Natural Resources and Energy Team Paper due in Week Three.

Submit your team’s written plan to your instructor for approval.

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SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 1

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 3 DQ1 In your community, what aspects of suburban sprawl and urban blight are evident? Identify how the effects from these might be alleviated.


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SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 2

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 3 DQ2 What is one major cause of present-day species extinction? Explain how this extinction came about and what could have been done to prevent it.

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SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 3


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 3 DQ3 Is your community people- or car-oriented? Why or why not? How does that affect energy use and sustainability of your community?

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SCI 256 Week 3 DQ 4

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What is a superfund site? Do you have any around your area? How are they remediated? Are they on a list of some sort?

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SCI 256 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Natural Resources and Energy Paper

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper on natural resources and energy. Include the following:

¡ Choose a specific ecosystem, such as a forest, grassland, or a marine or freshwater aquatic ecosystem.

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Identify impacts associated with agriculture.


· Identify and discuss the effects that a growing human population may have on that ecosystem’s resources, including loss or harm to populations of wild species.

· Discuss one management practice for sustainability and conservation of natural resources in that ecosystem.

· Identify the risks and benefits of extracting or using one type of nonrenewable and one type of renewable energy resource from that ecosystem, or in areas near that ecosystem.

· Assess management practices for sustainability and conservation of natural resources and energy.

Include two outside references. Format your paper consistent with APA

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SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 1


For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 4 DQ1 What are some of the causes of both indoor and outdoor air pollution where you live, work, or attend school? How does this affect that environment?

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SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 2

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Why do you feel there is debate about policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How can science help resolve the debate?

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SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 3

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 4 DQ3 What are some of the causes of both indoor and outdoor air pollution where you live, work, or attend school? How does this affect that environment?


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SCI 256 Week 4 DQ 4

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 4 DQ4 Why do you feel there is debate about policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How can science help resolve the debate?

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SCI 256 Week 4 Individual Assignment Environmental Pollution Outline

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www.snaptutorial.com Resources: University Material: Environmental Pollution Outline Complete the Environmental Pollution Outline on the student website.

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SCI 256 Week 4 Individual Assignment Environmental Pollution

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Resource: University Material:Environmental Pollution

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:


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Option 1: Analysis of Global Warming Case Study

¡ Option 2: Environmental Pollution Scenario Review and Summary

Read the instructions in the University Material: Environmental Pollution located on the student website and select one option to complete the assignment.

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SCI 256 Week 5 DQ 1

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 5 DQ1 Who should manage the natural resources: legislature, public, scientists, special interest groups, and why?


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SCI 256 Week 5 DQ 2

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Week 5 DQ2 How have environmental regulations implemented by local politicians affected your daily life? Provide an example.

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SCI 256 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Economic Analysis Presentation

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Perform an economic analysis of an environmental pollution issue in the world today.

Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker’s notes. Include the following:

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Importance of economic analysis

· Description (general overview) of the assigned environmental issue

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Economic analysis of the environmental issue

o Costs o Benefits


o Risks o Limitations o Problems

· How economic analysis can be used to determine the most effective and economical regulations or policies (see Ch. 7 of Environmental Science) to help solve the environmental concern

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Description of the impact of lifestyle choices on sustainability

Include two other resources aside from the textbook.

· For Local Campus students, these are 15- to 20-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.

For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with notes.

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For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com SCI 256 Week 1 Individual Assignment Environmental Science Worksheet SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 1 SCI 25...

Sci 256 Possible Is Everything--snaptutorial.com  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com SCI 256 Week 1 Individual Assignment Environmental Science Worksheet SCI 256 Week 1 DQ 1 SCI 25...

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