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					Life on Earth Notes                                                  Name: _______________________________
I. Biosphere
        1. Collection of all living things in the biosphere _____________ or ___________ factors.
        2. The 4 parts of the Earth’s interconnected systems
                   a. _________________________ - where life exists
                   b. _________________________ - Earth’s water, ice, & water vapor
                   c. _________________________ - air blanketing Earth’s solid & liquid surface
                   d. _________________________ - features of the Earth’s surface
II. Marine Ecosystems
A. Oceans
        1. Divided into 4 zones b/c of ___________. Photic zone has _____________; __________ does not
                   a. ______________ - strip b/w high & low tides
                   b. ______________ - extends from intertidal to edge of continental _______________
                           1) life that is found here: _________________________________________________
                           2. 2 important parts of ecosystems: 1. ___________________ 2. _________________
                   c. ______________ - goes from neritic to base of _______________________ shelf
                   d. ______________ - lies below 2000 ft and is in complete __________________________
B. Estuaries & Freshwater Ecosystems
        1. Estuary : _______________________________________________________________________
        Examples: ________________________________________________________________________
                   a. estuaries act as a ____________ b/w the ocean and ________________ land
                   b. removal can make costal areas more vulnerable to _____________________.
        2. A watershed is:__________________________________________________________________.
        3. Ponds & Lakes
                   a. 3 zones
                           1) ______________ - located b/w high and low water marks
                                   What lives here - _________________________________________________
                           2) ______________ - refers to the open water
                                   What lives here - _________________________________________________
                           3) ______________ - is the bottom
                                   What lives here - _________________________________________________
Acid rain: contains _________________ and ____________________________
DDT – ____________________________________
        -      Biological magnification:_________________________________________________________________
What is depleting the ozone layer??
        -      ____________: chlorofluorocarbons
        -      Aerosols found in plastic foam, coolants in freezers & refrigerators, & air conditioners
Life on Earth Notes                                                  Name: _______________________________
I. Biosphere
        1. Collection of all living things in the biosphere _____________ or ___________ factors.
        2. The 4 parts of the Earth’s interconnected systems
                   a. _________________________ - where life exists
                   b. _________________________ - Earth’s water, ice, & water vapor
                   c. _________________________ - air blanketing Earth’s solid & liquid surface
                   d. _________________________ - features of the Earth’s surface
II. Marine Ecosystems
A. Oceans
        1. Divided into 4 zones b/c of ___________. Photic zone has _____________; __________ does not
                   a. ______________ - strip b/w high & low tides
                   b. ______________ - extends from intertidal to edge of continental _______________
                           1) life that is found here: _________________________________________________
                           2. 2 important parts of ecosystems: 1. ___________________ 2. _________________
                   c. ______________ - goes from neritic to base of _______________________ shelf
                   d. ______________ - lies below 2000 ft and is in complete __________________________
B. Estuaries & Freshwater Ecosystems
        1. Estuary : _______________________________________________________________________
        Examples: ________________________________________________________________________
                   a. estuaries act as a ____________ b/w the ocean and ________________ land
                   b. removal can make costal areas more vulnerable to _____________________.
        2. A watershed is:__________________________________________________________________.
        3. Ponds & Lakes
                   a. 3 zones
                           1) ______________ - located b/w high and low water marks
                                   What lives here - _________________________________________________
                           2) ______________ - refers to the open water
                                   What lives here - _________________________________________________
                           3) ______________ - is the bottom
                                   What lives here - _________________________________________________
Acid rain: contains _________________ and ____________________________
DDT – ____________________________________
        -      Biological magnification:_________________________________________________________________
What is depleting the ozone layer??
        -      ____________: chlorofluorocarbons
        -      Aerosols found in plastic foam, coolants in freezers & refrigerators, & air conditioners

				
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