SOPHIA PATHWAY Sophia - Environmental Science - Practice Unit 1 Milestone 1. CORRECT ANSWERS HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW.
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Of the four graphs below, select the one that is misleading. ”Types of Weather in February” Pie Chart is the correct answer CONCEPT Graphs in Environmental Science 2 Plant and animal li fe faced some challenges when moving from water to land. Identify which things from the list below were among the challenges faced during the early life transitions. Yes No More difficult to move on land X Finding an adequate food supply X A lack of ozone protection on land X CONCEPT Early Life 3 Select the month the solar system was created from the options below based on the one-year calendar model according to the Big Bang theory. • August • September • December • January CONCEPT Earth's Formation 4 Categorize the statements below as reflecting an environmental scientist stance or an environmentalist stance. Environmental Scientist Environmentalist Overfishing and land-based pollution have damaged 20% of the ocean's coral reefs. X Corals demonstrate the partnership of symbiosis in which both plants and animals benefit. X Approximately 30 million people around the world are dependent on reefs, and they must protect them. X CONCEPT Environmentalism 5 Classify the following examples according to the type of service they provide. Provisioning Regulating Cultural Pollination X Fresh Water X Recreation X CONCEPT Biodiversity 6 Pair each group below with the best example of how it might use environmental science. Scientists (B) Government Agency (C) Private Business (A) • A. To understand how environmental laws will impact decisions and processes • B. To try to understand the processes and systems that lead to environmental issues • C. To manage natural resources and address environmental issues • D. To gain knowledge and advocate for desirable actions CONCEPT Applying Environmental Science 7 Which of the following statements is true about projected population growth? • People in overpopulated regions will migrate in large numbers, causing environmental destruction as they travel. • If population growth continues, the population in 2030 will be 20 billion people. • If growth slows dramatically, the Earth's population in 2050 will be 7.4 billion people. • The consequences of overpopulation (i.e. hunger and disease) are inevitable for humans in the future. CONCEPT The Impact of Population Growth 8 Which of the following is likely to have led to the greatest number of mass extinctions? • Glacial melt • Earthquakes • Asteroids • Massive flooding CONCEPT Continental Drift and Major Extinctions 9 Pair each term below with its corresponding definition. Biodiversity (D) Ecosystems (C) Sustainability (A) • A. The practice of using resources without depleting them for future societies • B. Dependence of species upon one another • C. A biological community of living and non-living organisms and their environment • D. The variety of life existing in a specific region CONCEPT Biodiversity Sustainability 10 Correctly identify what event, agent or process of those given below is responsible for the current atmosphere on Earth of 20% oxygen. • Ozone layer formation • Photosynthesis • The water cycle • Volcanic activity CONCEPT Earth's Formation 11 Categorize each element below as biotic or abiotic. Biotic Abiotic Bacteria X Seaweed X Sand X CONCEPT Environmental Science 12 Identify the common factor below that led to population growth improvements to agricultural practices, the Industrial Revolution and the Green Revolution. • Mechanization of farming • Improved methods of food production • Advances in medicine • Availability of clean water CONCEPT Human Arrival and Expansion