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A possible explanation or solution to a scientific question or problem.
Hypothesis
An important means of gathering information which involves the comparison some aspect of an object with a standard unit (degree, meter, kilogram).
Measurement
A community of organisms and the environment they inhabit.
Ecosystem
The earth's largest ecosystem.
Biosphere
The layer of gases which surround a planet.
Atomsphere
The solid earth.
Geographic
An organized, logical approach to scientific research which act as a guide to scientific problem solving.
Scientific Method
Waste products which can be broken down by microorganisms into harmless substances that can then be used by other organisms.
Biodegradable
The process by which a scientific procedure is carried out according to certain guidelines.
Experimentation
A factor in an experiment which can be changed.
Variable
The act of using one or more of the five senses to gather information about the world.
Observation
An area of science in which biology and earth science are closely linked.
Ecology
The study of the universe beyond the earth.
Atmosphere
The study of the earth and the universe around it.
Earth Science
The study of the origin, history, and structure of the solid earth and the processes that shape it.
Geology
The study of the earth's oceans.
Oceanography
The study of the earth's atmosphere.
Meteorology
The earth's water.
Hydrosphere
The contamination of the environment with waste products or impurities.
Pollution