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Earth Science
The study of the earth and the universe around it
Ecosystem
A community of organisms and the environment they inhabit
Biodegradable
Able to be broken down by microorganisms into harmless substances that can then be used by other organisms
Ecology
Area of science where biology and earth science are closely linked
photosynthesis
Process by which plants use sunlight to produce food
pollution
The contamination of the environment with waste products or impurities
hydrosphere
The earth’s water
atmosphere
The gases surrounding the earth
biosphere
The largest ecosystem
geosphere
The solid earth
meteorology
The study of the earth’s atmosphere
oceanography
The study of the oceans
geology
The study of the origin, history, and structure of the solid earth and the processes that shape it.
astronomy
The study of the universe beyond the earth