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NCSCOS Grade 7 Science - 7.E.1.6 Air Quality Vocabulary

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Grade 7
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 7
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North Carolina Standard Course of Study

7.E1.6

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  • Q1
    contamination of the atmosphere by pollutants from human and natural sources that are harmful to the enviornment
    air pollution
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q2
    rain, sleet, snow contains a high concentration of acids (acid precipitation)
    acid rain
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q3
    a colloid of smoke, fog, and chemicals that pollutes the environment.
    smog
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q4
    Environmental Protection Agency (provides daily information about air quality to the public).
    EPA
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q5
    coal, oil, gas that can release carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide when burned causing air pollution etc.
    fossil fuels
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q6
    gradual thinning of the ozone layer (located in stratosphere) due to certain pollutants (CFCs).
    ozone depletion
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q7
    three atoms of oxygen; in the stratosphere=helpful to living things; in the troposphere=is a pollutant (harmful to all life); forms when emissions from industries and motor vehicles react with air and sunlight.
    ozone
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q8
    layer located in the stratosphere that helps protect humans, plants and animal life from harmful ultraviolet rays.
    ozone layer
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q9
    gradual increase in average global temperatures due to increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
    global warming
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q10
    gases that absorb thermal energy in the atmosphere; ex: carbon dioxide, water vapor
    greenhouse gases
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q11
    warming of surface and lower atmosphere of Earth occurs when water vapor, carbon dioxide other gases absorb and reradiate thermal energy.
    greenhouse effect
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q12
    management (taking care of) or being responsible for the care of one's environment (Earth), ex. reduce, reuse, recycle, not littering or cleaning up trash.
    stewardship
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q13
    law used to reduce air pollution giving the EPA the authority to regulate the amount of air pollutants that can be released from any source such as cars, factories.
    Clean Air Act
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q14
    a measure of local air quality and what it means for health
    Air Quality Index (AQI)
    30s
    7.E1.6
  • Q15
    color on the AQI that indicates good air quality with little to no risk for anyone
    green
    30s
    7.E1.6

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