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Plant Taxonomy: Summary & Characteristics

Defining Characteristics of the Plant Kingdom: Multicellular Terrestrial Embryophytes Photosynthetic (almost all) Eukaryotic 4 Major Groups 1.     Non-Vascular Plants (Bryophytes and Friends) No vascular tissue – therefore must rely on surrounding moisture and osmosis to move fluids through their bodies. Small in stature, and simplistic – NO organs (roots, leaves, stems) (Rhizoids = root-like structures…

Why Do Ice Ages Occur: Theories

Plants Theory (recent): Given by University research team Global cooling was caused by reduction of carbon in the atmosphere due to the first appearance of plants (photosynthesis) Less greenhouse gas (carbon) to prevent escape of infrared radiation which leads to cooler temperatures (less heat trapped) Plants (ex. moss) extract calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron which…

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The IPCC is known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was established in 1988 by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and the WMO (World Meteorological Organization). It is one of the leading panels on the assessment of climate change. They provide scientific assessments about the risk of climate change. ROLES OF IPCC:…

Global Warming: Effect on the Atlantic Conveyor Belt & Consequences

What is Happening? The Greenland ice sheet is melting. The ice sheet melting will result in less saline (less dense) water entering the North Atlantic Ocean and floating on top of it instead of sinking, causing less and less deep water currents to moderate the globe’s climate, especially Northern Europe’s. Deep water currents are mainly…

Possible Careers based on Degree

Communication and the Arts Musician Artist Actor Dancer Choreographer Interior design Fashion designer Costume designer Set designer Writer Publisher Multimedia expert Reporter Curator Photographer Make-up artist Editor Producer Agent TV and radio announcer Engineering, Industrial, and Scientific Technology Environmental planner Surveyor Software engineer Computer programmer Plumber Contractor Builder Miner Logger Landscape architect Aerospace engineer Inspector…

Glucose & Sucrose Fermentation: Carbon Dioxide Production Lab Answers

Introduction The different types of sugars used in fermentation had a significant impact on the amount of carbon dioxide produced. Glucose produced the most with a gas bubble of 132mm while sucrose yielded 102mm of carbon dioxide. Method The gas by product in fructose measured only 56mm.The control with no sugar resulted in 0mm of…

Effects of World War II on Germany: Timeline

  How the war was going for Germany’s army How the war affected Germans at home in Germany 1939 ·         Hitler was in control of much of western and eastern Europe. o   High morale. ·         Many people still remembered the horrors of the First World War. ·         Food and clothe rationing was introduced. ·         Luxury…