Reply to two prompts in 100 words each. No sites needed, these are just thoughts on the prompts.
(Original prompt for you consideration,
When you think of the environment, what comes to mind? You might picture the Earth, which is made up of different features—land, water, and air. Each of these is unique in its behavior, characteristics, and properties. Think about the land, water, and air on Earth and respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- What experiences do you have with each feature (e.g., land, water, air)? How do you think each feature interacts with the others? Use examples from your experiences.
- What areas of science investigate each feature? What experience do you have with learning about these features in your past?)
I have numerous experiences with different environmental components, the most prominent of them are the forests, mountains and the oceans or other bodies of water. The oceans provide large amounts of food for the worlds population and bodies of fresh water provide critical drinking water as well. We use the forests for wood and we still use wood from the forests to provide heating in the colder months in certain areas as well, and historically speaking we mined large amounts of coal and other minerals from the mountainous regions of the United States. We also continue to drill for oil, natural gas and other fossil fuels as we are still rather dependent on them. The air is rather self explanatory as we need oxygen to breathe and the weather patterns such as rain support life on this planet. The areas of science that investigate each feature are geology, meteorology, and hydrology. My experience in these various sciences primarily comes from what I’ve learned from schooling prior to taking this course and my own interest in environmental science. My degree is going to be in environmental science and I have always had interest in the weather and in the environment in general.
My experiences with air, land, and water go back to my childhood days. We lived on five acres spread in Berkeley County, South Carolina. There was a fishing pond on the property, and the house itself was surrounded by wild plum and cherry trees. I spent most of my weekends exploring the outdoors and learning how to till the soil in the garden and planting everything from cabbage to watermelon. There was an old-fashioned water pump in our backyard near the cucumber patch. I would only drink water from the kitchen faucet if it was to dark to go outside to the pump. The land provided nutritious foods for our family and because we grew corn and soybeans to sell, it was also a source of income. If you are familiar with fresh country are and water from a pump or well, you will know that there is a big difference between the taste of water and the way that air smells in the city. The areas of science that investigates land, water, and air are Geology, Hydrology, and Meteorology.