Essays Tagged: "energy from the sun"

Enhanced greenhouse effect on global warming.

Energy from the sun warms the earth. It also drives the earth's weather and climate. The earth's sur ... essing the challenge of global warming. At the local level cities and towns are taking a variety of energy efficiency actions. Those actions range from building improvements to transportation, waste m ... to transportation, waste management and designing and building new buildings geared towards saving energy. These actions focuses on greenhouse gas reduction strategies that will help states and commu ...

(3 pages) 183 0 2.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Ozone Layer Depletion.

e formation of the ozone layer occurred over a billion years ago, when blue-green algae began using energy from the Sun to split molecules of H2O and CO2 combined them into organic compounds and molec ... nto organic compounds and molecular oxygen (O2). Everyone knows the process and conversion of solar energy as Photosynthesis. Some of the photo synthetically created oxygen is combined with the organi ...

(7 pages) 115 0 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Review of Literature-this is the paper i wrote for science fair in 7 grade. The subject is: "What is the effect of Coca-Cola on Marigolds", so it has info about coke and marigolds.

and eat atyour stomach? Also did you know that if you won't drink any kind of pop you willhave more energy? Well it's all true! I will now tell you some facts about plants,marigolds, and Coca-Cola.Pla ... hat occurred were the ferns, and they appeared about 400million years ago (Myatt). Plants get their energy from the sun by a process calledphotosynthesis and take in food and water by their root syste ...

(5 pages) 65 4 2.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Review of Literature-wrote this in 9th grade for science fair. got all the way to state wit it tho so be careful. its about marigolds and what the effects of zinc, borax, and citric acid has on them.

urred were the ferns, and they appeared about 400 million years ago (Plant, 1996). Plants get their energy from the sun by a process called photosynthesis and take in food and water by their root syst ...

(6 pages) 37 1 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

The structure and composition of the atmosphere

to see what occurs fairly close to the ground. Life on Earth is supported by the atmosphere, solar energy, and our planet's magnetic fields. The atmosphere absorbs the energy from the Sun, recycles w ... trical and magnetic forces to provide a moderate climate. The atmosphere also protects us from high-energy radiation and the frigid vacuum of space.Four distinct layers have been identified using ther ...

(2 pages) 118 4 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Solar Power

All life on Earth depends on energy from the sun. Solar energy is the source of energy for photosynthesis. It provides the warmth ... nd form clouds that eventually provide fresh rainwater.Nevertheless, in the 20th century, the sun's energy has become an increasingly attractive source for small amounts of needs. A number of devices ... increasingly attractive source for small amounts of needs. A number of devices for collecting solar energy and converting it into electricity have been developed, and solar energy is used in a variety ...

(2 pages) 96 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Global warming

gases is undisputed although uncertainties exist about exactly how earth's climate responds to them.Energy from the sun drives the earth's weather and climate, and heats the earth's surface; in turn, ... mospheric greenhouse gases (water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases) trap some of the outgoing energy, retaining heat somewhat like the glass panels of a greenhouse.Without this natural "greenhou ...

(2 pages) 49 1 1.9 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Energy Sources: Electricity and its Environmental Effects

is seriously damaging to the environment.Oddly enough some of the most commonly used, non-renewable energy sources received their energy in its purest form, as sunlight. Oil, coal, and natural gas are ... vores (which would have eaten plants), and then plants themselves (which would have extracted their energy from the sun through the process of photosynthesis), the last members of the cycle are decomp ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Question ecosystem, clouds, precipitation, glaciers/landscape, and soil development.

How does energy flow through ecosystems?In order to understand and comprehend how energy flows through ecosys ... e interactions that each organism participates in.The ecosystem concept is built around the flow of energy and all of its components, which is extremely important to know when dealing with biological ... know when dealing with biological community functions. A simple ecosystem works by first receiving energy from the sun that is trapped by the grass during a process known as photosynthesis. The grass ...

(5 pages) 42 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Effects of Global Warming: What is global Warming? What causes it? What are the consequences? What can be done to prevent it?

cements for CFCs). The carbon dioxide emissions are primarily caused by the use of fossil fuels for energy.Energy from the sun drives the earth's weather and climate, and heats the earth's surface; in ... drives the earth's weather and climate, and heats the earth's surface; in turn, the earth radiates energy back into space. Atmospheric greenhouse gases (water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gases) ...

(4 pages) 329 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Measurement of the structure and composition of the Earth's atmosphere

to see what occurs fairly close to the ground. Life on Earth is supported by the atmosphere, solar energy, and our planet's magnetic fields. The atmosphere absorbs the energy from the Sun, recycles w ... trical and magnetic forces to provide a moderate climate. The atmosphere also protects us from high-energy radiation and the frigid vacuum of space.Remote sensing instruments are used to measure the c ...

(4 pages) 34 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Meteorology

How light intensity affects the rate of photosynthesis. (Measured by the amount of bubbles produced in 2 minuets)

hesis - The process by which plants convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose, using energy from the sun. (OCR Biology Text book)The word equation for photosynthesis is:Light provides e ... CR Biology Text book)Light is fast moving particles called photons that travel in waves and possess energy. Intense or bright light has more photons and therefore more energy than dull or dim light. P ...

(9 pages) 30 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Photosynthesis in Plants

rate of photosynthesis. In plants, the chlorophyll present in the chloroplasts, converts the light energy from the sun and converts it into chemical energy. It also traps the sun's light energy. Henc ... l and light, photosynthesis in plants takes place to give glucose and oxygen. The reaction is:Light energy6CO2 + 6H2O C6H12O6 + 6O2The carbon dioxide is taken in by the plants during the day when the ...

(4 pages) 59 0 3.5 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Greenhouse Effect And Global Warming & The Ozone Hole

ironment, thus creating global warming"”the rise in temperature of our planet. The heat energy from the sun is what controls the Earth's weather and climate. While it heats the surface we ... arth's weather and climate. While it heats the surface we live on, our planet radiates some of that energy back into space. However, not all of the energy gets back to space because greenhouse gasses ...

(3 pages) 111 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Electron

The Sun is an abundant energy resource, the energy from which is available on Earth in the form of electromagnetic radiatio ... rm of electromagnetic radiation. The center of our Solar System fuels most types of our "renewable" energy resources. The simplest use of the Sun is to merely place something in the path of incident s ... something in the path of incident sunlight to increase its temperature "” the average kinetic energy of the particles in motion in a body. With the aid of some clever engineering, together with ...

(3 pages) 431 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Global Warming

ent and retreat of glaciers and the ice caps. These temperature variations are dominantly driven by energy from the sun with distance from the sun and the sun's current energy output being the main co ... the main contributors, and the angle of the earth to the sun being next in importance. This is the energy basis for the changes in seasons and average global variation in temperature. The timing and ...

(8 pages) 76 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Comparison & Contrast between Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Cells of all organisms are capable in acquiring the energy necessary to fuel chemical reactions for growth, repair, survival, and reproduction. Photosyn ... air, survival, and reproduction. Photosynthesis & cellular respiration are the main pathways of energy flow in living things. Photosynthesis is a process by which plants and some other organisms c ... anisms convert, light energy from the sun, CO2 from the air & H2O from the earth, into chemical energy stored in molecules like glucose. Cellular respiration is a process in which O2 is delivered ...

(4 pages) 91 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

Untitled

atural process that keeps earths temperature at a livable rate is called the greenhouse effect. The energy from the sun warms up the earth when the rays from the sun are absorbed by greenhouse gasses. ... lution, new cars, household appliances, even the simple light bulb will have to be designed to save energy. (Max, Arthur, Kyoto climate) Carbon dioxide is released every time a person breathes. Scient ...

(9 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Untitled

atural process that keeps earths temperature at a livable rate is called the greenhouse effect. The energy from the sun warms up the earth when the rays from the sun are absorbed by greenhouse gasses. ... lution, new cars, household appliances, even the simple light bulb will have to be designed to save energy. (Max, Arthur, Kyoto climate) Carbon dioxide is released every time a person breathes. Scient ...

(9 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Sun

Introduction: The sun is a very important source of energy. In 1839 a French physicist named Edmund Becquerel realized that the sun’s ... can be done using different kinds of technology and using natural resources like oil, gas and hydro energy some of which cause high exertion of energy resources and also effect the environment. Energy ... ertion of energy resources and also effect the environment. Energy conversion process between solar energy to electricity energy is clean and it does not cause any impact on the natural environment. I ...

(13 pages) 34 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry