Lesson Plan: Major Earth Systems

Topic: Science Class: 5 Objective of the lesson: Understand and demonstrate how the major Earth systems interact with each other Next Generation Scientific Standard: 5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe the interactions between the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and / or atmosphere. Materials: Entrance: To say: What is …

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Radiocarbon in the oceans – Eos

Radiocarbon dating is a technique used in various disciplines, including environmental science and archaeology. In the geosciences, the processes by which radiocarbon is produced and cycled in the oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere are widely understood, but there is significant variability in radiocarbon concentrations over space and time. In an article …

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What is the hydrosphere and where is it?

Our Earth is truly a “Water World”. What is the hydrosphere? According to the definition as used in physical geography, the hydrosphere is the collective mass of water found on, above, and below the Earth’s surface. It includes both the world’s marine and freshwater resources and encompasses oceans, rivers, lakes, …

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Advancing a Multisphere Approach to Third Pole Research

Known in China as the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau or Qingzang Plateau, the Tibetan Plateau covers Qinghai Province and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (or Xizang) of China. Dubbed the third pole, the extended plateau region spans more than 5 million square kilometers, with an average elevation of around 4,000 meters above sea …

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What are Earth System Studies?

ESS delves into the complex interplay of Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, pedosphere, biosphere and magnetosphere. What is SSE? Basic systems science, studied and developed at all educational levels, and fundamental science practices have found application in Earth System Science (ESS). The interactions between water, ice, rock, living things and …

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Visualize Earth systems this week! | Earth

See this moving wind map here. It’s really cool ! Earth Science Week is an event organized by the American Geosciences Institute to promote understanding and stewardship of the Earth. The theme of this year’s event is “Visualizing Earth Systems”. The event runs from October 11-17, 2015. There are many …

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