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Big Idea 3: Earth's Systems Interact


Big Idea 3: Earth's Systems Interact

Observe the events that show how Earth works as a set of interconnected systems.

Four Spheres Part 1 (Geo and Bio): Crash Course Kids #6.1

In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about two of the four spheres that make up our planet; The Geosphere and the Biosphere. What's in these spheres? How do they affect us? How do they fit into the puzzle that is Earth? All is contained within!

This first series is based on 5th grade science. We're super excited and hope you enjoy Crash Course Kids!

///Standards Used in This Video///
5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. [Clarification Statement: Examples could include the influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; the influence of the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate; and the influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere. The geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are each a system.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to the interactions of two systems at a time.]

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Producer & Editor: Nicholas Jenkins
Cinematographer & Director: Michael Aranda
Host: Sabrina Cruz
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Writer: Ben Kessler
Consultant: Shelby Alinsky
Script Editor: Blake de Pastino

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Cody Brown
Suzanna Brusikiewicz
Jonathan Corbiere
Nick Counter
Kelsey Heinrichs
Jack Kenedy
Corey MacDonald
Tyler Sammy
Nikkie Stinchcombe
James Tuer
Adam Winnik

The Earth System

This video describes the four main components of the Earth system (atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere), how matter is exchanged between the components, and how a change in some aspect of one part of the system will result in changes in other system components. We describe the Earth system in terms of reservoirs and flux between them and discuss how the movement of carbon occurs between system components.

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Earth Systems

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Big Idea 1: Earth Scientists Study Our Planet

See geoscientists in action out in the field, in the laboratory and using hi-tech tools to study our planet.

Earth System Science

Real World: Earth Systems

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Earth is a dynamic system. In this video, middle school students will learn how the diverse subsystems of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere interact in complex ways. Students will learn how the global Earth system is changing, and how mathematical modeling is used by scientists to improve prediction of climate, weather and natural hazards.

Earth Systems in 2 Minutes

The earth is a system of complex interactions.

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What Is Planet Earth Made Of? | Earth Systems Science

Celebrate Earth Day! This fun, animated science video for children teaches fun facts about PLANET EARTH and it's four systems: atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere - explained in 3 minutes! This short cartoon science art lesson is packed with information about planet earth and how its four layers interact to create our amazing earth! Use to teach kids in the classroom or at home about each of Earth's four systems. S.T.E.M. For Kids!

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Explore how and why Earth changes over time.

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Big Idea #3

Earth System Interactions

Earth Systems Interactions

AP Biology Big Idea #3

A brief overview of Big Idea #3 from the AP Biology curriculum framework.

Earth systems - interaction

describe what system is having an effect on what system
1. Trees giving oxygen during photosynthesis
2. An Earthquake creating a Tsunami
3. Rabbit digging into the ground to build its home.
4. Strong winds destroying trees in a forest.
5. Pollution in the air cause people to suffer asthma.
6. Volcanoes erupting carbon dioxide into the air.

Earth's Sphere Interactions-Explained

Earth's Sphere Interactions-Explained

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