Presentation on theme: "Visually and verbally describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere interact."— Presentation transcript:
Visually and verbally describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere interact.
THE SPHERES OF EARTH The Atmosphere The Geosphere The Hydrosphere The Biosphere
THE SPHERES OF EARTH Atmo Hydro Sphere: place in which a thing belongs Geo Bio
THE SPHERES OF EARTH
Atmo: air Hydro: water Sphere: place in which a thing belongs Geo: land Bio: life Examples: gases, wind, air Examples: rocks, mountains, sand Examples: humans, plants, animalsExamples: rivers, oceans, glaciers
What spheres do you see in this picture?
Interact: act in such a way to have an effect on another
What interactions between the spheres do you see?
Humans (biosphere) built a dam out of rock materials (geosphere).
Water in the lake (hydrosphere) seeps into the cliff walls behind the dam, becoming groundwater (geosphere), or evaporating into the air (atmosphere).
Humans (biosphere) harness energy from the water (hydrosphere) by having it spin turbines (geosphere) to produce electricity.
Plants (biosphere) draw water (hydrosphere) and nutrients from the soil (geosphere) and release water vapor into the atmosphere.
Humans (biosphere) use farm machinery (manufactured from geosphere materials) to plow the fields, and the atmosphere brings precipitation (hydrosphere) to water the plants.
Energy from the sun is stored by plants (biosphere). When humans or animals (biosphere) eat the plants, they acquire the energy originally captured by the plants. Humans expend some of this energy arranging bricks and wood (geosphere and biosphere) into buildings.
Wind farm, Norfolk County, England Oil wells burning, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf Tropical Island, Palau Islands Mount Etna, a volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy Suez Canal, Egypt Forest fire, Montana, U.S.A.
What are some sphere interactions that result from your daily activities?