6The Spheres of Earth Sphere: place in which a thing belongs Atmo: air Hydro: waterGeo: landBio: lifeExamples: gases, wind, airExamples: rocks, mountains, sandExamples: rivers, oceans, glaciersExamples: humans, plants, animals
15Plants (biosphere) draw water (hydrosphere) and nutrients from the soil (geosphere) and release water vapor into the atmosphere.SPHERE INTERACTIONS
16Humans (biosphere) use farm machinery (manufactured from geosphere materials) to plow the fields, and the atmosphere brings precipitation (hydrosphere) to water the plants.SPHERE INTERACTIONS
17Energy from the sun is stored by plants (biosphere) 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.SPHERE INTERACTIONS
18SPHERE INTERACTIONS Tropical Island, Palau Islands Wind farm, Norfolk County, EnglandSuez Canal, EgyptOil wells burning, Kuwait and the Persian GulfForest fire, Montana, U.S.A.Mount Etna, a volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy
19Southeast Trade Winds Dry Air Desert Rain Shadow Andes Mountains Atlantic OceanPacific Ocean
20SPHERE INTERACTIONSWhat are some sphere interactions that result from your daily activities?