8Parts of the Earth Geosphere – Solid Earth Hydrosphere – Water of the EarthAtmosphere – Gases surrounding the EarthBiosphere – All life on Earth and the physical environment that supports it.
9Examples of Early Earth Science China – 780 B.C.Written records of earthquakes.Early Chinese seismograph.
10Examples of Early Earth Science Mayas, Central AmericaUsed the movements of the sun, moon, and stars to create calendars.Mayan Calendar from Altar V, Tikal
11Examples of Early Earth Science Ancient Greeks – 3rd century B.C.Created catalogues of rocks and mineral types.
12Why is the study of Earth Science Important? Understanding of forces which shape the earth and thus life on earth.Better ability to forecast potential natural disasters.Understanding of the origin and past of both the earth and the surrounding universe.Utilization of resources to help improve the quality of life.