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Section 1.2

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Hydrosphere
Water portion of Earth; one of the traditional subdivisions of Earth's physical environment
Atmosphere
Gaseous portion of a planet; the planets envelope of air; one of the traditional subdivisions of Earth's physical environment
Geosphere
Layer of Earth under both the atmosphere and the oceans; composed of the core, mantle and crust
Biosphere
All life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth; hydrosphere and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found
Core
Innermost layer of Earth; located beneath the mantle; is divided into an outer core and inner core
Mantle
2890- kilometer thick layer of Earth located below the crust
Crust
Thin, rocky outer layer of Earth
Which of Earth's sphere's does a lake belong?
Hydrosphere
Which of Earth's sphere's does a meadow belong?
Biosphere
Which of Earth's sphere's does a canyon belong?
Geosphere
Which of Earth's sphere's does a cloud belong?
Atmosphere
What are the three main parts of the geosphere?
Core, mantle and crust
Why is the solid Earth layered?
The different types of Earth's composition
The plate tectonic theory explains the exisistence and occurrence of what features?
- Earthquakes
- Volcanic eruptions
- Moving continents
What sort of energy allows tectonic plates to move?
Heat energy
Describe an example of how water moves through the hydrosphere
On a hot day, water evaporates, and the next day it rains
What sphere do you think are present on Venus?
The atmosphere and geosphere
Describe a situation in which two or more spheres are interracting
A volcano erupting. The wildlife, plants and animals are effected.
The animals - biosphere
Volcanic eruption - geosphere
Choose an Earth Science branch and list how some of it's studies relate to Earth's sphere's
Atmosphere-
meteorology deals with weather, and the atmosphere protects us from the sun