Spheres of the Earth
Content Standard 10- Identify spheres of the Earth, including the geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere.
Text: D16-D22

Study Guide

  1. Define each of the following terms: geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere.
  2. Draw an illustration of the four layers of the atmosphere, (closest to the Earth to furthest) labeling them and including what items can be found there.
  3. If you are exploring the spheres of the Earth, explain where you would find volcanoes.
  4. Create a diagram of the water cycle. Write a paragraph explaining how the water cycle works.
  5. Describe what types of activities take place in the hydrosphere.
  6. You have hiked a great mountain. Describe your location in reference to the different spheres.
  7. Should a tornado form, explain which spheres would be affected.


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The Four Spheres

Atmosphere
Atmosphere Rap Discovery Education Video Atmosphere Crossword
Bill Nye on Atmosphere Part 2 Part 3

Hydrosphere
Water Cycle Song Water Game Water Cycle diagram Water Cycle Rap
Water Cycle Song 2 Bill Nye on the Water Cycle Part 2 Part 3 Water Cycle Study Jam

Geosphere
Earth Puzzle Earth's Layers Plate Tectonic Puzzle
Bill Nye on the Earth's Crust Part 2 Part 3

Study Jams

Hydrosphere and Atmosphere