5-ESS2-1: Earth Sphere Interactions
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact. (Systems and System Models)
Clarification Statement: Examples could include the influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; the influence of the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate; and the influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere. The geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are each a system.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to the interactions of two systems at a time.
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Geosphere (i.e., solid and molten rock, soil, sediment, continents, mountains)
Biosphere (i.e., plants, animals [including humans]).
Hydrosphere (i.e., water and ice in the form of rivers, lakes, glaciers)
Atmosphere (i.e., wind, oxygen)
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