Resource Earth System Science Overview

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Energy Flows: The functioning of our planet relies on a constant input of energy from the Sun. This energy leaves Earth in the form of heat flowing to outer space. From a systems point of view, Ear... Explanation Energy and the Earth System Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Life Webs: A vast and intricate network of relationships connects all of Earth's organisms with each other and with the cycles of matter and flows of energy. From a systems point of view, Earth is ... Explanation Earth's Biosphere Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Matter Cycles: each of the elements that is vital for life exists on Earth in a closed loop of cyclical changes. From a systems point of view, Earth is essentially a closed system with respect to m... Explanation Earth's Matter Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
We use the word "system" when we want to describe something that is made of different kinds of parts that join together to form an interconnected whole. Learning to think in terms of systems is ver... Explanation Systems Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP

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