Earth System Science Unit Overview

Student Pages » The lab activities in this module were adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project.

The Workshop Leader Resources were developed by Nick Haddad of TERC, Project Director of the EarthLabs project.

These activities are based on the Exploring the Connections activities in the Earth as a System chapter of the GLOBE Teachers Guide.

  • What is Earth System Science?
  • How can we describe Earth as a system?
  • How are energy and matter exchanged among the four main components of the Earth system (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere)?
  • How does the Earth system change over time?
  • How is life affected by changes in the Earth system?
  • Workshop Outline (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 162kB May28 13) This document provides an overall plan for preparing for and implementing the suggested workshop, and indicates where each of the additional resources listed below might be used in the course of the workshop.You may find it helpful to download and review this document first, before downloading the specific workshop resources.
  • Time_Tally.xlsx (Excel 2007 (.xlsx) 38kB May28 13)
  • Equipment&Materials_List.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 82kB May28 13)
  • Best_Practices.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 90kB May28 13)
  • local_study_site_work.v3.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 73kB May28 13)
  • WaterCycleDiagram.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 114kB May28 13)
  • Intro.pptx (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2MB May28 13)
  • EarthSystem_Intro.pptx (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 10.9MB May28 13)
  • EarthSystem_Intro_NOTES.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 166kB May28 13)
  • Abstraction_Reservoirs_Etc.pptx (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 166kB May28 13)
  • Notes-about-reservoirs.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 91kB May28 13)
  • Regional.pptx (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1006kB May28 13)
  • Global_AtmosphericCirculation.pptx (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.9MB May28 13)
  • ConveyorBelt_Tutorial.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 894kB May28 13)
  • Using_NEO.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB May28 13)

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