Gallery Walk Questions about Energy and Material Cycles
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University
1. State the physical, chemical or biological processes associated with these environments
Pelagic ocean zone, California Coast
Barrier island beach, North Carolina
Sand dune, Dunes National Park, Colorado
2. Explore interactions among the major components of the Earth system–continents, oceans, atmosphere, ice, and life, If students have trouble, follow up with these questions: How would humidity impact the lithosphere? How would humidity impact biosphere? How does temperature impact the lithosphere? How does temperature impact the hydrosphere? How does temperature impact the biosphere? How do rocks and minerals impact the lithosphere? How do rocks and minerals impact the hydrosphere? How does water impact the lithosphere? How does water impact the biosphere? How does water impact the atmosphere?
3. Discuss the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, water, phosphorus, rocks through the earth system.
If the tilt of the earth increased/decreased (have two columns, one for each answer), what would happen to the Earth's a) weather systems b) rock cycle c) water cycle d) carbon cycle.
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