1. How do the earth systems affect each other? They affect each other by either supporting each other or having other things flow through them. For example, the biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere are all affected by forest fires. Forest fires destroy living plants, release carbon dioxide into the air, and change soil. An example of support is photosynthesis. The atmosphere carries the clouds, the hydrosphere is the reason for water being in those clouds, and the biosphere gets water in order to grow plants. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? Understanding environmental science can help because people would be more well-informed, would know why a disaster is happening, and would know what to do when/if one occurs. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Definitely recycle and encourage others to do so. Going on strike for the climate could maybe work but recycling is a more direct defense against climate change. My reactions to researching this topic were pretty predictable. I knew how dangerous tsunamis were and I wanted to portray that in both of the visuals.
The earths systems affect each other because they all work together to make up the world. For example the biosphere gets to stay active from the atmosphere. The biosphere couldn’t survive without most of the spheres. We could have a better understanding just by doing simple research that we are apart of the problem of having natural disasters. My reaction is that we need to find something that can fix natural disasters just like how we find something that fixes every thing else. I was very surprised on how much drought really does happen and how much it affects because if we lived in a dry world we would all end up dead. It was interesting to research.
1. How do earth systems affect each other? - The four spheres of the earth are the Atmosphere (air), Biosphere (life), Hydrosphere (water), and Geosphere (land). They are all connected to each other and when one sphere changes it affects the others as well but it can either be a good change or bad change. An example could be the biosphere and atmosphere, the atmosphere helps provide sunlight to the biosphere which then transforms the sunlight to photosynthesis for the plants to grow. The plants then help provide oxygen that is released into the atmosphere. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? - Getting a better understanding of environmental science gives better insight into how natural disasters happen, this helps know what to be prepared for in case a natural disaster happens. Knowing what different natural disasters do is also a way to learn how to be ready for it. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? - Though we cannot prevent natural disasters we are causing them to happen more often, climate change happens to be a big reason so we can find ways to prevent climate change. Another effort we can make to help us in the future is to have a better alert system for when these natural disasters happen as well as giving our support to those who have been affected by it. My reaction: During my research on Tsunamis I learned a lot more about them and what effect they have. Tsunamis can harm both the atmosphere and hydrosphere because of all the debris and trash it takes which can pollute the air and ocean. They are also caused by earthquakes which occur first. Having a better understanding of this natural disaster helped me know what to do in those situations if it ever happens.
Earth systems are a continuous cycle in which can create natural disasters, each system feeds off each other to either help or hurts the earth. Starting with the atmosphere which is mostly gas elements in the top layers of the earth elements like Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen, Etc. These elements help other systems like the biosphere in which humans, animals, and plants breathe in oxygen and out carbon. The geosphere which is another system which affects the land meaning rocks, mountains, Etc. The hydrosphere also works with the atmosphere to create rainstorms and water vapor in the air. For the last couple of weeks, we as a class have been looking into Earth’s systems and their effect on nature. My group and I decided that we would do Tornadoes. We had to figure out which systems helped create these big natural disasters. The atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere work together to create tornadoes. First cold dry air mixes with warm wet air which collides and then making an air pocket which a funnel is created and forms a tornado. As a future scientist, it is important to know and understand how we can help when it comes to natural disasters. Although we can not prevent natural disasters there are certain things we can do to take preventative measures to ensure safety for our people.
Tsunamis are enormous and destructive ocean waves triggered by earthquakes under the seafloor.
Hydrosphere: During tsunamis, saltwater from the oceans rushes the land. This pollutes groundwater beneath the soil. Groundwater is supposed to be freshwater as it supplies drinking water to 51% of the U.S. population and 99% of the rural population.
Geosphere: Tsunamis wash away and displace a lot of the soil and rock they come in contact with once they reach land.
Biosphere: Just like all natural disasters, Tsunamis kill many humans and animals when they hit land. They beach many land animals and leave the land flooded, ultimately drowning plants.
The Atmosphere is not impacted by Tsunamis.
An understanding of environmental science can aid in the handling of natural disasters because it can better prepare people by making them knowledgeable on what exactly they’re dealing with and more importantly how to prepare for it if they cannot avoid it.
To create a sustainable future, most importantly, we must do things to reduce climate change. Not only is climate change negatively impacting the biosphere, but it is a factor in the increase of natural disasters. We need to do many things such as:
-Reducing plastic and water waste
-Ride a bicycle to reduce air pollution from vehicles, etc.
Essential Questions 1. How do earth systems affect each other? Each earth system provides and takes away something from one another. The atmosphere provides a barrier against ultralight for the biosphere. The hydrosphere takes minerals from the geosphere. The hydrosphere gives water to the biosphere. It's all a big cycle. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? Understanding environmental science can give you insight into how natural disasters form so you can be able to prevent and prepare for them. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? We can lessen some effects that we might have on the other spheres to cause less natural disasters. Reaction to my findings I've learned from my research that sinkholes form by water eroding the surface layer rock causing the earth to collapse. Sinkholes are uncommon in a lot of places but in some places like Florida, they can be very frequent.
The earth systems that we were researching are geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. A few ways that they affect or interact with each other; Evaporation from the hydrosphere causes clouds and rain in the atmosphere. The atmosphere brings the rain back to the hydrosphere. The atmosphere provides energy for the biosphere. When a volcano erupts gas and ash is released into the air (atmosphere) which also kills the plants and makes it difficult for the animals in the area to find food (biosphere) when it gets to the water it warms the water up (hydrosphere) also the eruptions are strong enough to change, destroy and create new rocks. An understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters, by giving you a heads up on what to do if one happened. All we can do is stay on high alert of we are ever near any volcanoes. I was so amazed by how much these natural disasters affect the earth systems
1. How do earth systems affect each other? In a natural example, for example, Water in the lake (hydrosphere) seeps into the cliff walls behind the dam, becoming groundwater (geosphere), or evaporating into the air (atmosphere). 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? Everyday life can be disturbed by natural disasters it is very important to study them in order to improve their prediction, prevention, to allay their consequences. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? The efforts we can make is to keep putting out safety awareness about natural disasters and to educate everyone about what causes natural disasters.
The earth systems affect each other because if one is disrupted so is another. For example, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere work together to carry out evaporation and precipitation. With the biosphere and the atmosphere, the biosphere uses energy and gases from the air. Also, the geosphere put oxygen into the atmosphere.the understanding of environmental science can help handling natural disasters because it gives us a better understanding of why they are happening. It can also be helpful by knowing how we can prepare for them. Efforts we can make to create a sustainable future by stop polluting the atmosphere with natural gases, recycle and stop polluting the oceans. My reaction to my finding were shocked. I didn't know all these things worked together.
1. How do the earth systems affect each other? In a natural example, for example, one devastation can trigger another sphere to form. Evaporation brings water into the air and atmosphere brings it back down. Or the biosphere gives off a certain temperature that is crucial for survival. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters by giving out tips to ensure safety and survival. if we know that a tsunami is coming we know that it would have to do with water and in result the atmosphere. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? The efforts we can make keep putting out safety precautions and being updated with the weather https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JnW_iCtsxo&feature=youtu.be