Please consider using this graphic organizer to help students analyze the processes and components of Earth System phenomena.
Atmospheric conditions can have an important impact on the types of plants and animals that live in a particular area as well as soil formation.
Helping students build their understanding of Earth's spheres and how they are connected is difficult. Review the graphics below to help identify the parts of the Earth System and the processes that connect them at the local, regional, and global scales.
Be a Scientist: The GLOBE Program encourages you to use
NASA Worldview is a free online visualization tool that is a great launchpad for learners who are new (or
Students will analyze and interpret graphs to compare the flow of (shortwave) energy from the Sun toward China over the course of a year on cloudy versus clear days. Students will draw a conclusion and support it with evidence.
Students will analyze and interpret maps of the average net atmospheric radiation to compare the flow of energy from the Sun toward Earth in different months and for cloudy versus clear days. Students will draw conclusions and support them with evidence.