Please consider using this graphic organizer to help students analyze the processes and components of Earth System phenomena.
The Earth acts as a giant engine that uses solar power to move air in the atmosphere and water in the ocean.
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.
This investigation is part of the NASA: Mission Geography Module "What are the causes and consequences of climate change?" that guides students through explorations in climatic variability and evidence for global climate change.