Students will describe the changes in a newly-formed volcanic island over the first three years of its life.
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Students examine satellite images of a recently formed island to identify areas of erosion and deposition.
Students discuss their current understanding of what Earth systems are and how they work and consider how to identify the boundaries of a region for Earth system study.
The purpose of this activity is for students to create a desktop soil profile based on the biome region of the United States where your school is located.
Through guided inquiry, students will identify interactions of the four major scientific spheres on Earth: biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. They will then identify how these systems are represented and interact in their classroom aquarium.
Compare pictures of different volcanoes. Then visit NASA's Space Place to learn about volcanoes and answer questions about volcanic eruptions.