Derived from the Greek word GEO which means ground, the Earth's solid body.
"Water Sphere" includes all of the rivers, lakes, and oceans of Earth.
("Air Sphere") is the envelope of air that surrounds the whole Earth.
("rock sphere") the ground you are standing on and the whole crust of Earth's surface.
("life sphere") includes all living things: plants, animals, even your friends!
Processes that move matter and energy from one sphere to another are called________ _________.
Lithosphere is also known as the sphere of _________.
Hydrosphere is also known as the sphere of _________.
Atmosphere is also known as the sphere of _________.
Biosphere is also known as the sphere of _________.
Examples of the Hydrosphere include Oceans, lakes, rivers, groundwater, polar ice caps, rain, and _____.
Examples of the Geosphere include continents, ocean floor, mountains, _______, dust, sand asphalt, and bricks.
Examples of the atmosphere include oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, wind, and ______.
Examples of the Biosphere include Plants, animals, insects, and _________.
the branch of science dealing with the physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere.
any of the almost spherical concentric regions of matter that make up the earth and its atmosphere, as the lithosphere and hydrosphere.
all the waters on the earth's surface
the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet
he regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth
the branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea.
is defined as a branch of biology focused on the study of the relationships of the natural world
the science that deals with the earth's physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it.
the branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena
the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole
Contains all of Earth's liquid water
Contains all of Earth's frozen water
All of the nonliving things, living things, and processes that make up the planet Earth
a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet, moon, or other celestial body
The part of Earth where life exists
The net flow of energy into and out of a system
The mostly solid, rocky part of Earth
The outermost layer of the Geosphere
The layer of the Geosphere that is very hot, slow flowing, solid rock
The central part of Earth
the solid portion of the earth, also called the geosphere
the regions of the surface of the earth occupied by living organisms
water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layers
water in gas form
water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground
the cycling of water through the hydrosphere
the process of water turning from liquid to gas
the process of water turning from gas to liquid
any form of water that falls from the clouds and reaches earth's surface
completely absorbed into the earth, also called infiltration
the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere
Hottest part of the earth
What is the layer under the crust called
What part of the earth is mainly iron or nickel
Below the ________is the asthenosphere
Above the _______ is the lithosphere
A solid layer of mantle rock below the athenosphere
A organized group of objects that interact
A blanket of gases that surrounds the earth surface
All earths water except when in gaseous form make up the _____
what is the most solid part of earth called
Composed of forms of life
Community of organisms and environment that organisms inhabit what
Largest population that an environment can support at any given time
Many organisms eat more than just one species
Subsystem of the Earth consisting of gases surrrounding the earth
Subsystem of the Earth consisting of the water around and near the earth's surface
Subsystem consisting the solid earth, the rocks and the mineral it contains
Subsystem of the earth composing of all living organisms
This is the biggest body of water containing 97% of all the water on earth
This body of water runs from mountains towards seas, and carries mineral deposits
This is the innermost layer of the earth (lithosphere)
Top most part of Earth's lithosphere (mountain)
This gas comprises about 21% of the Earth's atmosphere
This is the only living planet of the solar system
A chemical element found in water, soil and sediments.
when a ody of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nurtients which can cause excessive groth of algae
phosphorus is a key nutrient for the growth of _______.
This causes an overgrowth of algae which creates a ________ ________ due to the lack of oxygen in the water.
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure.
the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth occupied by living organisms.
biogeochemical cycle that describes the movement of phosphorus
phosphorus on Earth is tied up in rock and sedimentary deposits, from which it is released by _______
the state or process of rotting/ decay.
a step of the cycle is when phosphorus is absorption by plants and ________.