Essential Questions: 1. How do the earth systems affect each other? The earth systems affect each other in many ways. “For one thing, every system is not an individual. They each work together and intertwine constantly. You cannot have one without another (if you did, our planet would fall apart).” When one earth system is affected, the flow of energy causing that effect goes straight onto the next system, on and on. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? When you know about the different systems on earth and how they work, you can better understand how the systems affect yourself as a human. Therefore, you can get an understanding of how one step to help with natural disasters will then help with our planet as a whole, in the end. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Simple things such as recycling and cleaning up after ourselves can make a huge difference in the long run. Treat the environment how you would want to be treated, and our future will have good light! My reaction to this project is that I learned that every system on Earth is connected. I didn’t previously know how related everything was, but now that I do, I have a better understanding of how my and others actions will affect our future on the planet.