Working on this mini project, I learned a lot about Earth's systems, earthquakes, and how they interact with each other. Although I wasn't here to work with my group on the first day, I do think I ended up accomplishing a lot. I was able to help my group through the struggle of researching as well as help them put it all together. One thing I think I could have done better was to get more sources. We ended up with exactly four sources, but I feel like that is only meeting the expectation, and not going above and beyond. In doing this project, I was able to learn that Earth's systems interact with each other, and when one system changes, it affects the other systems as well. For example, if earthquakes occur (geosphere) underwater (hydrosphere), then seismic waves occur, water flow is faster/slower, and in extreme cases, tsunamis occur. As people study environmental science and gain a better understanding of natural disasters, we are able to know how to protect/prepare ourselves in case of an emergency, as well as maybe being able to prevent the natural disasters. Efforts we can make to create a sustainable future are to get better technology to analyze the Earth, finding out when a natural disaster will occur ahead of time so that we can properly prepare and not rush out. Link to Piktochart: https://slabeeber.org/blog/whoa-earthquakes
1. How do the earth systems affect each other? Every single Earth System affects each other because they all rely on each other to be successful. For example, if the atmosphere becomes overly contaminated the biosphere and hydrosphere will also become contaminated and all forms of life on those earth systems will become tainted and can eventually die. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? If you have a high understanding of environmental science you can have a better understanding of how natural disasters affect the environment that was damaged and how humans can rebuild after the destruction and even make an inhabitable environment stable for living. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? We need to decrease the production of plastic. Tons of plastic ends up in the ocean and is hurting sea animals. For example, plastic straws are killing sea turtles and other marine life. If we can decrease the production of plastic we can save an already decreased population of sea turtles and other marine life.
The earth systems affect each other because they all need each other to function. Even without just one biosphere, it would be off. Understanding environmental science can aid in handling natural disasters because you can learn the good and bad about it. Allows you to be prepared for any situation in a natural disaster. You can't actually stop a volcanic eruption. It's a disaster that happens naturally. All we can do it be prepared at anytime for one.
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vlnICQPftc In this video, we talk about many things. We talk about litter and its potential to hurt the environment. Not only do we provide facts about what litter do we also explain the environmental justice people need to do to stop littering. By hurting the environment you're not just hurting others, you're hurting you too. In this project, I helped edit/upload the video, and I was in the video as a character. One thing I did well in was the research that went behind our presentation. If I was to do this project differently I would choose a different topic because litter is not the only problem for our environment. The most meaningful part of this PSA to me was the skits my group and I came up with. We showed how some people will care so little about litter and inform them of why it hurts everything.