Essential Questions: 1. How do the earth systems affect each other? Each system interacts with every other system. For example, when our biosphere allows us to grow produce in one region, our atmosphere is forced to carry the produce from the farm area to the market, which uses fossil fuels. 2. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Learning more about the systems used to provide us with the services/goods that we depend on each day will help us to be more careful. Recycling, reusing and preserving our resources will make a lasting change. My Reaction: This project has forced me to look deeper into the supermarket industry than I otherwise would have. I have learned just how much goes on from the moment produce is harvested to the moment we pick it up off the shelf in the store. We had to think hard about what would make our 3D model of a new store sustain the industry more-so than what our normal markets look like now. Informative Presentation: https://ecosuperfoods.weebly.com/ Pictures of Physical Model: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tUM-Po5GXrVu0ns-2MXdre4x2-jT4aiVdn2Wvnm44H4/edit?usp=sharing
The essential question of this class is How do the earth systems affect each other? In my opinion the earth’s systems affect each other in a cause and effect way. The flow of the systems could get messed up if something happens to the previous system. For example in the Geosphere an earthquake could cause two tectonic plates collide with each other causing the land to shake. The second question is How can understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? If you understand environmental science aid your able to prepare for unpredictable situations. The final question is What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? I would suggest keeping yourself informed. Another suggestion is recycle to keep earth healthy and clean.
1. How do the earth systems affect each other? Earth systems affect each other by the weather and energy that’s being shown throughout the climate. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? It can aid in handling natural disasters by telling us what we going to experience and what’s going to be affected or damage. Also knowing what you have to do to get out of them. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? We can stop littering and recycle more to save polluting air. My reaction is that it’s amazing how we don’t know what we should know about natural disasters and what it can actually do.
Earth systems affect each other because as one energy is going on it passes to another and constantly is moving to the next stage. Understanding of environmental science can aid in handling natural disasters because it tells us how things move in the environment and how they change over time. We can make more safe places to go in case of a natural disaster occurs and we could prepare ourselves for what is coming.
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.