Four Spheres Part 1 (Geo and Bio)

Earth has four spheres. What are these spheres and what makes them unique? This is the focus of a video that describes what makes up two of the four spheres: the geosphere and biosphere.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Write the terms geosphere and biosphere on the board prior to viewing; after viewing, have the class come up with examples of what makes up each of these spheres
  • Have class members predict what the hydrosphere and atmosphere are made up of, in preparation of viewing the next video
Classroom Considerations

  • The third in a series of 22 videos that discuss Earth's spheres and natural resources 
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation of a particular scene in the episode identifies the elements that make up the geosphere and biosphere
Pros

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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