Earth Science 1.1, 1.2


the study of the atmosphere and the processes that produce weather and climate

physical geology

the area of Earth Science that examines the physical and biological changes that have occurred in Earth's past

hydrosphere, atmosphere, geoshpere, biosphere

Earth's four major spheres


includes the oceans, groundwater, lakes, glaciers

Life-forms of the biosphere are located in the ___________, ___________, and _____________.

atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere

crust, mantle, core

the three main parts of the geosphere

Earth is considered a system because all of its parts ________________.



divided into two parts: physical and historical

Earth Science

a group of sciences that deals with Earth itself and is neighbors in space

volcanoes, mountain building

examples of constructive forces

weathering, erosion

examples of destructive forces