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Intersecting Spheres on Earth




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Intersecting Spheres on Earth
The intersecting spheres on Earth: rock, life, air, water, and soil.

STEM Standard addressed: ESS2A - Earth Materials and Systems


Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Extension Presentations
  • Website Information
General Course Areas
  • Introduction to Soil Science
Description
People have a few other particular needs. We need air for oxygen, as well as fiber for clothing. Upon further consideration it may come as a surprise that much of what we depend on—food, water, fiber, shelter—are all related to a single, often overlooked item. This is soil! Soil (the pedosphere) represents the critical zone of the earth where life (the biosphere), water (the hydrosphere), minerals (the lithosphere), and air (the atmosphere) intersect and interact.

Peer Review: Yes

Credit this item to: Know Soil Know Life, SSSA
Media Date: 2015-12-01
Provided By: Susan Chapman


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  • * Know Soil Know Life
    SSSA

Submitted By: Ms. Jenna LaFave


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  • Know Soil Know Life

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