Earth As A System Introduction

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Earth As A System Introduction

  1. 1. Earth as a System<br />Honors Earth Science<br />Mr. Pennington<br />2009 - 2010<br />
  2. 2. SpaceshipEarth<br />It is a well-provisioned ship, this on which we sail through space. If the bread and beef above decks seem to grow scarce, we but open a hatch and there is a new supply, of which before we never dreamed. And very great command over the services of others comes to those who as the hatches are opened are permitted to say, &quot;This is mine!“<br />Henry George<br />Progress and Poverty(1879).<br />http://sites.google.com/a/hinsdale86.org/hornet-s-honor-earth-science/Home/videos<br />
  3. 3. Earth’s Spheres <br /><ul><li>Crust
  4. 4. Upper Mantle
  5. 5. Lower Mantle
  6. 6. Outer Core
  7. 7. Inner Core</li></li></ul><li>Resources & Energy cycle through systems effectively & efficiently<br />Hydrologic Cycle, Rock Cycle, CO2 to name a few….<br />The Earth is Dynamic <br />
  8. 8. People & the Environment<br />
  9. 9. Resources<br />People & the Environment<br />
  10. 10. Population<br />People & the Environment<br />
  11. 11. Population<br />People & the Environment<br />
  12. 12. Scientific Inquiry<br />Models of Scientific Inquiry have two functions: <br />provide a descriptive account of how scientific inquiry is carried out in practice<br />provide an explanatory account of why scientific inquiry succeeds as well as it appears to do in arriving at genuine knowledge of its objects.<br />Scientific Inquiry is pursued through a systematic and progressive protocol referred to as the Scientific Method<br />Theory is an explanation of a set of related observations or events based upon proven hypotheses and verified multiple times by detached groups of researchers. One scientist cannot create a theory; he can only create a hypothesis. <br />

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