Illustrate how various forms of generating electricity interact with the geosphere, atmosphere, ecosphere, and hydrosphere.
Students start by reviewing descriptions of the geosphere, hydrosphere, ecosphere, and atmosphere. Students then illustrate the relationships and interactions between each of the systems and a tree. Using that process as a model, students then decide which illustration best represents the relationships and interactions between each of the systems and various methods of generating electricity.
If an interactive display is being used to display slide 3, consider asking students to draw their arrows directly on the display.
This activity is meant to introduce or consolidate learning about relationships and interactions between the Earth’s systems and various forms of electricity generation.
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