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					    Earth’s Systems Study Outline                    Earth’s Systems Study Outline
         Test Date: 9/14/2011                             Test Date: 9/14/2011
1) Biogeochemical Cycle                          1) Biogeochemical Cycle
   a) Definition                                    a) Definition
   b) Water                                         b) Water
      i) Cycle                                         i) Cycle
      ii) Importance                                   ii) Importance
      iii) Human impacts                               iii) Human impacts
   c) Carbon                                        c) Carbon
      i) Cycle (General—only basics (trees             i) Cycle (General—only basics (trees
           take in CO2, give off O)                         take in CO2, give off O)
      ii) Human impacts                                ii) Human impacts
   d) N-P-K                                         d) N-P-K
      i) Nitrogen                                      i) Nitrogen
           (1) Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and                 (1) Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and
               legumes                                          legumes
           (2) Deficient plants are yellowish-              (2) Deficient plants are yellowish-
               brown                                            brown
      ii) Phosphorous                                  ii) Phosphorous
           (1) Deficient plants are purple                  (1) Deficient plants are purple
      iii) Potassium                                   iii) Potassium
           (1) Deficient plants break easily                (1) Deficient plants break easily

2) Solid Earth                                   2) Solid Earth
   a) Age of earth                                  a) Age of earth
   b) Three types of rocks                          b) Three types of rocks
       i) How they are made                             i) How they are made
   c) Origin of water                               c) Origin of water
   d) Layers and states of matter of Earth’s        d) Layers and states of matter of Earth’s
       interior layers                                  interior layers
   e) Plate Tectonics                               e) Plate Tectonics
       i) Lithosphere, asthenosphere                    i) Lithosphere, asthenosphere
       ii) Convergent, divergent and transform          ii) Convergent, divergent and transform
           boundaries and their features                    boundaries and their features
   f) Soil composition                              f) Soil composition
   g) Gas Graphing activity—know general            g) Gas Graphing activity—know general
       trends with hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen           trends with hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen

3) Atmosphere                                    3) Atmosphere
   a) Ozone hole vs. climate change (warming)       a) Ozone hole vs. climate change (warming)
   b) Ozone layer purpose                           b) Ozone layer purpose
   c) Atmosphere composition                        c) Atmosphere composition
   d) Atmospheric layers                            d) Atmospheric layers
      i) Location of auroras, ozone layer,             i) Location of auroras, ozone layer,
          weather, most dense, least dense                 weather, most dense, least dense
   e) Difference between weather and climate        e) Difference between weather and climate
   f) Temperature trend                             f) Temperature trend
   g) Earth’s main source of energy                 g) Earth’s main source of energy

				
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