Related Topics:1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
Associated Grade Levels:9-1011-12Public
3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.
2.2 Sunlight, gravitational potential, decay of radioactive isotopes, and rotation of the Earth
3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part
1.2 The energy of a system or object that results in its temperature is called thermal energy.
2.3 Earth’s weather and climate are mostly driven by energy from the Sun.
3.5 Ecosystems are affected by changes in the availability of energy and matter.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow through the Earth system.
2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.
2.1 Earth constantly changes as energy flows through the system.
2.4 Water plays a major role in the storage and transfer of energy in the Earth system.