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Read About Earth's Spheres

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man explains how earth's four spheres interact
DEFINITION OF EARTH’S SPHERES

The spheres are the four subsystems that make up the planet Earth. They are called spheres because they are round, just like the Earth. The four spheres are the geosphere (all the rock on Earth), hydrosphere (all the water on Earth), atmosphere (all the gases surrounding Earth), and biosphere (all the living things on Earth).

To better understand how the 4 spheres of the Earth work….

DEFINITION OF EARTH’S SPHERES. The spheres are the four subsystems that make up the planet Earth. They are called spheres because they are round, just like the Earth. The four spheres are the geosphere (all the rock on Earth), hydrosphere (all the water on Earth), atmosphere (all the gases surrounding Earth), and biosphere (all the living things on Earth). To better understand how the 4 spheres of the Earth work….

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Earth’s land makes up the geosphere.

rocky desert representing the geosphere

Geo means “earth.” The Earth’s geosphere (sometimes called the lithosphere) is the portion of the earth that includes rocks and minerals. It starts at the ground and extends all the way down to Earth’s core.

We rely on the geosphere to provide natural resources and a place to grow food. Volcanos, mountain ranges, and deserts are all part of the geosphere. Put simply, without the geosphere, there would be no Earth!