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SYSTEM
Part of the universe that can be studied seperatley; Type of model
MODEL
Representation of an object, process, or a phenomenon; Explain unseen details
CLOSED SYSTEM
Eneryg, such as sunlight, may enter, but matter doesn't enter or leave
OPEN SYSTEM
Freely exchange both energy and matter with it's surrounding
ATMOSPHERE
One of four spheres;Gaseous envelope surrounding earth;composed of a mixture of gases;only thing that contains oxygen
GEOSPHERE
One of four spheres;Rock, mountains all physical features except water.
HYDROSPHERE
One of four spheres;Contains all the of Earths water; lakes oceans,rivers,groundwater
BIOSPHERE
Living things on planet;jellyfish,redwood trees, to people
WATERCYCLE
Continuous circulation of water through the Hydrosphere
ENERGY CYCLE
Movement of energy into and out of the earth
EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
Cycling of water vapor into the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration
CARBON CYCLE
Biochemical cycle invloving the element Carbon; Burning fuel-plants remove co2-Animals exhale co2
SOLAR ENERGY
Energy that comes from the sun
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
Movement of earths crust,powers volcanoes,geysters,and eathquakes
TIDAL ENERGY
Moons pull on earths oceans