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100

Number of Earth's spheres

What is four?

100

Sphere means this in Greek

What is ball?

100

Atmos meaning in Greek

What is vapor?

100

Hydro meaning in Greek

What is water?

100

Geo meaning in Greek

What is Earth?

200

Bios meaning in Greek

What is Life?

200

System that relates to meteorological features such as weather, clouds, or aerosols (particles in the air)

What is Atmosphere?

200

System is associated with living systems such as biomes or ecosystems, life on lands, in the oceans and rivers

What is the Biosphere?

200

System is associated with water in solid and liquid states

What is Hydrosphere?

200

System associated with solid portions of the Earth such as rocks, sediments, soils, surface landforms and processes that shape the surface. 

What is (Litho)/Geosphere?

300

Energy driver of many of the Earth system interactions

What is the Sun?

300

Energy driver of many of the geosphere's processes

What is the Earth's core?

300

Earth receives energy from the sun, but very little matter enters or exits our system

What is a Closed System?

300

Features of the Atmosphere

What are air, winds, weather, climate, clouds, jet stream, solar radiation buffer, CO2/O2 mixing and heat mixing?

300

Features of the Hydrosphere

What are water, water cycle, oceans, lakes and rivers, sea ice, glaciers, snow cover, soil moisture and aquifiers?

400

Features of the Biosphere

What are plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, algae, coral reefs, producers consumers and decomposers, evolution and adaptation?

400

Features of the Geosphere

What are land, plate tectonics, volcanoes, rock cycle, hot spots, sedimentation, fossilization, earthquakes, and magnetism?

400

The layers of the Earth's atmosphere

What are troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere. 

400

The layer of the Earth's atmosphere that we live in and nearly all weather occurs

What is Troposphere?

400

This happens as you climb higher in the troposphere

What are air pressure drops and temperatures get colder?

500

This is where the commercial passenger jets fly and the ozone layer is found

What is the stratosphere?

500

Meteors burn up here and temperatures turn colder - coldest sphere

What is the mesosphere?

500

Air is too thin to breathe, air pressure drops as you go higher

What is the mesosphere

500

The Northern lights and the Aurora Boralis are found here; high energy xrays and UV rays are absorbed here

What is the thermosphere?

500

Temperature is really high, but would feel freezing to us because layer is so thin

What is the Thermosphere