Let's Take a Hike

What type of effect can the geosphere have on the biosphere? This is the focus of a video that explains how geologic features and landforms directly affect the types of living things in a habitat, positively, and negatively.

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Instructional Ideas

  • After viewing, discuss further the various habitats of Mt. Kilimanjaro mentioned in the episode (savanna, rainforest, moorland, alpine desert)
Classroom Considerations

  • The 13th in a series of 22 videos that discuss Earth's spheres and natural resources
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation of Mt. Kilimanjaro demonstrates how one landform (geosphere) sustains life for living organisms (biosphere) of four distinct habitats
Pros

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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