Atmosphere. A blanket of gases that serves as the biosphere's life support system and protects us from solar radiation.
Biosphere. Home to a diverse population of living things, including human beings, that are dependent upon one another.
Continental Drift. The continents were not always where they are today. The geosphere is still changing, as you can see in this animation.
Coral Reef (student project). Middle- and high school students in the UniTY program explored coral reefs in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys.
Earthworm Bed. Earthworms are one link between the geosphere and the biosphere. Make an earthworm bed in the classroom and record your observations.
Everglades (student project). In 1996, almost half of the classrooms at Avocado Elementary School collaborated to study the nearby Everglades and document their work at this site.
Florida Bay (student project). High school students documented research being done by scientists in the estuarine habitat of Florida Bay.
Geosphere. The world's geological make-up is constantly changing. Learn about the forces that change geographic features.
Hydrosphere. Almost three-fourths of the Earth's surface is covered by water. All living things depend on water for their survival.
Maps. Inquire into the nature of the ecosystem with this series of inspiring physical maps.
Ocean Currents. Temperature, salinity, and other differences around the world cause the oceans of the hydrosphere to move in giant circles.
Ozone Layer. The atmosphere protects us from many kinds of radiation. Is this protective layer getting thinner?
Teacher's Guide. Get a glimpse into the goals and philosophies behind this web site. Find out more about adding your ideas to EcoLinks.
World Vegetation. The biosphere has many different kinds of plants. Find out about these vegetation types and where in the world they are.
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