10.2 Cycles and Conservation ES3

ES3 People use scientific knowledge to evaluate claims, explanations or predictions in relation to interactions involving the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. (ACSHE160, ACSHE194)


a. outline how global systems rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, including the carbon cycle (ACSSU189)

b. describe some impacts of natural events, including cyclones, volcanic eruptions or earthquakes, on the Earth's spheres CCTL

c. evaluate scientific evidence of some current issues affecting society that are the result of human activity on global systems, eg the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, effect of climate change on sea levels, long-term effects of waste management and loss of biodiversity CCTEUPSCSE

d. discuss the reasons different groups in society may use or weight criteria differently to evaluate claims, explanations or predictions in making decisions about contemporary issues involving interactions of the Earth's spheres CCTEUPSC