Students will be able to
- identify the biosphere as one of the four major systems making up Earth,
- define the biosphere,
- identify ways in which the biosphere interacts with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere,
- identify and describe some of the effects of human activities on the biosphere, including overfishing, deforestation, and the introduction of invasive species,
- define the terms endangered and extinct,
- describe how to prevent damage to the biosphere.