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Lesson 11

Feedback Loops

Earth's atmosphere, oceans, land, and ice are dynamic and interactive. Changes in any of these are likely to influence all other components of the climate system in complex ways. One way to study these interactions is to consider the feedback mechanisms which can either reinforce or dampen the original change.

In this lesson you will learn:
1) Definition of feedbacks
2) Explain the roles, and provide examples of feedback mechanisms in Earth Science

Time Requirement
This lesson should take about 45 minutes.

Science Standards covered in this lesson (click to show)
National Standards:
Geography: Physical systems
Science Content: U Unifying Concept and Processes
Science Content: D Earth and Space Science
AP Environmental Science Topics:
Earth is one interconnected system
AP Human Geography Topics
Characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places
Wisconsin Common Core Standards:
Science A Science Connections
Science E Earth and Space Science