Why is Earth a Closed System? Video

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A closed system allows which of the following to transfer to and from the surroundings?

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1. How can the Earth be a closed system if space shuttles can leave the atmosphere?

2. An open system allows which of the following to be transferred between the system and its surroundings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about planet Earth as a closed system with this short multiple-choice quiz. Answer questions on key points like what is transferred between a closed system and its surroundings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be covered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Why space shuttles can leave the atmosphere
  • What can be transferred between an open system and its surroundings
  • Why matter from outer space doesn't reach our planet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on planet Earth as a closed system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason matter from space doesn't reach our planet
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Earth is still a closed system even though space shuttles can leave the atmosphere

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Why is Earth a Closed System? will help to teach you more about these points of interest:

  • How to define a closed system
  • Solar panels and the use of a GPS
  • How open systems can exist within a closed system
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