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Secondary I • 1yr.

What is the difference between the biosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the atmosphere?

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Thank you for your question!

    The four spheres of the Earth that you mention are distinguishable by their characteristics and the aspects of the Earth that they include:

    • The biosphere includes all living things on Earth, whether they are animals, plants, or microorganisms

    • The hydrosphere includes all the water present on Earth, in solid, liquid, and gaseous form

    • The lithosphere includes the Earth's crust and the upper part of the mantle, therefore, mainly rocks and minerals

    • The atmosphere includes the layer of gas that surrounds the Earth

    I hope it helps. Do not hesitate if you have other questions!