A guide to the energy of the Earth

This animated video outlines Earth's energy. The video presents a progression from identifying the different energy systems to the differences between external and internal energy sources and how that energy is cycled and used.

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Joshua M. Sneideman
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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Recommend viewing this video several times as it covers content in under five minutes. There is a progression from identifying the different energy systems to the difference between external and internal energy sources and how that energy is cycled and used.

Students may have to have some prior knowledge of energy before watching this video as many terms are mentioned in passing (such as Earth's systems, geothermal and rotational energy, combustion and respiration, primary and secondary consumers, etc).

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