Earth’s Energy Budget

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Is Earth's energy flow a little off balance? Explore our energy budget using a click-through interactive. Scholars discover the many factors that move solar energy around the planet and why the system is no longer in equilibrium.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If the class has Internet access, have learners work through the lesson on their own, then discuss as a group
  • Challenge pupils to create a diagram of energy flow on Earth as they view the interactive
Classroom Considerations

  • If viewing the resource as a class, zoom in on the text boxes for easier reading
Pros

  • The graphics are simple and straightforward, helping viewers focus on the flow of energy
  • Teaching strategies and support materials are easy to find and well-written
Cons

  • None
Common Core