The Earth

Your fingernails grow at approximately the same rate Earth's continents move. The video discusses Earth as a planet, its layers, our magnetic field, the atmosphere, and the human impact on Earth. It provides interesting facts that surprise many scholars throughout the video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the science fiction concept of terraforming and discuss how it relates to the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the formation of the solar system
  • Be aware some of the comments include language not appropriate in most classrooms

  • List of source material contains many high-quality publications
  • Offers subtitles in Arabic, Dutch, English, Portuguese, and Spanish

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