Earth as a System

This short video uses animated imagery from satellite remote sensing systems to illustrate that Earth is a complex, evolving body characterized by ceaseless change. Adapted from NASA, this visualization helps explain why understanding Earth as an integrated system of components and processes is essential to science education.

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Packed with information in a short period of time, it offers a "big picture" overview that will require "unpacking".

This video could offer a good introduction to a climate change or an Earth System science unit.

Audio is necessary to explain what you are seeing. Closed-caption available.

Background info and discussion points are on the website.

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