This PowerPoint (.ppt) presentation is designed to give students a brief introduction to their place in the universe: Earth. This lecture covers Earth's formation and violent childhood, touches upon the geosphere (and interior), atmosphere (and greenhouse effect), magnetosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere as well as discussing the concept of time on Earth. The presentation also includes hyperlinks to various YouTube videos that enhance and expand on the content being presented.
This presentation was created for use in a high school astronomy class. It comes with a student notesheet which consists of the same slides as the presentation with blanks for the students to fill in.
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