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Earth - A Global Spaceship

Earth - A Global Spaceship

Author: Corrie Keesee
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Our Earth travels through space with no outside resources except sunlight.  As passengers on the planet, our survival depends on how we use the FINITE resources we have. Earth's location in the solar system is unique.  If we were closer to the Sun, it would be too hot for life as we know it and water would not be available. If Earth were farther away from the sun, it would be too cold and water would be locked up as ice.

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Spaceship Earth

Why Spaceship Earth? Our Earth travels through space with no outside resources except sunlight. As passengers on the planet, our survival depends on how we use the FINITE resources we have. Earth's location in the solar system is unique. The Sun is the original source of energy  for all organisms.  However,  if we were closer to the Sun, it would be too hot for life as we know it and water would not be available. If Earth were farther away from the sun, it would be too cold and water would be locked up as ice.

Source: Kendall/Hunt Publishing - Chapter 2 Grand Oasis in Space

Layers of the Earth

A music video giving information about the layers of the Earth.

Source: Youtube

What Happens to Solar Energy that Strikes the Earth?

Source: Kendall and Hunt; Global Science