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How Do Earth and Life Interact? (9:57)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:00 What makes the biosphere vulnerable to sudden changes?
  2. 04:07 How do the Earth’s orbit, axis, speed, and size impact the planet’s surface temperature?
  3. 07:10 How can the configuration of the continents impact the biosphere?
  4. 07:42 What were the conditions that led to “snowball Earth”?
  5. 08:50 What is the impact on the biosphere of the burying of carbon in the shells of dead sea animals?