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Short Lessons on Geothermal Energy and Volcanoes

Iceland is one of my favorite places to visit. (I hope to take my daughters there for hiking and camping when they are a little older). That’s why I was thrilled to see a new TED-Ed lesson on Iceland released last week. To say the lesson is about Iceland doesn’t tell the whole story. This is really why there is so much geothermal energy being harnessed and used in Iceland.

Iceland’s Overpowered Underground Volcanoes is a TED-Ed lesson that explains what geothermal energy is, how geothermal power plants work, and why Iceland is a leader in the use of geothermal energy. The full video and accompanying lesson questions can be seen here.

Volcanoes 101 from National Geographic explains the types of volcanoes, their shapes, common locations, and what causes volcanoes to erupt.

Applications for education

Both of these videos are the right length and have the right style and pace to make them excellent candidates for a reverse lesson intended to introduce the great concepts related to volcanoes and geothermal energy. My go-to tool for creating reverse lessons continues to be EDpuzzle. You can learn how to use EDpuzzle by watching the embedded video below.

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