Geothermal: Taming the Fireball.

Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute

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This video is one of a series of videos from the Switch Energy project. It describes three types of geothermal sources -- rare ones in which high temperatures are naturally concentrated near the surface, deep wells that require fracturing the rock and then circulating water to bring heat to the surface, and low temperature sources that use constant temperatures just below the surface to heat or cool a building. The latter two are more widely available but cost-prohibitive today.

Subject: Environmental Science:Energy, Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Enhancing your Teaching:NGSS, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science