This 4:23 video, Big Idea 5: Earth is the Water Planet, is created by the American Geoscience Institute (AGI) and helps the viewer to understand how water was formed on Earth and why water is so important to Earth. It also highlights where water, in its different states, is located on Earth.
This video is part of a 10 short video series developed by the American Geological Institute to explain the core concepts as identified by the U.S. National Science Foundation-funded Earth Science Literacy Initiative (www.earthscienceliteracy.org). The AGI also provides educational activities exploring each of the nine "Big Ideas of Earth Science" illustrated in the video series at Earth Science Week (www.earthsciweek.org). The activities and other videos are not part of this curated resource.