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Earth's Energy Resources: Geothermal Energy

Author: Elsie Olson
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Climate Action
Resource Type:
  • Digital Text
  • This digital book by Epic provides basic information about geothermal heat and how it is used to make electricity or to heat buildings.
Teaching Tips


  • The images that accompany the text are engaging.
  • In Epic, you can track daily reading, student logs, assignments, and quizzes.

Additional Prerequisites

  • You must create a free account as an educator to access this book. Students can be added to your class using a class code to gain access.
  • The words "climate change" are not mentioned in this book.


  • Students can click any word to get an audio pronunciation and a definition.
  • There is a glossary of terms at the end of the book.
Scientist Notes
This short book puts the process of geothermal energy into very simple terms. While the full explanation is of course more thorough, this basic explanation is correct. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
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