Gravity and heat from inner Earth | Earth Processes | meriSTEM

Professor John Mavrogenes (Mav) from the Australian National University ( describes how energy from the inner Earth impacts gravity and heat processes on Earth. This is part of a series of educational videos on the energy required for geological processes.

This clip has been created by the Research School of Earth Sciences ( These resources are part of a comprehensive program, curriculum matched to the unit ‘Earth processes – energy transfers and transformations.’

This video touches on the following curriculum descriptors:
Transfers and transformations of heat and gravitational energy in Earth’s interior drives the movement of tectonic plates through processes including mantle convection, plume formation and slab sinking (ACSES047)

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This video is part of meriSTEM Australian senior science educational resources (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Email the team ( for further information, course access and curriculum links.