This link will take students to animations and video clips that will help them understand introductory concepts of their earth science class.

To generate interest in earth science I would begin with a short video clip of the Earth that would allow students to zoom in on Central Park. Seeing the Earth and being able to get a close up view of a famous place would lead to questions about other places and features on Earth students might be interested in learning about. I would then have students view other animations to motivate and interest them in topics like the Earth and the Seasons to motivate them to learn and provide visuals that would make the concepts easier to understand.