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TED-Ed
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As the Earth’s surface temperature gradually rises, it has become vital for us to predict the rate of this increase with as much precision as possible. In order to do that, scientists need to understand more about aerosols and clouds. Jasper Kirkby details an experiment at CERN that aims to do...

National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
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This movie shows the variations in the lunar gravity field as measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) during the primary mapping mission from March to May 2012.

National Geographic
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Volcanoes are as dangerous as they are majestic. Over 50 eruptions rock our planet every year. This video helps you understand what causes volcanoes to form and erupt -- and shows where they are most likely to be found.

Science Friday
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Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. For 25 years, we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much...

TED-Ed
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There's a lot of talk these days about when and how we might all move to Mars. But what would it actually be like to live there? Mari Foroutan details the features of Mars that are remarkably similar to those of Earth — and those that can only be found on the red planet.

TERC
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This animation shows color-enhanced satellite images of the Storm of the Century, which occurred March 12 through 14, 1993. The graph below the images shows how barometric pressure changed at West Palm Beach, Florida as the storm approached and passed.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating what tectonic plate convergence looks like in GPS vectors, specifically in the...

NOVA and PBS Learning Media
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NOVA's magnificent "Making North America" video series is broken into shorter clips. Learn about the geological history of North America in this video from NOVA Digital. Google Earth flyovers and visualizations illustrate how particular locations, landscapes, and life forms have changed over...

Science with Tom via YouTube
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The song covers the California 7th grade standards on Earth & Life History.

NBC Learn
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NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation explore the threats and challenges to our most vital natural resource.

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
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The earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 remains one of the strongest and most significant earthquakes in US history. The fire that developed in its aftermath brought the city to its knees. This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the...

Gazdonian Productions
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A short video on vertical sorting and graded bedding filmed in an earth science classroom.

McGraw Hill
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Includes multiple choice, true and false, and matching quizzes. Offers flashcards, Animations and movies, internet exercises, virtual vista, and web links for all chapters on physical science. Each chapter includes:animations and movies, flashcards, internet exercises and links, and quizzes.

Alphonse Swinehart
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In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the inverse, it's unfortunately very slow. The animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and...

TED-Ed
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High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision...

Arizona State University (ASU)
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This resource has been around for awhile but it hasn't lost its potential to enrich class discussions on structural geology and geomorphology. The actual Gallery has links to QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) and QuickTime (QT) movies of digital topography. Each movie consists of a 3D perspective...

GeoScience Videos
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In this video we will describe the most common types of volcanic hazards associated with a volcanic eruption. We begin by considering the threat of an eruption from a Cascade Range volcano for citizens of Portland and Seattle. These are examples of composite volcanoes. Eruptions of these types...

TED-Ed
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We only know 4% of what the universe is made up of. Can we also know what lies beyond our galaxy ... and if there are undiscovered forms of matter? Luckily, we have space messengers — cosmic rays — that bring us physical data from parts of the cosmos beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi explains...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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The NOAA VisLab uses the imagery from NOAA's weather and climate satellites to produce animations that show the dynamic nature of Earth and its environment.

National Geographic
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Earthquakes are unpredicatable and can strike with enough force to bring buildings down. Find out what causes earthquakes, why they're so deadly, and what's being done to help buildings sustain their hits.

The New York Times, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),
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In 2015, humanity's best images of Pluto were a few fuzzy pixels wide. Pluto was obscured by its vast distance and diminutive size. But no longer. On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto and its moons, scanning the dwarf planet in unprecedented detail. Using data from that...

TED-Ed
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Just now, somewhere in the universe, a star exploded. In fact, a supernova occurs every second or so in the observable universe. Yet, we’ve never actually been able to watch a supernova in its first violent moments. Is early detection possible? Samantha Kuula details the science behind an early...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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A 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data, though also a 3-D simulation of the major bodies in the Solar System for any time from 1950 to 2050.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating how the surface of Earth will move up or down under the weight of a glacier.

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Watch a tsunami hit the shores of Japan and see how it affects the shoreline as the water destroys everything in its path.

Bloomberg
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Skeptics of manmade climate change offer carious natural causes to explain why the Earth warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can this account for the planet's rising temperature? Scroll down to see how much different factors, both natural and industrial, contribute to global warming,...

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
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This visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT. The visualization has been produced by EUMETSAT's data...

Preparatory Commision for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)
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This piece of work is a bird's eye view of the history [of above and below ground nuclear testing] by scaling down a month length of time into one second. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted.

HighTideExp
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This video was taken without the ROV while using the GoPro HD Hero2. The video was taken on what is locally referred to as South Creek at the head of the Akutan Harbor in the eastern Aleutian Islands. The water depth was about 5 inches. It seemed like an interesting perspective to view the rapd...

National Geographic
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The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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ShakeAlert is an experimental earthquake early warning system (EEW) for the West Coast of the United States and the Pacific Northwest. ShakeAlert is a product of the US Geological Survey and its partners including the California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley,...

TED-Ed
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In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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CO2 emitted by volcanoes into the atmosphere is removed by a series of chemical reactions related to rock weathering.

GeoScience Videos
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This video describes the principle control on the violence of volcanic eruptions. We define the term viscosity and show examples of everyday materials with different viscosity. Next we are splattered with soda and milkshake to illustrate how gases can drive volcanic eruptions (the sacrifices we...

MinuteEarth
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Learn about the extreme weather patterns the world has been experiecing. Decide hwether you think its false advertisement or the truth.

TED-Ed
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Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind velocities that can exceed 200 miles per hour. How do these terrifying cyclones form? Meteorologist James Spann sheds light on the lifespan of tornadoes as they go from supercell thunderstorms to terrible twisters before eventually...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Our Moon's appearance changes nightly. This slow-loading time-lapse sequence shows what our Moon looks like during a lunation, a complete lunar cycle. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible.

National Geographic
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El Niño is a series of complex weather patterns that occurs every two to seven years. It causes drastic changes in weather that can lead to billions of dollars in damages, high death tolls, and disease. Find out what causes El Niño, how it can affect you, and why it is so hard to predict it.

National Park Service (NPS)
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Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular glacially carved landscape. Although glaciers have come and gone many times in the past, there are still two active glaciers near Yosemite's highest peaks. This video shows you the wonders of Yosemite's glaciers.

TED-Ed
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Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? Kim Preshoff details why the answer,...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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These are some of the animal species Charles Darwin would have seen when he visited the Galapagos Islands.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating how tsunami early warning systems work and why they are important.

Discovery
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Each individual snowflake is as beautiful as it is unique. With help from an electron microscope, Frozen Planet shows you snow forming in a way you've never seen it before.

MinuteEarth
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This video clop talks about the rising sea levels across the world. Due to glaciers melting, sea levels are expected to rise by one meter in 2100 and by three meters by 2200. Cities all over the world face similar threats, not only from rising seas but also from warming waters that are brewing...

yeti dynamics
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YouTube video describing what it would be like if the moon orbited the Earth at the same distance as the ISS.

W.W.Norton
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Find many useful animations on all topics related to astronomy, such as: Patterns in the Sky and Motions of Earth, Gravity and Orbits, Light, Tools of the Astronomer, A Brief History of the Solar System, The Terrestrial Planets and Earth's Moon, Atmosphere's of the Terrestrial Planets, Gravity...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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The video briefly recounts the eruptive history of Halema'uma'u and describes the formation and continued growth of the current summit vent and lava lake. It features USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists sharing their insights on the summit eruption -- how they monitor the lava lake, how...

Chabot Space and Science Center
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Includes Lab Dash! online game, Climate Lab videos, and a Climate Lab gallery. Explore the climate crisis and ways we can work to solve it.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Euan McKirdy, CNN
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For five years, a NASA spacecraft has drifted through the heavens, providing astronomers with the most detailed views of the sun to date. And now, following the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission's fifth anniversary, we can share some of the most dramatic and mesmerizing moments of the...

TED-Ed
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Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers down and discusses who is using it and to what ends.

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artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos as they explain their daily routines. Educators can use this series of videos and resources to enhance K-12 science, technology, engineering, and...

EIT Image of the Sun
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand paterns within the Earth-sun relationship.

Students taking water samples during field work
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

What gives Velcro its stick? Why does pollen make some people sneeze? And, how pure is the salt that we put on our food? In this episode of STEM Flicks, explore the role that microscopy plays in our everyday lives. Discover how scientists and engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

World map with ice caps
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Get caught up in the podcasting frenzy, but in a sciencey way! You can now have the latest ABC Science Online and Radio National science shows to download at your leisure or to have magically delivered when you subscribe via RSS feed.

Aurora and stars
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National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

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