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World of Phenomena
Resource Type: Classroom Activities, Videos or Animations

Facts and information about different types of natural phenomena found in the world and universe. Includes weather, geology, space, and other types of phenomena. This site is designed to be an easy-to-use website for students and anyone interested in the subject matter. This site breaks...

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Videos or Animations

This short video describes first steps teachers can take towards transitioning to the NGSS.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This simulator is ideal for authoring labs dealing with earth sun relationships

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Follow along with host Kirk Johnson as he explores the layers of rock that make up the Grand Canyon, in this video from NOVA: Making North America: Origins. Many geologists think that the Grand Canyon is the best place in the world. Its exposed rock layers allow them to see hundreds of millions...

Christopher Young
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The goal of this project was to develop a real-time integrated augmented reality system to physically create topography models which are then scanned into a computer in real time, and used as background for a variety of graphics effects and simulations. The final product is supposed to be self-...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The atoms around you have existed for billions of years -- and most originated in the flaming, gaseous core of a star. Dennis Woldfogel tells the captivating tale of these atoms' long journey from the Big Bang to the molecules they form today.

Valdosta State University (VSU)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Animations cover the following topics: Kinetic and Potential Energy in a Pendulum, Facing a Pendulum- will it hit you?

Chemstem.com
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

ChemSTEM gives links to videos on many chemistry topics, such as atomic structure, isotopes, and reactions. There are also videos with chemistry problems for students to solve. 

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDANRCS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

These videos showcase conservation success stories and tips from across the nation. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service helps America's farmers and ranchers conserve the nation's soil, water, air, and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

About 66 million years ago, a terrible extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs. But it wasn't the only event of this kind -- extinctions of various severity have ocurred throughout the Earth's history -- and are still happening all around us today. Borths, D'Emic, ad Pritchard give a quick...

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Institution
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Of the many ways Earth is polluted, light pollution may be the least talked about. It's not an illusion; astronomers measure it from one to nine on the Bortle scale, and earlier this year, one study suggested that light pollution may be causing spring to come earlier. This short film, shot...

Wiley Science
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

With this animation you can see soil develop right before your eyes. Watch the organic matter cover the soil surface and become the organic horizon. Below that horizon are several others which have specific characteristics. Learn what comprises each horizon and how it interacts with the other...

Educational Multimedia Visualization Center
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The animation clips and other geo-educational items described below, are available for viewing, including: global tectonics; ice age Earth and sea level changes; regional plate tectonics, global view; NE Pacific and W North America: plate tectonic and geologic histories; geologic history of the...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Deep underground lie stores of once-inaccessible natural gas. There's technology, called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that can extract this natural gas, potentially powering us for decades to come. So how does fracking work and why is it a source of such heated controversy? Mia Nacamulli...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Take a hard-boiled egg and crack its shell. Does the egg remind you of anything? The Earth, perhaps? The egg could be seen as a tiny model of the Earth. The thin shell represents the Earth's crust, divided into plates; within the shell is the firm but slippery mantle. Move the pieces of the...

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's EPIC camera on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth,...

HugeFloods.com
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Geology videos from the great state of Washington!  ‘2 Minute Geology’ videos - plus longer videos devoted to Seattle, the Columbia River Gorge, and more.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

How could you dispose of your cooking oil when you're done cooking? The easiest thing to do might be to pour it down your drain -- but if you save it up and send it to a processing plant, it can gain useful new life as biodiesel, a biodegradable energy source which can run in diesen engines...

TERC
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

From 3-D bioprinting that could one day generate heart tissue to origami-inspired structures built for medicine and space exploration, a new set of educational videos continues an exploration begun three years ago inside the creative process that leads to innovation. Six new stories in the "...

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Energy plays a major role in the everyday functions of our planet and all its life forms. From weather patterns and food chains, to human society’s daily electricity and heating needs, energy is the driver of everything we know. This video series highlights the seven Energy Literacy Principles,...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Earth intercepts a lot f solar power: 173,000 terawats. That's 10,000 times more power than the planet's population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be comletely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy.

Preparatory Commision for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

American Chemical Society (ACS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Matter—Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Changes of State, Density, The Periodic Table & Bonding, The Water Molecule & Dissolving, Chemical Change animations

Science Channel
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Watch as a giant black spot appears to move across Earth's surface, and listen to The Science Channel's explanation of what's happening and why.

W. W. Norton and Company
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Solar system formation animation.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Our ability to mine great amounts of energy from uranium nuclei has led to bill nuclear power as a plentiful, utopian source of electricity. But rather than dominate the global electricity market, nuclear power has declined from a high of 18% in 1996 to 11% today. What happened to the great...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Video and Animation collection on the following topics: biology, climate change, geography and geospatial, geology, structures, natural hazards and water.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Archive of videos from NASA

Jon Nguyen, TED
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The shape, contents and future of the universe are all intricately related. We know that it's mostly flat; we know that it's made up of baryonic matter (like stars and planets), but mostly dark matter and dark energy; and we know that it's expanding constantly, so that all stars will eventually...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

NACE International
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

A YouTube video about corrosion of infrastructure, how it happens, and how to prevent it. 

ClimateBits
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Designed for Science on a Sphere, this video explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of a fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of an old, slow carbon. Carbon dioxide and vegetation on land seen from space by satellites show the annual cycle: as plants...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

One could say that snowflakes are simply frozen water -- but if you compare a snowflake to an ice cube, you'll notice the big difference. Why are all snowflakes six-sided? Why are none of them exactly the same? Marusa Bradac sheds ligt on the secret life of snowflakes.

W.W.Norton
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

University College Cork (UCC)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

GEOCOAST aims to broadcast educational videos about Ireland's coastal and marine environments with particular focus on coastal geology and geomorphology.

National Solar Observatory (NSO)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month (1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern) for eclipse webcasts. Webcasts feature information about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and eclipses.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The "Space Lunch" game helps them learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits as they hunt for matching food groups.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This database contains a collection of USGS videos and animations that provides a broad representation of USGS research available through visual media. With one exception, all the products in this database are considered public domain and may be viewed or reproduced free of charge. Contents are...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

North America didn't always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the surface of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

From space, we can understand fires in ways that ar eimpossible from the ground. New Earth-observing satellites capture the significant impact of fires on our planet. In this animation of fires around the globe in 2002, each red dot marks a new fire. Dots change color to yellow after a few days...

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Citizen Science: people of all ages and backgrounds joining together to gather and analyze data. This short video, brought to you by the National Science Foundation, describes what Citizen Science is and lists ways to get involved. Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or...

Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post,
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

A mesmerizing new time-lapse video captures the fiery magnificence of what’s believed to be the largest sunspot observed in the past 24 years. Dubbed AR 2192, the “freakishly huge” sunspot spanned some 80,000 miles, or about the same size as the diameter of Jupiter.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore, caves that are morphing constantly thanks to warm water and warm air. At TEDYouth, Cartaya takes us inside these...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

These animations are very elementary examples of fault motion intended for simple demonstrations.

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Coprolite Fossil
Videos or Animations
The Jim Henson Company, PBS LearningMedia

In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains what fossils are and how they are created, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses how paleontologists find, care for, and conduct research with the fossils they uncover.

Noble Kolskaya undersea driller
Videos or Animations
PBS LearningMedia

In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to take a virtual tour around a ground-based operation and an offshore drilling site whereby they can become familiar with how oil is extracted and processed.

Little Colorado River
Videos or Animations
Twin Cities Public Television, PBS LearningMedia

This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how sedimentation forms, how rivers shape the surface of the earth, how rivers are formed, and how they differ from other bodies of water.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
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California Academy of Sciences, PBS LearningMedia

What are earthquakes? Get a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with this collection of videos and infographics co-presented by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED. You'll learn why earthquakes happen, how they've shaped the Bay Area, and what you can do to prepare for the next...

Weather Stations at the Quelccaya Ice Cap
Videos or Animations
UNC-TV, PBS LearningMedia

Have you experienced a thundersnow storm?  Most snow storms form when warm air moves into an area in the winter and rising warm air condenses to form snow.  If the warm air rises very quickly, the condensing moisture collides with existing particles in the cloud causing electrically charged...

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