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The New York Times
Resource Type: Data Sets

2016 wasthe hottest year on record for the third consecutive year. In a database of more than 5,000 cities provided by AccuWeather, about 90 percent recorded annual mean temperatures higher than normal. Enter your city i nthe search box to see how much warmer (or cooler) it was.

Resource Type: Image Collections

This small infographic shows the thickness of see ice up against famous city skylines. Notice how much bigger the ice sheets are than the cities!

United States Geological Survey (USGS), Esri
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world's resources. Scientists, land...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), IDV Solutions
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the NASA Visible Earth team.

eChalk
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This stunning tablet and iPad enabled resource gives you an interactive globe og the Earth with a wide range of geographic, demographic, and statistical maps.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

These data describe land cover type, and are based on 10 years (2001-2010) of Collection 5.1 MCD12Q1 land cover type data. The map is generated by choosing, for each pixel, the land cover classification with the highest overall confidence from 2001-2010, as described in Broxton et al., 2014. As...

WXshift, Climate Central
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

WXshift (pronounced "weather shift") is a collection of independent journalists, climate scientists, and meteorologists working to bring you th elatest in weather and climate information. Our team is committed to providing you with the most up-to-date weather forecasts, news and information, all...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

National Geographic’s online atlas. Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, topography, environmental themes, and more.

Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

"Visualizing Earth Systems" can help us see and understand the many ways scientists monitor and represent information about Earth systems including land, water, air, and living things. Using technologies ranging from on-site dta collection to satellite-based remote sensing, scientists...

Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Learn about the role of the sea in global warming. The global conveyor belt is part of the large-scale ocean circulation that is driven by differences in the density of the waters. It plays a role in keeping the climate at balance and Europe warm. Global warming may change it forever with...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future? Andrew H. Knoll of Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and Daniel P. Schrag of Harvard University...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Arctic may seem like a frozen and desolate environment here nothing ever changes. But the climate of this unique and remote region can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe. William Chapman explains why...

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

The NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio has in recent years created animations based on the GISTEMP dataset following the end of the calendar year. The most recent animation available was released in January 2013 and shows the five-year mean anomaly of surface temperature for 1880 through...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Scientists have warned that as CO2 levels in the atmosphere rise an increase in Earth’s temperature by even two degrees could lead to catastrophic effects across the world. But how can such a tiny, measurable change in one factor lead to huge, unpredictable changes elsewhere? Victor J. Donnay...

University of Wisconsin, Madison (UWM)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The global montage is created using satellite data, sea surface temperatures and observed land temperatures.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

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.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. Joss Fong...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate. Robert Lee Hotz is the science columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he writes about cutting-...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Earth's climate is a complex system controlled by many factors. This Click and Learn will examine the two most important factors: solar radiation and the composition of Earth's atmosphere.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the two hemispheres? Rebecca Kaplan explains how the shape of the Earth's orbit around the Sun and the Earth's tilt on its axis affect the amount of...

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

Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.

NPR, National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Play videos from Robert Krulwich's five-part cartoon series, Global Warming: It's All About Carbon.

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

Use this effective interactive to show how the sunlight varies throughout the year for various locations. You can vary observer's latitude, season, perspective, sunbeam spread, and sunlight angle.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates why plants flourish on some sand dunes but not on others, and how moisture affects the ability of sand to form dunes and support life.

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

For those who live on or near mountains, a change of climate can be just a short walk away. That's because mountains create their own microclimates: areas in which the climate differs from the prevailing climate. See how the movement of air creates different microclimates on a mountain

KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Do you live in an urban heat island? In this audio report from QUEST produced by KQED, learn how trees are cooling down urban areas. Discover what urban heat islands are and the effect they have on the atmosphere. Also, learn how homeowners and businesses can cool down their communities.

University of Wisconsin, Madison (UWM)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The graph on the right side which always shows 400,000 years of temperature anomalies from modern times, derived from the Vostok Ice Core sample. As the three main elements of Earth orbit changes are enabled (see Checkboxes, below), a magenta-colored line plot is made which combines the simple...

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls in Juno, Alaska as they investigate glacier change and movement. They learn about the effect of climate change on glacier size and movement. Also available in Spanish.

Chabot Space and Science Center
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

As wetlands continue to disappear, the islanders who depend on them for food or income from tourism will suffer even more. But with improved wetland management practices, Pacific islands will be better able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Learn how Hawaii's wetlands help reduce the...

Geoscience Videos
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

These videos describe content featured in college-level introductory geoscience courses but may also be applicable to other disciplines and to high school curricula. These 5-6 minute videos talk about various geoscience topics like rock formation, climate change, earthquake hazards, water table...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

NASA has used data from a new satellite to track CO2 as it spreads through the atmosphere—with results both trippy and profound.

Bloomberg
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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,...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

NOAA Climate Stewards webinar on climate education outside the science classroom. NOAA Climate Stewards (CSEP) provides formal and informal educators with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development collaborative tools, and support to build a climate-...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to...

Minute Earth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

A short 3-minute video highlightinh the impact of climate change around the world.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Glaciers appear on almost every continent. However, they are rapidly melting due to the warming climate. Find out how glaciers form and other interesting facts about glaciers.

Digg Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

A group of astronauts got together to explain to UN Climate Conference delegates how their experiences have shaped their views on climate change, creating an interesting and stirring video.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Forests cover about 30% of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. What is deforestation? Find out the causes, effects, and solutions to deforestation.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Oceans serve as the planet's largest habitat and also help to regulate the global climate. But why is the ocean salty? And how is climate impacting the ocean? Find out more about the ocean, including the consequences of and potential solutions to these changes.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Climate Change is a real and serious issue. In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it affects our planet, why we need to act promptly to mitigate its effects, and how each of us can contribute to a solution.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice.  It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands.

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Why does the Earth have deserts? For the same reason it has rainforests -- Hadley Cells! Watch this video to see how Hadley cells create rainforests and desets on Earth.

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this short video, Minute Earth talks about how the air temperature rise has a big impact on the weather. First, the warmer the water at the surface gets, the more it vaporizes into the air. When the air gets warmer, it raises its capacity to hold water vapor, which means more rain and snow....

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Watch this short YouTube to learn how greenhouse gases actually work.

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...

World of Phenomena
Resource Type: 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...

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artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
Videos or Animations
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
Videos or Animations
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
Videos or Animations
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
Maps and Visualizations
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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