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

Streamer is a new way to visualize and understand water flow across America. With Streamer, you can explore our Nation's  major streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. In addition to making maps, Streamer creates reports about your stream traces and the...

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

The Real-Time Groundwater Level Network contains water levels and information from wells within "real time" data transmission instrumentation. Study the impact of drought and precipitation events on groundwater levels.

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.

Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Learn how water in its many forms can change the shape of the earth, and how we can measure this shape-shifting to better understand and manage water resources. As an example, this short animation focuses on how the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, a high-precision GPS network throughout...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Discover the ways in which air and water interact in a vast complex system. This video clip illustrates the interconnections between rising sea levels, forest fires, droughts, heat waves, typhoons, powerful storms, and flooding.

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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.

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
Videos or Animations
Fred Espenak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
Videos or Animations
Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, PBS LearningMedia

Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 in this video adapted from the Valdez museum & Historical Archive. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was...

Oil refinery on Mississippi River
Data Sets

Gases trapped in ice cores show the dramatic impact that human activities have had on the planet since the Industrial Revolution. This graph, from the website accompanying the FRONTALINE/NOVA special "What's Up with the Weather?," reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous...

World Earthquake Epicenters
Maps and Visualizations

Get up-to-date data on active volcanoes and earthquakes around the world with this interactive map.

About the Education Resources Network

The Education Resources Network aggregates geoscience education resources from a variety of providers. The goal is to provide visitors with the widest possible collection of curricula, classroom activities, teacher professional development opportunities, science education standards, virtual field trips, teaching ancillaries and much more.

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