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Shell Oil Company
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Photostream and albums of Shell Oil Company

Teaching Channel
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This 8-minute instructional video provides a model for teachers to follow of a week long investigation of oil spills and the environmental impact they have on shorelines and creatures. Students take on the task of cleaning up a simulated oil spill. The educator uses the 5E curriculum model to...

Top Documentary Films
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. Both...

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...

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...

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Biofuels can provide energy without the reliance on environmentally harmful fossils fuels -- but scientists are still searching for a plentiful source. Craig A. Kohn demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution.

PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

Xcel Energy
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

More people are using energy every day, and there are fewer resources to go around. We need to make the energy sources that we have last, and get more energy from sources that never run out. Scientists and engineers are working hard on many ideas for clean energy! How can power plants be cleaner...

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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
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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
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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.

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