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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Online access to this data is organized around...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Data Sets

The world is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? This set of data and tables show the amounts of water on Earth.

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...

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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Welcome to EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Climate Scenarios Projection Map. This map provides easy-to-access scenario-based climate change projections drawn from CREAT. The impacts from a changing climate, including extreme heat and more intense storms, present...

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...

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.

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

The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides map-interface access to data at over 1.5 million water-monitoring sites.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Clean Water Act turns 40 in October 2012. The Landmark Legislation was a fundamental turning point in the protection of all fresh water in the United States. The laws' stated goal was to make all water fishable and swimmable. The law is the source of all modern day water protection and led...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Unlike every other planet in our solar system, earth's surface is 70% water, which while useful for life, is also kind of weird. This is because everything we know about how and why our planet formed says earth's surface should be bone dry. Watch this informational video to learn more about our...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource.

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...

NBC Learn
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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...

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

On this field trip, you'll learn amazing things about water. You'll learn about aquifers, how your drinking water gets to you, what other kids have to do around the world to get their water, and ideas for helping to protect this precious resource. Now get ready for some fun! This field trip was...

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The virtual field trips are designed to educate students about the Aquifer and the need to protect our sole source of drinking water. Students will gain an increased awareness and education about our ground water source, the aquifer, and provide information about protecting this precious...

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Dimetrodon skeleton
Videos or Animations
PBS Eons

Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. from the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era -- the so-called "Age of Dinosaurs" -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.

Tornado in Dimmitt Texas 1995
Videos or Animations
National Geographic

Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the US, are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and data are helping scientists learn more about when they might form and what paths they might take.

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
Videos or Animations
National Geographic

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has been a source of intrigue throughout human history. Recent NASA exploratory expeditions revealed some of the planet's biggest mysteries. This video explains what makes Mars so different fro mEarth and what would happen if humans lived there.

North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
Videos or Animations
National Geographic

Plate tectonics have shufled the earth's landmasses around -- and continue to do so. What is continental drift? Anyone who's ever experienced an earthquake or seen a volcano knows that th ephrase "solid ground" doens't always apply. Over Earth's long history, the great landmasses have...

Coral fish and diver
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National Geographic

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.

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