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University of Toronto (UT)
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The following animation shows both the helicentric model and geocentric model with three objects: the Sun (yellow), Earth (blue) and Mars (red). Both models produce the same effect as viewed from the Earth.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Under the surface - Although the surface of a wind wave appears to move forward in the general direction of the wind, the water inside a wind wave doesn't move forward very much. The waves at the surface of the ocean are called wind waves. Waves are set in motion by winds. Change the progressive...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Bill Nye talks about rocks and soils. Season 3 Episode 4.

harrisonicus on Vimeo
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"I was looking through the Project Apollo Archive (flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/) and at one point, I began clicking through a series of pics quickly and it looked like stop motion animation. So, I decided to see what that would look like without me having to click through it. Enjoy...

TERC
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This Flash animation depicts the diurnal change in wind patterns along the coast. The shift in winds results from unequal heating of the land and water. During the day, land heats more rapidly than the water, air rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the water. The pattern reverses at night....

TED-Ed
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Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, and even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone?

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
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Earth has shaped human evolution and now humans are shaping Earth. We will see how geologic and climatic changes have shaped human development, even sparked human migration around the globe as ice sheets advanced and retreated. Humans have become a force of nature in themselves, but is it a...

TED-Ed
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We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Today, oxygen, or O2, makes up about 21% of Earth's atmosphere, but for most of our planet's long history, O2 levels in the atmosphere and dissolved in the ocean were much less than they are today. In this Click and Learn, you will learn the complex biological and...

MinuteEarth
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We make tons of plastic precisely because it's cheap, durable, and yet expendable. The features of plastic that make it so useful to us have also transformed life in the oceans. Watch this video to learn more about the effects plastic has on marine life.

TED-Ed
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The North American Great Lakes — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior — are so big that they border 8 states and contain 23 quadrillion liters of water. They span forest, grassland, and wetland habitats, supporting a region that’s home to 3,500 species. But how did such a vast and unique...

National Geographic
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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.

NASA's Ames Research Center
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The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the "shock breakout" -- is illustrated in this cartoon animation. The animation begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 times bigger and 20,000 brighter than our sun. When the star's internal furnace...

David MacKay, TEDx
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How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options ... and explains why we should pursue them anyway.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Dig into the world's largest collection of ocean sediments. Peter deMenocal, a marine geologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Rusty Lotti Bond, curator of the Deep Sea Sample Repository, show off the collection and explain what it's good for.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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In this video, Black holes are explained. Students learn what Black Holes are, how they work, and what happens to objects that go near Black Holes. 

UNAVCO, Inc.
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UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets.  This video shows a demonstration we have illustrating how seasonal fluctuations in the storage and recharge of groundwater near...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and liberation videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar reconnaissance Orbiter data. This video is...

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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The Seismology data visualization tool to explore real-time earthquake data as a function of time, magnitude, and depth. This interactive tool displays real-time earthquake data from the USGS and historical data from 1898 to 2012. Users can also juxtapose plate tectonic boundaries, geologic...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Bill Nye talks about erosion. Season 5 Episode 14.

Nature Change
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This video essay celebrates some of northern Michigan's most threatened wetlands and the young citizen scientists working to better understand and preserve them. Produced by Nature Change, a multimedia magazine dedicated to building conservation literacy among citizens and local officials, the...

TERC
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Flash animation for the Coriolis Effect, the apparent deflection of a wind or current due to earth rotation. One animation shows a plane flying from Anchorage, Alaska toward Miami, Florida. In the second animation, a plane takes off from Tierra del Fuego toward Rio de Janeiro. In both cases, the...

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

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
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From the Pacific Northwest to the shores of the Atlantic seaboard, the breadth and scope of America is like no other on Earth. Travel with geoscientists and explore how time and the forces of nature have shaped the continent and influence the life in the United States. Episode 3 of the 4-part...

TED-Ed
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Earthquakes have always been a terrifying phenomenon, and they’ve become more deadly as our cities have grown — with collapsing buildings posing one of the largest risks. But why do buildings collapse in an earthquake? And how can it be prevented? Vicki V. May explains the physics of why it is...

University of Kentucky (UK)
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Several flash animations on physical geology topics. Topics include: rock cycle, mineral properties, weathering, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, faults and folds, Earth structure, plate tectonics, groundwater, river floods, mass movements, glaciers, shorelines.

Melbourne Museum
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One incredible animation. By the end of 25 August, the landscape around Mount Vesuvius had been changed forever. Vesuvius was a crater. The river and the port were gone. Pompeii had been completely buried. Within a few years no one could remember where the city had once stood.

TED-Ed
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It takes a lot of fuel to heat our homes, preserve our food, and power our gadgets. And for 40 percent of the world, cheap, plentiful coal gets the job done. But coal also releases pollutants into the air, causing environmental damage like acid rain and serious health problems. Can we create a...

National Geographic
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Daylight saving time is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour during the spring and back again in the fall in order to take advantage of natural daylight. It has both benefits and negative consequences. This video helps you understand all of them.

Pios Labs
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This is the podcast for all the educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents out there who are interested in getting kids into engineering at younger ages. Listen to real conversations among various professionals in the engineering education space, as we try to find better ways to educate...

WISN 12 News
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If you heard a boom or felt your house shake, you may have experienced a frost quake.

UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
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Videos and animations from the University of California, Berkeley, Seismological Laboratory. They cover the topics:  earthquakes, shake table, earthquake preparednedd, paleoseismic trenching, earthquake early warnings, The Hayward Fault, seismometers and model demonstrations, Modeling, fault...

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

Interactive games and simulations, all having to do with weather. 

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Learn about what geodesy actually is, as well as geodesy's application in our everyday lives. UNAVCO's 2017 USIP geoscience video production interns Ellie and Christopher produced this video.

Maryland Public Television (MPT)
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Explore the long-term environmental effects posed by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a means of extracting natural gas with Marcellus Shale Deposit in NY, PA, WV, and MD.

The Geological Society of London (GSL)
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This web-resource, which is aimed at UK science students, shows how surface and deep Earth processes produce the rocks we stand on, and use to build our homes.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Bill Nye talks about volcanoes. Season 4 Episode 14.

Tumble Science Podcast
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This science podcast series for children and their families was produced by teacher Marshall Escamilla and science Reporter Lindsay Patterson. Each 10- to 20-minute podcast explores a different science mystery and features an interview with a scientist in the field. Appropriate for all ages, the...

TERC
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This animation shows how the volume and pressure inside a sealed balloon change as the balloon rises or descends.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS LearningMedia
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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.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
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Every minute of every day, the face of Earth changes - sometimes right before our eyes. Go inside tectonic events, watching earthquakes rumble, volcanoes explode, and land transformed. This is episode 2 of the 4-part series Faces of Earth.

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...

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...

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...

TED-Ed
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A barometer is an instrument that measures air pressure, allowing weather forecasters and scientists to better predict extreme weather events. Despite its incredible usefulness, inventing the barometer was no walk in the park. Asaf Bar-Yosef describes the series of scientists and events that...

National Geographic
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Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Learn the warning signs of an avalanche before it's triggered.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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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-...

MinuteEarth
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Watch MinuteEarth explain how plate tectonics really work.

The University of Manchester (UoM)
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Jurassic fanatics can simulate their very own dinosaur as the software (Windows, Mac, Linux) and models are freely available to download

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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Gallery of videos exploring weather and weather-monitoring satellites.

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artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
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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
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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
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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.

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National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

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