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Discovery Education
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Interactive video on weather patterns. Considers such features as air temperature, clouds, fronts, and thunderstorms.

carykh
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This video scrolls through different sizes found in the observable universe.

PBS LearningMedia
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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.

University of Wisconsin, Madison (UWM)
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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...

SERC, Carleton College
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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.

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...

Jeffrey Bennett, USA Science & Engineering Festival
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Open your imagination with astronomer and author Jeffrey Bennet as he gives a reading of his book Max Goes to the Moon, the science adventure story which has also travelled into space and read out loud by astronaut Alvin Drew on Discovery's final flight at the inaugural X-STEM Symposium in...

University of Chicago
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The goal of the PaleoMap Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years. In the Earth History section of this website are full-color paleogeographic maps showing...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Using elevation and image data returned by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), this animation takes the viewer on a virtual tour of the Moon. The viewer flies over the lunar terrain, coming in for close looks at a variety of interesting sites. Sites were chosen to illustrate a wide variety of...

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
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This Tidal Bulge Simulator shows how the sun, moon, and Earth's rotation combine to create tides.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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Preliminary computer simulation of the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington. Credit: David L. George and Richard M. Iverson, US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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...

UNAVCO, Inc.
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What caused the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake?  Check out this video from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) to learn more.  Be sure to look for the GPS data provided by UNAVCO!

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...

Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell
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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...

Science Friday, 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.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Learn about Dan's education and path to a geoscience career. Dan received a BS degree in Geology. He has worked around the world to explore and improve the recovery of Earth's natural resources. He is currently a consultant in the mining and metals industry, with expertise in operations and...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Satellite images from NASA show how the Earth's surface changes over time due to climate change and natural hazards.

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
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In this video, fourth graders in Durham, North Carolina, discover the benefits of clean energy. Aaron Sebens, a teacher at Central Park School for Children, taught his fourth graders about solar and other energy sources. The students then decided to make their classroom solar-powered. The video...

The Jim Henson Company, PBS LearningMedia
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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor explains what fossils are and how they are created, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist discusses how paleontologists find, care for, and conduct research with the fossils they uncover.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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From hot towers to phytoplankton blooms, NASA's cutting-edge hurricane research has been revealing never-before-seen aspects of these giant storms for over a decade. The past three years have seen great progress in the areas of intensity monitoring and 3-D modeling of hurricanes. In 2006,...

MinuteEarth
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Watch this video and learn how clouds are created and cool facts about them.

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 Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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On Earth, a total solar eclipse means that for just a few minutes, the sky goes dark. But what does a total solar eclipse look like from space?

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience.

National Geographic
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From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky comes a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth -- one of the most peculiar,unique places in the universe.

Fun Science Demos
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Important science ideas for all young students. Dr. George Mehler and Jared Hottenstein invite you to bring fun science demonstrations to your students and children. We add new videos each month on subjects including physical science, earth and space science, life science, and science in...

Mike Olbinski Photography
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Video of a supercell near Booker, Texas.

University of Wisconsin, Madison (UWM)
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The global montage is created using satellite data, sea surface temperatures and observed land temperatures.

National Geographic
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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...

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-...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe. Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from its sources.

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...

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Learn about Michelle’s education and path to a geoscience career. Michelle started her education at a community college, transferred to a 4-year college to complete a BS in chemistry, and went on to complete an MS degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from UIC.  She is an environmental...

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
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Emily Morgan, author of Next Time You See the Moon, takes you through the phases of the Moon in a demonstration that will be easy to replicate in your own classroom. 

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Learn about Lionel's education and path to a geoscience career. Lionel received his BS and MS degrees from UIC in Earth and Environmental Sciences.  He is an expert at using the gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS) for analysis of organic compounds and currently works at Stat Analysis...

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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What makes an airplane fly? How does a spacecraft stay in orbit? Why does a balloon float in the air? What are you waiting for? Come and find out!

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
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In this YouTube video, a DOE project officer speaks to high school students about efforts to lower the energy usage in their school buildings. This video is part of the DOE's EnergyTalks presentations, providing in-depth explanations of programs by energy specialists.

PBS LearningMedia
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This video features "Science Steve" of Louisville Water Company and his animated friend Tapper explaining the importance of the Ohio River as a natural source of drinking water. He describes the river's geologic origin as a result of glaciation and the different rock layers or strata exposed...

Discovery Channel
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From Discovery Channel's series "Time Warp" where MIT scientist and teacher Jeff Lieberman and digital-imaging expert Matt Kearney use the latest in high-speed photography to turn never-before-seen wonders into an experience of beauty and learning. 

BI Science
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Carl Sagan told us that there are more stars in the universe then there are grains of sand on all of the Earth's beaches. At the same time, there are more H2O molecules in just 10 drops of water than there are stars. Ranging from the unimaginably big, the scale of the universe is mind...

TED-Ed
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Too often we think of air as empty space — but compared to a vacuum, air is actually pretty heavy. So, just how heavy is it? And if it's so heavy, why doesn't it crush us? Dan Quinn describes the fundamentals of air pressure and explains how it affects our bodies, the weather and the universe at...

TED-Ed
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Atmospheric scientist Karen Kosiba studies how tornadoes form and do damage. Getting measurements near the surface of these twisters is difficult, though, and driving into them is a practice mostly reserved for the big screen. In this TEDYouth Talk, Kosiba describes how she and her team use...

University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder)
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Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. Includes simulations in categories such as: physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and math.

National Geographic
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Bob Ballard explores tectonic plates and earth's constant transformation.

Delaware Sea Grant
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This link produces short, engaging video snippets called "15 Second Science." They cover mostly marine and environmental science topics, but are ever-expanding. These videos are great to play before introducing a lesson, or reviewing for a test.

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This timelapse shows a meandering river and oxbow lake through a 28-year period.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Visualizations created using several layers of remote sensing satellite data ranging from 4-kilometers per pixel to 1-meter per pixel. The viewer is taken on a seamless, cloud free journey from a global view of the Earth down to ground level where buildings, streets, and cars are visible.

National Geographic
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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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Ready for liftoff? NASA has created a new playlist to excite elementary and middle level students about space science. available on the YouTube Kids app for both iOS and Android platforms, the playlist features NASA videos that focus on our solar system and the instruments NASA uses to study the...

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Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
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European Space Agency (ESA)

What is a lunar eclipse? What is a solar eclipse? This short video explains the difference between these regularly occurring events that can be observed from Earth.

Coral fish and diver
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Today

This video talks about ocean acidification and some of its causes.

Saturn images taken from Hubble
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Skunk Bear, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Feast your eyes on icy volcanoes, ethane lakes, and ripples in Saturn's rings -- all courtesy of a doomed space probe named Cassini.

Horsehead Nebula, Bernard 33
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geobeats, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Here are 10 remarkable images captured by NASA's Cassini Mission.

New York City and the East River in 1960
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Light Pollution Map

This interactive map shows light pollution across the world.

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