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TED-Ed
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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...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Bill Nye talks about volcanoes. Season 4 Episode 14.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
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The NAAP Rotating Sky Lab introduces the horizon coordinate system and the "apparent" rotation of the sky. The relationship between the horizon and celestial equatorial coordinate systems is explicitly explored.

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...

MinuteEarth
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Loads of salt aren’t just bad for humans, but plants as wall. Plants absorb the salt through their roots, potentially cutting off their water supply, causing for dead plants. Watch this video to learn what farmers are doing to reduce the high levels of salt in the soil.

Smithsonian, PBS LearningMedia
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Learn how experts joined forces to figure out what happened at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago. Meet Dr. Kirk Johnson, a paleobotanist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History. While you may know about the extinction of large dinosaurs, you might not realize...

TERC
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Flash animation complements `Coriolis Effect over Earth`s Surface` animation by placing the Coriolis Effect in the context of everyday weather patterns. The predicted wind aloft should be from the southeast but because of the Coriolis Effect the wind is actually southwest. The animation of...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Have a NASA astronaut give you a tour through an orbital laboratory.

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...

National Geographic
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Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. No natural disaster in America has caused more death and destruction than floods.

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

Silicon Valley Astronomy
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More than one million people have viewed the professionally recorded and edited versions of astronomy talks by noted astronomers on YouTube in the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture series. Now in HD, recent lectures include NASA's Jeff Moore on New Horizon Pluto results, Stanford's Tom Abel on...

Yosemite National Park, National Park Service (NPS)
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Horsetail Fall is a small, ephemeral waterfall that flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. For two weeks in February, the setting sun striking the waterfall creates a deep orange glow.

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...

San Diego State University (SDSU)
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P, S, and surface wave animation.

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
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Video lecture series on various space science topics, including:NASA's Exploration of Ceres and Pluto, Exploring the Birth of Rocky Planets (the InSight Mission to Mars), OSIRIS-REx (sample return from a primitive near-Earth asteroid), NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, and the Mars Science...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
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Prepare to witness the explosion that formed planet Earth, and travel back in time to explore the evolution of the Earth we know today. We'll see new technologies that allow today's geoscientists to strip back layers of the Earth, to see what previously could only be imagined. This is episode 1...

TED-Ed
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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? Yuan-Sen Ting shows us how trigonometric parallaxes, standard candles and more help us determine the distance of objects several billion light years away...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Bill Nye talks about dinosaurs. Season 1 Episode 3.

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: Tidal Bulges, Spring and Neap Tides, Our Moon in Tidal Lock, How a Moon gets into Tidal Lock.

Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS)
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If you've ever spent time on the summit with me, I call all wind from 40-70 miles per hour "a bit breezy." With winds pushing the century mark, and gusts up to 109 mph, I think I will upgrade that to "blustery." But how windy is too windy? Enjoy this article of wind speeds on Mount Washington...

MinuteEarth
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Where rivers meet the ocean, coastlines tend to bend either inward or outward, creating estuaries and deltas. But how do they get those shapes?

UNC-TV, PBS LearningMedia
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Why do hurricanes get their own season? The reason for the season is because of the three requirements for a hurricane to form. Precursor storms off the coast of Africa that travel on currents, warm ocean temperatures, and low wind shear due to the location of the jet stream are only available...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Earth's climate is a complex system controlled by many factors. This Click and Learn will examine the two most important factors: solar radiation and the composition of Earth's atmosphere.

New York Times
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This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.

TED-Ed
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Energy is neither created nor destroyed — and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneideman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and beyond...

National Geographic
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Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: Satellites in Orbit, Warped Space - Time near the Sun, Comet Motion and Meteor Storms, Elliptical Orbits, Why is the Sun at a particular focus point, Precession, Parabolic Motion, Retrograde Motion.

webGeology
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Flashed teaching resources in geology. This site has several different categories to choose from relating to geology that is kid friendly. It includes diagrams and great explanations that are very thought provoking.

TEDx Talks
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While studying sediments on the ocean floor to trace the history of the earth, Ali noticed tiny creatures were re-shuffling small sediments of earth, changing its order. What are the implications of this discovery? Find out in this informative talk. Ali earned his Master’s degree from the...

USArray
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Seismic wavefield and tomography animations. Includes teachable moments, animations, and ground motion visualizations (GMVs). 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Time-lapse video with 360 movie panels showing the sky over almost an entire year, from mid-2009 to mid-2010. Videos were shot from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, CA.

TED
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Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.

TED-Ed
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Our best technology can send men to the Moon and probes to the edge of our solar system, but these distances are vanishingly small compared to the size of the universe. How then can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? Yuan-Sen Ting takes us into deep space to show how astronomers study...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Bill Nye talks about space exploration. Season 5 Episode 2.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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This YouTube video explains the basics of tsunamis and how to protect yourself. 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In Data Analysis and Measurement: Dancing in the Night Sky, students will learn about the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. They will learn the many legends and myths that have revolved around the aurora throughout the history of mankind. Students will also discover how NASA scientists and...

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This YouTube clip from MinuteEarth describes how soil liquefaction works, and why it causes buildings and cars to collapse and sink into the ground.

KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, learn what a maverick wave is and how scientists use technology to study and predict when and where these waves will form. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

University of Chicago
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this episode of MinuteEarth, we discover that the deeper we go underground, the hotter it gets. It also examines the accurate and inaccurate aspects of Lord Kelvin's (Sir William Thompson) theory of why the center of the Earth is hot.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Solar power is cheaper and more sustainable than our current coal-fueled power plants, so why haven't we made the switch? The real culprits here are the clouds, which make solar power difficult to control. Alexandros George Charalambides explains how solar towers and panels create electricity...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice.  It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this short video, Minute Earth talks about how the air temperature rise has a big impact on the weather. First, the warmer the water at the surface gets, the more it vaporizes into the air. When the air gets warmer, it raises its capacity to hold water vapor, which means more rain and snow....

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

How does the land over a subduction zone move before, during, and after a great earthquake? This animation compares the subduction zone east of Japan with a mirror-image subduction zone across the Pacific--the Cascadia subduction zone off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Using GPS, we can...

West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey (WVGES)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Here you will find eight videos and animations on: relative age dating, faults, seneca rocks, sandstone, acid test and trackways.

PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this video excerpt from NOVA: “Inside the Megastorm,” learn how Earth's warming climate may have contributed to Hurricane Sandy's devastating impact.

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
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The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through out atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's mos complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe...

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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.

Aurora and stars
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National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

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