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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...

West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey (WVGES)
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Here you will find eight videos and animations on: relative age dating, faults, seneca rocks, sandstone, acid test and trackways.

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...

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

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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Watch MinuteEarth explain how plate tectonics really work.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Tsunamis can neither be prevented nor precicely predicted. But people educated about particular warning signs can save their own lives and the lives of others. Through this interactive web site, you will: learn about tsunamis, gather tips to prepare for and survive a tsunami, understand tsunami-...

UNAVCO, Inc.
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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...

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

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.

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

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...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Sunlight that warms Earth is re-emitted as infrared radiation, which is absorbed by greenhouse gases and causes further warming.

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...

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.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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Animations for key terms and concepts related to Earthquakes.

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 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.

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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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.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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Short-segment video lectures to give rudimentary background information on the Earth and plate tectonics to teach how earthquakes happen and how they are studied. The video lecture series was intended for middle-school Earth-science teachers, but principles can be understood by the general...

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.

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.

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

MinuteEarth
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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....

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Short interactive explaining the greenhouse effect and global warming

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...

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...

SUNY Binghamton
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GIF files illustrating simple seismic wave propagation concepts.

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...

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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
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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?

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
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Visualizations that cover the following topics: earthquakes, the 2011 Japan earthquake and Tsunami, Sear wave propagation, the 2010 Chile earthquake, isostasy and gravity, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and plate tectonic movements.

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...

MinuteEarth
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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.

McGraw-Hill
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Earth science resources. Each "Chapter" includes animations and movies, question answers, learning objectives, quizzes, related readings, flash cards, a glossary, and internet resources. 

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Bill Nye talks about comets and meteors. Season 5 Episode 15.

MinuteEarth
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In 1959 the Soviet Space Craft Luna 3 beamed back images of something earthlings have never before seen, the far side of the moon.” Watch the You Tube video to learn more about the moon and to learn why earth can only see one side.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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QuickTime animations from computer models of earthquakes.

KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia
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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.

Eames Office
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Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of...

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

The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.

TED-Ed
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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...

University of Rhode Island (URI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Contains information about sound movement, measurement, different sounds in the sea, and advanced topics.

My Weird Universe
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Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano located near the city of Naples, Italy. This volcano is most famous for its eruption in 79 AD and proves to be great danger to the city of Naples, which has over 3 million inhabitants.

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

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

For those who live on or near mountains, a change of climate can be just a short walk away. That's because mountains create their own microclimates: areas in which the climate differs from the prevailing climate. See how the movement of air creates different microclimates on a mountain

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

What makes for an effective earthquake early warning system? With seismic data alone, we cannot determine the magnitude and rupture area of great earthquakes as quickly and effectively as we can with the addition of GPS data. In this animation, we see why Japan's earthquake early warning system...

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Dimetrodon skeleton
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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
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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
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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
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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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