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

Overview of the Saturnian ring system. Many images, animations and references are included for both the scientist and the public. Pictures, animations, excerpts from scientific magazines and links.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

What are wildfires and how do they start? Learn how we can prevent destructive wildfires, and how we can manage wildfires to improve the health of forests.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn't always look like this. Thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better look at some of the moon's history. Learn more in this video!

Hubblesite @NASA
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This visualization of the Bubble Nebula begina with a ground-based view that encompasses the glowing cloud. The high-energy light from one of the massive O star, BD +60o2522, is responsible for ionization.  

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes, the most powerful earthquakes in the world, can produce tsunamis through a variety of structures that are missed by simple models. These include fault boundary rupture, deformation of overlying plate, splay faults and landslides. In this animation we...

Sam Cossman
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On the brink of a new age of discovery, Sam Crossman is redefining the art of exploration by leveraging technology and innovation as a force for good. Armed with a more modern set of field tools, Sam is the Indiana Jones of the digital era, uncovering the world's most extraordinary places and...

University of Milan (UNIMI)
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View a simulation of the visible spectrum is displayed under the curve, corresponding to 400 nm (blue), 500 nm (green), and 650 nm (red) values. The colored circles on the left represent the percent of each color present and a simulation of the total color of the object.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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These 1-minute videos provide information on Pluto, including its moons, atmosphere, surface features, and scientific exploration.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learningmedia
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This DragonflyTV segment follows the SciGirls as they discover how wetlands act as a filter, separating water from rocks, sand, leaves, and other pollutants. They explore biodiversity of three types of wetlands and learn about the plants and animals found in each ecosystem. Also available in...

The Show About Science
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Meet Nate, a curious kid and six-year old host of this podcast series brimming with interesting facts and information from scientists around the globe. When Nate's not working hard at school, he's busy interviewing scientists, punk rockers, his mom, and others about animals, medicine, and other...

University of Troms, Norway (UiT)
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Find a variety of Flash animations, from minerals to weathering to structural geology, check out the animations on plate tectonics and there is now a new one, (see Mantle dynamics and plate tectonics) that explains how the use of seismic tomography sheds new light on the mantle convection model...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The atoms around you have existed for billions of years -- and most originated in the flaming, gaseous core of a star. Dennis Woldfogel tells the captivating tale of these atoms' long journey from the Big Bang to the molecules they form today.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Calling all space-heads! NASA has launched a new playlist of videos on YouTube for Kids. Most appropriate for elementary and middle level students, the playlist features 33 intriguing, kid-friendly videos from NASA exploring topics such as our solar system's formation, the scale of the universe...

Fred Espenak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.

TED-Ed
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Deep underground lie stores of once-inaccessible natural gas. There's technology, called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that can extract this natural gas, potentially powering us for decades to come. So how does fracking work and why is it a source of such heated controversy? Mia Nacamulli...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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From the PBS series, `Savage Earth,` find a variety of Flash animations dealing with earthquakes, volcanism, and tsunamis.

National Geographic
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What are gravitational waves and how are they detected? These ripples in space-time, sometimes caused by neutron stars colliding, were recently recorded in the groundbreaking LIGO-Virgo observation.

Christopher Young
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The goal of this project was to develop a real-time integrated augmented reality system to physically create topography models which are then scanned into a computer in real time, and used as background for a variety of graphics effects and simulations. The final product is supposed to be self-...

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
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Sandy Storm resources in one place: images, visualizations, animations, and more. Includes satellite imagery, GIS data, Crisis information, and wind maps. 

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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In this animation, we are shoeing an ocean/continent convergent boundary at the leading edge of the plate. We see the denser oceanic plate diving beneath the continental plate. The down-going oceanic plate eventually warms up to the temperature of the surrounding mantle. Such destruction (...

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. Sneiderman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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These satellite maps show different observations made of the Earth under the theme of land, ocean, water, energy, and life. NASA's Blue Marble: Next Generation images show Earth in true color. The images show how the surface would look to a human in space if our world had no clouds and no...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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"The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements" is a multimedia project about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of – to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. In a nutshell...

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learning Media
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This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how infrared imaging helps us to understand the Martian landscape, and how to use an infrared camera to find groundwater.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
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Do you know how fast a wildfire moves? The damage it can cause? What you can do to make yourself safer? Find the answers to these and other questions by taking a virtual field trip to the scene of a wildfire. This three-part video series and accompanying lesson plans for students in grades 6-12...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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An animated storybook explains why people have explored since the beginning of time.

TED-Ed
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How could you dispose of your cooking oil when you're done cooking? The easiest thing to do might be to pour it down your drain -- but if you save it up and send it to a processing plant, it can gain useful new life as biodiesel, a biodegradable energy source which can run in diesen engines...

BBC
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This animated guide to earthquakes takes visitor through the workings of the Earth, from mantel and core movements to earthquake movement.

TED-Ed
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Our ability to mine great amounts of energy from uranium nuclei has led to bill nuclear power as a plentiful, utopian source of electricity. But rather than dominate the global electricity market, nuclear power has declined from a high of 18% in 1996 to 11% today. What happened to the great...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.

National Geographic
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What is air pollution? Learn how greenhouse gasses, smog, and toxic pollutants effect climate change, and human health.

HugeFloods.com
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Geology videos from the great state of Washington!  ‘2 Minute Geology’ videos - plus longer videos devoted to Seattle, the Columbia River Gorge, and more.

Purdue University and Imperial College, London
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Plotted theoretical crater diameter sizes vs. meteorite diameters. Then, they worked backwards and determine the probable size of the 65 mya meteorite, the Barranger meteorite, and a few others by using Google earth to measure crater diameters. For providing some basic information from a...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Oblique view of a highly generalized animation of a subduction zone where an oceanic plate is subducting beneath a continental plate. This scenario can happen repeatedly on a 100-500 year cycle. The process which produces a mega-thrust earthquake would generate a tsunami (not depicted here).

Dominic Muller
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This is the Curiosity Mars Rover descent footage interpolated from about 4 frames per second to 25 frames per second. It is playing back in real time.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future? Andrew H. Knoll of Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and Daniel P. Schrag of Harvard University...

Chemstem.com
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

ChemSTEM gives links to videos on many chemistry topics, such as atomic structure, isotopes, and reactions. There are also videos with chemistry problems for students to solve. 

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learning Media
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This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls as they set out to learn all about thermal basins at Yellowstone National Park. They learn why geysers ovvur in certain thermal basins, and how the underground structure of a geyser causes a buildup of pressure.

National Geographic
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Of the many ways Earth is polluted, light pollution may be the least talked about. It's not an illusion; astronomers measure it from one to nine on the Bortle scale, and earlier this year, one study suggested that light pollution may be causing spring to come earlier. This short film, shot...

HINT.FM
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An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us, energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Zoom into your location

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The shape, contents and future of the universe are all intricately related. We know that it's mostly flat; we know that it's made up of baryonic matter (like stars and planets), but mostly dark matter and dark energy; and we know that it's expanding constantly, so that all stars will eventually...

Educational Multimedia Visualization Center
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The animation clips and other geo-educational items described below, are available for viewing, including: global tectonics; ice age Earth and sea level changes; regional plate tectonics, global view; NE Pacific and W North America: plate tectonic and geologic histories; geologic history of the...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

North America didn't always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the surface of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years...

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
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Use this effective interactive to show how the sunlight varies throughout the year for various locations. You can vary observer's latitude, season, perspective, sunbeam spread, and sunlight angle.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

There are many benefits to using renewable energy resources, but what is it exactly? From solar to wind, find out more about alternative energy, the fastest-growing source of energy in the world—and how we can use it to combat climate change.

Jon Nguyen, TED
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Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time.

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

Interactively zoom and animate weather satellite images from a variety of geostationary satellites. Features include user selectable point and click sectoring, animation, a variety of map overlays, zoom levels, and map colors.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This simplified animation illustrates both the subduction-zone processes that lead to a "ghost forest" as well as the evidence that scientists collected to determine that the Pacific Northwest has had many great earthquakes and tsunamis in the past, and will again inthe future. This is based on...

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDANRCS)
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These videos showcase conservation success stories and tips from across the nation. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service helps America's farmers and ranchers conserve the nation's soil, water, air, and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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The breakup of a supercontinent into several smaller continents explains the distribution of fossil and geologic evidence.

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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.

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
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Fred Espenak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
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Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, PBS LearningMedia

Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 in this video adapted from the Valdez museum & Historical Archive. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was...

Oil refinery on Mississippi River
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FRONTLINE/NOVA, PBS LearningMedia

Gases trapped in ice cores show the dramatic impact that human activities have had on the planet since the Industrial Revolution. This graph, from the website accompanying the FRONTALINE/NOVA special "What's Up with the Weather?," reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous...

World Earthquake Epicenters
Maps and Visualizations
VolcanoDiscovery

Get up-to-date data on active volcanoes and earthquakes around the world with this interactive map.

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