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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. 

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...

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...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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.

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...

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.

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. 

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.

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...

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.

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!

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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?

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.

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administation (NASA)
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This site, designed for a middle school audience, provides many fine animations, activities, images, animations, and games.

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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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.

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 Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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This clickable map organizes all of the existing time-lapse sequences into geographical regions. These videos are organized to both aid in searching for a desired area of the Earth, and to break down the volume of the existing time-lapse sequences. Each region below is separated by regions...

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...

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...

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...

Teaching Channel
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This 8-minute instructional video provides a model for teachers to follow of a week long investigation of oil spills and the environmental impact they have on shorelines and creatures. Students take on the task of cleaning up a simulated oil spill. The educator uses the 5E curriculum model to...

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...

Geoscience Videos
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

These videos describe content featured in college-level introductory geoscience courses but may also be applicable to other disciplines and to high school curricula. These 5-6 minute videos talk about various geoscience topics like rock formation, climate change, earthquake hazards, water table...

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...

United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
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Conservation Connect - a web-based video series created in partnership by FWS and NSTA - helps students ages 10-15 connect to outdoors and to conservation careers. New episodes are broadcast the third Wednesday of every month throughout the school year at 2 pm Eastern Time (ET). Each five- to...

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

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...

National Geographic
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What are coral reefs? Coral can be found in tropical ocean waters around the world. But how much do you know about reefs and the tiny animals—polyps—that build them? Learn all about coral and why warming waters threaten the future of the reef ecosystem.

CalTech
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The Curiosity Mars Rover is one of the most complex machines ever built, a fully equipped analytical laboratory rolling around on the surface of another planet. "Our Curiosity" celebrates the mission's exploratory spirit and scientific prowess with narration from Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia...

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

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...

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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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.

PBS LearningMedia
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During the early 1960s, when a young Stephen Hawking began facing the beginnings of a debilitating disease, he turned his sights towards answering the biggest question in cosmology: the big bang. Through his research, Hawking was able to trace back the origins of the universe to a singularity -...

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...

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...

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.

TED-Ed
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In a fun, excited talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the unverse's largest pieces, says the Intel Science Fair Winner, we can learn quite a lot about our own world ad galaxy.

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...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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UnderH2O is a new series from PBS Digital Studios about underwater filmmaking and science beneath the sea. Led by underwater cameraman and marine biology Ph.D. Craig Musburger, the filmmaking team takes viewers on deep sea adventures to give a behind-the-scenes look at how they capture images of...

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

National Geographic
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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!

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.

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 (...

Dominic Muller
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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.

Neave Planetarium
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Interactive star map and virtual sky, click and browse the sky. Any date and time can be chosen to see what the sky looked like then. 

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...

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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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