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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.

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: Seasons, Earth's Motion I, Earth's Motion II, The Plane of the Solar System, Celestial Equator and the Ecliptic, Circumpolar Motion.

TED-Ed
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Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore, caves that are morphing constantly thanks to warm water and warm air. At TEDYouth, Cartaya takes us inside these...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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.

Science Channel
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Watch as a giant black spot appears to move across Earth's surface, and listen to The Science Channel's explanation of what's happening and why.

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. 

National Geographic
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How did the rings around Saturn form? How many moons does the planet have? See stunning NASA images of the gas giant studied by Christian Huygens and Giovanni Cassini.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to...

TED-Ed
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The Arctic may seem like a frozen and desolate environment here nothing ever changes. But the climate of this unique and remote region can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe. William Chapman explains why...

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.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
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From 3-D bioprinting that could one day generate heart tissue to origami-inspired structures built for medicine and space exploration, a new set of educational videos continues an exploration begun three years ago inside the creative process that leads to innovation. Six new stories in the "...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...

Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post,
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A mesmerizing new time-lapse video captures the fiery magnificence of what’s believed to be the largest sunspot observed in the past 24 years. Dubbed AR 2192, the “freakishly huge” sunspot spanned some 80,000 miles, or about the same size as the diameter of Jupiter.

The University of Michigan, The University of Sheffield, The Leverhulme Trust, The Geographical Association
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Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest.

KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia
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Do you live in an urban heat island? In this audio report from QUEST produced by KQED, learn how trees are cooling down urban areas. Discover what urban heat islands are and the effect they have on the atmosphere. Also, learn how homeowners and businesses can cool down their communities.

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
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Energy plays a major role in the everyday functions of our planet and all its life forms. From weather patterns and food chains, to human society’s daily electricity and heating needs, energy is the driver of everything we know. This video series highlights the seven Energy Literacy Principles,...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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NASA's visible earth project shows photosynthetic productivity for the earth in animated images of the earth.

TED-Ed
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Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate. Robert Lee Hotz is the science columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he writes about cutting-...

National Solar Observatory (NSO)
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Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month (1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern) for eclipse webcasts. Webcasts feature information about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and eclipses.

McGraw-Hill
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McGraw-Hill is proud to bring you an assortment of outstanding Interactives like no other. These Interactives offer a fresh and dynamic method to teach the astronomy basics. Each Interactive will allow students to manipulate parameters and gain a better understanding of topics such as Blackbody...

National Geographic
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Pluto is one of th emost mysterious and controversial celestial objects in the solar system. Find out what most mystifies scientists and stargazers about this dwarf planet.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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This database contains a collection of USGS videos and animations that provides a broad representation of USGS research available through visual media. With one exception, all the products in this database are considered public domain and may be viewed or reproduced free of charge. Contents are...

TED-Ed
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In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky -- what, if anything, was going to skow up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies...

Hubblesite @NASA
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Flash animation showing the eventual demise of our galaxy as it encounters a cosmic showdown with the Andromeda Galaxy. View one of nature`s most powerful and devastating phenomena - galaxy collision.

NACE International
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A YouTube video about corrosion of infrastructure, how it happens, and how to prevent it. 

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Media Studios (GMS)
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A fully produced video about planetary evolution and how the Webb Telelscope's ability to see inside dense clouds of gas and dust will help us better understand solar system formation and evolution.

Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
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Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learning Media
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This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls as they explore how plants grow back after being wiped out by lava flows at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. They also learn to differentiate between pahoehoe and 'a'a lava flows.

ClimateBits
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Designed for Science on a Sphere, this video explains fast and slow carbon cycling on Earth. A banana is an example of a fast, young carbon. A chunk of coal is an example of an old, slow carbon. Carbon dioxide and vegetation on land seen from space by satellites show the annual cycle: as plants...

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
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View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move...

TED-Ed
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What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid -- and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

Journey North
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This resource provides teaching suggestions with a slideshow and photo gallery (showing hourly movement) as well as an animation of Earth's rotation to develop an understanding of day and night. This can be used as a stand-alone activity or as part of the larger "Mystery Class" project linked...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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Potential San Francisco Bay landslides during the 1997-98 El Niño. Fly-by movies of ancient landslides in the East Bay Hills and in Marin County.

National Geographic
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How many planets are in the solar system? How did it form in the Milky Way galaxy? Learn facts about the solar system's genesis, plus its planets, moons, and asteroids.

BBC
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Iain Stewart looks at some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes and reveals the stories and science behind them. In seconds, these powerful forces of nature which cannot be predicted or prevented can shake a town to destruction and shift the landscape forever. We discover why quakes can last...

TED-Ed
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At 8,850 meters above sea level, Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has the highest altitude on the planet. But how did this towering formation get so tall? Michele Koppe peers deep into our planet's crust, where continental plates collede, to find the answer.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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An early model of continental drift proposed that parts of continental plates can sink into the mantle, allowing for movement.

MinuteEarth
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Somewhere inside of every raindrop is a tiny impurity. A touch of salt, a speck of soot and grain of clay is absolutely crucial to a rain drops existence. In fact, without these microscopic pieces of dirt, there would be no rain because water vapor cannot condense into droplets on its own. This...

Frank Gregorio
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These professionally prepared videos are a great introduction to a variety of science topics.

National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Institution
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View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls in Juno, Alaska as they investigate glacier change and movement. They learn about the effect of climate change on glacier size and movement. Also available in Spanish.

World of Phenomena
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Facts and information about different types of natural phenomena found in the world and universe. Includes weather, geology, space, and other types of phenomena. This site is designed to be an easy-to-use website for students and anyone interested in the subject matter. This site breaks...

Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

A series of animations which show the way that seismic shear waves propagate through the mantle of the Earth from an earthquake. A series of animations is represented here, which show the way that seismic waves propogate through the mantle of the earth from an earthquake. Because of the...

TED-Ed
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You already know that a trip to the beach can give you a nasty sunburn, but the nitty gritty of sun safety is actually much more complex. Wrinkle-causing UVA rays and burn-inducing UVB's can pose a serious risk to your health (and good looks). So what can you do? Kevin P. Boyd makes the case to...

Silicon Valley Astronomy
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Founded in 1999, the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures are presented on selected Wednesday evenings during the school year at Foothill College, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Speakers over the years have included a wide range of noted scientists, explaining astronomical...

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

Check out the Let's Fly Away activity. Children can interact online with an aircraft-covered dodecahedron. Or, print out the activity pages to learn about 12 different aircraft and build their own 3-D dodecahedron!

National Geographic
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Forests cover about 30% of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. What is deforestation? Find out the causes, effects, and solutions to deforestation.

Digg Inc.
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A group of astronauts got together to explain to UN Climate Conference delegates how their experiences have shaped their views on climate change, creating an interesting and stirring video.

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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.

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.

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