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UNAVCO, Inc.
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The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Laura Snider, a science writer at the University Consortium for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.

MinuteEarth
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This video clip is about mass extinctions. In the late 1970s, a scientist by the name of Jack Sepkoski embarked on the most ambitious fossil hunt ever. He created a chart that shows what is today called "The Big Five Mass Extinctions." The chart is still used today by paleontologists, but is...

TED-Ed
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The International Space Station is roughly the size of a six-bedroom house and weighs more than 320 cars -- it's so large that no single rocket could have lifted it into orbit. Instead, it was assembled piece by piece while hurtling through space at 28,000 kilometers per hour, lapping the Earth...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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The "Space Lunch" game helps them learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits as they hunt for matching food groups.

CVshorey
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This video series is a guide to field geology and environmental field studies.  It starts from the basics and gets more and more advanced as we go.  It should be considered a video companion to the Earth and Environmental Systems Podcast on iTunesU.

Loch Ness Productions
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Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns -- seen so clearly from space -- are a testament to the billions spent in...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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Animation that helps figure out the magnitude of earthquakes. Students receive information on length, depth, and slip of different earthquakes. They can "create" an earthquake and guess what magnitude it will be, then are given information and pictures of the correct answer. Requires Adobe Flash...

TED-Ed
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Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the two hemispheres? Rebecca Kaplan explains how the shape of the Earth's orbit around the Sun and the Earth's tilt on its axis affect the amount of...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Today
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Covering 70% of the Earth's surface, the ocean plays a major role in our climate, weather, and living conditions for plants and animals. Through the NOAA Adopt a Drifter Program, kids are learning about ocean currents in real time, as scientists collect and analyze ocean data.

TED
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Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs' Will Marshall says he can do better and go faster -- by getting smaller. he introduces his tiny satellites -- no bigger than 10 by 10 by...

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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Citizen Science: people of all ages and backgrounds joining together to gather and analyze data. This short video, brought to you by the National Science Foundation, describes what Citizen Science is and lists ways to get involved. Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or...

Space.com
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Space.com is where humanity’s journey to new and exciting worlds is transmitted back down to Earth. Where we vicariously explore the cosmos with astronauts, astrophysicists and enthusiasts.  Here, we converse with the top minds in space exploration. Our mission: to keep you informed on the...

SmarterEveryDay
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I explore the world using science. That's pretty much all there is to it.

Plan International
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Eyewitness footage of Typhoon Haiyan washing house away.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Valerie Keeney, a science teacher at Summit Middle School in Boulder, Colorado.

Skunk Bear via YouTube
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We use the yard lines to map out our planet's past (and humanity's tiny moment in it).

TED-Ed
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Did you know that gold is extraterrestrial? Instead of arising from our planet’s rocky crust, it was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. CERN Scientist David Lunney outlines the incredible journey of gold from space to...

Stellarium
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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Great Big Story
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Ingo Sonder and Andrew Harp are two guys in upstate New York who make incredibly dangerous and risky explosions. Don't worry! It's for science. They're researchers at the University of Buffalo's Center or Geohazards Studies, and their work focuses on large-scale disasters like volcanic eruptions...

Ian Collier, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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This video presents a type of weathering that occurs when materials are repeatedly frozen and thawed.

Wiley Science
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Find an animation showing that erosion and deposition occur at the banks. Point bars form where slow moving water deposits fine material. Cut banks occur where faster moving water erodes away bank materials.

TED-Ed
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Biofuels can provide energy without the reliance on environmentally harmful fossils fuels -- but scientists are still searching for a plentiful source. Craig A. Kohn demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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Watch a video on what happens when an oil spill reaches the Gulf's Loop Current.

National Geographic
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Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource.

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.

Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
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Today's world faces complex problems. We all need to work together to manage the Earth's natural resources wisely. More scientists and engineers will be called upon to find the answers we need, especially in the mining industry since it supplies the world's mineral products. There are literally...

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

Top Documentary Films (TDF)
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Since January 2007, TDF has been curating awesome documentaries and it's been a host to a vibrant community of people who're making this place even more interesting. Obviously the content here is created with a passion for documentary films and the site is a valuable resource for those with an...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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This interactive water cycle map allows you to view explanations, pictures, and more about the different parts of the water cycle.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Anjana Shah, a research geophysicist at the USGS in Denver, Colorado.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Matthew Mossbrucker, director and curator of the Morrison Natural History Museum in Morrison, Colorado.

thaboinger via YouTube
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Watch this animated video pulse through different watershed areas across the United States. See where different rivers, streams, and other watershed components are located, and where they let out into the ocean.

TED-Ed
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Tens of millions of years ago, plate tectonics set North and South America on an unavoidable collision course that would change the face of the Earth and spell life or death for thousands of species. Juan D. Carrillo explains the massive biological repercussions of this collision, which caused...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Dr. John Shea demonstrates the two main principles in the study of rock layers: superposition and association.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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From the perspective of us here on Earth, clouds are usually pretty boring. Sure, sometimes we spot one that looks cool or see a unique formation that we take a photo of for Instagram and then move on with our lives. But for astronauts and satellite cameras looking down on th eplanet from above...

ScienceAtNASA
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As Voyager 1 recedes from the solar system, researchers are listening for "interstellar music" (a.k.a. plasma waves) to learn more about conditions outside the heliosphere.

History Channel
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These documentaries are useful for showing unique engineering and scientific activities. 

TED-Ed
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In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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This podcast explains the science behind Tides.

Nicolaus Wegner
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Photosensitive seizure warning - Look away if things get too overwhelming. Accumulated a great deal of severe weather and cloud related time lapse material over the past couple of years. Figures it might be interesting to experiment with the various shapes these storms produce when mirrored....

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.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI), Earth Science Week (ESW)
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Big Ideas videos bring to life the "big ideas" of Earth science -- the nine core concepts that everyone should know. Teachers can use the videos in many ways. For example: use "Why Earth Science?" to introduce the importance of Earth science to your students, their parents and guardians, and...

National Geographic
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Tsunamis are giant, powerful waves most often caused by earthquakes beneath the ocean floor. Their incredible power can destroy entire communities, then drag the debris out to sea. This video shows what causes tsunamis and the importance of evacuating any area under a tsunami alert.

GeoScience Videos
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This video describes the features geologists use to classify common types of volcanoes. We compare and contrast the features of two types of large volcanoes - shield volcanoes and composite volcanoes. One of these types produces structures that can be larger than Mount Everest while the other...

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
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This visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA, and the MA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2013, with audio from Mark Higgins, Training Officer at EUMETSAT. The satellite data is superimposed over NASA's "Blue Marble Next...

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating how scientists use geodesy to measure the inflation and deflation of a volcano, and...

Science Friday
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Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. For 25 years, we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much...

TED-Ed
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There's a lot of talk these days about when and how we might all move to Mars. But what would it actually be like to live there? Mari Foroutan details the features of Mars that are remarkably similar to those of Earth — and those that can only be found on the red planet.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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The disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period posed one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries. This three-act film tells the story of the extraordinary detective work that solved it. Shot on location in Italy, Spain, Texas, Colorado, and North Dakota, the...

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Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
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European Space Agency (ESA)

What is a lunar eclipse? What is a solar eclipse? This short video explains the difference between these regularly occurring events that can be observed from Earth.

Coral fish and diver
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Today

This video talks about ocean acidification and some of its causes.

Saturn images taken from Hubble
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Skunk Bear, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Feast your eyes on icy volcanoes, ethane lakes, and ripples in Saturn's rings -- all courtesy of a doomed space probe named Cassini.

Horsehead Nebula, Bernard 33
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geobeats, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Here are 10 remarkable images captured by NASA's Cassini Mission.

New York City and the East River in 1960
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Light Pollution Map

This interactive map shows light pollution across the world.

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