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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.

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.

National Park Service (NPS)
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Join student paleontologist, Adam Marsh, on a journey through time as he explores the ancient landscape of Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area. Through his expedition field notes, Adam takes us on an adventure to the long lost Late Triassic, exposing an invisible world of dinosaurs and...

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-...

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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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...

University College Cork (UCC)
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GEOCOAST aims to broadcast educational videos about Ireland's coastal and marine environments with particular focus on coastal geology and geomorphology.

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.

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.

University of Illinois extension
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Earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers are all powerful forces that work to reshape our wornd. These forces have changed the world dramatically and are even wat work today. You can explore this website to learnthe amazing science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers. Along the exploration,...

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...

World of Phenomena
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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...

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...

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.

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...

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations. For Basics in Distances, students learn about: general idea of distances from the sun, powers of 10 distances (outward and inward), the constellation Orion, Distances and Brightness, and how to calculate distance from brightness. For Distance measuring, students learn to measure:...

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.

National Public Radio (NPR)
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On March 9, a total solar eclipse was perfectly visible in Indonesia. Alaska, Hawaii, parts of southeast Asia and some of Australia got a partial view. The rest of us, alas, were out of luck. But now you can enjoy the view from another angle — the solar eclipse as seen from space. The Himawari...

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.

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.

NASA's Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel

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.

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

Wiley Science
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With this animation you can see soil develop right before your eyes. Watch the organic matter cover the soil surface and become the organic horizon. Below that horizon are several others which have specific characteristics. Learn what comprises each horizon and how it interacts with the other...

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...

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
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The series is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals by spotlighting women, students, and leaders who are transforming the energy sector, from addresing the growing threat of climate change to advancing clean energy technologies like wind and solar. Here, middle and high...

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.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learning Media
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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.

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...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Arctic sea ice melted on an unprecedented scale in 2012, opening up the fabled Northwest and Northeast passages.

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...

EarthScope
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Meet the scientists from the National Science Foundation's EarthScope program! This innovative program is essentially a network of observatories acting as an Earth "telescope" focused on the exterior and interior structure and dynamics of our planet. To bring the program to lofe for students in...

Civil Engineering
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This video shows permeable pavement in action. Never has a truck dumping water on a parking lot been more interesting. Students really love this video and it's usually a springboard into class discussions about permeability and the effect of human activity on infiltration, runoff, and flooding...

TED-Ed
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With riing temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully adapting to climate change is increasingly important. For humans, this can mean using technoogy to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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This is the Youtube channel of the NASA Lunar Science Institute.

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.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDANRCS)
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One of the critical functions of healthy soils is that they contain beneficial microbes that can enhance plant defense against disease, and sometimes against insects; our journey took us to Clemson's Dr. Geoff Zehnder to talk about his work. Dr. Geoff Zehnder is a professor of entomology and his...

W. W. Norton and Company
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Solar system formation animation.

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

UNAVCO is a nonprofit university-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO creates and curates videos to promote Earth science learning, share UNAVCO services, and inspire the next generation of our workforce.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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"NASA's Earth Minute" is a series of animated white-board videos for students of all changes explaining key concepts about Earth science, missions, and climate change.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Take 8 different NASA Quizzes about: Jason-3, CRS-4, MAVEN, IRIS, SMAP, OCO-2, TDRS-L, and MMS. 

KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, find diagrams of plate tectonics and look at the SAFOD earthquake study in Parkfield. Also find information about the ELARMS earthquake alarm system and how it might help people in earthquake-prone areas. This video is also available in both English and...

The Crowd & The Cloud
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Are you interested in birds, fish, the oceans or streams in your community? Are you concerned about fracking, air quality, extreme weather, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, Zika or other epidemics? Now you can do more than read about these issues. You can be part of the solution. Citizen Science has...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Fossilized dung beetle balls are part of a comprehensive fossil collection project to reconstruct the habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus.

TED-Ed
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How can the shadow of the tiny moon eclipse the sight of the gargantuan sun? By sheer coincedence, the dsc of the sun in 400x larger than the disc of the moon, but it's 390x farther from Earth -- which means that when they align just right, the moon blocks all but the sun's glowing corona. Andy...

National Park Service (NPS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Channel Islands National Park's live webcams deliver the park -- and its animal inhabitants -- to K-12 classrooms in real time. Watch a live stream from the Bald Eagle Webcam and have students observe and record family dynamics as two bald eagle chicks grow and fly from the nest by late June or...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Get involved with PBS LearningMedia! Connect, collaborate, and learn with other educators looking to revolutionize their classrooms with digital media and technology.

TED-Ed
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Lake Maracaibo is the stormiest place on the planet. Thunderstorms rage above this massive body of water for up to 200 days of the year, with each ear-splitting event lasting for several hours. But why? Graeme Anderson lists the factors that create Lake Maracaibo's seemingly everlasting storms...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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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.

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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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