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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.

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.

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.

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

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....

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.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years. Deep time and Earth history are keys to understanding the present. The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years, with evidence ranging from chemical signatures in rocks and ancient biological molecules to fossils of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

TED-Ed
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High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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View this interactive lesson on tides and their global impact.

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...

NBC Learn
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NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation explore the threats and challenges to our most vital natural resource.

National Geographic
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Meteor showers bring interplanetary debris, ranging from pebbles to boulders, into Earth's atmosphere. Find out how these dazzling displays come about.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
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This simulator is ideal for authoring labs dealing with earth sun relationships

Alphonse Swinehart
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In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the inverse, it's unfortunately very slow. The animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and...

UNAVCO, Inc.
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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...

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...

NOVA and PBS Learning Media
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NOVA's magnificent "Making North America" video series is broken into shorter clips. Learn about the geological history of North America in this video from NOVA Digital. Google Earth flyovers and visualizations illustrate how particular locations, landscapes, and life forms have changed over...

GeoScience Videos
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In this video we will describe the most common types of volcanic hazards associated with a volcanic eruption. We begin by considering the threat of an eruption from a Cascade Range volcano for citizens of Portland and Seattle. These are examples of composite volcanoes. Eruptions of these types...

Gazdonian Productions
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A short video on vertical sorting and graded bedding filmed in an earth science classroom.

McGraw Hill
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Includes multiple choice, true and false, and matching quizzes. Offers flashcards, Animations and movies, internet exercises, virtual vista, and web links for all chapters on physical science. Each chapter includes:animations and movies, flashcards, internet exercises and links, and quizzes.

The New York Times, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),
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In 2015, humanity's best images of Pluto were a few fuzzy pixels wide. Pluto was obscured by its vast distance and diminutive size. But no longer. On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto and its moons, scanning the dwarf planet in unprecedented detail. Using data from that...

TED-Ed
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Just now, somewhere in the universe, a star exploded. In fact, a supernova occurs every second or so in the observable universe. Yet, we’ve never actually been able to watch a supernova in its first violent moments. Is early detection possible? Samantha Kuula details the science behind an early...

TED-Ed
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In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.

Gary Barker
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This video demonstrates that you can find beauty in every day objects, right at the end of a microscope lens.

Arizona State University (ASU)
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This resource has been around for awhile but it hasn't lost its potential to enrich class discussions on structural geology and geomorphology. The actual Gallery has links to QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) and QuickTime (QT) movies of digital topography. Each movie consists of a 3D perspective...

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT. The visualization has been produced by EUMETSAT's data...

National Geographic
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Volcanoes are as dangerous as they are majestic. Over 50 eruptions rock our planet every year. This video helps you understand what causes volcanoes to form and erupt -- and shows where they are most likely to be found.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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Video and Animation collection on the following topics: biology, climate change, geography and geospatial, geology, structures, natural hazards and water.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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ShakeAlert is an experimental earthquake early warning system (EEW) for the West Coast of the United States and the Pacific Northwest. ShakeAlert is a product of the US Geological Survey and its partners including the California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley,...

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 what tectonic plate convergence looks like in GPS vectors, specifically in the...

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.

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Watch a tsunami hit the shores of Japan and see how it affects the shoreline as the water destroys everything in its path.

GeoScience Videos
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This video describes the principle control on the violence of volcanic eruptions. We define the term viscosity and show examples of everyday materials with different viscosity. Next we are splattered with soda and milkshake to illustrate how gases can drive volcanic eruptions (the sacrifices we...

HighTideExp
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This video was taken without the ROV while using the GoPro HD Hero2. The video was taken on what is locally referred to as South Creek at the head of the Akutan Harbor in the eastern Aleutian Islands. The water depth was about 5 inches. It seemed like an interesting perspective to view the rapd...

National Geographic
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The maps here show the world as it is now, with only one difference: All the ice on land has melted and drained into the sea, raising it 216 feet and creating new shorelines for our continents and inland seas.

National Park Service (NPS)
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Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular glacially carved landscape. Although glaciers have come and gone many times in the past, there are still two active glaciers near Yosemite's highest peaks. This video shows you the wonders of Yosemite's glaciers.

TED-Ed
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Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? Kim Preshoff details why the answer,...

TED-Ed
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Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers down and discusses who is using it and to what ends.

PetaPixel
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This video shows a GoPro camera entrapped by slow-moving lava, but it survives!

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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CO2 emitted by volcanoes into the atmosphere is removed by a series of chemical reactions related to rock weathering.

yeti dynamics
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YouTube video describing what it would be like if the moon orbited the Earth at the same distance as the ISS.

National Geographic
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Earthquakes are unpredicatable and can strike with enough force to bring buildings down. Find out what causes earthquakes, why they're so deadly, and what's being done to help buildings sustain their hits.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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From space, we can understand fires in ways that ar eimpossible from the ground. New Earth-observing satellites capture the significant impact of fires on our planet. In this animation of fires around the globe in 2002, each red dot marks a new fire. Dots change color to yellow after a few days...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Euan McKirdy, CNN
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For five years, a NASA spacecraft has drifted through the heavens, providing astronomers with the most detailed views of the sun to date. And now, following the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission's fifth anniversary, we can share some of the most dramatic and mesmerizing moments of 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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