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

National Geographic
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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.

SciShow
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It's School of YouTube Week! Comic Relief and YouTube are partnering to send students to school! The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait teaches Hank how to measure the distance to the stars.

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.

National Park Service (NPS)
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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...

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 Melissa Burt, an education and diversity manager and atmospheric research scientist at Colorado State Unversity in Fort Collins, Colorado.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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Dwarf planets are a lot like regular planets. What's the big difference? Find out in 60 seconds with this NASAJPL video.

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.

KQED San Francisco, PBS LearningMedia
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With its rolling hills and winter storms, the Bay Area has been a landslide hotspot. Now geologists are using new high-tech tools to understand and predict these natural disasters. In this QUEST video produced by KQED, find an explanation of "deep-seated" and "shallow" landslides and examples of...

Sing About Science & Math
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Welcome to the "Wikipedia of science songs," covering the expanding universe of educational music since 2004! Whether you're looking for a new YouTube rap video about genomics or a decades-old song about the periodic table, you've come to the right page!

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: Energy Ladder of Hydrogen - absorption and emission, The Blackbody Curve, A Closer Look at the Blackbody Curve, Absorption spectrum of the Sun, Emission spectrum of an interstellar cloud, Absorption spectrum in detail - wavelength and depth, Doppler Shift...

TED-Ed
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The world needs clean water, and more and more, we're pulling it from the oceans, desalinating it, and drinking it. But what to do with the salty brine left behind? In this intriguing short talk, TED Fellow Damian Palin proposes an idea: Mine it for other minerals we need, with the help of some...

NASA Earth Observatory
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Every year, we report on the melting and growth of Arctic sea ice, the vast sheath of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas. Much attention is focused on the area and extent of sea ice because it has been shrinking steadily. But there is another problem: as the...

TED-Ed
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About 66 million years ago, a terrible extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs. But it wasn't the only event of this kind -- extinctions of various severity have ocurred throughout the Earth's history -- and are still happening all around us today. Borths, D'Emic, ad Pritchard give a quick...

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: Phases of the Moon, Why We see Phases, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse - from outer space, Lunar Eclipse - from Earth.

National Geographic
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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...

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 universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and...

TERC
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Find many interactives on chapters ranging from earth systems to historical geology. Weather chapters are also included.

National Park Service (NPS)
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Channel Islands National Park's live webcams deliver the park -- and its animal inhabitants -- to K-12 classrooms in real time. The park's ocean webcam reveals a kelp forest ecosystem. Have students record observations and learn about the natural history of marine fish, mammals, and...

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 Kevin Petty, Chief Science Officer (CSO) for Vaisala, producers of meteorological instrumentation.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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"Mars in a Minute" is a series of 60-second, animated videos for students of all ages that teaches key concepts about Mars and missions to the Red Planet.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
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The Clean Water Act turns 40 in October 2012. The Landmark Legislation was a fundamental turning point in the protection of all fresh water in the United States. The laws' stated goal was to make all water fishable and swimmable. The law is the source of all modern day water protection and led...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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This collection of short video clips are the "next best thing to an actual trip to an estuary" field trip. Use these video clips to learn more about our nation's beautiful estuaries!

Great Big Story, The Weather Channel
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For more than 50 years, Baltazar Ushca Tenesaca has been ascending Ecuador's tallest mountain to harvest glacial ice. At one time, there were 40 or so ice merchants who made the daily trek up the active volcano. but now, only Ushca continues this 500-year-old tradition. And while the deman for...

MinuteEarth
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Why does the Earth have deserts? For the same reason it has rainforests -- Hadley Cells! Watch this video to see how Hadley cells create rainforests and desets on Earth.

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: How a Star forms with a Solar System, Low Mass Star Evolves - Seen from Outside, Low Mass Star Evolves - Seen from Inside the Core, High Mass Star Evolves, A Close Binary Pair Evolve, Go To a Neutron Star (ns animation courtesy of Robert Nemiroff), Go to a...

TED-Ed
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Why do we see those stunning lights in the northern- and southernmost portions of the night sky? The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis occur when high-energy particles are flung from the Sun's corona toward the Earth and mingle with the neutral atoms in our atmosphere -- ultimately emitting...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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This is a film in which stargazers try to describe an ineffable experience, and invite vewers to share their wordless awe.

TED-Ed
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The Earth intercepts a lot f solar power: 173,000 terawats. That's 10,000 times more power than the planet's population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be comletely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy.

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

National Geographic
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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.

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Animated .gif shows Sun's path across the Arctic Summer sky. The sun does not set.

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)
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This activity illustrates how seismic waves are used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake and to locate its epicenter. It includes tutorials as well as assessments for Teachers to give students. This site also has resources in Spanish. 

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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Follow along with host Kirk Johnson as he explores the layers of rock that make up the Grand Canyon, in this video from NOVA: Making North America: Origins. Many geologists think that the Grand Canyon is the best place in the world. Its exposed rock layers allow them to see hundreds of millions...

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 Annie Zaino, a polar field engineer at UNAVCO in Boulder, Colorado.

Anthony Feig
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Franklin Mountains cloud time-lapse. See how adiabatic warming impacts cloud evaporation.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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The animation archived on this page shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2013, at hourly intervals. Until the end of 2013, the initial Dial-A-Moon image will be the frame from this animation for the current hour...

National Geographic
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NASA has used data from a new satellite to track CO2 as it spreads through the atmosphere—with results both trippy and profound.

Gazdonian Productions
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So much is said about technology in education these days: iPads, laptops, apps, flipped classrooms, etc., but in our eyes the main benefit of technology is that it enables teachers to bring the real world into the classroom. And videos are a great way to do that. Ass to that all the great...

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.

TED-Ed
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While the Earth's oceans are known as five separte entities, there is really only one ocean. So, how big is it? As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth's grandest geological features. Scott Gass reminds us of the influence humans have on...

LittleThings
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In May 2010, YouTube user "beatlesfanxxl" uploaded a jaw-dropping moment that went viral with nearly seven million views. It was late spring in Oklahoma City, and he and his family were watching a nasty storm pass through. You can only imagine their shock and horror when suddenly the dark,...

TED-Ed
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One could say that snowflakes are simply frozen water -- but if you compare a snowflake to an ice cube, you'll notice the big difference. Why are all snowflakes six-sided? Why are none of them exactly the same? Marusa Bradac sheds ligt on the secret life of snowflakes.

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.

National Geographic
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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.

Top Documentary Films
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Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. Both...

Carleton College/NAGT materials
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Find animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's EPIC camera on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth,...

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 Alejandro Soto, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder Colorado. This video has Spanish and english subtitles.

PF Pictures
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"Disruption" is an inspiring hour-long documentary film about climate change -- the science, the politics, and the movement. Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. The exploration lays bare the...

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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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