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Watch MinuteEarth explain how plate tectonics really work.
Loads of salt aren’t just bad for humans, but plants as wall. Plants absorb the salt through their roots, potentially cutting off their water supply, causing for dead plants. Watch this video to learn what farmers are doing to reduce the high levels of salt in the soil.
Video lecture series on various space science topics, including:NASA's Exploration of Ceres and Pluto, Exploring the Birth of Rocky Planets (the InSight Mission to Mars), OSIRIS-REx (sample return from a primitive near-Earth asteroid), NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, and the Mars Science...
Bill Nye talks about volcanoes. Season 4 Episode 14.
Have a NASA astronaut give you a tour through an orbital laboratory.
This web-resource, which is aimed at UK science students, shows how surface and deep Earth processes produce the rocks we stand on, and use to build our homes.
Learn how experts joined forces to figure out what happened at the end of the Cretaceous, 66 million years ago. Meet Dr. Kirk Johnson, a paleobotanist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History. While you may know about the extinction of large dinosaurs, you might not realize...
Feast your eyes on icy volcanoes, ethane lakes, and ripples in Saturn's rings -- all courtesy of a doomed space probe named Cassini.
Horsetail Fall is a small, ephemeral waterfall that flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. For two weeks in February, the setting sun striking the waterfall creates a deep orange glow.
Our Moon's appearance changes nightly. This slow-loading time-lapse sequence shows what our Moon looks like during a lunation, a complete lunar cycle. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible.
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Learn the warning signs of an avalanche before it's triggered.
Prepare to witness the explosion that formed planet Earth, and travel back in time to explore the evolution of the Earth we know today. We'll see new technologies that allow today's geoscientists to strip back layers of the Earth, to see what previously could only be imagined. This is episode 1...
When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? Yuan-Sen Ting shows us how trigonometric parallaxes, standard candles and more help us determine the distance of objects several billion light years away...
Find links to 14 different animations and exercises. Links (2) - (4) describe three specific exercises that are particularly well done. There are interactive flash animations and exercises for physical geology class.
More than one million people have viewed the professionally recorded and edited versions of astronomy talks by noted astronomers on YouTube in the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture series. Now in HD, recent lectures include NASA's Jeff Moore on New Horizon Pluto results, Stanford's Tom Abel on...
We used the UC Davis augmented reality sandbox design to make a deforming volcano with a simple hand pump, tube, and balloon. The result? An inflating and deflating volcano and the formation of a crater lake. Add a few GPS/GNSS instruments made from toothpicks and gumdrops and some bullet-level...
Where rivers meet the ocean, coastlines tend to bend either inward or outward, creating estuaries and deltas. But how do they get those shapes?
Time-lapse video with 360 movie panels showing the sky over almost an entire year, from mid-2009 to mid-2010. Videos were shot from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, CA.
Bill Nye talks about dinosaurs. Season 1 Episode 3.
This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
The NAAP Rotating Sky Lab introduces the horizon coordinate system and the "apparent" rotation of the sky. The relationship between the horizon and celestial equatorial coordinate systems is explicitly explored.
Why do hurricanes get their own season? The reason for the season is because of the three requirements for a hurricane to form. Precursor storms off the coast of Africa that travel on currents, warm ocean temperatures, and low wind shear due to the location of the jet stream are only available...
This video talks about ocean acidification and some of its causes.
While studying sediments on the ocean floor to trace the history of the earth, Ali noticed tiny creatures were re-shuffling small sediments of earth, changing its order. What are the implications of this discovery? Find out in this informative talk. Ali earned his Master’s degree from the...
This Flash animation depicts the diurnal change in wind patterns along the coast. The shift in winds results from unequal heating of the land and water. During the day, land heats more rapidly than the water, air rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the water. The pattern reverses at night....
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. No natural disaster in America has caused more death and destruction than floods.
Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.
Our best technology can send men to the Moon and probes to the edge of our solar system, but these distances are vanishingly small compared to the size of the universe. How then can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? Yuan-Sen Ting takes us into deep space to show how astronomers study...
This animation shows color-enhanced satellite images of the Storm of the Century, which occurred March 12 through 14, 1993. The graph below the images shows how barometric pressure changed at West Palm Beach, Florida as the storm approached and passed.
Flashed teaching resources in geology. This site has several different categories to choose from relating to geology that is kid friendly. It includes diagrams and great explanations that are very thought provoking.
Learn how water in its many forms can change the shape of the earth, and how we can measure this shape-shifting to better understand and manage water resources. As an example, this short animation focuses on how the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, a high-precision GPS network throughout...
This YouTube clip from MinuteEarth describes how soil liquefaction works, and why it causes buildings and cars to collapse and sink into the ground.
In this video excerpt from NOVA: “Inside the Megastorm,” learn how Earth's warming climate may have contributed to Hurricane Sandy's devastating impact.
Bill Nye talks about space exploration. Season 5 Episode 2.
In this episode of MinuteEarth, we discover that the deeper we go underground, the hotter it gets. It also examines the accurate and inaccurate aspects of Lord Kelvin's (Sir William Thompson) theory of why the center of the Earth is hot.
This YouTube video explains the basics of tsunamis and how to protect yourself.
In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, learn what a maverick wave is and how scientists use technology to study and predict when and where these waves will form. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
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.
In this short video, Minute Earth talks about how the air temperature rise has a big impact on the weather. First, the warmer the water at the surface gets, the more it vaporizes into the air. When the air gets warmer, it raises its capacity to hold water vapor, which means more rain and snow....
Flash animation for the Coriolis Effect, the apparent deflection of a wind or current due to earth rotation. One animation shows a plane flying from Anchorage, Alaska toward Miami, Florida. In the second animation, a plane takes off from Tierra del Fuego toward Rio de Janeiro. In both cases, the...
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through out atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's mos complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe...
As the Earth’s surface temperature gradually rises, it has become vital for us to predict the rate of this increase with as much precision as possible. In order to do that, scientists need to understand more about aerosols and clouds. Jasper Kirkby details an experiment at CERN that aims to do...
A 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data, though also a 3-D simulation of the major bodies in the Solar System for any time from 1950 to 2050.
The song covers the California 7th grade standards on Earth & Life History.
This video demonstrates how we measure ice and glacier loss.
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