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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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

University of Kentucky (UK)
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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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)
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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...

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...

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: Kinetic and Potential Energy in a Pendulum, Facing a Pendulum- will it hit you?

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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....

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos as they explain their daily routines. Educators can use this series of videos and resources to enhance K-12 science, technology, engineering, and...

EIT Image of the Sun
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand paterns within the Earth-sun relationship.

Students taking water samples during field work
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

What gives Velcro its stick? Why does pollen make some people sneeze? And, how pure is the salt that we put on our food? In this episode of STEM Flicks, explore the role that microscopy plays in our everyday lives. Discover how scientists and engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

World map with ice caps
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Get caught up in the podcasting frenzy, but in a sciencey way! You can now have the latest ABC Science Online and Radio National science shows to download at your leisure or to have magically delivered when you subscribe via RSS feed.

Aurora and stars
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National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

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