Education Resources Network: Search Teaching Media

PDF versionPDF version

Find image collections, presentations, videos and animations, and virtual field trips.

Displaying 701 - 750 of 753 items

To search with a phrase, put it in quotes.
TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

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 we have illustrating how seasonal fluctuations in the storage and recharge of groundwater near...

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Citizen Science: people of all ages and backgrounds joining together to gather and analyze data. This short video, brought to you by the National Science Foundation, describes what Citizen Science is and lists ways to get involved. Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or...

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Watch MinuteEarth explain how plate tectonics really work.

Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

GSA explains why a career in the earth sciences is important.

Preparatory Commision for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This piece of work is a bird's eye view of the history [of above and below ground nuclear testing] by scaling down a month length of time into one second. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted.

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Watch this short YouTube to learn how greenhouse gases actually work.

University of Rhode Island (URI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Contains information about sound movement, measurement, different sounds in the sea, and advanced topics.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Of the many ways Earth is polluted, light pollution may be the least talked about. It's not an illusion; astronomers measure it from one to nine on the Bortle scale, and earlier this year, one study suggested that light pollution may be causing spring to come earlier. This short film, shot...

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Tsunamis can neither be prevented nor precicely predicted. But people educated about particular warning signs can save their own lives and the lives of others. Through this interactive web site, you will: learn about tsunamis, gather tips to prepare for and survive a tsunami, understand tsunami-...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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 Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The NOAA VisLab uses the imagery from NOAA's weather and climate satellites to produce animations that show the dynamic nature of Earth and its environment.

Skunk Bear via YouTube
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

We use the yard lines to map out our planet's past (and humanity's tiny moment in it).

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Climate Change is a real and serious issue. In this video Bill Nye, the Science Guy, explains what causes climate change, how it affects our planet, why we need to act promptly to mitigate its effects, and how each of us can contribute to a solution.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old -- but how can humans relate to a number so colossal, and where do we fit on the geologic timeline? Comparing the Earth's lifetime to one calendar year, events like the extinction of dinosaurs and Columbus setting sail took place relatively recently. Joshua M....

Google
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Google's nearly ubiquitous Street View service is slowly conquering what little of the world it's got left to conquer. In a joint effort with Sherpa mountaineer Apa Sherpa, the Google Maps team captured imagery of the Khumbu region of Nepal, where Mount Everest is located. You can take a virtual...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This geonarrative highlights six volcanoes in the western United States: Yellowstone, Three Sisters, Crater Lake, Medicine Lake, Lassen Peak, and Mammoth Mountain. Each volcano has been studied extensively, and the resulting geologic maps are the products of years of field mapping and laboratory...

Science Friday, Ryan Hollister
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Welcome to the Columns of the Giants! Visit these rock formations in a virtual viewer, see pictures and maps of the surrounding areas, and read about their formation.

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

How do scientists zero in on deep sea vents within the world's vast oceans - especially when they are located a mile or more below the surface? Think like a scientist and you'll find out! Climb aboard this virtual expedition along an unknown stretch of the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge to...

Xcel Energy
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

What if we could pull electricity out of thin air? We can - as long as it's windy! It's not a magic trick; it's wind power! Let's see how that works, what it takes to get wind power to your neighborhood.

Discovery Education
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required, Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the...

Nova Scotia Government
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Hop in and join Dr. Ralph (alias Air Wolf) on a scenic virtual flight around Nova Scotia. In the fantastic world of cyberspace we will enjoy some spectacular vistas from the air and occasionally land to look at the geology up close and personal.

Xcel Energy
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

More people are using energy every day, and there are fewer resources to go around. We need to make the energy sources that we have last, and get more energy from sources that never run out. Scientists and engineers are working hard on many ideas for clean energy! How can power plants be cleaner...

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

On this field trip, you'll learn amazing things about water. You'll learn about aquifers, how your drinking water gets to you, what other kids have to do around the world to get their water, and ideas for helping to protect this precious resource. Now get ready for some fun! This field trip was...

Esri UK
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This storymap provides pictures, maps, information, and more about the British Isles through time. Read about its formation and early history, and see how it has changed over time.

Texas A&M
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The Big Bend Virtual Field Trip was created for an independent study project for the Texas A&M University Department of Geology under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Herbert. During the week of Spring Break 1996, we visited Big Bend for the purpose of researching the geology of the park and...

NPR
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Transport yourself to Rocky Mountain National Park, with all its sights and sounds, in this immersive geology lesson.

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This is a 3D tour that allows you to "walk" around the Yoho National Park in Canada and zoom in on various geological features. Still pictures of rock formations and mountains are included.

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

The virtual field trips are designed to educate students about the Aquifer and the need to protect our sole source of drinking water. Students will gain an increased awareness and education about our ground water source, the aquifer, and provide information about protecting this precious...

Wheeling Jesuit University / Center for Educational Technologies
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Stills, text, animations

Stromboli Online
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Chose your virtual field trip in diferent places, including: Italy, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Russia, Washington State, Guadeloupe, Hawaii, and New Zealand.

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Field experiences are an important part of the life of the geoscience student and professional. We take our students to the field to see fundamental relationships and to learn to observe, collect and interpret data. This website exists to facilitate interactions and sharing that will: enable...

Good Earth Graphics, National Speleological Society (NSS)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Here is the original Virtual Cave, devoted to the astounding variety of nature's handiwork found in solution caves, those dissolved out of solid rock by acidic waters. Most solution caves are found in carbonate rocks (limestone, dolomite, or marble) or gypsum. They may occur in sandstones, since...

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASAJPL)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This site lists many multimedia resources from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including movies, photos, artist depictions, and posters and lithographs.

Nova Scotia Museum
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Nova Scotia's virtual museum offers plenty of information on fossils. Students can "tour" the museum, discovering answers on what trace fossils are, what footprint fossils look like, and how to duplicate life. Activities and links to where actual fossil sites is also provided.

Nine Planets
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

An interactive tour of the solar system. Students can clock on various elements of our solar system and gain information on their size, atmosphere, geologic features, and other scientific facts.

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Take a virtual field trip with AGU's Blogosphere atop Table Mountain. See pictures and panoramic views.

Windows into Wonderland
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Explore our award winning electronic field trips! Since 2001, Yellowstone has been offering eTrips to share the resources and treasures of the world's first national park. Embark on these exciting adventures and look through new Windows Into Wonderland.

Canada's Digital Collections
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Pictures and information on Nova Scotia's paleontological sites. There are also links to different geologic periods, a glossary, maps, and world heritage information on Fossil Cliffs.

Smithsonian
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground...

NASA and Google Earth
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

"Places" is your next generation postcard. Instead of just seeing a still image of a place, you are invited to join an exciting ride through a 3D scenery of your choice. Below you find a small collection of places for you to check out. Take your kids on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon or...

University of Houston (UH)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

This site contains virtual reality field trips of Big Bend, dMd Design, Flambeau/Ladysmith copper mine, Green Lakes Pass, Hawaii Beach, Mid-Ocean ridges, National Parks, Field Trips from the Open University, Planet Earth Science, Virtual Fossils, and Wind River Visuals. All field trips are done...

The Museum of the City of San Francisco (SFMOMA)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Pictures and Information on San Francisco history, including the 1849 California Gold Rush, the 1906 Earthquake, San Francisco during World War II, and the city's Rock and Roll events.

University of Lethbridge, Canada (Uleth)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

There are two ways to approach this Virtual Field Trip. First, you can follow through Day 1 to Day 6 at the bottom of each page or you can simply read about the topics of interest listed at the top of each page. Each photograph and map can be enlarged by clicking right mouse button on the image...

Arizona State University (ASU)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Multiple virtual field trips on earth and life sciences can be chosen. Each field trip focuses on a certain aspect of science, as well as a place. For example, one field trip focuses on the Dresser Formation (earliest record of life) in Australia. Each field trip has a still image of that place/...

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

For those wanna-be astronauts and space travelers out there, this interactive model of the solar system could prove to be highly addictive. With one click, you can visit Saturn, Venus, or the other planets and then spin and explore them in three dimensions. The interface uses NASA calculations...

vEcotourism
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Canada’s Gros Morne park, on the comparatively sheltered Western coast of Newfoundland, is a geology lover’s paradise and a designated UNESCO natural world heritage site. From precipitous land-locked fjords to the curiously sterile exposed mantle of the Tablelands formation, this is a wild...

Pages

Search Page Shortcuts

Search All Resources
Curricula and Instruction
Organizations
Outreach Programs
Professional Resources
Teaching Media

Recently Loaded Resources

Aurora and stars
Maps and Visualizations
National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

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

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
Videos or Animations
Fred Espenak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
Videos or Animations
Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, PBS LearningMedia

Learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 in this video adapted from the Valdez museum & Historical Archive. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was...

Oil refinery on Mississippi River
Data Sets
FRONTLINE/NOVA, PBS LearningMedia

Gases trapped in ice cores show the dramatic impact that human activities have had on the planet since the Industrial Revolution. This graph, from the website accompanying the FRONTALINE/NOVA special "What's Up with the Weather?," reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous...

World Earthquake Epicenters
Maps and Visualizations
VolcanoDiscovery

Get up-to-date data on active volcanoes and earthquakes around the world with this interactive map.

About the Education Resources Network

The Education Resources Network aggregates geoscience education resources from a variety of providers. The goal is to provide visitors with the widest possible collection of curricula, classroom activities, teacher professional development opportunities, science education standards, virtual field trips, teaching ancillaries and much more.

We are continually adding new content, so please check back frequently.

We encourage you to review our collections, suggest other resources, and let us know when items are out of date or problematic for other reasons.