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Silicon Valley Astronomy
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Founded in 1999, the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures are presented on selected Wednesday evenings during the school year at Foothill College, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Speakers over the years have included a wide range of noted scientists, explaining astronomical...

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

Using elevation and image data returned by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), this animation takes the viewer on a virtual tour of the Moon. The viewer flies over the lunar terrain, coming in for close looks at a variety of interesting sites. Sites were chosen to illustrate a wide variety of...

NOVA and PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

National Park Service (NPS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

Christopher Young
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The goal of this project was to develop a real-time integrated augmented reality system to physically create topography models which are then scanned into a computer in real time, and used as background for a variety of graphics effects and simulations. The final product is supposed to be self-...

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

What caused the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake?  Check out this video from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) to learn more.  Be sure to look for the GPS data provided by UNAVCO!

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

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

An animated storybook explains why people have explored since the beginning of time.

TERC
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This animation shows how the volume and pressure inside a sealed balloon change as the balloon rises or descends.

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In one day mushrooms can catapult billions of tiny spores into the air and not only do these spores help seed baby fungi, they also help seed clouds. Watch this video to learn about why mushrooms are an important factor for the development of clouds.

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

View this interactive lesson on tides and their global impact.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
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This Tidal Bulge Simulator shows how the sun, moon, and Earth's rotation combine to create tides.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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.

Josh Worth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

A tediously accurate scale model of the solar system. Scroll across the screen to see the true scale of the universe.

The Crowd & The Cloud
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Are you interested in birds, fish, the oceans or streams in your community? Are you concerned about fracking, air quality, extreme weather, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, Zika or other epidemics? Now you can do more than read about these issues. You can be part of the solution. Citizen Science has...

Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 remains one of the strongest and most significant earthquakes in US history. The fire that developed in its aftermath brought the city to its knees. This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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 Geographic
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From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to...

TED-Ed
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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...

Maryland Public Television (MPT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Explore the long-term environmental effects posed by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a means of extracting natural gas with Marcellus Shale Deposit in NY, PA, WV, and MD.

HINT.FM
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us, energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Zoom into your location

TERC
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Flash animation complements `Coriolis Effect over Earth`s Surface` animation by placing the Coriolis Effect in the context of everyday weather patterns. The predicted wind aloft should be from the southeast but because of the Coriolis Effect the wind is actually southwest. The animation of...

TED-Ed
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Energy is neither created nor destroyed -- and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneiderman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and...

Fun Science Demos
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Important science ideas for all young students. Dr. George Mehler and Jared Hottenstein invite you to bring fun science demonstrations to your students and children. We add new videos each month on subjects including physical science, earth and space science, life science, and science in...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

These are some of the animal species Charles Darwin would have seen when he visited the Galapagos Islands.

Colorado School of Mines
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The precursor to Dr. Shorey's YouTube videos was his Earth and Environmental Systems podcast.  There are 65 episodes of about 1 hour each.  They cover all the basic topics of earth science, with an emphasis on earth's history (20+ episodes).

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

From award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky comes a mind-bending, thrilling journey that explores the fragility and wonder of planet Earth -- one of the most peculiar,unique places in the universe.

Discovery
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Each individual snowflake is as beautiful as it is unique. With help from an electron microscope, Frozen Planet shows you snow forming in a way you've never seen it before.

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.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

HugeFloods.com
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Geology videos from the great state of Washington!  ‘2 Minute Geology’ videos - plus longer videos devoted to Seattle, the Columbia River Gorge, and more.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Glaciers appear on almost every continent. However, they are rapidly melting due to the warming climate. Find out how glaciers form and other interesting facts about glaciers.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

We only know 4% of what the universe is made up of. Can we also know what lies beyond our galaxy ... and if there are undiscovered forms of matter? Luckily, we have space messengers — cosmic rays — that bring us physical data from parts of the cosmos beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi explains...

Asheville
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An amazing fall color time lapse brought to you by Explore Asheville. Enjoy the colorful view from above with this homage to fall in the mountains, and then discover for yourself why Fodor's, NBC's TODAY Show and TripAdvisor have all listed Asheville, North Caroline as a top vacation destination...

The University of Michigan, The University of Sheffield, The Leverhulme Trust, The Geographical Association
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Earth's climate is a complex system controlled by many factors. This Click and Learn will examine the two most important factors: solar radiation and the composition of Earth's atmosphere.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Preliminary computer simulation of the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington. Credit: David L. George and Richard M. Iverson, US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.

Gary Barker
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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

Delaware Sea Grant
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This link produces short, engaging video snippets called "15 Second Science." They cover mostly marine and environmental science topics, but are ever-expanding. These videos are great to play before introducing a lesson, or reviewing for a test.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Today, oxygen, or O2, makes up about 21% of Earth's atmosphere, but for most of our planet's long history, O2 levels in the atmosphere and dissolved in the ocean were much less than they are today. In this Click and Learn, you will learn the complex biological and...

CVshorey
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

NPR
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

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

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.

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...

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

Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) are topic based interactive and educationally rich experiences captured during real expeditions with scientists doing current research. Some are built with adaptive feedback and adaptive pathways. This adaptivity allows for non-linear experiences with varying pathways...

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...

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...

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Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
Videos or Animations
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
Videos or Animations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Today

This video talks about ocean acidification and some of its causes.

Saturn images taken from Hubble
Videos or Animations
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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