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Several flash animations on physical geology topics. Topics include: rock cycle, mineral properties, weathering, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, faults and folds, Earth structure, plate tectonics, groundwater, river floods, mass movements, glaciers, shorelines.
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.
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.
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.
Geology videos from the great state of Washington! ‘2 Minute Geology’ videos - plus longer videos devoted to Seattle, the Columbia River Gorge, and more.
Find many useful animations on all topics related to astronomy, such as: Patterns in the Sky and Motions of Earth, Gravity and Orbits, Light, Tools of the Astronomer, A Brief History of the Solar System, The Terrestrial Planets and Earth's Moon, Atmosphere's of the Terrestrial Planets, Gravity...
Overview of the Saturnian ring system. Many images, animations and references are included for both the scientist and the public. Pictures, animations, excerpts from scientific magazines and links.
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.
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...
UNAVCO is a nonprofit university-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy. UNAVCO creates and curates videos to promote Earth science learning, share UNAVCO services, and inspire the next generation of our workforce.
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.
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...
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.
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.
This video demonstrates that you can find beauty in every day objects, right at the end of a microscope lens.
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.
Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind velocities that can exceed 200 miles per hour. How do these terrifying cyclones form? Meteorologist James Spann sheds light on the lifespan of tornadoes as they go from supercell thunderstorms to terrible twisters before eventually...
Bob Ballard explores tectonic plates and earth's constant transformation.
This animation shows one image captured of space, then compared to several more images to show how big it is. This gives a good perspective of how big space is.
The NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio has in recent years created animations based on the GISTEMP dataset following the end of the calendar year. The most recent animation available was released in January 2013 and shows the five-year mean anomaly of surface temperature for 1880 through...
Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.
What are coral reefs? Coral can be found in tropical ocean waters around the world. But how much do you know about reefs and the tiny animals—polyps—that build them? Learn all about coral and why warming waters threaten the future of the reef ecosystem.
Subduction-zone megathrust earthquakes, the most powerful earthquakes in the world, can produce tsunamis through a variety of structures that are missed by simple models. These include fault boundary rupture, deformation of overlying plate, splay faults and landslides. In this animation we...
Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time.
Dig into the world's largest collection of ocean sediments. Peter deMenocal, a marine geologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Rusty Lotti Bond, curator of the Deep Sea Sample Repository, show off the collection and explain what it's good for.
From the PBS series, `Savage Earth,` find a variety of Flash animations dealing with earthquakes, volcanism, and tsunamis.
Conservation Connect - a web-based video series created in partnership by FWS and NSTA - helps students ages 10-15 connect to outdoors and to conservation careers. New episodes are broadcast the third Wednesday of every month throughout the school year at 2 pm Eastern Time (ET). Each five- to...
Animated .gif shows Sun's path across the Arctic Summer sky. The sun does not set.
Get involved with PBS LearningMedia! Connect, collaborate, and learn with other educators looking to revolutionize their classrooms with digital media and technology.
We make tons of plastic precisely because it's cheap, durable, and yet expendable. The features of plastic that make it so useful to us have also transformed life in the oceans. Watch this video to learn more about the effects plastic has on marine life.
Fresh water accounts for only 2.5% of Earth's water, yet it is vital for human civilization. What are our sources of fresh water? In the first of a two part series on fresh water, Christiana Z. Peppard breaks the numbers down and discusses who is using it and to what ends.
This is the Curiosity Mars Rover descent footage interpolated from about 4 frames per second to 25 frames per second. It is playing back in real time.
The goal of the PaleoMap Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years. In the Earth History section of this website are full-color paleogeographic maps showing...
The North American Great Lakes — Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior — are so big that they border 8 states and contain 23 quadrillion liters of water. They span forest, grassland, and wetland habitats, supporting a region that’s home to 3,500 species. But how did such a vast and unique...
Discover the ways in which air and water interact in a vast complex system. This video clip illustrates the interconnections between rising sea levels, forest fires, droughts, heat waves, typhoons, powerful storms, and flooding.
The global montage is created using satellite data, sea surface temperatures and observed land temperatures.
View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.
Video of a supercell near Booker, Texas.
What are wildfires and how do they start? Learn how we can prevent destructive wildfires, and how we can manage wildfires to improve the health of forests.
In this animation, we are shoeing an ocean/continent convergent boundary at the leading edge of the plate. We see the denser oceanic plate diving beneath the continental plate. The down-going oceanic plate eventually warms up to the temperature of the surrounding mantle. Such destruction (...
A mesmerizing new time-lapse video captures the fiery magnificence of what’s believed to be the largest sunspot observed in the past 24 years. Dubbed AR 2192, the “freakishly huge” sunspot spanned some 80,000 miles, or about the same size as the diameter of Jupiter.
Videos and animations from the University of California, Berkeley, Seismological Laboratory. They cover the topics: earthquakes, shake table, earthquake preparednedd, paleoseismic trenching, earthquake early warnings, The Hayward Fault, seismometers and model demonstrations, Modeling, fault...
Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.
Calling all space-heads! NASA has launched a new playlist of videos on YouTube for Kids. Most appropriate for elementary and middle level students, the playlist features 33 intriguing, kid-friendly videos from NASA exploring topics such as our solar system's formation, the scale of the universe...
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...
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.
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...
Have a NASA astronaut give you a tour through an orbital laboratory.
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, and even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone?
This video shows a GoPro camera entrapped by slow-moving lava, but it survives!
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