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National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Institution
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.

UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

The University of Manchester (UoM)
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Jurassic fanatics can simulate their very own dinosaur as the software (Windows, Mac, Linux) and models are freely available to download

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 Kevin Petty, Chief Science Officer (CSO) for Vaisala, producers of meteorological instrumentation.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
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Use this effective interactive to show how the sunlight varies throughout the year for various locations. You can vary observer's latitude, season, perspective, sunbeam spread, and sunlight angle.

Sing About Science & Math
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Welcome to the "Wikipedia of science songs," covering the expanding universe of educational music since 2004! Whether you're looking for a new YouTube rap video about genomics or a decades-old song about the periodic table, you've come to the right page!

Melbourne Museum
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One incredible animation. By the end of 25 August, the landscape around Mount Vesuvius had been changed forever. Vesuvius was a crater. The river and the port were gone. Pompeii had been completely buried. Within a few years no one could remember where the city had once stood.

University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder)
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Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado. Includes simulations in categories such as: physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, and math.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Earth has shaped human evolution and now humans are shaping Earth. We will see how geologic and climatic changes have shaped human development, even sparked human migration around the globe as ice sheets advanced and retreated. Humans have become a force of nature in themselves, but is it a...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Media Studios (GMS)
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A fully produced video about planetary evolution and how the Webb Telelscope's ability to see inside dense clouds of gas and dust will help us better understand solar system formation and evolution.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

It takes a lot of fuel to heat our homes, preserve our food, and power our gadgets. And for 40 percent of the world, cheap, plentiful coal gets the job done. But coal also releases pollutants into the air, causing environmental damage like acid rain and serious health problems. Can we create a...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Visualizations created using several layers of remote sensing satellite data ranging from 4-kilometers per pixel to 1-meter per pixel. The viewer is taken on a seamless, cloud free journey from a global view of the Earth down to ground level where buildings, streets, and cars are visible.

New York Times
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This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.

National Geographic
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What are gravitational waves and how are they detected? These ripples in space-time, sometimes caused by neutron stars colliding, were recently recorded in the groundbreaking LIGO-Virgo observation.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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Oblique view of a highly generalized animation of a subduction zone where an oceanic plate is subducting beneath a continental plate. This scenario can happen repeatedly on a 100-500 year cycle. The process which produces a mega-thrust earthquake would generate a tsunami (not depicted here).

University College Cork (UCC)
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GEOCOAST aims to broadcast educational videos about Ireland's coastal and marine environments with particular focus on coastal geology and geomorphology.

San Diego State University (SDSU)
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P, S, and surface wave animation.

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Annie Zaino, a polar field engineer at UNAVCO in Boulder, Colorado.

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...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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NASA's visible earth project shows photosynthetic productivity for the earth in animated images of the earth.

BBC
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This animated guide to earthquakes takes visitor through the workings of the Earth, from mantel and core movements to earthquake movement.

MinuteEarth
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Why does the Earth have deserts? For the same reason it has rainforests -- Hadley Cells! Watch this video to see how Hadley cells create rainforests and desets on Earth.

McGraw-Hill
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Earth science resources. Each "Chapter" includes animations and movies, question answers, learning objectives, quizzes, related readings, flash cards, a glossary, and internet resources. 

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
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From the Pacific Northwest to the shores of the Atlantic seaboard, the breadth and scope of America is like no other on Earth. Travel with geoscientists and explore how time and the forces of nature have shaped the continent and influence the life in the United States. Episode 3 of the 4-part...

TED-Ed
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A barometer is an instrument that measures air pressure, allowing weather forecasters and scientists to better predict extreme weather events. Despite its incredible usefulness, inventing the barometer was no walk in the park. Asaf Bar-Yosef describes the series of scientists and events that...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Sunlight that warms Earth is re-emitted as infrared radiation, which is absorbed by greenhouse gases and causes further warming.

MinuteEarth
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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.

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This timelapse shows a meandering river and oxbow lake through a 28-year period.

National Geographic
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What is air pollution? Learn how greenhouse gasses, smog, and toxic pollutants effect climate change, and human health.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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This simplified animation illustrates both the subduction-zone processes that lead to a "ghost forest" as well as the evidence that scientists collected to determine that the Pacific Northwest has had many great earthquakes and tsunamis in the past, and will again inthe future. This is based on...

NASA's Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel

BBC
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Iain Stewart looks at some of the world's most dramatic earthquakes and reveals the stories and science behind them. In seconds, these powerful forces of nature which cannot be predicted or prevented can shake a town to destruction and shift the landscape forever. We discover why quakes can last...

USArray
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Seismic wavefield and tomography animations. Includes teachable moments, animations, and ground motion visualizations (GMVs). 

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Energy plays a major role in the everyday functions of our planet and all its life forms. From weather patterns and food chains, to human society’s daily electricity and heating needs, energy is the driver of everything we know. This video series highlights the seven Energy Literacy Principles,...

UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Alejandro Soto, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder Colorado. This video has Spanish and english subtitles.

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...

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
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View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move...

Educational Multimedia Visualization Center
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

The animation clips and other geo-educational items described below, are available for viewing, including: global tectonics; ice age Earth and sea level changes; regional plate tectonics, global view; NE Pacific and W North America: plate tectonic and geologic histories; geologic history of the...

NPR, National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Play videos from Robert Krulwich's five-part cartoon series, Global Warming: It's All About Carbon.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Today
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We've all heard that hurricanes are one of the most powerful and destructive forces on Earth. But did you ever wonder where they get their strength? This video explains the science of the storm.

MinuteEarth
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Unlike every other planet in our solar system, earth's surface is 70% water, which while useful for life, is also kind of weird. This is because everything we know about how and why our planet formed says earth's surface should be bone dry. Watch this informational video to learn more about our...

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

Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of Earth science and explains many of the major features of how our planet operates. It accounts for Earth's history including the distribution of life and past climate change.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
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Every minute of every day, the face of Earth changes - sometimes right before our eyes. Go inside tectonic events, watching earthquakes rumble, volcanoes explode, and land transformed. This is episode 2 of the 4-part series Faces of Earth.

Frank Gregorio
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

These professionally prepared videos are a great introduction to a variety of science topics.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Too often we think of air as empty space — but compared to a vacuum, air is actually pretty heavy. So, just how heavy is it? And if it's so heavy, why doesn't it crush us? Dan Quinn describes the fundamentals of air pressure and explains how it affects our bodies, the weather and the universe at...

Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Short interactive explaining the greenhouse effect and global warming

Adonis Pulatus
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The International Space Station Expedition 30 crew shot some truly awe-inspiring time-lapse sequences flying over practically every square mile of the globe.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

There are many benefits to using renewable energy resources, but what is it exactly? From solar to wind, find out more about alternative energy, the fastest-growing source of energy in the world—and how we can use it to combat climate change.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This animation shows that GPS can record the movement of the leading edge of the overlying continental plate in a subduction zone. The plates are locked and the overlying plate is forced back. When friction is overcome and strain is released, the GPS receiver will snap back toward its original...

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

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

Saturn images taken from Hubble
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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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