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Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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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 (...

Great Big Story, The Weather Channel
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For more than 50 years, Baltazar Ushca Tenesaca has been ascending Ecuador's tallest mountain to harvest glacial ice. At one time, there were 40 or so ice merchants who made the daily trek up the active volcano. but now, only Ushca continues this 500-year-old tradition. And while the deman for...

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
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In this video, fourth graders in Durham, North Carolina, discover the benefits of clean energy. Aaron Sebens, a teacher at Central Park School for Children, taught his fourth graders about solar and other energy sources. The students then decided to make their classroom solar-powered. The video...

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

TED-Ed
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It's been a long road to the discovery that Earth is not the center of the Solar System, the Milky Way, or the universe; great thinker from Aristotle to Bruno have grappled with it for millenia. But if we aren't at the center of the universe, what is? Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens discuss where...

National Solar Observatory (NSO)
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Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month (1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern) for eclipse webcasts. Webcasts feature information about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and eclipses.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
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Emily Morgan, author of Next Time You See the Moon, takes you through the phases of the Moon in a demonstration that will be easy to replicate in your own classroom. 

TED-Ed
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Earthquakes have always been a terrifying phenomenon, and they’ve become more deadly as our cities have grown — with collapsing buildings posing one of the largest risks. But why do buildings collapse in an earthquake? And how can it be prevented? Vicki V. May explains the physics of why it is...

National Geographic
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Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice.  It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands.

Science Friday
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Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. For 25 years, we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much...

Discovery Channel
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From Discovery Channel's series "Time Warp" where MIT scientist and teacher Jeff Lieberman and digital-imaging expert Matt Kearney use the latest in high-speed photography to turn never-before-seen wonders into an experience of beauty and learning. 

CalTech
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The Curiosity Mars Rover is one of the most complex machines ever built, a fully equipped analytical laboratory rolling around on the surface of another planet. "Our Curiosity" celebrates the mission's exploratory spirit and scientific prowess with narration from Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia...

TERC
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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...

MinuteEarth
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This YouTube clip from MinuteEarth describes how soil liquefaction works, and why it causes buildings and cars to collapse and sink into the ground.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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How does the land over a subduction zone move before, during, and after a great earthquake? This animation compares the subduction zone east of Japan with a mirror-image subduction zone across the Pacific--the Cascadia subduction zone off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Using GPS, we can...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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This clickable map organizes all of the existing time-lapse sequences into geographical regions. These videos are organized to both aid in searching for a desired area of the Earth, and to break down the volume of the existing time-lapse sequences. Each region below is separated by regions...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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African rift valleys were formed by the separation of tectonic plates. Water flows down to the valley floors, creating rivers and lakes.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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ShakeAlert is an experimental earthquake early warning system (EEW) for the West Coast of the United States and the Pacific Northwest. ShakeAlert is a product of the US Geological Survey and its partners including the California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley,...

My Weird Universe
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Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano located near the city of Naples, Italy. This volcano is most famous for its eruption in 79 AD and proves to be great danger to the city of Naples, which has over 3 million inhabitants.

University of Wisconsin, Madison (UWM)
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The global montage is created using satellite data, sea surface temperatures and observed land temperatures.

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.

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).

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
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In this YouTube video, a DOE project officer speaks to high school students about efforts to lower the energy usage in their school buildings. This video is part of the DOE's EnergyTalks presentations, providing in-depth explanations of programs by energy specialists.

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

TED-Ed
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What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-...

Journey North
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This resource provides teaching suggestions with a slideshow and photo gallery (showing hourly movement) as well as an animation of Earth's rotation to develop an understanding of day and night. This can be used as a stand-alone activity or as part of the larger "Mystery Class" project linked...

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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What makes an airplane fly? How does a spacecraft stay in orbit? Why does a balloon float in the air? What are you waiting for? Come and find out!

TED-Ed
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Scientists have warned that as CO2 levels in the atmosphere rise an increase in Earth’s temperature by even two degrees could lead to catastrophic effects across the world. But how can such a tiny, measurable change in one factor lead to huge, unpredictable changes elsewhere? Victor J. Donnay...

National Geographic
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Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Most of the Earth is hot, molten metal and rock. In fact, the inhabitable part makes up less than 1% of the planet's mass.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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This site, designed for a middle school audience, provides many fine animations, activities, images, animations, and games.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn't always look like this. Thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better look at some of the moon's history. Learn more in this video!

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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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.

MinuteEarth
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Learn about mountains, how tall they can get, and about the tallest muntains in the solar system.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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What makes for an effective earthquake early warning system? With seismic data alone, we cannot determine the magnitude and rupture area of great earthquakes as quickly and effectively as we can with the addition of GPS data. In this animation, we see why Japan's earthquake early warning system...

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...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Euan McKirdy, CNN
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For five years, a NASA spacecraft has drifted through the heavens, providing astronomers with the most detailed views of the sun to date. And now, following the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission's fifth anniversary, we can share some of the most dramatic and mesmerizing moments of the...

Minute Earth
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A short 3-minute video highlightinh the impact of climate change around the world.

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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Animations cover the following topics: Satellites in Orbit, Warped Space - Time near the Sun, Comet Motion and Meteor Storms, Elliptical Orbits, Why is the Sun at a particular focus point, Precession, Parabolic Motion, Retrograde Motion.

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...

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

TED-Ed
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Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the two hemispheres? Rebecca Kaplan explains how the shape of the Earth's orbit around the Sun and the Earth's tilt on its axis affect the amount of...

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...

TED-Ed
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When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? Yuan-Sen Ting shows us how trigonometric parallaxes, standard candles and more help us determine the distance of objects several billion light years away...

The Paleontological Society
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Palaeocast, funded in part by the Paleontological Society, is a free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on earth.

The New York Times, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),
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In 2015, humanity's best images of Pluto were a few fuzzy pixels wide. Pluto was obscured by its vast distance and diminutive size. But no longer. On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto and its moons, scanning the dwarf planet in unprecedented detail. Using data from that...

University of Troms, Norway (UiT)
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Find a variety of Flash animations, from minerals to weathering to structural geology, check out the animations on plate tectonics and there is now a new one, (see Mantle dynamics and plate tectonics) that explains how the use of seismic tomography sheds new light on the mantle convection model...

University of Chicago
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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...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Carbon dioxide plays a significant role in trapping heat in Earth's atmosphere. The gas is released from human activities like burning fossil fuels, and the concentration of carbon dioxide moves and changes through the seasons. Using observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)...

ESIP
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Shelley Olds presents an introduction to using the UNAVCO Velocity Viewer. Check out how to engage students using this tool to explore ground motion and earthquakes!

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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.

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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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