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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
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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...

W. W. Norton and Company
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Solar system formation animation.

Eames Office
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Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of...

TED-Ed
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North America didn't always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the surface of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years...

National Geographic
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Forests cover about 30% of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. What is deforestation? Find out the causes, effects, and solutions to deforestation.

Silicon Valley Astronomy
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More than one million people have viewed the professionally recorded and edited versions of astronomy talks by noted astronomers on YouTube in the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture series. Now in HD, recent lectures include NASA's Jeff Moore on New Horizon Pluto results, Stanford's Tom Abel on...

Chemstem.com
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ChemSTEM gives links to videos on many chemistry topics, such as atomic structure, isotopes, and reactions. There are also videos with chemistry problems for students to solve. 

BBC Worldwide via YouTube
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A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Great video from BBC show, the Science of Superstorms. Contains some scenes that viewers may find upsetting. 

UNC-TV, PBS LearningMedia
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Have you experienced a thundersnow storm?  Most snow storms form when warm air moves into an area in the winter and rising warm air condenses to form snow.  If the warm air rises very quickly, the condensing moisture collides with existing particles in the cloud causing electrically charged...

Skunk Bear, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Feast your eyes on icy volcanoes, ethane lakes, and ripples in Saturn's rings -- all courtesy of a doomed space probe named Cassini.

Plan International
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Eyewitness footage of Typhoon Haiyan washing house away.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.

GeoScience Videos
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This video describes the features geologists use to classify common types of volcanoes. We compare and contrast the features of two types of large volcanoes - shield volcanoes and composite volcanoes. One of these types produces structures that can be larger than Mount Everest while the other...

TED-Ed
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There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. Joss Fong...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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The "Space Lunch" game helps them learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits as they hunt for matching food groups.

Smart Squad Design
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Modern Recycling makes recycling easy and simple with single stream recycling. This recycling program helps conserve our natural resources one plastic bottle or newspaper at a time.

TED-Ed
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The Arctic may seem like a frozen and desolate environment here nothing ever changes. But the climate of this unique and remote region can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe. William Chapman explains why...

National Geographic
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Oceans serve as the planet's largest habitat and also help to regulate the global climate. But why is the ocean salty? And how is climate impacting the ocean? Find out more about the ocean, including the consequences of and potential solutions to these changes.

webGeology
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Flashed teaching resources in geology. This site has several different categories to choose from relating to geology that is kid friendly. It includes diagrams and great explanations that are very thought provoking.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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This is a film in which stargazers try to describe an ineffable experience, and invite vewers to share their wordless awe.

Ian Collier, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
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This video presents a type of weathering that occurs when materials are repeatedly frozen and thawed.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
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From 3-D bioprinting that could one day generate heart tissue to origami-inspired structures built for medicine and space exploration, a new set of educational videos continues an exploration begun three years ago inside the creative process that leads to innovation. Six new stories in the "...

Hubblesite @NASA
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This visualization of the Bubble Nebula begina with a ground-based view that encompasses the glowing cloud. The high-energy light from one of the massive O star, BD +60o2522, is responsible for ionization.  

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
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The series is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals by spotlighting women, students, and leaders who are transforming the energy sector, from addresing the growing threat of climate change to advancing clean energy technologies like wind and solar. Here, middle and high...

California Academy of Sciences, PBS LearningMedia
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What are earthquakes? Get a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with this collection of videos and infographics co-presented by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED. You'll learn why earthquakes happen, how they've shaped the Bay Area, and what you can do to prepare for the next...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Today
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This video talks about ocean acidification and some of its causes.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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This interactive water cycle map allows you to view explanations, pictures, and more about the different parts of the water cycle.

New York Times
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NASA's Kepler mission has discovered more than 1,000 confirmed planets orbiting distant stars. Planets with a known size and orbit are shown below, including five planets orbiting Kepler 62, announced on April 18

GeoScience Videos
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In this video we will describe the most common types of volcanic hazards associated with a volcanic eruption. We begin by considering the threat of an eruption from a Cascade Range volcano for citizens of Portland and Seattle. These are examples of composite volcanoes. Eruptions of these types...

Jeffrey Bennett, USA Science & Engineering Festival
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Open your imagination with astronomer and author Jeffrey Bennet as he gives a reading of his book Max Goes to the Moon, the science adventure story which has also travelled into space and read out loud by astronaut Alvin Drew on Discovery's final flight at the inaugural X-STEM Symposium in...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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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...

Stellarium
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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

EarthScope
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This short video tells the "story behind the scenery" covering both the geology and geoheritage - how the midcontinental rift gave rise to Lake Superior that is the basis of the area's water-based history and economy, the copper deposits that shaped the region's settlement and growth, and today'...

TED-Ed
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In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky -- what, if anything, was going to skow up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies...

National Geographic
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Plate tectonics have shufled the earth's landmasses around -- and continue to do so. What is continental drift? Anyone who's ever experienced an earthquake or seen a volcano knows that th ephrase "solid ground" doens't always apply. Over Earth's long history, the great landmasses have...

Science with Tom via YouTube
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The song covers the California 7th grade standards on Earth & Life History.

NACE International
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A YouTube video about corrosion of infrastructure, how it happens, and how to prevent it. 

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
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Sandy Storm resources in one place: images, visualizations, animations, and more. Includes satellite imagery, GIS data, Crisis information, and wind maps. 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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"NASA's Earth Minute" is a series of animated white-board videos for students of all changes explaining key concepts about Earth science, missions, and climate change.

Twin Cities Public Television, PBS LearningMedia
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This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how sedimentation forms, how rivers shape the surface of the earth, how rivers are formed, and how they differ from other bodies of water.

European Space Agency (ESA)
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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.

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
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This visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA, and the MA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2013, with audio from Mark Higgins, Training Officer at EUMETSAT. The satellite data is superimposed over NASA's "Blue Marble Next...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.

GeoScience Videos
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This video describes the principle control on the violence of volcanic eruptions. We define the term viscosity and show examples of everyday materials with different viscosity. Next we are splattered with soda and milkshake to illustrate how gases can drive volcanic eruptions (the sacrifices we...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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On Earth, a total solar eclipse means that for just a few minutes, the sky goes dark. But what does a total solar eclipse look like from space?

USA.gov
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In this video for elementary and middle levels, NASA engineer Acey discusses his job and building the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The video highlights similarities and differences between the JWST and its predecessor, the Hubble telescope, and presents interesting facts like what a "clean...

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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Dr. John Shea demonstrates the two main principles in the study of rock layers: superposition and association.

SERC, Carleton College
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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.

TED-Ed
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At 8,850 meters above sea level, Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has the highest altitude on the planet. But how did this towering formation get so tall? Michele Koppe peers deep into our planet's crust, where continental plates collede, to find the answer.

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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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