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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.
Animations cover the following topics: Seasons, Earth's Motion I, Earth's Motion II, The Plane of the Solar System, Celestial Equator and the Ecliptic, Circumpolar Motion.
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 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.
The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Bob Ballard explores tectonic plates and earth's constant transformation.
Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.
Animated .gif shows Sun's path across the Arctic Summer sky. The sun does not set.
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.
An early continental drift model proposed that mantle convection can produce continental movement and new plate formation.
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.
NASA's visible earth project shows photosynthetic productivity for the earth in animated images of the earth.
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...
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.
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
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.
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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...
Video of a supercell near Booker, Texas.
These videos showcase conservation success stories and tips from across the nation. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service helps America's farmers and ranchers conserve the nation's soil, water, air, and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions...
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.
View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.
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...
This fun Java applet shows how altitude at different ball parks impact the distance a batted fly ball travels. Pick from a variety of cities from a variety of altitudes. To see the animation, set the speed of the ball leaving the bat and the angle, in degrees, of the ball leaving the bat....
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.
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...
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...
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?
Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.
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...
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...
Have a NASA astronaut give you a tour through an orbital laboratory.
GEOCOAST aims to broadcast educational videos about Ireland's coastal and marine environments with particular focus on coastal geology and geomorphology.
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!
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.
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.
A series of animations which show the way that seismic shear waves propagate through the mantle of the Earth from an earthquake. A series of animations is represented here, which show the way that seismic waves propogate through the mantle of the earth from an earthquake. Because of the...
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...
Animations on several topics including: force and motion, cosmic zoom, cosmic rays, kinetic energy, lunar phases, night sky, our atmosphere, refraction, seasons, seismic waves, stars, sun, and tides.
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.
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.
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...
This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory.
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