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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).

Valdosta State University (VSU)
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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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and liberation videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar reconnaissance Orbiter data. This video is...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace...

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

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...

Sam Cossman
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On the brink of a new age of discovery, Sam Crossman is redefining the art of exploration by leveraging technology and innovation as a force for good. Armed with a more modern set of field tools, Sam is the Indiana Jones of the digital era, uncovering the world's most extraordinary places and...

NOVA and PBS Learning Media
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NOVA's magnificent "Making North America" video series is broken into shorter clips. Learn about the geological history of North America in this video from NOVA Digital. Google Earth flyovers and visualizations illustrate how particular locations, landscapes, and life forms have changed over...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

MinuteEarth
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In one day mushrooms can catapult billions of tiny spores into the air and not only do these spores help seed baby fungi, they also help seed clouds. Watch this video to learn about why mushrooms are an important factor for the development of clouds.

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...

National Park Service (NPS)
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Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular glacially carved landscape. Although glaciers have come and gone many times in the past, there are still two active glaciers near Yosemite's highest peaks. This video shows you the wonders of Yosemite's glaciers.

The University of Michigan, The University of Sheffield, The Leverhulme Trust, The Geographical Association
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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.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
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An early continental drift model proposed that mantle convection can produce continental movement and new plate formation.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDANRCS)
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One of the critical functions of healthy soils is that they contain beneficial microbes that can enhance plant defense against disease, and sometimes against insects; our journey took us to Clemson's Dr. Geoff Zehnder to talk about his work. Dr. Geoff Zehnder is a professor of entomology and his...

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...

Digg Inc.
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A group of astronauts got together to explain to UN Climate Conference delegates how their experiences have shaped their views on climate change, creating an interesting and stirring video.

National Geographic
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NASA has used data from a new satellite to track CO2 as it spreads through the atmosphere—with results both trippy and profound.

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.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
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This Tidal Bulge Simulator shows how the sun, moon, and Earth's rotation combine to create tides.

New York Times
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NASA's Kepler mission has discovered more than 100 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

TED-Ed
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Biofuels can provide energy without the reliance on environmentally harmful fossils fuels -- but scientists are still searching for a plentiful source. Craig A. Kohn demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution.

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Watch a tsunami hit the shores of Japan and see how it affects the shoreline as the water destroys everything in its path.

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 Crowd & The Cloud
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Are you interested in birds, fish, the oceans or streams in your community? Are you concerned about fracking, air quality, extreme weather, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, Zika or other epidemics? Now you can do more than read about these issues. You can be part of the solution. Citizen Science has...

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!

Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
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Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.

University of Wisconsin (UW)
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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....

SciShow
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It's School of YouTube Week! Comic Relief and YouTube are partnering to send students to school! The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait teaches Hank how to measure the distance to the stars.

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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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...

Civil Engineering
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This video shows permeable pavement in action. Never has a truck dumping water on a parking lot been more interesting. Students really love this video and it's usually a springboard into class discussions about permeability and the effect of human activity on infiltration, runoff, and flooding...

Josh Worth
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A tediously accurate scale model of the solar system. Scroll across the screen to see the true scale of the universe.

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...

Maryland Public Television (MPT)
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Explore the long-term environmental effects posed by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a means of extracting natural gas with Marcellus Shale Deposit in NY, PA, WV, and MD.

Fun Science Demos
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Important science ideas for all young students. Dr. George Mehler and Jared Hottenstein invite you to bring fun science demonstrations to your students and children. We add new videos each month on subjects including physical science, earth and space science, life science, and science in...

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.

TED-Ed
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In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.

TED-Ed
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Energy is neither created nor destroyed -- and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneiderman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and...

Discovery
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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.

TED-Ed
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Our best technology can send men to the Moon and probes to the edge of our solar system, but these distances are vanishingly small compared to the size of the universe. How then can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? Yuan-Sen Ting takes us into deep space to show how astronomers study...

United States Geological Survey (USGS), Cascades Volcano Observatory
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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.

UNAVCO, Inc.
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What caused the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake?  Check out this video from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) to learn more.  Be sure to look for the GPS data provided by UNAVCO!

National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Institution
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View videos on media coverage of volcanological events with significant contributions from Smithsonian staff.

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. 

Alphonse Swinehart
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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...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
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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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Dimetrodon skeleton
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PBS Eons

Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. from the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era -- the so-called "Age of Dinosaurs" -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.

Tornado in Dimmitt Texas 1995
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National Geographic

Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the US, are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and data are helping scientists learn more about when they might form and what paths they might take.

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
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National Geographic

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has been a source of intrigue throughout human history. Recent NASA exploratory expeditions revealed some of the planet's biggest mysteries. This video explains what makes Mars so different fro mEarth and what would happen if humans lived there.

North American crustal plates and earthquake epicenters
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National Geographic

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...

Coral fish and diver
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National Geographic

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.

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