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Covering some 70 percent of Earth's surface, clouds play a key role in our planet's well-being. But how do they form, why are there so many types, and what clues can they give us about the weather and climate to come? Try your hand at classifying clouds and investigating the role they play in severe...
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Canada’s Gros Morne park, on the comparatively sheltered Western coast of Newfoundland, is a geology lover’s paradise and a designated UNESCO natural world heritage site. From precipitous land-locked fjords to the curiously sterile exposed mantle of the Tablelands formation, this is a wild...
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An interactive tour of the solar system. Students can clock on various elements of our solar system and gain information on their size, atmosphere, geologic features, and other scientific facts.
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Tectonics is a series of geospatial investigations designed to augment existing middle school Earth science curriculum. Students use Web GIS to investigate important tectonics concepts. The investigations include scientific practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas from the National research...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In this activity, students will investigate the complexities of snowpack formation by creating a model. This model simulates only a few of the variables that scientists consider when predicting avalanches.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Maps on Vermont's geology; Location: Montpelier, VT
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Maps on Hawaii's water and geology; Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Published in 2017
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 patterns within the Earth-sun relationship.
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Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel
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By TED-Ed
Water covers over 70% of the Earth, cycling from the oceans and rivers to the clouds and back again. It even makes up about 60% of our bodies. But in the rest of the solar system, liquid water is almost impossible to find. So how did our planet end up with so much of this substance? And where did it...
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Published in 2016
Ready for liftoff? NASA has created a new playlist to excite elementary and middle level students about space science. available on the YouTube Kids app for both iOS and Android platforms, the playlist features NASA videos that focus on our solar system and the instruments NASA uses to study the...
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Published in 2015
Watch this video and learn how clouds are created and cool facts about them.
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Published in 1995
Bill Nye talks about rocks and soils. Season 3 Episode 4.
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Published in 1998
Bill Nye talks about erosion. Season 5 Episode 14.
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Published in 2017
A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth once every year or two. What is an eclipse? Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you're within the path of totality.
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Published in 2017
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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Published in 2007
This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls in Juno, Alaska as they investigate glacier change and movement. They learn about the effect of climate change on glacier size and movement. Also available in Spanish.
Grade Level   4 5 6
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By foleor
This timelapse shows a meandering river and oxbow lake through a 28-year period.
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Published in 2010
You depend on rocks for many things, so wouldn't it be nice to know more about them? This app provides a starting point for learning about rocks without being a course in geology. A small collection of common rocks is provided with photographs and descriptions. There are five quizzes of increasing...
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This activity creates a mini globe that shows the major plate boundaries of the world. It provides each student with his or her own physical model of the Earth's plates and helps teach how hard it is to accurately portray a sphere (three-dimensional) on a flat map (two-dimensional). Students will...
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