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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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For those who live on or near mountains, a change of climate can be just a short walk away. That's because mountains create their own microclimates: areas in which the climate differs from the prevailing climate. See how the movement of air creates different microclimates on a mountain
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For those wanna-be astronauts and space travelers out there, this interactive model of the solar system could prove to be highly addictive. With one click, you can visit Saturn, Venus, or the other planets and then spin and explore them in three dimensions. The interface uses NASA calculations to...
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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.
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"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."
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Published in 2013
UnderH2O is a new series from PBS Digital Studios about underwater filmmaking and science beneath the sea. Led by underwater cameraman and marine biology Ph.D. Craig Musburger, the filmmaking team takes viewers on deep sea adventures to give a behind-the-scenes look at how they capture images of...
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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 1997
Bill Nye talks about volcanoes. Season 4 Episode 14.
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Published in 1993
Bill Nye talks about dinosaurs. Season 1 Episode 3.
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Published in 1997
Bill Nye talks about space exploration. Season 5 Episode 2.
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Published in 1998
Bill Nye talks about comets and meteors. Season 5 Episode 15.
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Follow along with host Kirk Johnson as he explores the layers of rock that make up the Grand Canyon, in this video from NOVA: Making North America: Origins. Many geologists think that the Grand Canyon is the best place in the world. Its exposed rock layers allow them to see hundreds of millions of...
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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...
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Published in 2016
Learn about black holes and outer space through this app created by the PBS Science series NOVA. Targeted for students in grades 6-12 (and lifelong learners), and available for the iPad, the app explores the science behind black hole detection, gravitational waves, and more. In the game, players...
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Published in 2009
Dig into the world's largest collection of ocean sediments. Peter deMenocal, a marine geologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Rusty Lotti Bond, curator of the Deep Sea Sample Repository, show off the collection and explain what it's good for.
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"""""The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements"""" is a multimedia project about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of – to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. In a...
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"Take a hard-boiled egg and crack its shell. Does the egg remind you of anything? The Earth, perhaps? The egg could be seen as a tiny model of the Earth. The thin shell represents the Earth's crust, divided into plates; within the shell is the firm but slippery mantle. Move the pieces of the shell...
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The PBS Digital Innovator Program brings together a community of K-12 educators, who are though-leaders and classroom changemakers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students. This program is for K-12 educators whose innovative use...
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"The website is based on a four-part television series that tells the stories of natural disasters, the scientists who struggle to understand and predict them, and the people whose lives are forever changed by them. The site contains original articles that explain the science behind volcanoes,...
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