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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 2016
This video essay celebrates some of northern Michigan's most threatened wetlands and the young citizen scientists working to better understand and preserve them. Produced by Nature Change, a multimedia magazine dedicated to building conservation literacy among citizens and local officials, the video...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
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.
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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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The world is a watery place. But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? This set of data and tables show the amounts of water on Earth.
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The Mariana Trench and Puerto Rico Trench animations.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
While the Earth's oceans are known as five separte entities, there is really only one ocean. So, how big is it? As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth's grandest geological features. Scott Gass reminds us of the influence humans have on the...
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NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation explore the threats and challenges to our most vital natural resource.
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Published in 2014
Watch this animated video pulse through different watershed areas across the United States. See where different rivers, streams, and other watershed components are located, and where they let out into the ocean.
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Published in 2012
The Clean Water Act turns 40 in October 2012. The Landmark Legislation was a fundamental turning point in the protection of all fresh water in the United States. The laws' stated goal was to make all water fishable and swimmable. The law is the source of all modern day water protection and led to...
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NASA's visible earth project shows photosynthetic productivity for the earth in animated images of the earth.
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Find an animation showing that erosion and deposition occur at the banks. Point bars form where slow moving water deposits fine material. Cut banks occur where faster moving water erodes away bank materials.
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Arctic sea ice melted on an unprecedented scale in 2012, opening up the fabled Northwest and Northeast passages.
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This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience.
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Published in 2018
"Google recently unveiled a new feature, """"Waterways from Earth,"""" on Google Earth. The program relies on NASA and NOAA images to show our dynamic planet's waterways from space. This article tells more about the science and stories behind those images."
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Published in 2015
In 1959 the Soviet Space Craft Luna 3 beamed back images of something earthlings have never before seen, the far side of the moon.” Watch the You Tube video to learn more about the moon and to learn why earth can only see one side.
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Channel Islands National Park's live webcams deliver the park -- and its animal inhabitants -- to K-12 classrooms in real time. The park's ocean webcam reveals a kelp forest ecosystem. Have students record observations and learn about the natural history of marine fish, mammals, and invertebrates.
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Streamer is a new way to visualize and understand water flow across America. With Streamer, you can explore our Nation's  major streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. In addition to making maps, Streamer creates reports about your stream traces and the places...
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"From Discovery Channel's series """"Time Warp"""" where MIT scientist and teacher Jeff Lieberman and digital-imaging expert Matt Kearney use the latest in high-speed photography to turn never-before-seen wonders into an experience of beauty and learning. "
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"Earth science resources. Each """"Chapter"""" includes animations and movies, question answers, learning objectives, quizzes, related readings, flash cards, a glossary, and internet resources. "
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