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Published in 2016
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.
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542
Published in 2013
Learn about mountains, how tall they can get, and about the tallest muntains in the solar system.
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This NASA podcast series engages middle and high school students, educators, and space other enthusiasts in the excitement of space exploration, science, and history. The six-part mini-series focuses on developments and innovations in space communications networks -- past and present -- that are...
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544
Published in 2013
This YouTube clip from MinuteEarth describes how soil liquefaction works, and why it causes buildings and cars to collapse and sink into the ground.
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545
Published in 2015
Watch MinuteEarth explain how plate tectonics really work.
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546
Published in 2009
Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files...
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"Wildfires can burn thousands of acres, devastate communities, and sometimes even claim lives. Janice Coen at the National Center for Atmospheric Research is studying how weather and fire interact in order to develop a wildfire prediction system to forecast fire behavior. """"When Nature Strikes""""...
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"John Vidale and his team at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are monitoring ground motion across Washington State and oregon to prepare residents for one fo the most powerful natural hazards on the planet -- a magnitude 9 """"megathrust"""" earthquake. """"When Nature Strikes"""" is produced...
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"Volcanoes are one of the most powerful natural hazards on Earth, but supervolcanoes are so large that they have the ability to alter the world's climate. Michael Manga from the university of California, Berkeley, is investigating a supervolcano that erupted hundreds of thousands of years ago, and...
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550
"Hurricanes are one of nature's most powerful natural hazards. Jenni Evans of Pennsylvania State University and Jeff Donnelly from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are studying how hurricanes form and what factors influence where and when they make landfall in an effort to save lives....
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"Flash floods can happen anywhere, but factors such as heavy precipitation, geography and soil conditions can put some areas at greater risk. Russ Schumacher at Colorado State University is studying these factors to make more accurate forecasts. """"When Nature Strikes"""" is produced by NBC Learn...
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"Landslides occur when materials like debris, rock, and soil become dislodged from the earth and slide downward at speeds that can approach 100 miles per hour. David Montgomery at the University of Washington studies past and present landslides to try to understand what causes them. """"When Nature...
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"Tornadoes can form in minutes, making early and accurate warnings crucial to saving lives. Howard Bluestein at the University of Oklahoma and Adam Houston at the University of Nebraska are trying to understand why some storms produce townadoes and others don't. """"When Nature Strikes"""" is...
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"The massive wave of a tsunami can start thousands of miles offshore, but travel quickly across the ocean and devastate coastal communities. Anne Trehu and Dan Cox of Oregon State University are studying how tsunamis form and behave in order to prepare people for their potential devastation....
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"Natural disasters can bring death and destruction to communities in the United States and around the world, but they can also teach us about Earth's natural processes. Teams of scientists are gathering new information about dangerous natural events, using cutting-edge methods and technology to help...
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Interested in engaging middle level students in climate change issues and caring for the environment? Grab students' attention with Green Ninja, a fictional climate-action superhero! Developed at San Jose State University with funding from a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the Green Ninja...
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This activity illustrates how seismic waves are used to determine the magnitude of an earthquake and to locate its epicenter. It includes tutorials as well as assessments for Teachers to give students. This site also has resources in Spanish. 
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558
Several flash animations on physical geology topics. Topics include: rock cycle, mineral properties, weathering, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, faults and folds, Earth structure, plate tectonics, groundwater, river floods, mass movements, glaciers, shorelines.
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Find audio and videos on minerals, engineering, career fields, and more.
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Interactive star map and virtual sky, click and browse the sky. Any date and time can be chosen to see what the sky looked like then. 
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