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By XKCD
This small infographic shows the thickness of see ice up against famous city skylines. Notice how much bigger the ice sheets are than the cities!
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View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes.
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Palaeocast, funded in part by the Paleontological Society, is a free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on earth.
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The Great American eclipse site is a recently launched site byt the creator of eclipse-maps.com dedicated to August 2017's total solar eclipse. Visit for new maps, videos, and information.
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Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab's Time Machine Library, a...
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Rocks hold the history of the Earth and the materials that will be used to build its future. Browse through images of the three rock types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.
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Published in 2016
We use the yard lines to map out our planet's past (and humanity's tiny moment in it).
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Photostream and albums from the United States Department of Agriculture
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
North America didn't always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the surface of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years and...
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If your students are fascinated by solar eclipses, you can access a history of them by decade and more at NASA's Eclipse website. Middle and high school educators and others can learn about eclipses that occurred or will occur during a 10-year span. The tables describe an eclipse's calendar date, TD...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old -- but how can humans relate to a number so colossal, and where do we fit on the geologic timeline? Comparing the Earth's lifetime to one calendar year, events like the extinction of dinosaurs and Columbus setting sail took place relatively recently. Joshua M....
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The goal of the PaleoMap Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years. In the Earth History section of this website are full-color paleogeographic maps showing the...
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The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years. Deep time and Earth history are keys to understanding the present. The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years, with evidence ranging from chemical signatures in rocks and ancient biological molecules to fossils of colossal...
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Published in 2015
Watch MinuteEarth explain how plate tectonics really work.
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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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