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Preliminary computer simulation of the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington. Credit: David L. George and Richard M. Iverson, US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
The International Space Station is roughly the size of a six-bedroom house and weighs more than 320 cars -- it's so large that no single rocket could have lifted it into orbit. Instead, it was assembled piece by piece while hurtling through space at 28,000 kilometers per hour, lapping the Earth once...
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"This video features """"""""Science Steve"""""""" of Louisville Water Company and his animated friend Tapper explaining the importance of the Ohio River as a natural source of drinking water. He describes the river's geologic origin as a result of glaciation and the different rock layers or strata...
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During the early 1960s, when a young Stephen Hawking began facing the beginnings of a debilitating disease, he turned his sights towards answering the biggest question in cosmology: the big bang. Through his research, Hawking was able to trace back the origins of the universe to a singularity -...
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Published in 2007
Do you live in an urban heat island? In this audio report from QUEST produced by KQED, learn how trees are cooling down urban areas. Discover what urban heat islands are and the effect they have on the atmosphere. Also, learn how homeowners and businesses can cool down their communities.
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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.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Scientists have warned that as CO2 levels in the atmosphere rise an increase in Earth's temperature by even two degrees could lead to catastrophic effects across the world. But how can such a tiny, measurable change in one factor lead to huge, unpredictable changes elsewhere? Victor J. Donnay uses...
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Published in 2017
A short video on vertical sorting and graded bedding filmed in an earth science classroom.
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NASA’s Universe of Learning makes the cosmos accessible to learners of all ages through a variety of technologies and platforms. The inclusion of emerging technologies allows for the most interactive and immersive experiences available, which allows for learners to make a personal connection to...
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Published in 2008
GSA explains why a career in the earth sciences is important.
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This classroom lecture presents a simple conceptual model of the relative thicknesses of the Lithosphere by measuring a simple hard-boiled egg. The hard-boiled egg is used as a scale model for the zones of the Earth. The shell is to the egg as the lithosphere is to the Earth. This demonstration...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating how scientists use geodesy to measure the inflation and deflation of a volcano, and how...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating what tectonic plate convergence looks like in GPS vectors, specifically in the Pacific...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating how the surface of Earth will move up or down under the weight of a glacier.
Grade Level   11 12
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration illustrating how tsunami early warning systems work and why they are important.
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2017
UNAVCO has a number of hands-on demonstrations to use at informal and formal group events like school visits, museum presentations, science days, or farmers markets. This video shows a demonstration we have illustrating how seasonal fluctuations in the storage and recharge of groundwater near faults...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2016
We used the UC Davis augmented reality sandbox design to make a deforming volcano with a simple hand pump, tube, and balloon. The result? An inflating and deflating volcano and the formation of a crater lake. Add a few GPS/GNSS instruments made from toothpicks and gumdrops and some bullet-level...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2015
Learn how water in its many forms can change the shape of the earth, and how we can measure this shape-shifting to better understand and manage water resources. As an example, this short animation focuses on how the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory, a high-precision GPS network throughout the...
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2014
This video demonstrates how we measure ice and glacier loss.
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2013
What makes for an effective earthquake early warning system? With seismic data alone, we cannot determine the magnitude and rupture area of great earthquakes as quickly and effectively as we can with the addition of GPS data. In this animation, we see why Japan's earthquake early warning system...
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