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Map of Alaska with Anchorage displayed. 1964 Epicenter indicated on coastline in bay adjacent to Anchorage. Caption: The epicenter was in Prince William Sound
11 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dry, brown grass and brush with crumbling rocks throughout and a flat-topped rocky hill in the background. Caption: punctuated by hills, badlands, and bluffs --
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 1
8 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person walking through low hills of green and brown shrubs and rock strewn in red soil. Caption: through the Texas Panhandle.
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 2
9 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A subduction zone. In a subduction zone oceanic plate dives beneath the continental plate. Contact at time equal zero. G P S at time equals zero. Caption: Megathrust earthquakes most commonly occur
Ask a Scientist
Episode 22
1 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a silvery rock with geometric chunks on top and white and silver crystalline structures on the bottom. Caption: So this one looks like pyrite, but it's called arsenopyrite.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 50
9 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Rolling two-peaked hill and valley covered in trees. Caption: Inexplicably, Capulin Volcano is tree covered,
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 3
11 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A tree lined river with steep banks on one side. Caption: you have groundwater that flows into the river
Career Connections
Episode 39
4 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Rolling brown foothills ending in San Francisco Bay with the Golden Gate bridge in the foreground. Caption: This movement is called an earthquake.
11 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Illustration from behind of a man shielding his face with his arm. A large, tattooed person with a gaff stands to his side with shadowy figure holding a gaff in the distance. Rain splashes down. Title card reads, "Moby Dick, Herman Melville."
32 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of Earth. Midlatitude jet stream (cool) at the top of the globe and Subtropical jet stream (warm) close to the equator. Both move clockwise. Caption: it is a powerful band of winds known for bringing winter storms
Core Meteorology
Season 0 / Ep 1
28 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Map of the United States with NE, IA, KS, MO, AR, OK, NM, and TX marked. Pawnee, OK is at the epicenter of a circle indicating an earthquake. Caption: A 5.6 magnitude earthquake northeast of Oklahoma City.
5 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Narrow paved path spiraling to the top of a rocky conical structure. Caption: a great fissure opened up in Central Idaho
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 5
10 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Map of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landmasses with the coastlines highlighted. Underwater images of craggy rocks and deep fissures. Caption: scientists have nicknamed the area the "Ring of Fire."
Deep Sea Dive
Episode 4
2 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Glowing lava and steam spew rocks under the water. Caption: how ocean islands and undersea volcanoes are born.
1 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A river with brush lining the banks winds down from a mountain through evergreen trees. Caption: Here there is no fancy visitor center.
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 6
10 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Rock formation rises sharply from evergreen tree covered ground to end in a narrowed flat-topped peak. Caption: (male narrator) There's nothing quite like it.
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 4
9 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Layers of red sedimentary rock forming the cliffs to the Grand Canyon. Caption: (woman) Question of the day: How was the Grand Canyon formed?
Earth Science
Episode 5
32 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Map of Earth against starry sky with the tectonic plates outlined around the continents. Caption: is covered by ten major tectonic plates,
Earth Science
Episode 4
31 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Earth with a thin halo labeled as greenhouse gases. Caption: Greenhouse gases are mostly water vapor and carbon dioxide.
Earth Science
Episode 6
26 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Two parallel peaks of rock with a line of magma rising between them. Arrows point to each of the peaks. Divergent boundaries occur on the sea floor. Caption: The magma quickly hardens and forms.
Earth Science
Episode 3
27 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Matter - icons representing solid, liquid, and gas.  Caption: of a solid, a liquid, or a gas,
Earth Science
Episode 2
29 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Diagram of two plates of the Earth's crust causing an earthquake. The epicenter is at the junction point of the plates below the surface. Caption: Seismic waves - Waves that transmit the energy released by an earthquake.
4 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of a string of islands. Light bluish green water surrounds the islands. Caption: The valley's called the Tongue of the Ocean.
56 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Rolling hills lead into a wide valley. Caption: Known as Fossil Lake, Fossil Butte National Monument
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 3
12 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person talking with an inset picture of a laboratory. Caption: People usually think science happens in the lab.
Green Revolution
Episode 2
5 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Sloped hills leading to a body of water. Caption: from which the Hagerman fossils have been excavated.
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 1
9 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dry, brown hilly terrain. Caption: The landscape and the vegetation changed rapidly.
How Climate Made History
Season 0 / Ep 1
51 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Streaks of dark and light. Caption: the climate was still unstable, particularly the spring of 536.
How Climate Made History
Season 0 / Ep 2
52 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
People standing on an overlook in a cave. Caption: Even the average tourist is an explorer in this cave--
America's National Monuments: Legacy Of The Great Plains
Episode 7
7 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Map of the northwest United States showing John Day Fossil Beds in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Clarno Unit, Sheep Rock Unit, and Painted Hills Unit are in Oregon. Caption: preserve a continuous 40-million-year fossil record
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 2
12 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Rough lava rocks with a few trees growing out of them. Caption: (male narrator) Laval Beds National Monument is all things volcanic.
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 7
10 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Magic school bus floating in lava. Caption: It's so hot, the Earth's crust is melting!
The Magic School Bus
Season 2 / Ep 201
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Photograph of Charles Richter. Caption: who was the first to make measurements of ground motion
EarthScope Chronicles
Season 0 / Ep 2
2 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
3D computer model showing structures with elevation information. Range is from 3 to -3km Caption: We also use physics to study deep inside the earth.
EarthScope Chronicles
Season 0 / Ep 4
4 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Ship with industrial equipment and a crane lowering something into the water. Caption: There are two seismometers named after me
EarthScope Chronicles
Season 0 / Ep 1
2 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Aerial view of a wide canyon cut through reddish-brown rock. Caption: When you live there, when you're from there,
EarthScope Chronicles
Season 0 / Ep 3
4 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person wearing a backpack and a headlamp moving through a narrow opening in a crouched position. Caption: Okay, I'm going down a slope. It looks a little slippery.
16 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Illustration of three round particles. Pyrite Particles. Caption: These tiny pyrite particles can travel a long distance away
News of the Day
Episode 3
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Domed, dripping rock structures line the wall of a cave. Caption: but only one that is a marble cave.
America's National Monuments: The Geologic West
Episode 10
16 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Map of the Earth with the continents and underlying tectonic plates outlined. Caption: is made up of many tectonic plates
16 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 8
Illustration of the Earth with a section cut away showing the crust as a thin layer and the mantle as a thicker layer beneath the crust. Caption: Rocks found in the mantle are pressed tightly together,
Real World Science
Episode 12
16 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Sedimentary rock (erosion) is turned into metamorphic rock (heat and pressure); metamorphic rock changes to igneous rock; igneous (magma) rock can go back to metamorphic rock or can change to sedimentary rock. Caption: They can be broken down again and become sedimentary.
4 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
illustration of igneous rocks. On screen text, rocks that form from magma or lava. Caption: from cooling magma or lava are called igneous rocks.
The Rockin' World of Geology
Episode 2
26 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of the layers of a rock. A portion of the rock contains Sodium, Potassium, and Aluminum. Caption: Felsic magma cools to form igneous rocks such as granite.
The Rockin' World of Geology
Episode 3
26 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration depicts a school of fish swimming past an underwater crater. On screen text, turbidite. Caption: on underwater marine slopes,
The Rockin' World of Geology
Episode 4
26 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a glacier with rigid ice at the apex and pliable ice at the surface. Caption: The upper ice on the glacier stays rigid.
The Rockin' World of Geology
Episode 6
26 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Glowing lava as seen from above. Caption: Where exactly magma exits and turns into solid basalt
53 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Helicopter hovering over a rocky, snow covered landscape. Caption: Traveling by helicopter, plane, and snowmobile,
Science Nation
Episode 104
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A lattice-work ladder leading to a platform. Instruments and cables are placed on the lattice and platform. Caption: to study an earthquake at ground zero.
Science Nation
Episode 118
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Platform in a warehouse holding a building suspended by struts. Caption: This shake table is the largest in the world,
Science Nation
Episode 196
4 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Cooling lava turning into stone. Caption: Kilauea is one of the longest currently-erupting volcanoes.
Science Nation
Episode 213
5 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A rock arch in Utah. Caption: of these spectacular geological landmarks.
Science Nation
Episode 244
3 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Basin of a volcano. Caption: Calderas are found all over the world.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 3
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Mouth of a cave. Caption: Caves exist all over the world and come in many sizes
Science Video Vocab
Episode 137
3 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Desert with low scrub and red rock formations rising in the distance. Caption: There are hot deserts and cold deserts.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 121
4 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
A patch of dried, cracked, mud. Caption: There are three types of drought…
Science Video Vocab
Episode 138
2 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Land and ocean as seen from above with tectonic plates outlined. Caption: The tectonic plates naturally move along their edges
Science Video Vocab
Episode 120
3 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Cement cracked and broken down the center. Caption: Earthquakes cause rapid movement of the Earth's crust,
Science Video Vocab
Episode 142
4 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Derrick pumping oil. Caption: The oil is then pumped out of the ground.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 124
4 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Steep rocky mountain partially covered in snow and ice. Caption: As the glacier grows, the ice flows down the mountain
Science Video Vocab
Episode 127
3 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Map of the world with parts highlighted in green. Caption: Grasslands are found on every continent
Science Video Vocab
Episode 133
2 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Landslide on the side of a mountain. Caption: Sometimes landslides are small, and hardly noticeable.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 138
2 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
A caldera filled with water. Caption: A caldera is a large crater-like depression in the earth.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 27
3 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
All the continents pushed together. Caption: as one big land mass--the continent of Pangea.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 28
2 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Earthworm on top of soil. Caption: Plants and animals provide nutrients to the soil.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 48
3 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Lava from a volcano cooling as it hits a body of water. Caption: Volcanic eruptions can also cause tsunamis.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 135
2 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Lava cooling down. Caption: When lava cools down, it forms igneous rock,
Science Video Vocab
Episode 30
2 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Mouth of volcano mid explosion. Caption: over 1,500 active volcanoes in the world.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 29
3 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Four newts swimming underwater. Caption: are among the most biologically diverse regions on Earth.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 2
7 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Shovel partially sunk into dark brown soil. Caption: and if you've ever seen soil in a lush forest,
10 minutes
Grade Level: K - 3
Ash from an eruption filling the air. Caption: An eruption could be the largest natural disaster
50 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Sun shining through machinery. Caption: because we get to look at something new in seismology.
3 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Laptop computer showing a split screen of a picture and a computer image. Caption: and build a digital elevation model of the lava dome.
Volcano Web Shorts
Episode 1
2 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer screen showing a dry riverbed with a rushing wall of wet debris. Caption: Debris flows are masses of rock and mud and water
Volcano Web Shorts
Episode 2
3 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Aerial view of billowing gray clouds of ash and smoke. Caption: One tool of volcano seismology is the seismic network.
Volcano Web Shorts
Episode 3
2 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Camera on a tripod next to other equipment, covered in ice and snow. Caption: We need instruments that survive and still transmit data
Volcano Web Shorts
Episode 4
3 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Aerial view of a volcano emitting a plume of ash and dust. Caption: Our objective is to keep people safe
Volcano Web Shorts
Episode 5
2 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Satellite image of Africa with two lines separating a portion of the southeast edge. Caption: and prepares to split Africa in two.
Voyage of the Continents
Season 2 / Ep 3
52 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of India and Asia to the north. A line of mountains separates the two. Caption: giving birth to the towering Himalayas.
Voyage of the Continents
Season 1 / Ep 4
51 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Coastline of two land masses with ocean in between. Caption: North America and Europe are moving away from each other
Voyage of the Continents
Season 1 / Ep 1
51 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Sparse vegetation on a rocky hillside. Caption: is the very first piece of the European continent.
Voyage of the Continents
Season 1 / Ep 3
51 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Sun setting between two rocky outcroppings over a body of water. Caption: Today the landscapes tell the story of Pangea's birth,
Voyage of the Continents
Season 2 / Ep 1
51 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a globe with landmasses. Caption: on the fiery surface of the planet.
Voyage of the Continents
Season 1 / Ep 2
51 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of the globe with Africa highlighted. Caption: until forming the African continent we know today.
Voyage of the Continents
Season 2 / Ep 2
52 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A photograph of snow capped rocks. Caption: They come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes.
Way Cool Science
Episode 1
13 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Waterfall greenery in the background. Caption: Weathering occurs all around us.
19 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Water erupting from the ground. Caption: there's something unusual about how they work.
4 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12