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Polar bear on all fours walking in the dark. Caption: It was the cold in fact that created polar bears.
Nature
Season 26 / Ep 8
29 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Field with green foliage in the foreground and fields with round bales of hay in the background. Caption: The climate still impacts agriculture.
9 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Glowing ball representing the sun with a globe representing the earth traveling in orbit around it. Examples of the different hemispheres experiencing opposite seasons in the background. Caption: A season is a division of the year
Shawn and Team
Episode 5
10 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: K - 2
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 world with color highlighting areas of different climates. Caption: Next, Koppen's system defined what are called "macroclimates."
Core Meteorology
Season 0 / Ep 3
27 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Large puffy clouds across an open expanse of sky. Caption: (narrator) And from clouds, we get precipitation,
Core Meteorology
Season 0 / Ep 2
26 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Edge of a manhole cover with "No Dumping Drains to Bay" printed on the ground. Caption: That goes into storm drains and ends up in the Santa Ana River.
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 10
25 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Curving river with unnaturally even banks winds through green fields. Caption: which is like a highway for water.
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 7
25 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Aerial view of a shoreline with a person body surfing and more people on the beach. Caption: rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues
Danger Zone
Episode 1
2 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Ominous gray clouds in the sky. Caption: This creates moisture in the air.
Danger Zone
Episode 6
2 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Four pictures of beaches, roads and bridges being washed away by stormy water. Caption: It can severely erode beaches and coastal highways.
Danger Zone
Episode 7
2 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Close up of a wave crashing on shore. Caption: Rip currents can form even in small waves,
Danger Zone
Episode 2
1 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of apparently calm waves meeting the shore while a few people walk on the beach. Caption: make sure you know how to spot a rip current
Danger Zone
Episode 3
3 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Platform with large machinery and people on it floating in the water close to shore. Caption: NOAA's sentinels are water-level observing platforms
Danger Zone
Episode 13
2 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A large spiral shaped storm on Earth's surface as seen from space. Caption: Tropical cyclones extract heat from the ocean
Danger Zone
Episode 5
2 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Map of Earth with Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia in view. The water on the map shows large portions highlighted in orange. Caption: Tsunamis can strike any coastline in the world
Danger Zone
Episode 8
3 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Palm tree and house out of focus in foreground, wall of water from the ocean in focus in the background. Caption: to forecast when tsunamis may hit the coast
Danger Zone
Episode 4
2 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Aerial view of a coastline showing regular waves and an approaching tsunami. Map of Japan and Japanese writing overlaid. Caption: The result was devastation and utter destruction.
Danger Zone
Episode 10
2 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of the ocean. Caption: This disturbance causes a transfer of energy
Danger Zone
Episode 11
2 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Needle on paper resulting in jagged peaks and troughs with a sinuous wave overlaid. Caption: It detects tremors, calculates the epicenter,
Danger Zone
Episode 12
3 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Grayish-green cloudy sky with a funnel cloud reaching to the ground. Caption: (male narrator) They are sometimes seen as threatening funnel clouds,
Danger Zone
Episode 9
2 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
In foreground a flat, barren landscape with a large cloud of dust. In the background there are some out-of-focus hills. Caption: The sand forms gigantic dust carpets,
15 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Trees, water, mountains, desert, and plain with river. Caption: Biomes are like little kingdoms.
Earth Science
Episode 7
30 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Two people sit on a couch. One is putting on a gas mask. Caption: Gas masks are made to fit small, medium, and large faces.
1 hours 31 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A glacier between two mountains covered in snow. Caption: (narrator) The last great Ice Age ended about 10,000 years ago.
Glacier
Episode 2
21 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A mountain covered in snow. Caption: (male narrator) They exist on every continent on earth except Australia.
Glacier
Episode 1
18 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A cartoon shows an example of a T V weather report, extra sunny or cloudy rainy.
Ice Cores: Unlocking Past Climates
Episode 4
5 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An illustration depicts different layers of an ice core. The layers may contain volcanic remains, dust, and pollen, from a corresponding period.
Ice Cores: Unlocking Past Climates
Episode 1
5 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cartoon drawing of a flying superhero with a "W" on his chest. Caption: (Tim) "The adventures of Weatherman."
The Magic School Bus
Season 1 / Ep 113
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Dry, brown grasses dotted with wildflowers wave in the wind. Caption: Hot, arid summers tend to parch vegetation.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 3
8 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Evergreen plants in shades of green from light to dark cover the landscape. Caption: Shrubby, evergreen plants are widespread in all five areas.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 4
12 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Somewhat rocky soil with cactus and scrub-like plants give way to cultivated rows of plants and buildings in the distance. Caption: These areas as known as Mediterranean climate reasons.
Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems
Episode 3
7 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Puffy white clouds. Cumulus clouds. Caption: Cumulus, Latin for "heap,"
15 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Sunlight filtering through the leaves of a tree. Caption: can absorb or scatter radiant energy from the sun.
19 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Aerial view of a large airplane in flight. Sensors dot the outside of the plane. Caption: (male narrator) Hurricane hunting is not for the faint at heart.
NOAA Ocean Today
Episode 2
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Lightning branching across the sky. Caption: (female narrator) Lightning is a rapid discharge of electrical energy
NOAA Ocean Today
Episode 1
1 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person at a bank of computer screen showing maps shaded in various colors. Caption: the development of El Niño and La Niña.
1 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Snow covered trees with bare branches. Caption: Rising air pressure often means the weather is clearing,
11 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Earth spinning on its orbit, the equator of earth is tilted downward and eastward.
Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey
Episode 1
48 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A photo depicts the earth spinning in its orbit, where the equator and tropic of cancer are highlighted. Caption: June
Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey
Episode 2
49 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Earth spinning on its orbit, the tilt of earth's central axis along the vertical axis is highlighted.
Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey
Episode 3
49 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A large circular storm on Earth's surface, as seen from space. Caption: the forecasters categorize them by wind speed.
Hurricane, the Anatomy
Episode 1
49 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A person washing a window with a sponge. Caption: What's the weather outside your window today?
Real World Science
Episode 2
14 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Iceland as seen from above. Mostly green with a few central patches of ice and snow. Caption: Iceland is an oceanic island
Real World Science
Episode 3
16 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Illustration of the Earth and the layers of the atmosphere. In order from closest to farthest: Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere. Caption: and the top layer is called the exosphere.
Real World Science
Episode 14
16 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Satellite flying above the ocean with a spiral shaped storm on the water. NOAA Environmental Satellites Predict & Track Storms. Caption: and predict and track tropical storms and hurricanes.
2 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Bolt of lightning arcing from cloud to ground. Caption: we all want up-to-the-minute information.
Science Nation
Episode 5
3 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Lava spewing from a crevasse while smoke and ash rises around it. Caption: how long the ash will linger and when the skies will be clear
Science Nation
Episode 83
2 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Computer screens with color-shaded images of a spiral shaped storm. Caption: study hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards from the inside.
Science Nation
Episode 1
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Storm so strong it limits visibility while palm trees bend in the wind. Caption: Dropsondes have a huge impact on understanding hurricanes
Science Nation
Episode 73
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
City with closely placed buildings almost entirely destroyed, very few still standing. Caption: new design standards and building codes.
Science Nation
Episode 47
2 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Computer screen showing east coast of United States with color gradient showing a band of storms parallel to the coastline. Caption: almost 200 tornadoes had occurred
Science Nation
Episode 113
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person drawing a straight line down the side of a metal cylinder. Caption: Cores like this are nature's archives.
Science Nation
Episode 173
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
Closeup cross-section of a large tree with many rings. Caption: This is a cross-section of a redwood tree.
Science Nation
Episode 127
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Circular turbines stacked two-high. People walk in front of them. Caption: designed this 15-foot-tall wall of wind, nicknamed, "WOW."
Science Nation
Episode 74
2 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Graphic of streets outlined in various colors with letters and numbers assigned to the individual streets. Caption: to construct a street-by-street view of Sandy's devastation.
Science Nation
Episode 77
2 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man releasing water into the air from a pump. Caption: equivalent to a major storm,
Science Nation
Episode 226
4 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A large warehouse with a sloping roof. Caption: (narrator) At the Center for Aerosol Impacts
Science Nation
Episode 15
3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A water body. Caption: More people and more buildings mean more strain on the system.
Science Nation
Episode 250
3 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Satellite image of a hurricane. Caption: how storms impact cities and towns along our coasts.
Science Nation
Episode 229
3 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Model building being pounded by waves. Caption: And when engineers pounded it with a mini-tsunami,
Science Nation
Episode 187
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person watching a newscast on a laptop. Caption: most people rely on TV to make decisions as storms approach.
Science Nation
Episode 54
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A giant funnel cloud moving toward a house. Caption: You really have to just step back and have great respect
Science Nation
Episode 181
4 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A rapidly moving river with trees on the bank. Caption: (male narrator) Water, a precious resource for sure.
Science Nation
Episode 116
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Color gradients showing the amount of water vapors over a map of the earth. Caption: showing the total amount of water vapor in the atmosphere.
Science Nation
Episode 85
2 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Image of a thunderstorm hovering over a state. Occluded front. Caption: We could end up with hail again.
The Science of Climate
Episode 2
5 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Sky filled with gray fluffy clouds. Caption: Clouds can block some of the sun's rays
The Science of Climate
Episode 3
5 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Image of cloud with rain and snow over a state. Caption: if the temperature is right, snowstorm.
The Science of Climate
Episode 5
5 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Drawing of girl standing by the ocean. Caption: can expect a 1- to 4-foot rise in their lifetime,
The Science of Climate
Episode 6
4 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Green treetops looking over a lake with puffy clouds in a blue sky. Caption: First, moisture is needed to form clouds and precipitation.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 114
3 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Snowy field and mountain range. Caption: Polar climates are very, very cold, windy, and snowy.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 47
5 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Green patchwork fields with a mountain rising in the background. Clouds cover most of the blue sky. Caption: Clouds can form at any height above the ground.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 119
3 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Aerial view of snow-and-ice-covered rock surrounded by icy water. Caption: Glaciers and icecaps are frozen year round,
Science Video Vocab
Episode 117
3 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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
Muddy water rushing through a rocky channel. Caption: Floods are the most common and expensive natural disasters.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 123
3 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Rough ocean water covering beach and surrounding areas. Caption: Hurricanes are huge storms that are given names
Science Video Vocab
Episode 132
3 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Closeup of a fern leaf with water dripping from it. Caption: Precipitation is a major part of the water cycle
Science Video Vocab
Episode 130
2 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Tornado swirling in the middle of a field. Caption: The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous damage,
Science Video Vocab
Episode 136
2 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
An illustration of hurricane recipe. On screen text, precursor storms + warm water + low wind shear. Iconic representations for all the three are depicted. Caption: Let's start with precursor storms.
Seasonal Science
Episode 3
3 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small cloud representing an average snowstorm compared to a larger angry cloud representing a thundersnow storm. Caption: separating ordinary snowstorms from thunder snowstorms,
Seasonal Science
Episode 6
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cartoon of a garbage truck pulling up to a dumpster. Caption: The garbage truck?
5 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
A photograph of cirrus clouds. On screen text, cirrus. Caption: Cirrus clouds are thin, white clouds.
Way Cool Science
Episode 3
17 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Two cars are partially submerged in flood water.
43 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Partially collapsed building covering a vehicle in debris. A person wearing a hard hat films the destruction. Caption: But tornadoes can cause massive destruction.
19 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Vehicles driving on a road with a funnel-shaped cloud descending from the sky. Caption: Tornadoes are smaller, very powerful storms
11 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Satellite looking down the surface of the Earth over a large storm system. Caption: a new storm gathers strength, churning towards land.
Hurricane, the Anatomy
Episode 3
50 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12