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Results: 46 Videos

A Student Tries to Explain Why There Are Seashells on...
A Student Tries to Explain Why There Are Seashells on...

A student's reasonable misconception is compared to the current scientific consensus in interpreting the evidence for the formation of the Himalayas. View Video

A Volcanologist Dances on Lava
A Volcanologist Dances on Lava

On the Big Island of Hawaii, Volcanologist Dave Sherrod treads on the newest rock on the planet to show how quickly lava hardens when it emerges at the surface. View Video

An Analogy for the Effects of Temperature and Pressure...
An Analogy for the Effects of Temperature and Pressure...

Students in a playground act out an analogy for how temperature and pressure control the behavior of rocks in the Earth. View Video

Cape Cod's Aquifers
Cape Cod's Aquifers

Students in Mashpee, Massachusetts create a model of the ground water systems in Cape Cod. View Video

Classroom Exploration of Flowing Solids
Classroom Exploration of Flowing Solids

Using hybrid fluid solid-liquid materials (such as Silly Putty®) in the classroom, students explore the concept of a flowing solid. View Video

Climate and Rate of Soil Formation
Climate and Rate of Soil Formation

Two soil profiles in Hawaii demonstrate how warmer temperatures and increased rainfall can contribute to rapid rates of soil formation. View Video

Continental Drift
Continental Drift

The fact that the jigsaw-puzzle-like fit of the coastlines of Africa and South America looked as if they had been attached in the past gave rise to the theory of continental drift. View Video

Crater Visibility Compared on the Moon and...
Crater Visibility Compared on the Moon and...

Earth's active processes of erosion and plate tectonics help explain why craters on the Earth are less visible than on its nearest neighbor, the Moon. View Video

Demo of Shield Volcanoes versus...
Demo of Shield Volcanoes versus...

A demonstration of viscosity and gas content of different types of magmas using chocolate syrup, mayonnaise, and seltzer water. View Video

Following a Rock in a Stream
Following a Rock in a Stream

By following sediments moved from the mountains to the sea, a mountain stream illustrates the process of erosion. View Video

From Continental Drift to Tectonic Plates
From Continental Drift to Tectonic Plates

Ocean floor features reveal the signature of tectonic plates, large, sometimes continent-sized rigid structures in the Earth's crust that can move independently of each other. View Video

Hawaii Is a Hot Spot Volcano
Hawaii Is a Hot Spot Volcano

The hot spot below Hawaii provides evidence for plate movement: as the Pacific Plate moves over the hot spot, it creates a string of islands. View Video

How Deep Does Soil Typically Go?
How Deep Does Soil Typically Go?

On average, soil only extends about one meter below the surface. Compared to the size of the Earth, soil is just a thin veneer on the surface. View Video

How Did Cape Cod Form? Part 1: Observing...
How Did Cape Cod Form? Part 1: Observing...

Part 1 of a three-part investigation into the sediments revealed at the ocean shore in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. View Video

How Did Cape Cod Form? Part 2: Evidence from Mountain...
How Did Cape Cod Form? Part 2: Evidence from Mountain...

Part 2 of a three-part investigation: ice flowing in the form of mountain glaciers is an important source of erosion in colder climates. View Video


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