Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts. These materials will support your teaching of the new Next Generation Science Standards.
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What would you see if you could shrink down to fit inside a plant cell?
Earth's rotation changes the angle at which sunlight hits the planet's surface, creating the different seasons.
Trek through a tropical rainforest and explore the incredible diversity of species that call it home.
Selections from Flipside Science
Explore various innovative renewable energy technologies that could lead us to a brighter future.
Around the world, many coral reefs are in hot water. How can we preserve these important and diverse ecosystems?
Humans depend on water, and our need for this precious resource is growing alongside our population.
Full Films from our Planetarium
Travel to the Moon, Mars, and even beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support life!
Inspire your students with this stunning 25-minute film focusing on the vast networks of life.
In this free film, you'll follow the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth.
Selections from our Earthquakes Course
Much of what we know about Earth's interior comes from seismic waves generated by earthquakes.
Most seismic activity occurs in the narrow zones between plates.
Billions of years ago, Earth had supercontinents—land masses made of multiple continents merged together.
Short Scenes from Habitat Earth
Visit an underwater forest near Point Lobos, California, to learn what a kelp forest food web looks like.
Travel underground for an up-close look at the ants, amoebas, and bacteria that maintain healthy soil.
Step inside the trunk of a tree to follow the path water takes from the roots to the top of a Douglas fir.
Witness the influence of the sun on the seasonal abundance of plant matter produced on land and in our oceans.
See how seasonal changes drive patterns in animal behavior.
Real-time air traffic reveals travel patterns occurring on timescales far more rapid than species migration.
Social Studies + Science Connections
Plate tectonics played an important role in providing opportunities for life to flourish.
On April 18, 1906, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake along the San Andreas Fault would reshape the entire city.
How is the development of human population centers linked to the development of agriculture?
Selections from our Biodiversity Course
How does natural selection give rise to new species?
As human activities warm the Earth, biodiversity levels and distributions are changing at alarming rates.
Why are the oceans becoming more acidic and how does that threaten biodiversity?
Healthy ecosystems provide crucial direct, indirect, and aesthetic-ethical benefits to humans.
Healthy ecosystems require a large, diverse group of organisms, each doing their part.
What is the connection between genes and biodiversity?
Popular News Stories
How do dung beetles find their way? They do a little dance.
Frog tongues are amazingly fast and sticky tools for hunting.
Watch our penguins swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams.
Spot every detail on the 13 species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes living in our Shark Lagoon.
Where reef fish dart through forests of coral while sharks and rays sail under your feet.
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