Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts.
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What would you see if you could shrink down to fit inside a plant cell?
When you flush the toilet, what happens to the pee, poo, and paper? Dive into the SF sewer system to find out!
In San Francisco, where does the water that flows out of our faucets come from?
Selections from Flipside Science
Did you know you can recycle waste water?
To feed our growing world, we need innovative solutions.
Flipside Science explores why eating insects is better for our planet than other sources of protein, like beef.
Full Films from our Planetarium
Educators everywhere can stream Expedition Reef in HD, in addition to shorter video clips.
Inspire your students with this stunning 25-minute film focusing on the vast networks of life.
What forms might life take in the Solar System and beyond? In the Academy’s newest original planetarium show, see how a deeper understanding of Earth might help us locate other living worlds, light years away.
Short Scenes from Habitat Earth
Plunge into a California kelp forest and learn about the complex, colorful ecosystems right off our coast.
Travel underground for an up-close look at the ants, amoebas, and bacteria that maintain healthy soil.
In this video, learn how Earth’s rotation and the angle of sunlight interact to create different seasons.
The Amah Mutsun people are turning to ancestral knowledge about how to care for the environment.
Why is it important to listen to Indigenous voices as we regenerate the natural world?
Learn why indigenous knowledge is still relevant today and how it can inform modern astronomy.
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.
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.
This clip demonstrates global ship traffic over an eleven day period.
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
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 require a large, diverse group of organisms, each doing their part.
Watch our colony of playful African penguins waddle, swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams.
Be mesmerized by graceful rays and shimmering tropical fish swimming across your screen 24/7 via live webcam.
Be mesmerized by the brilliant colors of tropical fish in our Philippine Coral Reef.
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