Velocity of Currents
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that describes the velocity of water currents. In this video the students conduct experiments. that describes how drilling companies produce and look for oil. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Lea
The Ocean's Current Impact on Weather
This 1:47 video uses graphics and a narrator to explains how the ocean conveyor belt and how it has affected the Earth's climate and landscape over centuries.
Tides and Waves
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that describes tides and waves and how they are created by the gravitational forces of the sun and moon. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific
What Causes Waves?
The major cause of waves, specifically ocean waves, is wind,
although waves can also be created by tides and earthquakes. Learn
how waves are simply the result of winds passing over water.
Making Big Waves
If you have dreams of surfing the perfect wave, there is so much more to learn than just hanging-ten. Waves can come from many different types of sources, yet they all have very similar physical properties. Before you learn to surf the big waves, you should learn the science behind how they are created. In this video from QUEST, learn about the origins and the power of Big Waves along the Northern California Coast. Run time 06:18.
A collection of videos and lessons and tsunamis
There are several listed here from videos of actually events to animated slide sites. There are also lessons for most ages.
Mid Ocean Ridges, Volcanoes, and the Arctic
This video discusses the phenomena related to: tectonic plates, underwater volcanoes, and hydrothermal systems. Run time 05:53.
The Ocean Floor - by StudyJams
Earth's most magnificent and enormous landforms are all on the ocean floor. Volcanoes and earthquakes change the ocean floor, creating new landforms. Erosion on land also deposits minerals and animal matter on the ocean floor. Learn more about the ocean floor with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant photos are set to music, with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link.
Exploring Oceans: Bermuda
The waters around Bermuda host a liquid jungle of creatures that exist in floating forests of golden brown sargassum seaweed. Deep within its waters live bioluminescent deep-sea creatures, reminiscent of comets, suns, and stars. (03:30)
Ocean Pressure and How it Effects Ocean Exploration
Ninth segment of the Ocean Odyssey describes Ocean Pressure and how that limits the depth to which people can dive. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate s
Google Ocean, Anyone?
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? Run time 18:17.
Arabia's Cycle of Life - Reef Symbiosis
A look at the symbiotic relationships in fringing reefs. The video starts with an exploration of the birds, invertebrates and fish that live in and off the shallow waters and tidal pools and moves on to explore some of the marine life and the symbiotic relationships in the shallow coral reefs. Run time 06:36.
Monterey Bay Wildlife
Montery Bay boats an undersea canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon. This rich environment is home to krill, Humboldt squid, mola mola, otter, and a plethora of time animals that thrive in giant kelp forests. Montery Bay's estuary is also a critical habitat for hundreds of species of birds and marine life. The diverse ecosystem has made Monterey Bay one of the most studied parts of the ocean. Run time 04:36.
Brief Overview Energy Sources
This is a brief introduction (01:21) of fossils fuels and their origin. The video includes vintage and current images.
Climate Change: State of the Earth
In 2006, Arctic sea ice shrank 6 percent more than it usually does, thus further speeding up global warming and threatening the survival of polar bears. Scientists discuss the ramifications and possible causes. Run time 05:59.
Amphibians May Give Us Clues to Our Changing Climate
Changes in amphibian populations may offer clues to changes in our climate. In the Rock Mountains scientists spend their summers studying wind, weather, plant life and amphibians. The salamander population in this area fluctuates year to year and they are trying to determine if this decline is caused by global warming or humans. Run time 03:14.
Kelp Forest Food Web
Kelp forests have unique characteristics that support a delicately balanced ecosystem. They provide interactions between species and habitat that thrive on the health of this balance. In this video segment, explore the amazing underwater kelp forest ecosystem and observe how fragile this habitat can be to predation and human activities.
Pearl and Hermes Population Assessments
This video segment adapted from the NOW-RAMP 2002 Expedition follows a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife researchers as they visit the northwest tip of the Hawaiian Islands to document wildlife populations and help control invasive species. The Pearl and Hermes Atoll, one of the oldest landmasses in the Hawaiian Island chain, supports an impressive diversity of plants and animals but, like many islands, is vulnerable to invasive species. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:28.
How to hatch a chick!
Meyer Hatchery discusses their methods for hatching chicks to be used as household pets.
Molecules in Solids
This program defines the three states of matter, and illustrates the lattice-work pattern of molecules in solids. Viewers learn the origin of the word "molecule." Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.