The Animal Life in Reefs
Learn about the animal and plant life in the coral reefs with this professional video from World Wide Media. Also learn about the effect of global warming on the reefs. Run time 5:24.
The coldest, windiest place on Earth holds 60 percent of the fresh water on the planet. Recent expeditions to the Weddell Sea produced more than 700 new species, including giant carnivorous sponges. Produced by National Geographic. Run time 04:28.
Origins of Oceans
Three Quarters of our Earth is covered with water. Explore how half of Earth's water originated from the planet's inception and how the other half was deposited by comets. Find out why our planet is called the "Blue Planet" and why earth is different from all the other planets.
National Geographic - History Of Earth's Oceans
An ocean is a major body of saline water, and a principal component of the hydrosphere. Learn more in this brief overview of the history of water on this planet.
Where Did Our Oceans Come From?
Explore how half of Earth's water originated from the planet's inception and how the other half was deposited by comets. (03:46)
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Marine biologist Tierney Thys asks us to step into the water to visit the world of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish. Basking, eating jellyfish and getting massages, this behemoth offers
"Pychedelic" Fish Hops on Seafloor
A newly discovered frogfish is seen here. It is dubbed the psychedelic fish because of its colorful stripes and hops along the seabed by flexing its lower fin and shooting water from its gills. This new species was found in 2008. Run time 01:53.
A Basic Explanation of Global Warming
How does global warming work? Here is a quick explanation with graphics - presented by former American Vice President, Al Gore. Run time 01:05.
A Wat Forward: Facing Climate Change
In this short documentary you can explore the global impact of climate change and its devastating effects. Learn what scientists suggest in response to these changes. Run time 07:43
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.
Global Warming and Polar Bears
Learn about global warming and its affects on the endangered polar bear in the Arctic. Run time 03:12.
Disappearing Alpine glaciers are a sign of global warming. In this movie learn how Austria's Goldberg Glacier is shrinking. You can see first-hand a valley that once was completely covered by ice that is now a barren, rocky wasteland with a small stream running through it. Run time 02:41.
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.
Causes and Consequences of a Climate Change
This is a video on Global Warming Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It lists the causes of global warming and the consequences it has. It explains what it is and how it works. It addresses the nonrenewable resource of fossil fuels in great lenths and suggests possible solutions. Run time 4:44.
Everyone knows that water can't flow uphill. Not so fast... when this goo is poured back and forth between two beakers, Gravi-Goo mysteriously siphons from the higher held beaker to the lower one. Maybe water can flow uphill. An explantation is provided. Run time 02:59.
Boiling Stones Demonstration
A demonstration of how water can be made to boil when hot stones are put in it. The Native Americans put the water in holes lined with fresh hides, or containers mae from bison stomachs and would use the boiling water to cook meat, make soups, or extract grease from bone fragments. However, Native Americans were not the only culture to use this technique. Run time 03:40.
How to Build a Water Rocket
Building a water rocket involves using a launcher and stand, pumping water and air into a soda bottle and launching it outside to see it shoot up from the ground. Put together a water rocket with a demonstration from a science teacher in this video. Run time 03:19.
Dried and wrinkled salad/lettuce can be "refreshed" by immersing it in cold water. This is due to osmosis. The process is shown in a time lapse video where things are speeded up 720x. What took 3 h 35 m can be shown in 18 seconds... thanks to time lapse photography! Images are set to music. Run time 0:58.
How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle
Making a cloud in a bottle requires moistening the inside of a juice bottle with water, inserting a bit of smoke into the bottle using a freshly blown out match and pumping in air with a bicycle pump. Create a cloud in a bottle to understand how moisture and warm air interact with a demonstration from a science teacher in this video. Run time 03:44.
Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they shrink and go inside a pinball machine to discover the secrets of what makes things appear in color. This Magic School Bus video will teaching the following two concepts: (1) White light is filled with all the colors of the rainbow. and (2) Water drops and prisms can separate light into parts that we see as a rainbow. 22 minutes.