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The Moon's surface temperature can alternate between boiling and freezing. What makes the Earth so different?
Why is global sea level rising? Discover how the molecular behavior of water can have global impacts.
On a hot sunny day, asphalt can be a treacherous surface to walk barefoot on. Why is grass so much cooler?
What would you see if you could shrink down to fit inside a plant cell?
A Few Anchoring Phenomena
You don't have to look through a telescope to observe star stuff...
On a isolated island in Lake Superior, something mysterious is happening to the animals. What is going on?
Two very different environments. Two very different birds. Both are called 'juncos'. What is going on?
Selections from Flipside Science
What's the difference between weather and climate? Learn how we know and why it's important.
To feed our growing world, we need innovative solutions.
Could eating insects be better for the environment than eating other sources of protein, like beef?
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.
Earth's rotation changes the angle at which sunlight hits the planet's surface, creating the different seasons.
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 penguins swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams.
Enjoy ogling the 10+ species of graceful rays and tropical fish in Reef Lagoon—streaming 24/7 via webcam.
Be mesmerized by the brilliant colors of tropical fish in our Philippine Coral Reef.
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