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Meteor Showers - Interactive Site
From, produced by WGBH
While commonly referred to as "shooting stars," meteors and meteor showers are, in fact, unrelated to stars. Instead, these streaks of light are the glow of interplanetary debris crashing into Earth's atmosphere. In this animated video adapted from N... [more]
September 5, 2010 at 08:16 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Total Solar Eclipse Animation
From, produced by PBS
Solar eclipses result from the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth. Total solar eclipses — in which the Sun is completely blocked by the Moon — are a spectacular and rare sight to witness. In this animation adapted from NOVA, see why solar eclipses... [more]
September 5, 2010 at 09:56 PM
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Ages: 8 - 13
Solar Eclipses
From, produced by NASA
Every now and then, the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that, when viewed from the Earth, the Moon eclipses the Sun's light. Solar eclipses are fairly common -- the Moon will block out some portion of the Sun at least twice a year. However, it is still... [more]
September 5, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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Ages: 7 - 13
Phases of the Moon - Interactive Link
From, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
The Moon, Earth's only natural satellite and one of the brightest objects in its sky, appears in the sky in many different shapes. Over the course of a month, the observed shapes result from the interaction of the Moon's orbit around Earth and reflec... [more]
September 5, 2010 at 07:29 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
What a Year on Earth Really Looks Like
A ten-minute animation that shows how the Earth moves through space. Excellent visual for students studying seasons, astronomy, and/or space. Best used with handout as this video moves fairly fast.  (09:20)
August 13, 2010 at 08:18 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
A Day On Earth
From YouTube
"A day on Earth is a deceivingly simple concept. Today we will examine that day on earth in detail. Perhaps uncovering a few surprises." This video starts with the basics about how the Earth travels around the sun, explains why we have solstice and e... [more]
July 26, 2009 at 05:31 PM
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Ages: 7 - 13
Why? Tell Me Why! : Earth Spin
From YouTube, produced by Discovery-News
Dr. David Rubenkamp answers the question: Why does the Earth spin? He gives a short explanation of the history of the solar system. He also explains how the Moon affects the spinning of Earth. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for middle el... [more]
July 26, 2009 at 05:58 PM
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Ages: 7 - 12
Rotation and Revolution
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Quick review video on the basics on Earth's rotation and revolution. A teacher explains axis, how the Earth is on a tilt, why we have seasons, how it Earth revolves around the sun, explains why we have leap year every four years. Also explains how th... [more]
July 26, 2009 at 06:02 PM
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