This NASA page is filled with great information about climate change. Get quick stats about carbon levels, Earth's temperature and melting ice. Explore the data, articles and incredible images showing the changes that Earth is undergoing.
Explore this page about Canada's boreal forests. There are two short videos and teaching resources, as well as maps and descriptions of the many different life forms that inhabit those forests. What are the threats to this ecosystem and what kinds of actions are being taken?
The ten short films in the Beyond Bark Beetles series share the story of the bark beetle outbreak in our western forests and show how the U.S. Forest Service is responding. See how beetles choose trees and what they do once they burrow inside.
For humans, addressing climate change may mean using technology to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient solution of all: evolution. Learn how animals are adapting to climate change.
Clearing forests for agriculture and development can have severe consequences for our environment. "Learn the value of large-scale forest landscapes and their role in the carbon cycle. Discover how reforestation can impact climate change by decreasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."
This video answers the question: What are nurdles? They are the tiny, factory-made pellets that form every plastic product that we use, from toys to toothbrushes. In their quest for ocean domination, they can wreak havoc on our oceans.
Watch this video that explains kinetic and potential energy. You can think of energy as the ability to move or cause change in matter. Kinetic energy is energy that is in use, and potential energy is energy that is stored for later. Try the quiz to test your understanding.
Watch different types of molecules form a solid, liquid, or gas. Add or remove heat and watch the changes. Change the temperature or volume of a container and see a pressure-temperature diagram respond.
Should you give your cooking oil a useful new life as biodiesel, a biodegradable energy source which can run in diesel engines instead of refined petroleum? This video describes the process of turning used oil goop into viable fuel.
Biofuels can provide energy without the reliance on environmentally harmful fossils fuels but scientists are still searching for a plentiful source. This video demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution.
How can your weight change with motion? In part 2, move the cursor over different parts of the screen to see what the controls do and to learn about the readouts. You can control the speed setting on the elevator by moving the slider to fast, medium, or slow. You can use the arrows to control the direction...
How does a soccer player kick the ball to make it move in different ways? In part 2, use the control near the bottom of the screen to position the foot to kick the soccer ball. The replay shows and explains the path the ball takes. You will have several opportunities to make a goal.
How do roller coaster cars keep moving without a motor? In part 2, watch a roller coaster ride. Note the energy bars that appear below different parts of the roller coaster. Then play the game by clicking on "try it". Design your own course and see if the roller coaster can make it to the end.
"Explore the forces at work when pulling against a cart,and pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects."
Try this amazing tool for learning the concepts of motion, forces, electricity, magnetism, light, and so much more. You can bounce and slide your way through the developed levels or get creative and make your own level.
Earthquakes happen all over the world. Where you live might determine how severe the damage might be. Watch this short video to see how different the results of an earthquake can be and why these outcomes varied.
Earthquakes can be scary and dangerous — with collapsing buildings posing one of the largest risks. Why do buildings collapse in an earthquake? How can it be prevented? Learn the physics of why it is not the sturdiest buildings, but the smartest, that will remain standing.
This interactive website is about continental drift and plate tectonics. As you work through the information, you'll be asked to put the diagrams in order, so pay attention to how the continents separated.
Explore key moments in Earth's history as continents drift and climate fluctuates over 4.6 billion years. The time line has a slider that you can use to move from one part of Earth's history to another.
The Interactive Geology Project offers visitors dozens of fascinating 3D animated videos that "illustrate basic principles of geology in entertaining and accessible ways." Several videos are highlighted on the main page, and the Video Library provides access to all of the project's content.
With this series of visualizations from NASA, students can see how some of the key indicators of climate change, such as temperature and sea ice extent, have changed in the past few years. You can also see the possible effects of rising sea levels.
The Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior) are so big that contain 23 quadrillion litres of water. They touch forest, grassland, and wetland habitats, supporting a region that’s home to 3,500 species. How were they formed?
In 2026, an unmanned NASA spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at 16 Psyche, a massive, metallic asteroid floating somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This video explains why NASA is interested in this heavy metal asteroid.