Earth Science


New! Episode 1: Seasons 26 min.

In this episode we look at how the changing seasons affect life on our precious Earth and then examine what causes seasons.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Episode 2: Long Hot Summer Days 19 min.

In this episode we explain why summer days are long and winter days are short, and how the length of daytime contributes to seasonal variations in temperature.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Episode 3: Following the Sun 21 min.

In this episode, we look at how the sun’s movement across the sky every day changes. In summer, the sun reaches a much higher angle in the sky than it does in winter. This affects the design of energy-efficient homes and the placement of solar panels.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Episode 4: The Coriolis Effect 24 min.

In this episode, we describe how tropical cyclones form and examine their huge power. We explain what the Coriolis Effect is and how it makes tropical cyclones rotate the way that they do. We also travel to three continents to demonstrate how the Coriolis Effect affects water draining from a small container. Does water really swirl in a different direction depending on which hemisphere it’s in?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Episode 5: Land and Ocean 26 min.

In thie episode, we examine how the world’s land masses and oceans affect global climate patterns. We look at why the air gets colder and colder the higher you go, why coastal regions don’t heat up or cool down as much as inland regions, why northern hemisphere winters are so much colder that southern hemisphere winters, and a whole lot more.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth 114 min.

Using exceptional demonstrations and animations, this series introduces students to the essentials of climate science. We examine what causes seasons, why the days are longer in summer than they are in winter, how the movement of the sun across the sky affects the renewable-energy industry, and a whole lot more.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Kilauea: Hawaii on Fire 53 min.

Scientists journey to Kilauea volcano to investigate the eruptions that shook Hawaii in 2018.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Ice on Fire 98 min.

An eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis, Ice on Fire goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming. Narrated by producer and Oscar®-winner Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Leila Conners, who first collaborated with DiCa...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Living Volcanoes 54 min.

Around the world, up to 30 volcanoes erupt every day. Meet the people and wildlife that live alongside these volcanoes from Kilauea to Mount Etna, and discover how volcanoes cause destruction but also create and nurture life.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Engineering Solar Radiation Is a Crazy Idea: A Debate 93 min.

Geoengineering is an ambitious set of methods proposed by scientists to help mitigate the effects of climate change. And one type in particular—solar geoengineering—has been the subject of growing debate. Solar geoengineering involves several techniques, including injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of solar radiation and heat that reaches the Earth. This proc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019