Learn about underwater volcanoes and the discovery of the erupting deep-ocean volcano West Mata. The video provides students with the opportunity to visualize a phenomenon that is too dangerous and too remote to experience. Students view a visualization of the ocean floor as well as footage that cap
Earth System: El Nino
The climatic phenomenon known as El Niño is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific that impacts weather and climate around the globe. An El Niño occurs every four to twelve years, causes die-offs of plankton and fish, and affects Pacific jet-stream winds, altering storm tracks and creating unusual weather patterns around the world. This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center details some of El Niño's far-reaching effects on both marine life and humans. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions. CREDITS: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/credits/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.eselnino/ LICENSE: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/help/full-license-for-section-3c-of-terms-of-use-download-and-share/
More videos by this producer
Learn about the value of the wetlands ecosystems in this video segment adapted from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Wetlands are essential habitats for plants and wildlife and a critical part of the water cycle. Yet they are under threat, largely due to the needs of a growing human population.
In the late 1960s, scientists accidentally discovered gamma-ray bursts — intense flashes of energy that typically last no more than a few minutes and are often as short as a fraction of a second. For decades after the discovery of these powerful bursts, they remained one of the greatest mysteries in