Video Catalog

This video reference collection was begun as part of the 2014 virtual workshop on Designing and Using Videos in Undergraduate Geoscience Education. The purpose of the catalog is to pull together links to resources from all over the web; we are not hosting videos here. If you have a favorite educational video you made or use, and you'd be willing to share the link, please tell us about it!

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Plate Tectonics Basics #1 introduction
Animation introduction of plate tectonics process.

Duration: 6-10 minutes

Science of the Magnitude 5.7 Magna, Utah earthquake (March 18, 2020)_UTD GEONEWS
We hope our video about the Utah earthquake (March 18, 2020) is useful for your class; check out other videos including UTD Geonews at our website of YouTube channel, both called "UTD Geoscience Studios".

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes
Duration: 2-5 minutes

Three Ways to Melt the Mantle
Here is the latest animation from UTD GSS, titled: "Three Great Ways to Melt the Mantle." It explains how the mantle melts using an animated P/T diagram, and relates melting to tectonic setting. Please leave comments, suggestions, criticisms, and questions below. If you need caption, please click 'CC' button underneath the video screen. UTD GSS Product. Lochlan Vaughn (Producer). Robert J Stern (Director). Special thanks to Julian Pearce, who provide his knowledge and ideas to this video. To See the Caption please check the link below: Learn more Geoscience at UTD Geoscience Studio Website

Duration: 6-10 minutes

Continental Rifting, New Oceans, and Passive Continental Margins for Beginners
This video presents some basic information about how rifts form, how they sometimes evolve to become new oceans, and how passive continental margins form as a consequence.It has been adapted from a previous video entitled "Continental Rifting, New Oceans, and Passive Continental Margins: Plate Tectonics Basics 2", which was intended for an upper division geoscience audience. This video was made for a lower division geoscience and is intended to amplify undergraduate education of plate tectonic processes.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
Duration: 6-10 minutes

A Beginner's Guide to Creating Short Instructional Videos
Suggestions for instructors who are considering creating their own short videos. We provide guidance on research-based design elements and key steps in the process including writing a script, building a storyboard, and balancing the use of visuals, narration and text. We focus on the use of relatively basic tools for organizing information, non-professional tools for capturing images (phones, cameras), and introduce participants to some accessible software (Camtasia) for video editing and production.

Subject: Physics:Education Practices:Instructional Material Design, Pedagogy
Duration: 11-30 minutes

Continental Drift
This video describes the evidence Alfred Wegener used to formulate his continental drift hypothesis and examines why this idea did not gain wide acceptance when it was originally proposed. Wegener pursued four lines of evidence to support continental drift and the existence of the supercontinent, Pangaea. His evidence included the fit of the continents, matching features between now separated land masses, reconstructions of past climates, and the distribution of several fossil species.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
Duration: 6-10 minutes

The Earth System
This video describes the four main components of the Earth system (atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere), how matter is exchanged between the components, and how a change in some aspect of one part of the system will result in changes in other system components. We describe the Earth system in terms of reservoirs and flux between them and discuss how the movement of carbon occurs between system components.

Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience
Duration: 6-10 minutes

Defining Geology
This video describes what we mean when we talk about geology. We define the term and explain how people interact with geology in their daily lives.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Duration: 2-5 minutes

8 Reasons for Complex Life on Earth
This video describes an array of circumstances that make it possible for complex beings like us to live on Earth. While some of the reasons for life on Earth may be obvious, others are surprising. All of these natural factors line up just right to put our planet in the appropriate location, generate a diversity of physical environments, and provide the mix of air and water we need for survival.

Subject: Geoscience, Biogeosciences , Biology:Biogeochemistry
Duration: 6-10 minutes

Glacial Landforms
In this video we review the principal landforms created by glacial erosion (cirques, arêtes, striations, U-shaped valleys, fjords) and deposition (till, moraine, drumlins, eskers, kettle lakes, outwash plain, erratics). We discuss how a pair of glacial erosion processes - plucking, abrasion - work to break down rocks and modify the landscape. We compare and contrast glacial deposits made up of an unsorted mix of clay, sand and boulders and those that have been generated by running water. Finally, we start and finish the video by trying to figure out how a giant boulder ended up jammed in among the trees in Yellowstone National Park. The video ends with a short review quiz that asks you to identify four images of different landforms.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial
Duration: 6-10 minutes