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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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

What are Volcanic Hazards?
In this video we will describe the most common types of volcanic hazards associated with a volcanic eruption. We begin by considering the threat of an eruption from a Cascade Range volcano for citizens of Portland and Seattle. These are examples of composite volcanoes. Eruptions of these types of volcanoes produce tephra, lahars, pyroclastic flows and lava. Tephra represents the debris blasted into the air and can range in size from tiny glass shards to large blocks blasted out of the volcanic cone. When tephra combines with water it forms lahars that can transport all sizes of debris. Fast moving, toxic pyroclastic flows are among the most dangerous volcanic hazards. Lava plays a relatively modest role in eruptions of composite volcanoes but is a common product of shield volcanoes such as those in Hawaii.

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

Tsunami Caught on Camera
A British Documentary on the Boxing Day Tsunami that hit Asia in 2004

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Duration: 6-10 minutes

Brinicle / Icy Finger of Death- Frozen Planet
Time-lapse footage of salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking & freezing

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Duration: 2-5 minutes

Volcanic Bombs
Airplane footage of plume from Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland (2010) who have to run when the volcanic bombs start to fall around them.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism
Duration: ~1 minute

Pyroclastic Flow in Japan: Maurice and Katia Kraft
Overview of the work by the Krafts in filming volcanoes, include footage of the pyroclastic flow that killed them on Mt. Unzen, Japan in 1991

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism
Duration: 2-5 minutes

The "Acid Test" - Reaction of Calcite
The mineral calcite is tested against a cold, dilute (10%) solution of hydrochloric acid (HCl). Observation reveals a reaction that is characteristic of this mineral, and helps in identifying calcite.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Duration: ~1 minute

Reaction of Granite to HCl
A piece of granite is tested for reaction to dilute, cold, HCl. As granite is composed of a number of minerals, this "acid test" should reveal whether or not significant calcite is present in this rock. Without specific instruction, many students would not be able to predict whether a chemical reaction should be seen, or not. Good example of experimental science to determine an answer by observation.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Duration: ~1 minute

Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves
This video is of the tsunami in Japan in 2011.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards
Duration: 2-5 minutes

Metamorphic Rocks (& toast)
This video discusses the formation of metamorphic rocks, one of the three major groups of rocks on Earth and the bedrock under much of North America. We explain that toast is a metamorphic form of bread and describe the conditions necessary for metamorphism to occur (burial of rocks, proximity to magma, plate tectonic settings). You will learn about the metamorphic temperature window, how developing a foliation is similar to squeezing a marshmallow, the names of some common metamorphic rocks, and what happens when sandstone and limestone are subjected to higher temperatures and pressures.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Duration: 6-10 minutes