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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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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

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

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

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

Tectonic Plates
In this video we describe the three major compositional layers of Earth and the characteristics of a tectonic plate which is composed of lithosphere representing parts of the crust and mantle. The lithosphere is divided into pieces we call tectonic plates. Ah, you say, but can you demonstrate what you mean using an orange? Why, yes, yes we can. After the orange demo, we illustrate how to use maps of earthquake locations to draw outlines of Earth's major tectonic plates and give them names. Following the video we want you to be able to take a blank map of the world and draw a reasonable sketch of where the major plate boundaries are located.

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

Rates of Plate Motions
In this video we will describe the relative plate motions associated with plate boundaries and explain why some plates move faster than others. We will recognize that plate motions carry plates away from oceanic ridges and toward oceanic trenches. We will learn which individual plates have motions that could be described as pokey (~1 centimeter per year) and which are relatively speedy (~7 cm/yr). As a consequence, some ocean basins are expanding more rapidly than others. We will explain that the rate of motion varies depending on the nature of the associated plate boundary processes (ridge push, slab pull) tied to mantle convection.

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

Coal, Oil and Natural Gas
This video describes how fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal are formed and where they can be found. We set up side-by-side comparisons of what these materials are made of, how they develop, and the settings where they are preserved. We discuss how US consumption and production trends for oil and coal have changed in recent years.

Subject: Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology
Duration: 6-10 minutes

Numerical Time (Candy & Radioactive decay)
This video discusses how geoscientists use information from the radioactive decay of isotopes to establish the age of geologic events. We explain what isotopes are, how they undergo radioactive decay and how to figure out the number of half-lives they have experienced to establish when they formed. We use candy to model the decay process and to make it easier to visualize the process of decay.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology:Absolute dating, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates
Duration: 6-10 minutes

Ice Ages & Climate Cycles
This video describes the characteristics of ice ages during the last billion years. We discuss why ice ages happened and how and why climate varies in short-term climate cycles during ice ages. We introduce the term "albedo" and use it to consider how the glacial system is affected by feedbacks that can either increase or reduce the volume of glacial ice.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Climate feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Paleoclimate records
Duration: 6-10 minutes