Earth Science


New! Earthquake and Active Volcano Distribution 3 min.

With the use of exciting graphics and footage this clip will leave students with a clear understanding of the distribution of earthquakes and active volcanoes and how they are influenced by tectonic plates, hotspots and mantle plumes.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2021

New! Plate Tectonics Theory Explainer 5 min.

Using clear animation and high-end graphics this explainer video guides viewers through the history of plate tectonics theory and examines the latest thinking.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2021

The Boxing Day Tsunami 150 min.

This series follows the path of the most devastating tsunami on record, from the earthquake deep below the Indian Ocean to the huge tidal wave that hit Indonesia and Thailand. This probing documentary series follows the tsunami's catastrophic course, while scientists demonstrate the connection between the initial earthquake and the subsequent tsunami.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Destruction—The Boxing Day Tsunami 45 min.

In this episode, we discover what happened next when a second wave arrived, and the tsunami reached Sri Lanka. We uncover how animals were able to detect the disaster heading their way, and reveal that more than 250 years ago, Britain experienced its own tsunami.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Devastation—The Boxing Day Tsunami 45 min.

The final episode reveals what happened as the tsunami neared the end of its 500mph journey around the world over 24 hours after it began. We discover how advanced technology was used to get help to people, and find out how fishing boats at sea survived.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Impact—The Boxing Day Tsunami 45 min.

In this first episode we’ll follow the disaster over the first critical 90 minutes as the tsunami first hit Indonesia, and then Thailand.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Arctic Drift 54 min.

Join scientists on the most ambitious Arctic research expedition ever. Facing hungry polar bears, perilous sea ice cracks, and brutal cold, the team strives to understand the forces that are changing the region--and the world--forever.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

Can We Cool the Planet? 54 min.

As global temperatures rise, scientists are exploring solutions from planting trees to sucking carbon out of the air to geoengineering. But would they work? And what are the risks of engineering Earth's climate?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Mr. Tornado 54 min.

Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore “Ted” Fujita spent months studying The Super Outbreak of 1974 – the most intense tornado outbreak on record. Follow the story of the man whose research helped Americans respond to dangerous weather phenomena.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Prehistoric Road Trip 180 min.

Join host Emily Graslie on the road for a fun and fascinating journey around the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska to explore 2.5 billion years of Earth's history.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020