GEOL 109 | The Earth and Life Through Time

Student-Curated Geology Video Collection

Plate Boundaries and Tectonic Plates

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This video discusses the constant motion of the earth’s lithospheric plates known as plate tectonics. It talks about the different types of plates as well as the different wa...

What the Earth Went Through Before Humans Appeared

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This video explains a multitude of topics ranging from how the Earth was formed, early life on Earth, the first Ice Age and when life really began. It starts off from the beg...

How Was the Grand Canyon Formed?

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The Grand Canyon is an immense canyon in Arizona, USA. The canyon is 446 kilometres long, 29 kilometres wide and 1 mile deep. This video explains how a number of forces creat...

Where did Earth’s water come from?

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Water is the most valuable and important source to be found on our planet. But how did Earth obtain its water supply, while other planets remain devoid if it? In this video, Zac...

How to Fossilize Yourself by Phoebe A. Cohen

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Utilizing humor and fun visual animations, Phoebe A. Cohen answers the question all viewers wish to know the answer to: how to fossilize themselves to fame! In the span of five ...

Snowball Earth: The Time the Entire Earth Froze

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This video describes the process of the snowball earth effect in which the entire surface of the planet froze although the reasoning behind this phenomenon is still debated t...

NOVA: Permian Extinction

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The video discusses the world’s most severe extinction event, known as the End-Permian Mass Extinction. The video’s theory behind the cause of the End-Permian Mass Extinction...

Genetic Drift

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This video explains the two different representations of genetic drift. There are examples provided on how both the bottleneck effect and founders effect play a role in genet...

Feedback loops: How nature gets its rhythms – Anje-Margriet Neutel

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Feedback loop is compared to a band playing together, each instrument contributing to the feed back of the music.  Feed back is output of matter and energy being fed back int...

Have you ever wondered what causes a new species to form?

Summary This video explains two of the main types of speciation. It provides examples of certain isolations or barriers that make way for a new type of species to form. It e...

What is the Evidence for Evolution?

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he video discusses the fact that whales at one point in time were able to walk on land and thus, evolution has bred out whales having legs to better adapt to their environme...

Why Do Rivers Have Deltas?

This video focuses on how deltas are created. It discusses how coastlines bend in either an inward or outward direction where rivers meet the ocean. As well, it discusses what the role of the i...

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