Explorations in Earth Science

Video explorations of topics of interest to students of the Earth Sciences at the introductory level.

Produced by Katryn Wiese, Earth Sciences Department, City College of San Francisco


    Earth Formation Series


    Plate Tectonics Series


    Coastal Series

    Ocean Basin Size, Shape, and Materials

    Seawater — chemical and physical properties

    Air-Sea Interactions

    Ocean Circulation Series

    Wave Series:

    Tides Series

    Marine Environmental Challenges (13-min, 30 MB)
    Video | Video w/CC | Script

    Classifying Marine Organisms Series

    Living Ocean Video Series

    Chemical Cycles

    Productivity and Plankton (21-min, 42 MB)
    Video | Video w/CC | Script

    Nekton & Benthos Series:

    Structural Geology


    Mountain Building: (11-min, 33 MB) Video only | Video w/CC | Script


    Igneous Rocks

    Sedimentary Rocks

    Metamorphic Rocks


    Geologic Time

    Erosional Agents


    Videos are updated regularly to fix mistakes or make improvements. Have some feedback or suggestions? Found an error? Give feedback either through the:

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    You may reuse this video for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide attribution and offer any derivative works under a similar license. Unless others stated, all images, video, and music produced by Katryn Wiese.

    Intro and Exit Music — used with permission (c) Alexis Harte (www.alexisharte.com)