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The Science360 Video Library provides series that showcase the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math.

We Are Mathematics

At the 2019 National Math Festival, the National Science Foundation announced the winners of its NSF We Are Mathematics Video Competition, an opportunity for the research community to showcase mathematical sciences research using video storytelling that is accessible to a broad audience.


The most important National Science Foundation-funded research delivered with text-on-screen, for when it needs "spelling out"

The Human Water Cycle

Water. It's an essential building block of life, constantly moving in a hydrologic cycle that flows in a continuous loop above, across and even below the Earth's surface. But water is also constantly moving through another cycle--the human water cycle--that powers our homes, hydrates our bodies, irrigates our crops and processes our waste. The tight connection between water, food and energy makes them dependent on one another. Our increasing need for these three vital resources is forcing us to rethink how we manage and use our water supply. The National Science Foundation has joined with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, to release a four-part video series, the "Human Water Cycle," that explores the connection between water, food and energy.

Ask a Scientist

You sent us your questions, and NSF-funded scientists are answering! Check out this series of brief videos for answers to science and engineering questions you might be wondering about.

International Consumer Electronics Show

Eureka Park, an area dedicated to up-and-coming technology born from fundamental science and engineering innovation, at the world's largest consumer electronics event, the International CESŪ. In this video series, the National Science Foundation features some of their SBIR grantees who presented at the CES.

Science Nation

Science Nation takes a dynamic, engaging look at the breakthroughs and the possibilities for new NSF-funded discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves. You're free to download, embed, post and distribute Science Nation episodes. If you wish to post or distribute broadcast quality Science Nation episodes, and/or you want to request content such as interviews, broll, images, etc..., please fill out the Science Nation request form.

NSF Science Now

Hosted by the NSF's Dena Headlee, NSF Science Now is a weekly newscast covering some of the latest in NSF-funded innovation and advances across all areas and disciplines, from astronomy to zoology. This fast paced, news round-up reports many of the week's top stories.

NSF's Science360 Super Science Show

Co-editors of NSF's Science360 News Service, Charlie Heck and Jordan D'Eri, bring you a weekly, well almost weekly, recap of some of the top NSF-funded news stories.

Earth Scope Chronicles

EarthScope is a multifaceted program investigating the internal structure, dynamics and history of the North American continent.

When Nature Strikes: The Science of Natural Hazards

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences has partnered with NBC Learn (the educational arm of NBC News) and the Weather Channel to produce a 10-part video series that explores the science of natural disasters and research to avert their human and economic toll.

Science of NFL Football

From the National Football League and the National Science Foundation comes an informative 10-part video series that explores the science behind America's most beloved sport.

Chalk Talk

This animated series of short videos acts as a video glossary to define specific scientific terms or concepts in a fun, easy to understand way. In each episode you'll learn what it is, why researchers study it, and what it might be used for. The content of each episode will be appropriate for all age groups, although some concepts may be high-school level science.

Chemistry Now

The National Science Foundation has joined forces with NBC Learn and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry by creating "Chemistry Now" - a weekly, online, video series that uncovers and explains the science of common, physical objects in our world and the changes they undergo every day. The series also looks at the lives and work of scientists on the frontiers of 21st century.

Changing Planet

NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explores the impact that climate change is having on our planet. From Bermuda's tropical seas to the Arctic Ocean, this 12-part series looks at places around the world where scientists are observing the dramatic impacts of climate change. For related lesson plans, visit the Windows to the Universe project at the National Earth Science Teachers Association.

The ARRA Report

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. This is the latest news about NSF-funded ARRA research from universities and institutions across the country.

Fast Draw

Part Freakonomics, part Schoolhouse Rock: animated answers to real questions inside the news.

Finding Your Science

Finding Your Science is a National Science Foundation video series that's all about science passion, perspective, and inspiration.