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Mt. St. Helens May 18, 1980 from an airplane
May 18, 1980

Eruption of Mount St. Helens May 19, 1980

May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens from southwest. Note the pyroclastic density currents spilling over the crater rim.

May 15, 2020


February 22, 2020

USGS Erosion Simulation Video

This video demonstrates a simulation of how storms can impact sandy coastlines through processes such as erosion. This demonstration is conducted at outreach events by scientists at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center. The activity can also be re-created at home or in the classroom. Learn more about USGS hurricane

April 20, 2020

Adhesion and Cohesion of Water

Adhesion and Cohesion are water properties that affect how water interacts with itself and with other things like leaves and even you! This video briefly talks about these two amazing properties of water.

Photo of a group of USG paper models
April 1, 2020

USGS paper models collection

USGS Education paper models collection includes dinosaurs and other fossils, and geologic processes like volcanoes and sand dune formation.

Nautiloid 3D Paper Model
April 13, 2020

Nautiolid Paper Model

Nautiolid Paper Model

April 13, 2020

Pterosaur paper model

Pterosaur paper model