2. National Geographic: Amazing Planet

Over three episodes, this documentary series demonstrates “how Earth took shape through the actions of lava, magma and time, then observes its oceans and other natural powers.”

3. The Great Courses: The Inexplicable Universe

Before taking us on a journey through the Cosmos, everybody’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, taught a handful of video courses for the company Great Courses. In this course, Tyson “explores the most tantalizing, mind bending questions at the forefront of scientific inquiry using visually stunning 3D virtual environments.”

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