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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
Feb 12, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Students meet NASA researchers and other professional who (a) describe the relationship between force, energy, and motion; (b) discuss how NASA’s experimental X-plane is being tested to make space travel more reliable; © show students how proportionality and ratios are used to make scale models of spacecraft like the X-33; and (d) describe how scale models are more manageable than full-scale models when it comes to testing and retesting designs. To license this film and get a higher quality...
Topics: NASA, X-33
A/V Geeks
Feb 12, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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How do pilots navigate accurately? Pilots regularly use math, science and geography to get from one destination to another. Learn how Global Positioning Satellites make navigation much easier and safer for civil, commercial and military pilots. NASA researchers show students how math, science and geography play a role in navigation. The lesson and classroom experiment involve students in measuring and interpreting data to determine exact locations. To license this film and get a higher quality...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
Feb 12, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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In Patterns, Functions and Algebra: Wired for Space, students will learn how patterns, functions and algebra can help NASA engineers design new ways of propelling spacecraft and how electricity and magnetism are being used to replace the fuel-consuming rocket propulsion commonly used to deliver a push to spacecraft. Students will discover three projects that use electromagnetism in a dynamic way: the Magnetic Levitation Launch System (MagLev), the Propulsive Small Expendable Deployer System...
Topics: NASA, electricity, magnetism
A/V Geeks
Feb 12, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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In this program, students learn how engineers and scientists use geometry in the solar system to navigate a spacecraft to Mars. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars exploration
A/V Geeks
Feb 11, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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If you were suddenly called into service in space, what would you wear? Would you be able to go into your closet and pull out the “right stuff?” Do you know what it takes to design space clothes? Watch the Space Wear episode of “That NASA Show” and find out how fashion meets function in zero gravity. It’s an out-of-this-world fashion show. Astronaut Jerry Ross and his daughter, Space Suit Engineer Amy Ross join host, NASA Engineer Phil West, for this program. To license this film and...
Topics: NASA, spacesuit, space wear, EVA
A/V Geeks
Feb 10, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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The modern airplane must be made of stronger and lighter materials to safely carry more people and to be fuel efficient. This program features a NASA scientist who uses a knowledge of the physical properties of materials, compounds, and mixtures and a variety of measuring techniques to develop new “composite” materials for airplanes. Students will learn how data from laboratory experiments are recorded, displayed (visualized), and interpreted. The lesson and classroom experiment will...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
Feb 10, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Preparing Today For Your Tomorrow Description: Covers four students who share what they learned about careers while visiting NASA’s Langley Research Facility. Judith Garcia, teacher in space finalist, guides these students through the Langley Research Center to speak with employees in several areas. This tape encourages students to investigate the multitude of career opportunities available to them. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V...
Topics: NASA, education
A/V Geeks
Feb 9, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Examines the skills and processes needed to design the next generation of launch vehicles and how mathematics, science, and technology work together to improve human space flight, with increased safety and economy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 288

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What is static electricity?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Atom, Proton: Electron, Positive, Negative, Charge
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Who invented the aeroplane?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Flying Machine, Wright Brothers, Flyer
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 276

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What makes popcorn pop?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Heat Energy, Expand, Water, Steam
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 401

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What is the Aurora Borealis?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Solar Wind, Charged Particles, Gas, Television, TV
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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What is sound?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Vibration, Energy, Ear Drum
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 145

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How long is a meter?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Metric, Millimeter, Centimeter, Decimeter
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 187

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Let's Make an electromagnet!
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Magnet
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 258

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¿Qué causa los relámpagos?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Positiva, Negativa, Carga Eléctrica
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 157

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¿Quién inventó el avión?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Wright, Aviones
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 138

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¿Por qué cambian las hojas de colores?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Otoño, Clorofila
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 261

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What causes a lightning flash?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Cloud, Charge, Discharge, Spark
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 141

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¿Por qué son las burbujas redondas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Carga, Positiva, Negativa, Agua, Molécula, Atracción
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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What makes leaves change colors?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Color, Chlorophyll, Green, Autumn
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 153

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¿Qué es la estática?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Chispa, tomo, Positiva, Negativa, Carga, Descarga
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 175

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What makes things go?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Stored Energy, Kintetic Energy, Force, Power Source, Tyrone Green
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 159

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¿Por qué las palomitas de maíz explotan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Agua, Extensión, Vapor
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué son las burbujas redondas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Carga, Positiva, Negativa, Agua, Molécula, Atracción
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué es el cielo azul?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 142

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¿Quién inventó el avión?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Wright, Aviones
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué hace que las cosas se muevan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Energía, Energía Cinética
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Trabaja un electroimán como un imán regular?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué es la estática?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Chispa, tomo, Positiva, Negativa, Carga, Descarga
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Cuánto mide un metro?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Milímetro, Centímetro, Decímetro
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué cambian las hojas de colores?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 237

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¿Qué son las luces norteñas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 136

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¿Qué causa los relámpagos?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Positiva, Negativa, Carga Eléctrica
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué es el sonido?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 126

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¿Cuánto mide un metro?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué hace que las cosas se muevan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 159

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¿Por qué las palomitas de maíz explotan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 123

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¿Qué es el sonido?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 115

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¿Trabaja un electroimán como un imán regular?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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This 60-second video explains the Northern Lights for grades 3-5. In Spanish.
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how wind tunnels work and what they do.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Wind Tunnel, Airplane, Fan, Wind, Testing, Models, Scale, Aircraft, Race Cars,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Who invented the aeroplane?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Flying Machine, Wright Brothers, Flyer
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Why Study Earth From Space? This segment describes how satellites are used to study places in the environment scientists cannot reach.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Natural Disasters, Satellites, Research, Study
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how water works in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Water Cycle, Space, Water Supply, Recycle, Astronauts, Nature, Earth, Rain, Evaporation
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Why Airplanes Fly? This segment explains how airplane flight is similar to bird flight.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Air Foil, Wing Shape, Bernoulli
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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Vision. This segment describes the research at NASA that will help pilots land in foggy conditions.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Fog, Landing Airplanes in Foggy Conditions
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining time zones and how they work.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Time Zones, Earth, Sphere, 360 Degrees, Longitude, 24 Hours, Sun, Noon
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 139

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What makes things go?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Stored Energy, Kintetic Energy, Force, Power Source, Tyrone Green
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining the zero and how it works.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Mathmetician, Zero, Mayans, Negative Numbers, Multiply, Addition, Indian, Numbers,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how the internet works.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Server, Computer, Internet, Pages, Website, Address, KSNN, Link, Computer Mouse,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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What is static electricity?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Atom, Proton: Electron, Positive, Negative, Charge
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how astronauts' bodies change in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Astronauts, Physical Changes, Body Fluids, Bones, Spine, Grow, Exercise, Heart,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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What is sound?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Vibration, Energy, Ear Drum
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 331

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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining why astronauts study sand in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Sand, Space, Astronauts, Particles, Ground, Quick Sand, Liquefaction, Studying,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how plants grow in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Plants, Earth, Grow, Space, Gravity, Zero-Gravity, Light, Experiments, NASA,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 485

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What is the Aurora Borealis?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Solar Wind, Charged Particles, Gas, Television, TV
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 204

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What makes popcorn pop?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Heat Energy, Expand, Water, Steam
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how negative numbers work.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Negative Numbers, Number Line, Thermometer, Subtraction, Minus, Zero, Less Than
A/V Geeks
Feb 8, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining what nanotechnology does.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Nano, Nanotechnology, Billionth, Nanometer, Computers, Technology, Nanorobots,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining NASA's Mars Odyssey mission.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Mars Odyssey, Spacecraft, Water, Oxygen, Fuel, Mars, Hydrogen, Chemistry
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 398

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Let's Make an electromagnet!
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Magnet
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 304

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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how Mars breaks records.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Planet, Mars, Mt. Everest, Olympus, Valles Marineris, Canyon, Records, Kilometer, Grand...
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 625

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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining what the Mars Rover is and what it did.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Mars, Radio Waves, Pathfinder, Remote Control, Robot, Sojourner, Satellites, Rovers
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 128

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How long is a meter?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Metric, Millimeter, Centimeter, Decimeter
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining the medical care of astronauts.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Astronauts, Blood Pressure, Eye Surgery, Medicine, Medical Equipement, Ear...
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 412

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What causes a lightning flash?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Cloud, Charge, Discharge, Spark
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 178

favorite 0

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What makes leaves change colors?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Color, Chlorophyll, Green, Autumn
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 630

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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining some past inventions.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Inventions, Kevlar, Windshield Wiper, Inventors, Mary Anderson, Non-refelective Glass,...
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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How Many Satellites Help Study Earth? This segment describes why NASA uses different satellites to study the Earth and what these satellites collect data on.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Satellites, What Satellites Measure
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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How Do Satellites Help Study Earth? This segment describes how NASA uses satellites to study the Earth.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Satellites, Ocean, Desert
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how a glove box is used in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Glove Box, Astronauts, Space, Experiment, Flames, Protein Crystals, Metals, Fumes
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining why we need fractions.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Fractions, Whole, Piece, Pizza, Divide, Numerator, Denominator
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how astronauts eat in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Space Food, Astronauts, Diet, Vegetables, Freeze-Dried, Hydroponics, Water, Soil
A/V Geeks
Feb 7, 2011 NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining why astronauts float in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, International Space Station, Weightless, Zero-Gravity, Float, Free-Falling, ISS, Orbit