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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
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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In “The Case of the Phenomenal Weather”, students can join the tree house detectives as they plan a trip to the Caribbean and encounter problems trying to predict the weather. In this case the tree house detectives will learn about violent storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes, weather fronts, global wind patterns and climates. While solving the case, they will discover that predicting the weather is not predictable at all! To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
Topics: NASA, weather
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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In The Case of the Challenging Flight, the tree house detectives are onto a newcase as they try to win the Egg-tra-ordinary Plane Contest. They do not want to repeat their unsuccessful performance of years past; therefore, they decide that they need to build a better plane. The tree house detectives use their skills in scientific investigation to learn about the four forces of flight and then use their newfound knowledge as they design and construct a plane. As the tree house detectives...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Let's Make an electromagnet!
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Magnet
A/V Geeks
by 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
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 677

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 413

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Weather affects our daily lives.The elements of weather: rain, wind, fog, ice and snow affect the operation and flight of an airplane. In this program, NASA and FAA researchers will introduce students to math, science, and weather; demonstrate how these elements influence flight; and show how NASA and FAA research is used to limit the effects of these elements on flight. Students will examine: the tools, techniques, and technologies used by engineers and scientists to detect these and other...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics, weather
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 509

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 179

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KSNN Compilation 24
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 344

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KSNN Compilation 8
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 17
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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In this program, students are invited to actively join the tree house detectives as they investigate the Case of the Unknown Stink. The tree house detectives accept the challenge of trying to find the source of an unpleasant odor that is invading the surrounding neighborhoods. To determine the source of the stink, the detectives learn about the sense of smell: what it is, how people and animals smell, and how wind speed and direction influence the movement of odor. They also learn that the...
Topics: NASA, senses
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 197

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KSNN Compilation 19
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 297

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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
by 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
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 418

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how you tell time in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Space, Time, Clocks, Space Travel, Cesium, Atoms, Einstein, Atomic Clock, International...
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 326

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 231

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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The treehouse detectives investigate the planet Mars and habitats found on Earth in order to design a habitat suitable for 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining what the coolest gas is.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Gases, Cool, Temperature, Laser, Atom, Bose-Einstein, Matter, States, Liquids, Solids,...
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining what NASA is doing about airplane noise.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Sound, Wave, Amplitude, Airplane Noise, Active Noise Control, Engine, Slats, Flaps,...
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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The tree house detective are eager to go swimming in Mr. E’s pool, but a severe storm moves through the area of Wattsville. During the storm many neighborhoods lose electrical power. Once the storm ends, power is restored to most residents, but the tree house detectives notice that the houses across from the tree house are still without power, including Mr. E’s house. This mystery becomes their “current” case to solve: The Case of the Electrical Mystery.The tree house detectives are...
Topics: NASA, electricity
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 210

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KSNN Compilation 10
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 206

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KSNN Compilation 18
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 7
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 237

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Students examine how the principles of geometry and linear and angular measurements are used to survey and map the Earth and other planets. A surveyor explains how locations like football or soccer fields and describes the tools and techniques used. Students also learn how NASA researchers use geometric shapes to navigate spacecraft to Mars and how satellites, like the Mars Global Surveyor, and the principles of geometry, are used to determine the elevation of land formations on Mars. To...
Topics: NASA, Mars, Earth, geometry
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 352

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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining the technology of the computer mouse.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Computer Mouse, Opto-Mechanical Device, Light, Motion, Signals, Computer, Cursor
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 178

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¿Por qué es el cielo azul?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 176

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¿Por qué son las burbujas redondas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Carga, Positiva, Negativa, Agua, Molécula, Atracción
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 179

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KSNN Compilation 15
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 598

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NASA Kids Science News segment exlaining what a computer virus is.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Computer Virus, Systems, Sick, Program, Email, Infected Attachment, Anti-virus, Files
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 178

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What makes leaves change colors?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Color, Chlorophyll, Green, Autumn
A/V Geeks
by 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
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 266

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Calcium And Bones. This segment describes how astronauts maintain healthy bones in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Hannah, Calcium, Bones, Exercise, Bone Loss
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 226

favorite 1

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What makes bubbles round?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Water, Electric, Molecule, Air Pressure
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 210

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KSNN Compilation 14
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 147

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KSNN Compilation 13
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 226

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What is static electricity?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Atom, Proton: Electron, Positive, Negative, Charge
A/V Geeks
by 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
by 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
by 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
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 333

favorite 0

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Who invented the aeroplane?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Flying Machine, Wright Brothers, Flyer
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 151

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¿Qué hace que las cosas se muevan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Energía, Energía Cinética
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 491

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 497

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Students learn how geometry, geometric shapes, and navigation are used to explore Mars. They also learn how NASA researchers collect, analyze, and interpret the data collected from exploration to develop theories about the existence of water and life on Mars. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, geometry, Mars
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 156

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KSNN Compilation 9
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 179

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¿Trabaja un electroimán como un imán regular?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 258

favorite 0

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¿Qué causa los relámpagos?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Positiva, Negativa, Carga Eléctrica
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 190

favorite 0

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KSNN Compilation 23
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 194

favorite 0

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KSNN Compilation 16
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 141

favorite 0

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¿Por qué son las burbujas redondas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Carga, Positiva, Negativa, Agua, Molécula, Atracción
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 181

favorite 0

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KSNN Compilation 4
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 204

favorite 1

comment 0

What makes popcorn pop?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Heat Energy, Expand, Water, Steam
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 323

favorite 1

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 264

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This 60-second video explains the Northern Lights for grades 3-5. In Spanish.
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 363

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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining the technology of CDs.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Sound, Digital Code, CD, Technology, Music, Laser Beam, Pits, Micron, Track
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 609

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In Measurement, Ratios, and Graphing: 3…2…1…Crash!, students will learn the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and discover how NASA Langley Research Center improves aircraft performance and safety by conducting extreme tests such as crashing planes, skidding tires, and blasting water. Students will observe NASA engineers using measurement, ratios, and graphing to make predictions and draw conclusions during their extreme tests. Students will learn how...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics, data analysis
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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Students will learn about the past, present, and future space suits that astronauts wear. They will learn how the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space suits were developed. Students will also learn why sizing a space suit is critical for astronauts working in space. They will also be introduced to three advanced space suit prototypes: the H-Suit, ISuit, and D-Suit. Students will observe NASA researchers using functions and statistics to determine sizing and performance characteristics. By...
Topics: NASA, spacesuit, space wear, EVA
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 487

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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 239

favorite 0

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What is sound?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Vibration, Energy, Ear Drum