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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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How long is a meter?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Metric, Millimeter, Centimeter, Decimeter
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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What is sound?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Vibration, Energy, Ear Drum
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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A celebration of 75 years of aviation and spacecraft testing and innovation at NASA’s Langley Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Langley Research Center, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by 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
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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¿Quién inventó el avión?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Wright, Aviones
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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¿Cuánto mide un metro?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Milímetro, Centímetro, Decímetro
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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How many people are involved in a successful mission? This program focuses on NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate and the teamwork required to produce a successful space mission. Students will learn about the numerous systems, skills, and capabilities involved in a mission and how NASA manages and integrates these systems. Students will draw a parallel between the teamwork used in a NASA mission and find out how teamwork energizes the popular sport of auto racing. Using hands-on...
Topics: NASA, statistics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 20
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 21
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by 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
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining why NASA is boiling foods in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Boil, Microgravity, Bubble, Vapor, Convection, Buoyancy, Dense, Weightless, Experiment,...
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 10
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 18
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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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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¿Por qué es el cielo azul?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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KSNN Compilation 15
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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KSNN Compilation 24
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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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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Let's Make an electromagnet!
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Magnet
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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What causes a lightning flash?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Cloud, Charge, Discharge, Spark
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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KSNN Compilation 9
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
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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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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¿Trabaja un electroimán como un imán regular?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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KSNN Compilation 23
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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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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KSNN Compilation 16
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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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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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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¿Por qué son las burbujas redondas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Carga, Positiva, Negativa, Agua, Molécula, Atracción