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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 Irwin A Moon; Moody Institute of Science.
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Earth's natural wonders give testimony to the creative work of a majestic God. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute Of Science
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Shows how the circulatory system supplies each cell of the human body with fuel, with oxygen to burn the fuel and how it carries off the waste products. Studies in detail the red cell, white cell and capillaries. Reveals the aortic and mitral valves of a human heart. Refers to a computer the determination of the optimum shape for a red cell as it relates to its respiratory function. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have...
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Topics: blood, circulatory system
A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Introduces Uncle Bob who operates a neighborhood fix-it shop where some boys bring a camera for repairs. Points out the similarities between the camera and the human eye. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Presents hidden treasures revealed by the microscope in a drop of water taken from a pond, a snowflake, salt and cough syrup. Shows crystals in one of the deep caves of the earth. Views treasures in space through the 200-inch telescope at Mt Palomar. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Photomicrography reveals the unusual structure and behavior of the Venus's flytrap, the trumpet plant, the cobra plant, the common pitcher plant, the sundew plant and the utricularia.
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Presents explorations in infinite space that reveal God's majesty, his love and care. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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The spider is shown to be an engineer of great skill and versatility.
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Attention is drawn to the interesting chemical structure of water and then to its amazing life-sustaining properties. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Electric eel introduced as one of the catfish family, details of its electrical activity are given. Explains 2 types of electrical discharge, how they are produced and what their functions are demonstrates strength of discharges. Food habits
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Children watch Siamese fighting fish and the Egyptian mouth breeder in aquariums. They witness the reproductive processes of these fish. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
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Introduces the idea of sense perceptions, demonstrating that the human brain is the interpreter for sensory reception. Discusses sense perception and aids in study of light and sound. Describes the responses of the body to the many stimuli it receives and the limitations of the senses ; explains that visual perception depends heavily on past experience. Gives examples with Stratton's psychological experiment involving inverted vision. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
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Topics: avgeeks, science, senses, perception, moody institute of science
A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science.
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Follows the life cycle of the anise swallowtail butterfly. Shows the tiny eggs among the leaves of the anise plant, the caterpillars emerging from eggs and feeding on the leaves of the anise plant, the spinning of the silken thread by which the chrysalis hangs, the evolvement of the chrysalis, and the opening of the chrysalis and the emergence of the butterfly.
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Topics: Butterflies, Insects -- Development.
A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science.
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Demonstrates to two boys the jumping ability of a grasshopper. The boys learn the basic physical structure of all insects by examining many kinds of grasshoppers, including the Florida lubber locust.
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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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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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What makes popcorn pop?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Heat Energy, Expand, Water, Steam
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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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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What makes bubbles round?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Water, Electric, Molecule, Air Pressure
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 14
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 13
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 19
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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¿Quién inventó el avión?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Wright, Aviones
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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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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¿Qué causa los relámpagos?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Positiva, Negativa, Carga Eléctrica
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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¿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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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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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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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 (ProSEDS), and the student-designed Icarus satellite....
Topics: NASA, algebra, maglev, engineering
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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What makes things go?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Stored Energy, Kintetic Energy, Force, Power Source, Tyrone Green
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué es la estática?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Chispa, tomo, Positiva, Negativa, Carga, Descarga
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how email works.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Email, Technology, Computer, Message, Server, Send, Receive, Post Office, Electronically
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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KSNN Compilation 1
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 11
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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¿Por qué las palomitas de maíz explotan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué es la estática?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Chispa, tomo, Positiva, Negativa, Carga, Descarga
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué hace que las cosas se muevan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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What makes things go?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Stored Energy, Kintetic Energy, Force, Power Source, Tyrone Green
A/V Geeks
by 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
by 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
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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What causes a lightning flash?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Cloud, Charge, Discharge, Spark
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué cambian las hojas de colores?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Otoño, Clorofila
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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KSNN Compilation 4
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What is sound?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Vibration, Energy, Ear Drum
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 129

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¿Qué es el sonido?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 12
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by 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
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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¿Qué son las luces norteñas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 387

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Why is the sky blue?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Rainbow, White Light, Gas, Scatter
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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In this episode, students learn about supersonic aircraft while investigating the nature of science. They see how NASA researchers modify their work as they build powerful machines that push hypersonic records to Mach 10 and beyond. They also learn how NASA engineers and scientists use algebraic equations to help build models that will fly faster, longer and higher. By conducting inquiry-based and Web activities, students connect NASA research with the mathematics, science and technology they...
Topics: NASA, algebra, aviation
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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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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KSNN Compilation 5
Topics: NASA, KSNN