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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
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In The Case of the Barking Dogs, the tree house detectives have yet another mystery to solve. Many of the neighborhoods in Big City are experiencing a problem with their pooches barking late at night and early in the morning. The barking is even affecting some of the tree house detectives. They have a big test soon and they need to get some sleep! The tree house detectives visit their friend Dr. D, a retired science professor, for advise on where to start their investigation. With his...
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Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
A/V Geeks
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Episode 19 of Destination Tomorrow focuses on the future of aeronautics. It is divided into four segments. In the ‘Behind the Scenes’ segment, viewers will learn about a joint governmental agency working to redesign the national airspace; in the ‘Tech Watch’ segment, viewers will learn about a new type of airplane which may soon be flying in the Martian Atmosphere; in the ‘Retrospective’ segment viewers find out how NASA’s Wind Shear Detection program helped save countless lives;...
Topics: NASA, aeronautics, spaceflight
A/V Geeks
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The Tree House Detectives are eager to win the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, but one of the detectives is not quite up to the challenge. They decide that it is time for a little research to learn more about being fit. They visit NASA to learn more about muscles, bones and physical activity and find out why fitness is the key to space exploration. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, physical fitness
A/V Geeks
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Students will learn how algebra is used to explore the universe, using math concepts of estimation, expressions and solving equations and word problems. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Discover and research ways that scientists and artists view the potential of living on Mars. Combines the realities of scientific principles concerning travel to and life on the Red Planet with the imaginative power of the arts to enhance living and working both here and on distant planets. 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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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
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(September 22, 2005) This 30-minute episode of NASA CONNECT teaches students (grades 6-8) about the human circadian clock and how it affects our daily lives. They learn how NASA scientists are studying the circadian timing system to improve astronaut’s ability to work in space. NASA’s research to help astronauts sleep better in space is also used to help people on Earth. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, time