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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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This one-minute video looks at the challenges posed for human travel human travel to Mars. It is intended for grades 3-5.
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Everyone loves bubbles. We love to blow them, to pop them, to observe them, and even to drink them in our sodas. Bubbles are almost magical, but why are bubbles round?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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In 2002, the crew of Expedition 5 tested 16 international toys and sports activities while on board the space station. Their experiments followed toy experiments by crews of shuttle missions STS-51D, STS-54, and STS-77. This video is hosted by astronaut Leland Melvin and shows crew members (with the help of students back on Earth) investigating the behavior of the toys in space. The program compares the behavior of the toys in Earth’s gravity and then their behavior in the microgravity...
Topics: NASA, Expedition 5, STS-51D, STS-54, STS-77, toys, microgravity
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Science news you can use! This 60-second video explores why the sky is blue for grades 3-5.
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
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Everyone’s green thumb is put to the test as the tree house detectives attempt to grow award-winning pineapple plants for the upcoming state fair. The tree house becomes a greenhouse as the detectives experiment with soil, plant life cycles, light, CO2 and even genetics to grow the perfect plant. Follow along with Kali as she visits the beautiful islands of Hawaii to explore a rainforest, a pineapple plantation and a volcano where she learns about volcanic soil. To license this film and get a...
Topics: NASA, ecosystems, biology
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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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 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 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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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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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