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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 Langley Research Center.; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.; Central Operation of Resources for Educators (U.S.)
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One of the tree house detectives is about to take a trip to foreign shores and is both excited and concerned. This is a chance of a lifetime, but he doesn't want to get sick and miss the trip. Come help the detectives learn about the human body as they discover that “no man is an island”, not even a treehouse detective. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
A/V Geeks
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The tree house detectives’ efforts to raise money with a car wash dry up when the city is hit with water restrictions. With the help of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), the entire group learns all about the water cycle, the water table, global climates, and much more to get the project flowing again. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, science, water cycle
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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When a friend approaches them to help solve a noisy aircraft problem, the tree house detectives find that NASA is an expert in the sound business. Come join the detectives as they learn how sound travels, how human beings hear, and what NASA is doing to quiet the skies. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
A/V 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
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These 7 short videos are part of NASA engineer Phil West’s presentation “It’s Hard to Dance in a Spacesuit,” a fun look at the suits and tools astronauts use in space. Written at about the middle school level, the videos have been used in a wide variety of audiences and age groups, mostly from the 3rd grade through professional associations. They can be used individually or as a group and are provided on one tape by popular demand. To license this film and get a higher quality version...
Topics: NASA, spacesuit, space wear, EVA
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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(October 16, 2003) In NASA CONNECT’s Virtual Earth, students are introduced to Earth system science. In the 30-minute video, they learn what a system is and how to apply the concept of systems to learn more about how the Earth functions. The target grades are 6-8. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, earth sciences
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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Students learn how weather affects everyone's daily lives. They will see national and international scientists using satellite technology to help improve weather forecasting and our understanding of aerosols and clouds. They will also be introduced to two NASA satellite Earth Science missions, CALIPSO and CloudSat. 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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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
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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Summer fun suffers a setback when the tree house detectives discover that their favorite spot on the beach is shrinking. It is "match, set, point" as the detectives dig in and learn all about erosion, rocks, and natural preservation. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
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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In this program, NASA engineers and researchers use data analysis and measurement to study the auroras, key regions of the Earth’s geospace or space environment. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, data analysis, Earth
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