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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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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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KSNN Compilation 1
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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 11
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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KSNN Compilation 13
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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eye 176

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KSNN Compilation 15
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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KSNN Compilation 17
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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KSNN Compilation 19
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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KSNN Compilation 23
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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KSNN Compilation 25
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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KSNN Compilation 5
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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 8
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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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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¿Qué son las luces norteñas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Qué es el sonido?
Topics: NASA, KSNN
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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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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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 engineers and researchers use data analysis and measurement to predict solar storms, anticipate how they will affect the Earth, and improve our understanding of the Sun-Earth system. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, data analysis, Sun
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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Objects with varying shapes have different aerodynamic characteristics. In this program, a NASA researcher will introduce students to the wind tunnel and the computer, two of the tools used by aeronautical engineers to measure the fundamental design characteristics of experimental and production aircraft. The lesson and classroom experiment will involve students in observation and in measuring, organizing, comparing, and interpreting data. To license this film and get a higher quality version...
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
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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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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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 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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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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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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eye 224

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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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eye 357

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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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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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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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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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eye 418

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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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eye 362

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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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How Many Satellites Help Study Earth? This segment describes why NASA uses different satellites to study the Earth and what these satellites collect data on.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Satellites, What Satellites Measure
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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eye 175

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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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eye 166

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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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eye 257

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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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eye 411

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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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eye 395

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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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Let's Make an electromagnet!
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Magnet
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 463

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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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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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eye 620

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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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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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eye 143

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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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eye 125

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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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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 how negative numbers work.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Negative Numbers, Number Line, Thermometer, Subtraction, Minus, Zero, Less Than