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Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

Career Connections | Tire Designer

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A tire designer uses art, math, and engineering to create safe, cost-effective tires.

Design Squad: Sound

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Learn about the fundamentals of sound as student teams create percussive and stringed instruments for a local band, in this video segment adapted from DESIGN SQUAD—a PBS TV series featuring high school contestants tackling engineering challenges. In the process, the teams learn about the physics of sound and music and then apply this knowledge to the construction of their own instruments. Watch to find out which instruments the band finds worthy of debuting in their next live show.

MN Original | Assemblage Artist Jan Elftmann

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Learn how Jan Elftmann’s penchant for collecting objects shines through in all of her work. She makes art approachable for the every day person in her playful assemblage work and eye-catching art cars.

Elftmann helped found the Minnesota ArtCar Parade after she completed her first art car–a pick up truck covered with 10,000 wine bottle corks. She’s currently working on her third art car.

For more MN Original resources, click here.

Clifton Suspension Bridge

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This video segment from Building Big highlights the Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of the earliest of its kind. Though it was completed in 1864, when pedestrians, animals, and horse-drawn carriages were its main forms of traffic, its iron chain-link cables and stone piers today carry four million cars and other vehicles a year.

Common Audio Mistakes | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear discusses what to avoid to ensure good audio.

Gathering Good Audio | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear gives advice on where to get started capturing good audio for video.

Microphones | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear provides an analysis of different types of microphones and their uses.

Duties as an Audio Technician | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear talks about the roles of the audio technician.

Architecture 2030

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Learn about efforts to protect the environment by changing the way buildings are planned, designed and constructed.

Turner/Adult Swim | Fast Forward

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Some of television's most popular networks make their home in midtown Atlanta, and Fast Forward went behind the scenes to find out what makes these networks…work. We learned about the creative technology behind them, as well as other aspects of multi-level media. Teachable Moments include an explanation of gravity and how understanding it is essential to a cartoon animator, along with a description of Metadata.

Teachable Moment: Chroma Key | Fast Forward

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Also known as “Green Screen,” Chroma Key isn’t just used by TV weather people. It’s also a great tool for creating special effects in movies and television shows.

Teachable Moment: How Film Works | Fast Forward

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Before making films, we wanted to find out how films work. And that means learning about persistence of vision.

Fox Theatre | Fast Forward

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What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? Great question! And that’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even an under-the-stage tour. And we tell the “theatrical” story as you’d expect—in 3 acts. By the way, it turns out that part of what makes the Fox so fabulous is their air-conditioning system and their LED lights, both of which we cover in our Teachable Moments.

Architecture & Physics: Background for Educators

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Teachers will learn to help students make the connection between physics and architecture, and to make physics more interesting, with tips and lesson ideas that apply physics to real-life architecture applications.

 

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

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