Energy

A Sick Planet (Episode 1)

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This Utah Education Network segment demonstrates the global warming effects of rapid climate change, the role of human activity in these changes, and what humans can do to keep it from getting worse.

Hoover Dam and Hydroelectric Power

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Since its completion, Hoover Dam has wowed visitors with its sheer massiveness and its ability to create and hold back a reservoir that covers nearly 650 square kilometers (250 square miles). Yet, perhaps even more impressive is the dam's ability to harness the potential energy stored in the reservoir and convert it to electricity. In this video segment, adapted from Building Big, series host David Macaulay explores Hoover Dam's hydroelectric capabilities.

SciGirls | Insulation Station 02: Research

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In this SciGirls segment, a group of girls and their mentor, a mechanical engineer, collect data on the condition of their ice shanty using an infrared camera to determine where the heat is escaping.

GPS: Kinetic Sculpture Challenge

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John, Elly, Nick and Linnea are the F.A.T. 4! What's that? It's an engineering squad that's participating in the MIT Museum's annual Friday after Thanksgiving Chain Reaction event. It's a crazy science fun-for-all where teams of inventors create kinetic sculptures of everyday items. All the teams hook their chain reactions together for one, big extravaganza. Their question: How can we make a cool chain reaction?

Solar Power | Clue into Climate

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In this lesson from Clue into Climate, produced by KQED, students will learn how energy from the sun is captured, and they will discuss the benefits and challenges of harnessing and using solar energy. They will also compare traditional solar cells with new nanotechnologies.

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

Moving Atoms | Explore Materials

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A materials science and engineering professor, Dr. Chris Muhlstein of Penn State University, explains how to rearrange atoms without touching them with your hands.

The Science of Keeping Cool

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Learn how a cooling vest can help regulate body temperature in this video from NOVA: “Making Stuff Colder.” Host and technology columnist David Pogue explores what heat is and how it moves from areas of higher temperature to areas of lower temperature. Pogue first demonstrates how someone wearing military gear in hot conditions is susceptible to heat exhaustion, and then investigates the effectiveness of wearing a cooling vest as part of the gear. As Pogue exerts himself in a hot environment, his body temperature increases; however, when he puts on the cooling vest, the heat transfers to the chilled water in the vest, allowing him to stay cool.

 

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: The Role of Markets | Using Biomass to Reduce Emissions

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In this clip, students learn how Waste biomass can be used in place of fossil fuels to help reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere.

Episode 8: A Thing for NASCAR | Road Trip

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We get a closer look at the high-tech fields of motorsports technology, robotics, fire science, machine tool technology and automotive technology in this episode of Road Trip. A nerdish student takes a Road Trip to Lanier Technical College's popular Motorsports Technology Program in order to impress his Nascar-loving dream girl. Featured schools include: Lanier Technical College, Valdosta Technical College, and Altamaha Technical College. 

Cheesy Pizza Bites | Full-Time Kid

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Searching for a quick and easy after school snack idea? Look no further! Make these cheesy and delicious pizza bites with Mya, The Full-Time Kid!

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