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I Want to Be a Scientist! | Sid the Science Kid

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Using this resource group, students will learn about the many different career possibilities as a scientist. Watch as Sid the Science Kid and the class go on a field trip to the Science Center where they hear from special guests about their jobs. Gabriela's Mom, Dr. Rosalinda Cordova, is a marine biologist and she tells the kids about her exciting job scuba diving and studying whales. Meet a robotics engineer working on a 20-foot tall robot at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a chemist investigating stretchy ice cream in a kitchen lab, and an astronaut who does engineering in space!

GEMS

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A team of eleven and twelve-year old GEMS girls (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) design, build, and test a robot and enter it in the "First Lego League" competition. They learn how much trial-and-error goes into a successful engineering project, and how creative thinking during the competition their robot can successfully perform its prescribed tasks.

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

Inside Science | Snake-Inspired Rescue Robots

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In this video from Inside Science, mechanical engineers at Georgia Tech built a new search—and—rescue robot that mimics a snake’s rectilinear locomotion movement.

A History of Robots | The Good Stuff

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Hosts Craig and Matt look at the surprisingly long history of robots, from ancient times to the renaissance and the industrial revolution. We contemplate what it means to be a machine. Is the universe a machine? Are we machines?

Georgia Ports Authority | Fast Forward

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A trip to any mall will give you a look at thousands of items that weren’t created down the street. Many of them were imported from distant lands. And the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah…the 4th largest port in the country…is the point of entry for, quite literally, tons of them. The Georgia Ports Authority has a job for just about any interest. They’re governed by logistics and driven by technology—technology that you might be able to learn by…playing video games? You’ll want to see this.

Will Machines Take Over the World? | The Good Stuff

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Hosts Craig and Matt explore the consequences of machine intelligence and its implications for the future of humanity. Will machines take over the world? What is singularity and when will it happen?

Artichokes | Valley's Gold

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Learn about California's official state vegetable, the artichoke. From field to fork, learn what it takes to grow and prepare this unique crop.

Sandeep Yayathi: Robotics Engineer

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Sandeep Yayathi is a robotics engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas. Sandeep designs and builds humanoid robots to work alongside astronauts. His robots have a lot of dexterity, strength, and intelligence. In the video from Design Squad Nation, he talks about how rewarding it is to be involved in the entire design process, from designing to building and testing robots.

The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods | It's Okay to Be Smart

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Ever wonder where your favorite Thanksgiving foods come from? Well the truth may be closer to home than you think.

The New Rules of Robot/Human Society | Off Book

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As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine robots filling the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be considering today as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should robots be programmed to interact with us? How should we treat robots? Who is responsible for a robot's actions? As we look at the unexpected impact of new technologies, we are obligated as a society to consider the moral and ethical implications of robotics.

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