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Robotics | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek defines a robot, explains the 3 parts of a robot, and informs us of some of the many different ways they are used.  Then Josh Johnston, research scientist at Boise State University and Dean Klein, Vice President of Advanced Memory Solutions at Micron, will answer students’ questions about robots on "Robtics: The Web Show."  And on our "Watch This" segment Scientists at UGOBE explain how they designed and built Pleo, a baby Camarasaurus dinosaur toy.

Apples | Valley's Gold

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Learn all about apples and why they are one of the most popular fruits.

Dairy | Valley's Gold

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Dairy cows are amazing animals! Learn all about dairy cows and how important dairy products are to a healthy diet.

Water-Wise Farms

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Learn how drip irrigation helps conserve water as compared with traditional irrigation methods in this video from the California Academy of Sciences. This resource stimulates students’ thinking about protecting this limited resource. Students can ask questions, develop a model, and make evidence-based claims about the efficiencies of some irrigation methods for agricultural use

SciGirls | Laura Valencia: Ingeniera Eléctrica / Electrical Engineer

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Laura is an electrical engineer who works on things people use everyday.

NOTE: Video is in Spanish, with subtitles in both Spanish and English.

SciGirls | Orietta Verdugo: Ingeniera Industrial / Industrial Engineer

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Orietta is an industrial engineer, currently working in the tech industry.

NOTE: Video is in Spanish, with subtitles in both Spanish and English.

Justin Garretson, Robotics Engineer

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Justin Garretson is a Robotics Engineer in Intelligent Systems Robotics & Cybernetics at Sandia National Laboratories. He answers the question, "Why did you become a scientist?"

From Seed to Harvest | Crop Production

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The United States grows more than 85 million acres of corn and soybeans on the Great Plains. To improve soil health and discourage pests, farmers are also growing more diverse crops such as popcorn and dry edible beans. Nebraska grows about 1.5 billion bushels of corn and 319 million bushels of soybeans each year. King Corn has transformed agriculture worldwide—from its original use as a traditional food source in the Americas to its modern transformation into plastics and biofuels. Soybeans, native to East Asia, became a rotation crop companion to corn and is today a major U.S. crop.

Corn Harvest in 360° | NET 360°

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How does corn make it from the field to corn market? Journey to a land of big skies and open prairie to experience a Midwestern corn harvest first hand. This video demonstrates corn production from the cab of a combine to the final touches of the grain bin.

Weird Wonderful West Virginia | Alternative Agriculture: Hydroponics

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Explore the alternative methods being used to enhance agricultural production. The focus is on the early research at West Virginia State University into the benefits of the vertical hydroponic system and the use of high tunnels to promote year round production. Terms discussed include soilless culture, yield, germination, diversification, genetic work, and species. An emphasis is placed on reasons that alternative methods of production are important.

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