Programming

Differentiation | PBS KIDS ScratchJr

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All learners are different! PBS KIDS ScratchJr is a tool that can support a wide variety of learning styles and interests.

Could Planet Minecraft Actually Exist? | It's Okay to Be Smart

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What weird worlds are these video games creating?

Tutorial Clips: Tree Problem | PBS KIDS ScratchJr

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This collection of tutorial videos highlight the various programming blocks used in Tree Problem: Lesson Plan | PBS KIDS ScratchJr. Use this media gallery as a reference as you follow the lesson plan, or when you are creating your own.

Katreena Mullican, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

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Katreena Mullican, Senior Architect and Cloud Whisperer at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, explains the many facets of her career and how students can prepare themselves for a career in the computer science/computer programming field.

Felecia Davis Profile

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Meet Dr. Felecia Davis in this video from WPSU Penn State’s “Women in Science Profiles” (WiSci Files). Felecia is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Penn State University who combines art, technology, and science in her work with computational textiles—soft materials that can sense and respond to the world around them. In this video, Felecia talks about computational textiles and more with producer Cheraine Stanford and students from WPSU's viewing area in a live Q&A. This resource is part of the Women in Science Profiles Collection. 

Tutorial Clips: How Plants Grow | PBS KIDS ScratchJr

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This collection of tutorial videos highlight the various programming blocks used in How Plants Grow: Lesson Plan | PBS KIDS ScratchJr. Use this media gallery as a reference as you follow the lesson plan, or when you are creating your own.

The First Programming Languages: Crash Course Computer Science #11

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So we ended last episode with programming at the hardware level with things like plugboards and huge panels of switches, but what was really needed was a more versatile way to program computers - software!

Felecia Davis Chat

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Meet Dr. Felecia Davis in this video from WPSU Penn State’s “Women in Science Profiles” (WiSci Files). Felecia is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Penn State University  who combines art, technology, and science in her work with computational textiles: soft materials that can sense and respond to the world around them. In this video, Felecia talks about computational textiles and more with producer Cheraine Stanford and students from WPSU's viewing area in a live Q&A. This resource is part of the Women in Science Profiles Collection.

Computers | Science Trek

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The computing power in today’s cell phones is much higher than all the processing power of all the computers on the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that put two men on the moon. Computers can be found in almost everything. But how does this amazing technology work? On this month’s Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests will answer students’ questions about computers.

NASA | Colliding Neutron Stars Create Black Hole and Gamma-ray Burst

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This video from NASA describes the detailed computer modeling used to predict that colliding neutron stars can produce gamma-ray bursts similar to those associated with black holes. Building on prior models showing that colliding neutron stars could themselves produce a black hole, the video captures cutting-edge research being addressed through modeling, simulation, and visualization.

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