The Futures Channel
When your students ask the inevitable question, "When would I ever use this?" answer it with a micro-documentary from the largest STEM video library of its kind --- The Futures Channel.
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The ABC's of Architecture
"Seeing your drawing come to life and become a real building is absolutely fantastic." When Penn Station needed a new front entrance, they called upon architect Frances Halsband, and she called upon her knowledge of geometry.
Running time 03:05 minutes
Flowers by the Millions
You buy a dozen roses - he buys 3 million! Plus 1,250 sunflowers, 4,000 irises, and 5,000 calla lilies. In fact, he buys more than 100 million flowers a year. Introduce your students to someone who works with really big numbers.
Running time 05:03 minutes
Specializing in saltwater aquariums, Nic Tiemens and Joe Pineda love the challenge of recreating a slice of the ocean indoors. Day in and day out, they use volume calculations, temperature, measurement and science to create these beautiful habitats.
Running time 05:28 minutes
Predicting the Weather
From tornados to hurricanes and thunderstorms to climate change, these nine scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are using math and science to better understand and predict severe weather systems.
Running time 05:20 minutes
A Difference Between a Rocket Motor & a Rocket Engine
The Ares I rocket has both a motor and an engine. What's the difference between the two?
[The Ares rockets were part of NASA's Constellation Program which ended in 2010. Despite the policy change, this movie shows real-world applications of STEM]
Running time 01:32 minutes
Sailing the ocean no longer requires triple-masted schooners-in fact you can do it on a vessel no larger than a surfboard. What's the secret to designing a windsail that can skim the surface of the sea at 20 miles an hour, yet respond instantly to a sail?
Running time 01:41 minutes
What is The Futures Channel?
Futures Channel subscribers have access to wide range of STEM oriented video programs. Here’s just a snapshot of what you can show your students
Running time 5:27 minutes
Digital Video Resource Library DVD
Showcases real world applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, This product is available while supplies last.
Short video above previews this product.
Running time 3:48 minutes
Life Under the Ocean
A marine biologist studies the jellyfish-like animals
living at 3,000 feet below the surface, where it is
cold, dark and quiet. Featured: George Matsumoto,
marine biologist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research
Running time 3:19 minutes
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