Airboats are flat-bottomed boats powered by a propeller attached to an automobile or aircraft engine. The flat bottom allows airboats to navigate easily through shallow swamps and marshes. Running time 02:53 minutes
In the 1800s, New York City required that all buildings higher than 6 stories be equipped with a rooftop water tower. This was necessary to prevent the need for excessively high pressures at lower elevations, which could burst pipes. Running time 02:02 minutes
Engineering & building a new space launch vehicle sometimes requires a new type of tool, and it's important to fully understand how that tool works before you start manufacturing. Running time 01:39 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
Discover the four main hazards or stimuli that scientists test and evaluate when developing rocket propellant.
[The Ares rockets were part of NASA's Constellation Program which ended in 2010. Despite the policy change, this movie shows real-world Running time 01:57 minutes
A guitar pickup is a device that acts as a transducer (a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form) that captures mechanical vibrations and converts them to an electrical signal. Running time 02:18 minutes
The Salt Marsh Ecosystem serve many important functions. They buffer stormy seas, slow shoreline erosion, and provide vital food and habitat for sea life, as well as offering shelter and nesting sites for several species of migratory birds. Running time 02:21 minutes
Two Basic Types of Testing Development & Qualification
Maria Bualat describes what she does as an engineer for NASA Ames Research center in Mountain View California. Hear her talk about her passion and how she got started in engineering. Running time 2:52 minutes
Algebra In The Real World DVD With Lesson Plans
The short movies from this DVD will inspire and motivate your students. These movies give a purpose for studying Algebra and related concepts. Show your students the excitement, the power, the range and the results of the applications of algebra in fascinating career fields. DVD comes with 18 popular movies and downloadable lesson plans.
Here is what a math teacher has to say about these movies:
“As a math teacher, one of the most common questions I get from my students is, “When are we ever going to use this stuff in real life?” I have found that a great way to answer this question is through the Future Channel videos, which are excellent at bridging the gaps between math concepts learned in the classroom and their real world applications. These videos are short, so I can quickly show one during a class period without it interfering with instructional time. Additionally, the lesson worksheets that accompany the videos provide an extra resource that helps reinforce the concepts and relate them to various real life topics. The best part of the Future Channel videos is that my students pay attention throughout the entire duration, and this engagement naturally leads to a class discussion about how the videos relate to the concepts I am teaching.” D.C.