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Learn more about the dynamics of water.

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STEM of Guitar Building

Professional guitar players love owning and using custom-built guitars. Something that has the look and feel that suits them. Alembic Guitars is a leader in custom-built guitars. This video shows how they use math in building guitars.

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Imagine 100 people coming to dinner. For Chef Dennis Burrage that means creating new and different recipes for a unique dining experience. How does he do it? He and his team use math to figure out the right amount of ingredients needed for their recipes.

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There are few cities in the U.S. with the number of tall buildings that New York City has, and with a water system as old. For fire prevention, taller buildings are required to have two sources of water, and one of those is usually a tank on the roof. Updated version.

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Watch as a new model of sunglasses goes from design sketch to finished product.

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From the cannon room to the bat-swinging robot to the bat handle-breaking machine, the engineers at Easton Sports are testing the latest sports equipment for durability, performance and handling.

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Determining who is the best athlete on the field is hardly a matter of opinion. Sports reporters stay ahead of the competition by arriving early and keeping a close watch on statistics.

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It can take years to plan and engineer these state-of-the-art wind farms. It’s a problem-solving process that draws on an understanding of algebra, geometry, kinetic energy, etc. to turn one of our most abundant resources into a viable business.

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From planting the seeds to harvesting, and everything in between, Bryce Lundberg takes students through the process of growing one of our most important staples: rice. He depends on his algebra skills in what he does.

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A rare and fascinating look inside the world's largest computer manufacturer, Dell Inc., where thousands of computers are custom-built and shipped around the world every day. See how math skills are utilized throughout the company.

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How to use the channel?

Educators use the Futures Channel micro-documentaries to interest and engage STEM students.

Futures Channel subscribers have access to a wide range of STEM-oriented video programs. Here’s just a snapshot of what you can show your students.

Your source for STEM Videos & Lesson Plans that inspire and engage.

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.

Videos: The library contains 140 STEM videos. They feature diverse professionals talking about use of math and science in what they do. They are 2 to 6 minutes long.

Lesson plans: There are over 200 lesson plans each containing several activities. Search and filter capabilities enables you to zero in on your lesson needs.

Teachers tell us:

“As a teacher and a media production specialist at the school district level, I am very impressed with the Futures Channel documentaries. They provide a critical link, view of the real-world application of knowledge that I want my students to strive towards as they learn about technology, art, math, and science in school. I cannot afford to take field trips to show my students all these interesting people and projects in action. Futures Channel does this in an inviting and exciting way.”
-J.G

“With these videos, I can do more than tell students how math is used in the real world. I can show them what it really looks like in action.  These upbeat, creative, and informative videos grab students’ attention, plant a seed, and lay the groundwork for exciting and meaningful applications of mathematics in the classroom.  After watching Futures Channel videos, students have a more well-defined purpose and genuine interest in the mathematics they are studying.” -J. K