Category: ARCHITECTURE

Meet two landscape architects who tell the story of competing against top firms in the world to win the opportunity to design a one-of-a kind botanical garden for the city of Chicago: the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park.

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Category: ARCHITECTURE

How do you design a park that is ideal for both people and animals? The landscape architects and engineers at the US Forest Service work with problems like these to create the best parks around the country, and they solve them using math.

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Category: EARTH SCIENCE

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 Institute.

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Category: EARTH SCIENCE

There are over twenty-five million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes strike in the U.S. every year. Meteorologists use a combination of math and science to track when and where they will strike.

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Category: TRANSPORTATION

Gliding on a wave of electromagnetic force, a maglev train could travel at 300 miles per hour or faster. Designer-engineers describe the mechanics and future benefits of such superconductor trains.

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Category: MOVIE CLOSE-UPS

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.

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Category: ANIMALS, MOVIE CLOSE-UPS

It is important to measure the size of the animal and understand how each animal’s size and unique needs relate to the area or capacity of its enclosure.

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Category: MOVIE CLOSE-UPS

It is important to measure the size of the animal and understand how each animal’s size and unique needs relate to the area or capacity of its enclosure.

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Category: KAY TOLIVER CLASSROOM

Choosing an outfit can be an exercise in applying the counting principle. Concepts of probability and outcome are covered.

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Category: DESIGN

Building miniature replicas with a full-scale imagination, Greg Jein reproduces every detail of the Star Trek space vessels. Featured: Greg Jein, model maker.

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Category: ANIMALS

Today’s homework: Hand-feed tigers, divvy up raw meat for hyenas and teach the sea lion to play hide and seek. Show your students why math, especially measurement, is an essential tool when it comes to caring for animals. Running time 4:58 minutes.

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Whether he’s trying to make the chase scenes exciting or the scary scenes scary, Oscar-nominated film composer James Newton Howard explains that he relies on patterns to write the musical scores for movies.

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Category: TRANSPORTATION

Have you ever seen 3.6 million people in one day? If you worked behind the scenes of the New York Subway, you would. Watch this movie to see how one of world’s busiest subway systems around New York City every day.

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Category: BUSINESS & COMMERCE

There’s more to running a restaurant than great food. The restaurant business is a perfect training ground for solving problems.

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Category: ART & MUSIC

Why is it that when you beat, tap or hammer on some objects you get nothing but a “thud”, while on others you get pure ringing tones? Answer lies in the science of vibrations and resonance, as shown in the design and manufacture of percussion instruments.

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Category: KAY TOLIVER CLASSROOM

Students construct polyhedrons from polygons.

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Category: KAY TOLIVER CLASSROOM

This statistics activity is based on a game in which the pieces can be eaten.

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCE

The idea of solar power from space touches on science, technology, engineering, the environment, math, energy and more. Pose this concept to students to stimulate critical thinking about these issues & get them involved in the conversation.

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Category: EARTH SCIENCE

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.

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL

Project Engineer for Horizon Wind Energy, Johnny Goff, describes problem solving and engineering.

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL

Each person in the U.S. generates about 25 pounds of garbage a week. That means the nation's population produces nearly two hundred million tons of residential garbage every year. Fortunately, up to 80% of that can actually be recycled....

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Category: ENVIRONMENTAL

Go inside Electronic Recyclers to see how they break down millions of pounds of electronics every month. Everything from computers to cell phones, TVs to Xboxes, comes through their doors to be crushed, shredded, melted down and reused.

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Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCE

When it comes to designing robots for space, making sure that they can complete their missions is the name of the game for NASA’s robotics engineers. That requires math, especially probability.

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Category: SPACE SCIENCE

Evidence suggests there may be deposits of ice within craters at the poles of the moon. If this proves to be the case, Planetary Scientist Dr. Paul Spudis says it could possibly be “the most valuable piece of real estate in the solar system.” Find out why

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Category: MOVIE CLOSE-UPS

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]

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Category: MOVIE CLOSE-UPS

Learn more about how rockets are kept from spinning and can stay pointed in the right direction during a launch.

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Category: MOVIE CLOSE-UPS

Get a closer look at the stages of the Ares I rocket and how they will function during a launch.

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Category: SPACE SCIENCE

Let engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center introduce your students to fascinating concepts in materials science, the importance of alloys, low temperature welding using friction, strength to weight ratio and much more.

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