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00:04:45
Virgin America's Captain Christopher Owens gives us a tour of their high-tech flight simulator used for pilot training and reveals just why simulation is an effective learning tool.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 10, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): physics, general science
Running Time:
00:06:20
Take to the skies on board the zeppelin Eureka with pilot Andrea Deyling of Airship Ventures and get a crash-free course in lighter-than-air flight: What’s the difference between an airship, a blimp, and a zeppelin? How do they stay aloft? How high and how fast can they fly? Airship Ventures operates the only commercial passenger airship operation in the United States. To find out more go to www.airshipventures.com.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science
Running Time:
00:00:50
An introduction to making a simple rocket and a rocket launcher, including a demonstration of how the finished model will fly.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:09:09
A step-by-step demonstration of how to make a simple rocket, including a discussion of materials needed and where to get them.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:07:13
A step-by-step demonstration of how to make a launcher to send your rocket sky-high, including a discussion of materials needed and where to get them.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:02:16
The science behind the rocket and rocket launcher in the Bottle Blast Off activity, with troubleshooting tips for how to fine-tune the nose and fins of the rocket for better flight. Also includes tips on how to take the activity further by making a simple inclinometer to measure how far your rocket flies.

Project: AfterSchool Activities | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:24:49
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 5, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
0:54:27
The first-ever live event inside the NASA clean room, where space hardware is being prepared for the Hubble Space Telescope. We'll get dressed in "bunny suits" to explore the room and show you the activities of engineers and scientists getting ready for the next Hubble servicing mission in November.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 23, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:38:20
Hubble's pictures have changed our understanding of the galaxy. Here we meet scientists who show us how their images have led to new discoveries, then check in on our own imaging project and track its progress.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 21, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:54:09
How much time does an astronomer need to get that great picture? We'll talk with scientists about how they determine their experiments, and learn what it takes to make their case for a few minutes of the telescope's time.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science