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Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In 1895, Konstantin Tiolkovsky proposed the concept of a space elevator. It's now over 100 years later and scientists working toward the concept still aren't sure it is possible. The video explains the concept, the benefit, and the many...
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ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World

For Teachers K - 12th
Science, engineering, and technology have an impact on our natural world. As the world population increases, the demands on natural resources also increase. Science, technology, and engineering work together to address these concerns...
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Why Are Plane Windows Round?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Don't let learning about airplanes be a drag. An instructional video explains how advances in technology led to planes that can fly higher, resulting in less drag, less fuel, and the need for a pressurized cabin. It also explains why...
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Winglets—How Do They Work? (Feat. Wendover Productions)

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
How does the 1973 oil crisis relate to winglets on airplane wings? Interested pupils view a video that explains why airplane wings have winglets. It turns out that the high cost of oil made more efficient wings a necessity.
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Stealth—How Does It Work? (Northrop B-2 Spirit)

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Don't let the resource slip away undetected. Pupils watch a video from the Real Engineering series to learn how stealth aircraft avoid radar detection. In particular, the video focuses on the Northrop B-2 Spirit.
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Steam Engine—How Does It Work?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Full steam ahead! A video in the Real Engineering playlist shows viewers how steam engines work. the video starts with an explanation of the inefficient steam engines from before the Industrial Revolution and ends with modern steam...
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Can We Create Artificial Gravity?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Is it possible to make gravity? Scholars watch a Real Engineering video that explains how it would be possible to simulate gravity on a space station. Rotation of the station is the key.
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How Will SpaceX Get Us To Mars?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In Musk we trust? A video in the Real Engineering series shows how the SpaceX company, and their Falcon 9 rocket, represents a viable hope for space travel to Mars. Viewers see how reusable rockets and vertical integration in...
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The Spitfire's Fatal Flaw

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In a battle between the Spitfire and the Messerschmidt, the Spitfire had one major problem. A Real Engineering video shows how the Spitfire airplane had a tendency to stall in negative gravity. Along the way, viewers learn about pressure...
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Transistors—The Invention That Changed the World

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
When you think about the greatest inventions in the world, transistors probably don't come to mind. Scholars learn about how transistors have had a huge impact on computing. The video also explains aspects of computing from vacuum tubes...
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Burj Khalifa—How to Build Higher

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
How do you build the world's tallest building? Young engineers watch a video to learn about the factors individuals must consider when designing a tall building. They see how dampeners work to mitigate how much a building sways using the...
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Material Properties 101

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
The six words you need to know to describe materials: stiff, strong, ductile, brittle, tough, and hard. Scholars learn how to investigate and describe material properties using a stress-strain graph. They identify yield strength and...
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Aluminium—The Material That Changed the World

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Meet element number 13, aluminum. A video in the Real Engineering playlist explains how people started using aluminum in airplanes, buildings, and power lines. Scholars see how a moment of serendipity led to a process for producing this...
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Why Build Higher?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Always strive to go higher. Viewers of a video learn about the advantages of constructing higher city buildings. This format requires the consideration of building materials, costs, environmental impacts, and commutes.
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Seven Man-Made Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World

For Students 6th - 12th
Imagine precisely cutting and then moving a 120 ton boulder more than two miles without mechanical cutting tolls, skid loaders, or hydraulic cranes. Imagine carving a stone figure that includes a drainage system that permits rainwater to...
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The Life Cycle of a T-Shirt

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Did you know that 2,700 liters of water are required to produce just one t-shirt? Or that cotton uses more insecticides and pesticides than any other crop? An engaging video traces the cycle of t-shirt production from cotton bolls to the...